Tennessee seniors Travis Stephens and John Henderson were named to the 2001 Football Writers Association of America All-America first team on Wednesday.
"We've had a lot of great running backs that have achieved an awful lot, but for the impact one young man made in one year, Travis Stephens has done as much for this football team as any of those guys could have," head coach Phillip Fulmer said. "Not only with his production on Saturdays, but more importantly the attitude and energy he brought to our offensive football team has meant a lot to our success."
"John's meant as much to this team as Al Wilson did in 1998," Fulmer said. "The fact that he stayed in college to lead this football team, his off-season leadership. Even more so, how he has fought through the adversity of the injuries and still been at the forefront of the leadership of the football team. You have to admire him, and I congratulate him on his awards."
Asumnu sighs with Vols
Tennessee basketball coach Buzz Peterson announced today that Stanley Asumnu has signed a national letter of intent to join the Volunteer basketball team for the 2002-03 season. Asumnu, a 6-foot-4 wing from Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, averaged 23 points and five assists last year while playing for Westbury Christian School in Houston, Texas. At Westbury, he led the Wildcats to state championships in each of his varsity seasons. Rated as one of the Top 10 fifth-year prep school players this season, Asumnu shot 52 percent from the fields in 2000-01.
Divers head to Arkansas
The Tennessee men's diving squad competes this week at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
Vols freshman Phillip Jones is coming off two second-place showings and a first-place finish at the Indiana Diving Invitational. Jones scored a career best 577.60 in the three-meter event. Teammates Sal Vilardo and Jake Dorsey also dove to career bests with Vilardo scoring 511.90 and Dorsey 486.90.
All-America players named
Published: Fri Nov 30, 2001 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 03:57 p.m.