Tennessee's Travis Stephens has been named the Southeastern Conference's offensive player of the week following a career-high 206-yard performance in leading the Vols to a 13-3 win at Arkansas last Saturday.
Stephens, a redshirt senior from Clarksville, tied UT's all-time single-game record with 41 carries against the Razorbacks, scoring the game-clinching touchdown on his final carry of the game. He had 18 runs of five yards or more on a stormy night in Faye
tteville. Stephens has rushed for over 100 yards in each of the Vols' two games this season.
"Travis is very deserving of this week's award," said Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer. "He is a great story and has obviously waited his turn."
Stephens, who ranks second in the NCAA in rushing with 158 yards per game, also passed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career at Razorback Stadium. With 1,189 yards for his career, Stephens needs just 400 yards to break into UT's all-time top-20 rushi
ng list.
Lady Vols claim soccer title, 18th in new poll
Following its tournament title at this past weekend's James Madison Invitational, the Lady Vols soccer team went from receiving votes in Soccer Buzz magazine's Top 25 all the way to No. 18 in the rankings. Tennessee had never been rated before by the publ
ication. In addition, head coach Angie Kelly's squad advanced one spot to fourth in the Central Region, a new high for the program.
Now 3-1 overall, UT will host the fourth annual First Tennessee Bank Lady Vol Classic this weekend. The Lady Vols host Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2-2) at 8 p.m. Friday and Oregon (1-1-1) at noon Sunday.
Vols finish sixth at Ridges Intercollegiate
The University of Tennessee men's golf team finished in sixth place at the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Intercollegiate golf tournament. The tournament was held at The Ridges Golf and Country Club. Over three rounds, the Vols shot 288-288-289 - 865.
Senior Andrew Black led the Vols with a tie for 13th place finish. Black finished with a 68-74-73 - 215 for 1-under par. Fellow senior Jason Powell finished tied for 22nd with a 74-72-71 - 217.
Texas Christian won the tournament for the second time in as many years. The Horned Frogs as a team were 23 strokes under par with scores of 274-280-287 - 841.
Following TCU was Southern California with scores of 284-274-293 -- 851. Oklahoma (857), South Carolina (858) and Auburn (860) rounded out the top five teams.
The Vols will next be in action on Sept. 17-18 when they travel to Toledo, Ohio, to compete in the Inverness Intercollegiate.