The history of Vanderbilt Athletics part 3
Sept. 9, 2008
History of VU Athletics Part 3 (pdf) | History Corner Archive
Melanie Balcomb became Vanderbilt’s fourth coach in May 2002. She has taken the Commodores to the NCAA Tournament in each of her six seasons and added SEC Tournament titles in 2004 and 2007. Vanderbilt key players were Jenni Benningfield, Carla Thomas, Ashley Early, Dee Davis, Caroline Williams, Jennifer Risper, Christina Wirth and Liz Sherwood.
Joe Davis (1939-41) was one of the first great tennis players in Vanderbilt history. In his three seasons on the court, Davis was the No.1 SEC singles champion each year. In 2001, the women’s tennis team lost in the finals of the NCAA Championship. This was the first time a Vanderbilt athletic team, men or women, played in the finals for an NCAA national championship.
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