Apr. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt bowling senior Kristin Quah has been named the recipient of the H. Boyd McWhorter Award, presented annually to the outstanding female student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt football student-athlete Khari Blasingame was one of 13 male finalists for the award.
Mar. 28, 2019—Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Jan. 30, 2019—"Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace," the documentary that tells the story of the first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC, is now available for educational screenings.
Dec. 13, 2018—Blair School of Music junior Hiram Rodriguez was among the seven SEC student musicians who used the activities surrounding the 2018 SEC Football Championship Game in early December to showcase their jazz and improvisational music skills to thousands of SEC administrators, staff and fans as part of the third SEC Student Music Ensemble.
Nov. 16, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a screening of "Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Gym. The event is free and open to faculty, staff and students as well as their friends and family.
Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt sophomore John Augenstein was named the SEC Co-Golfer of the Week after capturing his first collegiate title last weekend in the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.
Apr. 15, 2018—The third-ranked Vanderbilt women's tennis team left Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday with a 4-3 comeback victory over No. 10 Florida and something even sweeter: their second-straight SEC regular season championship.
Apr. 11, 2018—The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American basketball player to compete in a varsity game in the Southeastern Conference.
Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.
Dec. 4, 2017—The Southeastern Conference honored Vanderbilt and league legends Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace Friday in Atlanta with the SEC's Michael L. Slive Award. Dillard and Wallace (represented by his nephew James) were honored throughout the day along with four football players from Kentucky who were the league's first four African American football players.
Nov. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt is honoring the legacies of the two players who integrated Vanderbilt athletics, Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, with a series of activities and events this academic year.