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Derek Mason (Vanderbilt University)

Grade A Talent: Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom

As the only private institution in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is charged with competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics with student-athletes who also can thrive in the classrooms of a top-15 nationally ranked university.

Running back Ralph Webb 
(No. 7) is going for the record of second-leading rusher in SEC history, behind Herschel Walker.

Ralph’s Run: Webb goes for SEC record

Senior running back Ralph Webb is closing in on the goal line of ending his college career as the second-leading rusher in SEC history, behind Georgia’s Herschel Walker.

Coach Mason and the team celebrate their 45–34 victory over Tennessee last November. (JOHN RUSSELL)

Motion on the Field: Vanderbilt Football Program Advances Under Mason

After playing in only three bowl games during its first century of football, Vanderbilt has now reached the postseason five times in the past nine seasons—most recently at the Independence Bowl played Dec. 26, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Commodore Comeback: Chris Marve, BS’11, Returns to Coach at Vanderbilt

Commodore Comeback: Chris Marve, BS’11, Returns to Coach at Vanderbilt

Of the approximately 1,100 assistant coaches in major-college football, only three are Vanderbilt graduates. One of those three, Chris Marve, BS’11, has returned to coach at his alma mater.

Celebrity Wedding: Andrew East and Shawn Johnson Tie the Knot

Celebrity Wedding: Andrew East and Shawn Johnson Tie the Knot

In April Andrew East, BE’14, MBA’15, married Shawn Johnson, a gold-medal gymnast in the 2008 Olympics and winner of Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Overnight, East became one-half of a celebrity couple, and pictures of his wedding were splashed across the pages of People and numerous other celebrity magazines.