Vanderbilt Athletics

Williams named Tennessean of the Year by Tribune

Dec. 29, 2017

Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams has been named The Tennessee Tribune's Tennessean of the Year.

"His position and qualifications, as well as a host of impressive achievements, make him a unique figure, and are the reason the Tennessee Tribune has selected him our 2017 Man of the Year," the Tribune states.

Under Williams, the Commodores have enjoyed unprecedented success winning all three of the school's national championships (bowling, baseball, women's tennis). Since 2003, Vanderbilt has won 19 league titles and tournaments with Williams at the helm, including the women's tennis team's Southeastern Conference double of regular season and tournament champs this past spring.

The Dores have also produced in the classroom, earning the athletic department's highest ever overall student-athlete GPA during the 2016-17 academic year with a 3.177 GPA thanks to 11 of the department's 15 teams achieving a 3.0 or better. The department also posted a Southeastern Conference leading 993.6 APR with five teams (men's and women's golf, bowling, lacrosse and women's tennis) recording perfect scores.

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