Quick Slant: Student-athletes volunteering at local schools

Feb. 27, 2014

Quick Slant is an array of brief insights and occasionally opinionated overviews of collegiate athletics in general and the Vanderbilt Commodores in particular.

Members of our Student Athletic Advisory Council are donating their time once a week at nearby Harris-Hillman and Eakin Elementary Schools. SAAC is comprised of two or three representatives from each of our 16 varsity sports. They are reading to the kids and helping as directed by the teachers.

Among those in the gym Tuesday night watching the Commodores take No. 1 Florida down to the final shot were ESPN football analyst and area resident Kirk Herbstreit along with a majority of our new football staff.

Congratulations to Jordan Matthews for being voted the city's Male Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Nashville Sports Council. There couldn't be a better choice. Vanderbilt had a handful of finalists, including bowler Robyn Renslow for the Female Amateur Athlete of the Year, Coach Tim Corbin as Sports Personality of the Year, Tony Kemp for Male Amateur Athlete of the Year and both the football and baseball teams among the area's Top 10 sports moments.

Our one and only home bowling tournament of the year will take place March 7-9 at the Smyrna Bowling Center. Nearly 250 individuals, representing 30 teams, will be on hand. Bowlers will be impressed and non-bowlers will be amazed at how grueling six or more hours of bowling in a day actually is. Admission is free, information will appear on this web site next week.



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