Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks

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UT Martin Skyhawks
Logo
University University of Tennessee at Martin
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Julio Freire
Location Martin, TN
Varsity teams 6 men's & 8 women's
Football stadium Graham Stadium
Basketball arena Skyhawk Arena
Baseball stadium Skyhawk Park
Mascot Captain Skyhawk
Nickname Skyhawks
Fight song UTM Skyhawks Fight Song
Colors
     Navy       Orange       White
Website www.utmsports.com

The UT Martin Skyhawks are the intercollegiate athletic teams of University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), located in Martin, Tennessee.[1] The UTM athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)[2] and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision .[3]

Teams[edit]

The University of Tennessee at Martin sponsors six men's teams, eight women's teams, and one co-ed team in NCAA sanctioned sports[4] and men's and women's rodeo sanctioned by the NIRA:

  • * = Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. UT Martin has both a women's and a coed team.

Athletic facilities[edit]

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Highlights[edit]

Basketball[edit]

In 2011, the Skyhawk women's basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, women's basketball made consecutive appearances in the national tournament.

Tennis[edit]

The Skyhawk women’s tennis team won its fifth Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2011. Coach Dennis Taylor also earned his sixth OVC Coach of the Year award.

Soccer[edit]

In the fall of 1997 a women's club team was formed. The inaugural season of an NCAA Div 1 AA team was recognized in the Fall of 1998. This team was coached by a former OPD coach; Dr. Ruth Holden. The Skyhawk soccer team claimed its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship in fall 2011 and made its first appearance in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament.

Rodeo[edit]

The UT Martin rodeo team, the only collegiate rodeo team in Tennessee, is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Recent successes include Jeff Askey’s winning the bull-riding national championship in 2010, the women’s rodeo team capturing the Ozark Region title in spring 2011, and the men’s team finishing second in the region. Both teams advanced in June 2011 to the College National Finals Rodeo. The UT Martin men's rodeo team won the 2014 College National Finals Rodeo Men's National Championship, becoming the first team east of the Mississippi River to win a national title in rodeo. [5]

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Coordinates: 36°20′30″N 88°52′02″W / 36.3418°N 88.8671°W / 36.3418; -88.8671