UT Martin Skyhawks
|UT Martin Skyhawks|
|University||University of Tennessee at Martin|
|Conference(s)||Ohio Valley Conference|
|Athletic director||Phil Dane|
|Varsity teams||8 men's & 8 women's|
|Football stadium||Graham Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Skyhawk Arena|
|Baseball stadium||Skyhawk Park|
|Fight song||UTM Skyhawks Fight Song|
|Colors||Navy, Orange, and White
The UT Martin Skyhawks are the intercollegiate athletic teams of University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), located in Martin, Tennessee. The UTM athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision .
- * = Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Tennessee-Martin has both a women's and a coed team.
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.
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.
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.
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.