WNBA coach Dunn helps in grassroots effort to assist UT Martin Tennis team

WNBA coach Dunn helps in grassroots effort to assist UT Martin Tennis team
WNBA coach Dunn helps in grassroots effort to assist UT Martin Tennis team | UT Martin tennis, WNBA, Indianapolis Fever
Coach Lin Dunn, a Dresden native and UT Martin graduate who is the head coach of the WNBA’s Indianapolis Fever, has inspired a grassroots effort to help The University of Tennessee at Martin tennis team in its relocation to a house that has been renovated to include areas for offices, a study, racquet re-stringing, a small kitchen, and a recreation room. Originally the home belonged to Jimmy and Betty Henson. Coach Jimmy Henson served as the UT Martin tennis coach for three decades. He also served as athletic director, football coach and head of the department of physical education. The UT Martin men’s and women’s tennis teams consistently exemplify the best in student-athletes. They have won the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Achievement Award presented by Aeropostale. The tennis team won because it had the greatest percentage of their student-athletes named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll a student-athlete must have achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and have been eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport. They are past OVC champions and current head coach Dennis Taylor is a two-time former OVC Coach of the Year. Supporters of UT Martin’s tennis program are shown presenting Taylor with checks in honor of Dunn. Fund-raising efforts will assist with the cost of the renovations, travel, scholarships and supplements to the teams’ operating budget.

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