Mocs Welcome Five New Members to the UTC Athletics Hall of Fame

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department announced the inductees to the Class of 2021 UTC Athletics Hall of Fame today. Five members representing a variety of sports and eras were chosen for induction, along with the four special award winners.

The 2021 Class includes student-athletes who were trailblazers in their sport, enjoyed long professional careers, National Champions and Athletes of the Year. Leading this group is Greg Andrews (1968-71), men’s basketball star who was the first African-American scholarship athlete at UTC. Also included is Rosalinda Baron (Women’s Tennis – 1978-81), Jim Bradshaw (Football – 1960-62), Heath Eslinger (Wrestling – 1996-00 – Head Coach 2010-18) and Shanara Hollinquest (Women’s Basketball – 2007-10)

The Hall of Fame Award Winners are Robbie Jones (Gordon Davenport Award), Dr. Richard Sander (Joe Morrison Award), Drew Nicholson (Scrappy Moore Award) and Terry Denniston & Jayne Holder (Harold Wilkes Award).

The inductees and award winners will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Oct. 29, in the University Center’s Tennessee Room. The banquet is open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required.

The cost is $50.00 per person, which includes dinner. Submit payments and RSVP’s to the UTC Athletic Development Office at (423) 425-5273. For more information, email

The UTC Athletics Hall of Fame was established to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of the University’s intercollegiate athletics program. A total of 229 individuals have been inducted into the UTC Athletics Hall of Fame during special ceremonies held each year.