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Who We Are

Partners in Sports is the student organization for Sport Management majors and other students at the University of Tennessee who are interested in pursuing careers in the sport or recreation industry. The organization is active within the university and regional sports community. The mission of the organization is to create opportunities for tomorrow’s sports leaders through practical experiences and professional development opportunities.

2023-24 – Year in Review

2022-23 – Year in Review

2021-22 – Year in Review

2020-21 – Year in Review

Sport Management Education Journal Article

American Kinesiology Association Webinar

Student Board

Students serving on the Partners in Sports Board represent both undergraduate and graduate programs. The 2023-24 board is comprised of Kyla Alexander, Ally Davis, Emily Knight, TJ Lane, and Wes Turner.

Students interested in being on the Student Board should send a resume and letter of interest to Ally Davis at

Student Members

Partners in Sports typically has more than 150 student members each year. Students must join Partners in Sports each year as membership is on an annual basis.

Awards & Scholarships

Each year Partners in Sports recognizes students with awards and scholarships who go above and beyond in sport management and display leadership qualities that will help them succeed both academically and professionally. The organization has awarded more than $300,000 to students since its inception in 1998.

Partners Maxims

The Partners Student Board and Alumni developed seven guiding principles based on Gen. Robert R. Neyland’s Game Maxims.

  1. Work every day to put yourself in position to be successful.
  2. Look for opportunities, take advantage of the ones that come your way, and prove your value.
  3. Things may not go as planned. Learn from the experience and use it to improve yourself.
  4. Protect your personal brand and build personal relationships.
  5. Volunteer, intern, and seek opportunities to be involved for this is how you gain experience.
  6. Complete every task, no matter how small, to the best of your ability. The small details sometimes matter the most.
  7. Work hard but be productive and efficient with your time.

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