Tennessee Vols morning report: Jarrett Guarantano on future

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Tennessee Vols quarterback Jarrett Guarantano reflecting on his time at UT and talking about the future leads our Volunteers news for Monday, May 13, 2019.

Happy Monday, as we inch towards the middle of May. More Tennessee Vols postseason news dominates again today, but we do have a football feature to bring you, and it’s one that is actually pretty interesting.

Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with Jarrett Guarantano. He made news over the weekend for an accomplishment of his own and then spoke about his future on Rocky Top. So we’ll dive into that to kick things off.

After that, it’s loaded with recaps in previews. A baseball series ending and postseason news for softball, track and field, men’s tennis and men’s golf are all in the works, as are more baseball and softball awards along with rowing awards. So we have a lot to dive into, starting with Guarantano.

Jarrett Guarantano graduates, shares message – Patrick Brown, GoVols247

Tennessee Vols football quarterback Jarrett Guarantano shared a video on Twitter upon graduating over the weekend. The redshirt junior reflected on his past and talked about his future with UT football.

"“There’s definitely emotions,” Guarantano said. “I know that I have two more football seasons coming, so I know I’m not leaving just yet, but I definitely look forward to the new memories that I’m going to make and hopefully continue to make them as I get my master’s degree. I get to walk around with my degree and I’m very, very proud of myself, and I’m definitely thankful for all the people that have helped me get to this point.”"

Tennessee baseball wins series vs. Florida – Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com

The No. 24 ranked Tennessee Vols baseball team defeated the Florida Gators 5-4 Sunday to take two of three on the road over the weekend. With the win, they moved to 35-17 and 12-15 in the SEC, while Florida fell to 30-23 and 10-17 in the SEC.

"Tennessee now heads into the final week of the regular season with four games remaining. The Vols will host in-state Tennessee Tech Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET and will conclude the regular season with a Thursday-Saturday series against Ole Miss at Lindsey Nelson Stadium."

Softball Vols to host NCAA Tournament regional again – WBIR

The No. 12 ranked Tennessee Lady Vols softball team will host another NCAA Tournament regional. At 39-14 overall, they enter the tourney after losing on Thursday in the SEC Tournament.

"The three other teams in the regional are Longwood, North Carolina and Ohio State. Tennessee will play its first game on Friday against Longwood at 1:30 p.m. Should the highest seeds in both regions win the double elimination tournaments, Tennessee will play No. 5 Florida in the Super Regional in Gainesville."

Two Vols make Academic All-District – AcademicAllAmerica.com

Tennessee baseball and Tennessee softball each had one player make the 2019 Academic All-District teams. Junior third baseman Chelsea Seggern made the All-District 3 Softball Team, and  sophomore Evan Russell made the All-District 3 Baseball Team.

"The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball and Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball and softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA."

Men, women finish 7, 9 at outdoor track and field SECs – SECSports.com

The Tennessee men’s track and field team came in at No. 7 with 68 points while the women’s team came in at No. 9 with 46.5 points at the outdoor track and field SEC Championships. However, senior Stamatia Scarvelis was presented with the Commissioner’s Trophy Saturday night as the female athlete with the highest individual point total at the conference meet.

"The LSU men and the Arkansas women claimed the 2019 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at the University of Arkansas’ John McDonnell Field.…This marks the 23rd title for the LSU men and the eighth for the Arkansas women."

Men’s tennis loses in Round of 16 – UTSports

The No. 14 ranked Tennessee Vols men’s tennis team fell 4-2 to the No. 4 ranked Florida Gators Saturday in the Round of 16. With the loss, they finished the year 22-8.

"With the win, the Gators advance to the quarterfinal round which will be played at the championship site at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla., just outside Orlando. The Vols’ season as a team comes to an end but UT’s 22 victories are the most since 2013 and its run to the round of 16 is the deepest the Vols have advanced since 2014."

Men’s golf to begin NCAA regionals – NCAA.com

The Tennessee Vols men’s golf team will begin NCAA Regionals Monday as a No. 6 seed. They are among five SEC teams in the 13-team regional.

"Each regional tournament will have play across 54 holes through May 15. Each regional site will have 13 to 14 teams and five to 10 individuals. In all, the regional stages will feature 81 teams and 45 individuals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals."

Rowing puts 27 on Academic All-Big 12 team – Big12Sports.com

Tennessee placed 27 people on the Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team. They had 24 players make first team while three made second team.

"To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible."