NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- On Tuesday, the Tennessee State football team and Tigerbelles were honored with proclamations during a special program at the State Capitol as a part of TSU’s Day at the Capitol.
Called TSU Day on the Hill, the program recognized the institution for its outstanding academics, research, athletics, and importance to the education goals of Tennessee.
State legislators joined key stakeholders, including alumni, community leaders and friends of TSU to thank President Glover, faculty staff and students for making the University one of the best.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from a number of speakers, Rep. Harold Love Jr., on behalf of his fellow legislators, presented the TSU Women’s Track and Field Team with a special proclamation for winning the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship.
“The General Assembly finds it necessary to recognize these outstanding young women of the Tennessee State University Tigerbelles who have, through their hard work, dedication and determination, achieved this success as champions of the Ohio Valley Conference,” the proclamation said.
Also receiving a special recognition with a proclamation was the TSU football team for their outstanding performance in the 2014 season. TSU completed one of its main goals this past campaign by making the playoffs while posting a 10-4 record. The Tigers finished second in Ohio Valley Conference play with a 6-2 record, and their 31-0 win over Butler was their first postseason victory in nearly 27 years.
The TSU Day on the Hill, which brought together more than 200 administrators, students, faculty and staff, also included displays of different programs, giveaways and visits to various committee hearings, and discussion with some key lawmakers.
At the conclusion of the events, the student athletes had an opportunity to tour the State Capitol.
TSU News Service Contributed to this article