Tiger Feature: Tigerbelle Receives Wilma Rudolph Scholarship
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. --- Tennessee State University women's track and field athlete Daniell Exum was the recipient of the "Skeeter" Scholarship sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Clarksville Alumnae Chapter.

The scholarship, in its second year, is awarded yearly to a female track athlete. The recipients alternate between student athletes at Austin Peay and Tennessee State. Last year Austin Peay student-athlete Leanne White was the inaugural beneficiary.

Exum, a psychology major and native of Clarksville, Tenn., is the second overall recipient of the award that honors the legacy of the late Wilma "Skeeter" Rudolph.

"I'm extremely excited and honored to receive this scholarship," commented Exum. "I'm very grateful to Dr. Smith and all of members of the Delta Sigma Theta Clarksville Alumnae Chapter for recognizing me."

Wilma Rudolph has ties to Clarksville, Tenn. and Tennessee State University. A native of Clarksville, Tenn., Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in education. Rudolph was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

"This scholarship honors the legacy of Wilma Rudolph and her contributions to track and field as well as college success overall," commented Dr. Johnnie Smith.