UT Martin Skyhawks

The UT Martin Skyhawks (also known as Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) in Martin, Tennessee, United States. The Skyhawks athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)[2] and competes at the NCAA Division I[3] level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The UTM mascot is Captain Skyhawk. The school colors are navy and orange.

UT Martin Skyhawks
UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at Martin
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
NIRA (Rodeo)
UEC and NCEA (Equestrian)
NCAADivision I / FCS
Athletic directorKurt McGuffin
LocationMartin, Tennessee
Varsity teams6 men's, 10 women's & 1 co-ed
Football stadiumGraham Stadium
Basketball arenaSkyhawk Arena
Baseball stadiumSkyhawk Park
Softball stadiumBettye Giles Softball Field
MascotCaptain Skyhawk
Fight songUTM Skyhawks Fight Song
ColorsNavy Blue and Orange[1]

Sports sponsored

A member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the University of Tennessee at Martin sponsors teams in five men's, nine women's, and one co-ed NCAA sanctioned sports.[4]

Men's sports Women's sports
BasketballCross country
Co-ed sports

National championships


Association Division Sport Year Event Individual(s) Score
NCAA Division I Rifle (1) 1987 Air rifle Rob Harbison 392
NIRA College Rodeo 2015 National College Finals Rodeo Team Title

Athletic facilities


  • Baseball: Skyhawk Park
  • Basketball: Skyhawk Arena
  • Equestrian: Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex
  • Football: Graham Stadium & Bob Carroll Football Building
  • Golf: Rhodes Golf Center & Paris Landing State Park (Buchanan, TN)
  • Rifle: UTM Rifle Range
  • Soccer: Skyhawk Field
  • Softball: Bettye Giles Softball Field
  • Tennis: Varsity Courts
  • Volleyball: Skyhawk Fieldhouse
  • Rodeo: Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex



In 2011, the Skyhawk women's basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, women's basketball made consecutive appearances in the national tournament.


The Skyhawk women’s tennis team won its fifth Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2011. Coach Dennis Taylor also earned his sixth OVC Coach of the Year award.

In fall 1997, a women's club team was formed. The inaugural season of an NCAA Division 1 AA team was recognized in fall 1998. This team was coached by a former OPD coach, Dr. Ruth Holden.


The Skyhawk soccer team claimed its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship in fall 2011 and made its first appearance in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. The team repeated its Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship victory in 2012 with the same enthusiasm. In 2013 UT Martin hosted the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship at Skyhawk field for the first time in UT Martin soccer history.


The UT Martin rodeo team, the only collegiate rodeo team in Tennessee, is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Recent successes include Jeff Askey’s winning the bull-riding national championship in 2010, the women’s rodeo team capturing the Ozark Region title in spring 2011, and the men’s team finishing second in the region. Both teams advanced in June 2011 to the College National Finals Rodeo. The UT Martin men's rodeo team won the 2014 College National Finals Rodeo Men's National Championship, becoming the first team east of the Mississippi River to win a national title in rodeo.[5]


  1. "Graphic Identity Standards". Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  2. "OVC Member Institutions". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  3. "University of Tennessee at Martin". NCAA. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  4. "UTM Sports". The University of Tennessee at Martin. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  5. "NIRA – National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association". Retrieved 24 October 2014.

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