The 2022-2023 Sexton Scholarships were awarded at the 2022 Volunteer Rugby Gala and Awards Banquet at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday, April 30.
Over 150 were in attendance to celebrate another great year of rugby on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
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The Sexton Scholarship is a fully endowed scholarship fund managed by the University of Tennessee Development Office and named after Richard Sexton, a devoted student athlete that played for UT in the 1970s. During his time at Tennessee, his efforts on and off the field were instrumental in the team’s success. His love of the game and willingness to do whatever needed to be done for his team was a shining example for all that knew him. Richard was killed in an industrial accident in 1080. Today, the scholarship is presented annual to those student athletes that best display those selfless characteristics for UT Rugby.