Special Events

  • Leaders for Life
    In 2006, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, former Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at Columbia University, established the Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Female Student-Athlete Leaders for Life Program at Tennessee Tech. The program is designed to provide mentoring and networking opportunities for female student-athletes at Tennessee Tech with successful female role models. The Leaders for Life Program features keynote addresses by women in the sports industry and women in leadership positions, as well as social networking opportunities.
  • Golden Wings Awards
    The Golden Wings Awards, which enters its seventh year, is an end-of-the-year award ceremony for the Tennessee Tech University student-athletes to honor and celebrate their academic and athletic accomplishments over the past complete seasons. The timeframe of the awards period is the current season (2021-22 in this instance). With the return of the ESPYs style awards show, and with last year’s honors encompassing the full seasons of all 14 sports, four Tech sport programs will only be eligible for Golden Eagle Awards and Man and Woman of the Year awards.
  • Pepsi Bobby Nichols / Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Michelob Ultra
    One of the longest-running traditions in Tennessee Tech Athletics, the Pepsi Bobby Nichols / Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser serves as the department's annual fundraising event.
  • Wings Up Caravans
    What exactly are the Wings Up Caravans? Each summer, Tech Athletics hits the road to spread excitement and information for the upcoming seasons for all 14 of the department's programs, making several stops all over the region. In 2018, the Wings Up Caravans will visit 10 different locations. The events span the months of July and August this season.