Men’s Rugby at The University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the development of the Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) program. Directed by Kirsten Pitcock, a trained professional on the academic experience of student-athletes, the ACE program serves as a multifaceted, voluntary academic achievement program aimed at guiding UT Rugby student-athletes in academic success. Not only does the ACE program enable the team to recognize academic achievement, it also provides the following academic success initiatives:
Participation in the ACE program qualifies UT Rugby student-athletes for participation in each of the scholarship and stipend programs offered by the UTRFC. Additionally, information gathered from the ACE program allows the UTRFC to evaluate the performance of UT Rugby student-athletes in relation to student-athletes participating in other sports at UT as well as the general student population.