Holly Warlick

Class of 2001

  • A backcourt whiz whose playmaking prowess earned her recognition as “the best player in the South” during her career as a Tennessee Lady Vol
  • Joined the Lady Vol basketball squad as a walk-on as a scholarship 400-meter track athlete and became the first player in the history of University of Tennessee athletics (men or women) to have her jersey retired at the end of her career in 1980
  • Helped the Lady Vols reach the Final Four three times altogether, including their first appearance in 1977 as well as a national runner-up finish in 1980
  • Earned Kodak All-America honors as a senior in 1980
  • Previously held UT records for most assists (14) and steals (9) in a game, most assists in a season (225), and most games in a career (141)
  • A member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team
  • International experience also included berths on U.S. teams that participated in the Jones Cup, Pan American Games, and World Championships
  • Played professionally with the Nebraska Wranglers in the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1981 and was a WPBL All-Star as the Wranglers captured a league title