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March 31, 2009

Alum Named Top Scholar-Athlete

Tyler Brantley, a member of Athens Academy's Class of 2005 and a senior at The University of the South: Sewanee, was recently named Middle Tennessee’s top scholar-athlete at the National Football Foundation’s Middle Tennessee Chapter awards dinner in Nashville. Brantley received the CR Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award for his “scholarship, sportsmanship and value to the team.” Brantley is also a Charles W. Hawkins and Joe C. Davis Collegiate Scholar-Athlete.
Tyler Brantley is a natural resources major and has played defensive back for the Sewanee Tigers for four years, during which time he was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s academic honor roll every year. At Sewanee, he is a Wilkins Scholar and a member of the Order of Gownsmen, and he has served as president of the Honor Council and VP of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Brantley also taught schoolchildren in Tanzania, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and volunteers through his fraternity and his church.