College Career

JP Smith honored as 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year at Neyland Stadium on 11/5/2011

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JP Smith wrapped up his four year career at the University of Tennessee as the most award-winning player in program history. He held the No. 1 national singles and doubles ranking multiple times while helping lead the Vols to two Southeastern Conference titles and the top national team ranking.

He became only the second player in the history of college tennis to earn All-America honors in singles and doubles all four years of his career, joining Southern California’s Rich Leach (1980s). He was voted the 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year, becoming Tennessee fourth men’s athlete in any sport to earn the prestigious conference honor.

College Awards
Senior Season (2010-11)
ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
ITA Doubles Team of the Year (with Boris Conkic)
ITA Ohio Valley Region Senior of the Year
SEC Athlete of the Year
SEC Player of the Year
First Team All-SEC
SEC Player of the Week (2 times)
ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 1 Doubles)
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
ITA Scholar Athlete
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Junior Season (2009-10)
ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
NCAA Doubles Finalist
ITA Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award
ITA Ohio Valley Region Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Male Amateur Athlete of the Year
SEC Player of the Year
SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
First Team All-SEC
SEC Player of the Week (4 times)
ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 1 Doubles)
ITA Scholar Athlete
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore Season (2008-09)
ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
NCAA Doubles Finalist
ITA Doubles Team of the Year (with Davey Sandgren)
First Team All-SEC
SEC Player of the Week (2 times)
Blue-Gray Classic Most Valuable Player
ITA Scholar Athlete
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshman Season (2007-08)
ITA All-America (Singles & Doubles)
NCAA Singles Finalist
ITA Region III Rookie of the Year
SEC Freshman of the Year
First Team All-SEC
SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (2 times)

Singles Titles
2009 ITA All-American Championships
2009 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational – Flight A
2009 SEC Coaches Indoor Championships

Doubles Titles
2009 ITA All-American Championships (with Boris Conkic)
2009 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational – Flight A (with Davey Sandgren)
2009 SEC Coaches Indoor Championships (with Davey Sandgren)