"I chose Vanderbilt because of its athletic and academic reputation. It is one of the top universities in the country athletically and academically."
Jence Rhoads, women's basketball, SEC Academic Honor Roll and All-SEC guard
"The main reason I chose Vanderbilt was the Commodore fans. From the moment I arrived on campus for my recruiting visit, the fans have made me feel right at home."
Jeff Taylor, men's basketball, All-SEC forward
"I chose to come to Vanderbilt because it's the best of both worlds! I am on a great soccer team competing in the SEC, plus I am able to get a great education at the same time."
Rachel Bachtel, women's soccer, No. 1 All-time in saves, SEC Academic Honor Roll, double major in Human & Organizational Development and Art Studio
"I chose Vanderbilt because of the familial atmosphere of the school, the amazing academics, the opportunity to play in the Southeastern Conference, and the close proximity to my home town of Memphis."
Chris Marve, football, All-SEC, triple major in Sociology, Education and Human & Organizational Development
"I chose Vanderbilt because it has a great academic reputation as well as a highly competitive athletic program. Along with that, Nashville is great city to live and attend college. Overall, Vanderbilt is a special place."
Marina Alex, women's golf, SEC Academic Honor Roll, First Team All-American and SEC player of the year