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Message from our Athletics Director

Dear Commodore fan,

DirectorAs a supporter of Vanderbilt athletics, you know first-hand what makes us unique. Our immensely talented student-athletes are among the most driven in the country in their respective sports, but we at Vanderbilt strive to make sure Commodore careers prepare for life beyond sports. Because of the support of our National Commodore Club members, we have the resources needed to recruit, teach and graduate talented student-athletes who are prepared to be leaders and champions in life. I encourage you to join the National Commodore Club this year by making a gift.  

There's never been a more exciting time to be a 'Dore. For example:

  • Our student-athletes combined for a department-wide grade point average of 3.183, the highest cumulative GPA in athletics history, and eleven of Vanderbilt's 15 athletics programs achieved a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • The Commodores won four conference championships, earned a bevy of all-conference and All-America honors—including SEC Player of the Year in women's tennis' Astra Sharma—and saw student-athletes selected in the NFL and MLB drafts.
  • Three Vanderbilt programs advanced to the Final Four in their respective sports, and Commodore baseball reached its fourth NCAA Super Regional in five years.
  • Student-athletes such as Vanderbilt women's basketball's Kayla Overbeck and baseball's Patrick Raby suited up for Team USA.  

With your continued passion and support, Vanderbilt will remain at the forefront of the true and unrivaled student-athlete experience in the SEC. I hope you will invest in our student-athletes this year by making a gift to the National Commodore Club!

Thank you for your commitment to Vanderbilt Athletics. Anchor Down!

Sincerely yours,
David Williams II
Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director