Kali Davis-White completed her first year at Tennessee in 2015-16 and punctuated it with five All-America nods. Davis-White immediately made an impact during the indoor season, winning her first and second races of the season in the 60 meter sprint at the Indiana-Tennessee Dual (7.48) and the Virginia Tech Invitational (7.28). She went on to finish seventh in the 200-meter final at the NCAA indoor Championship, setting an indoor PR of 23.08. During outdoor season, she claimed All-America honors in the 4×100 meter relay, 4×400 meter relay and the 200-meter dash.
Davis-White qualified for the Olympics by finishing third in the women’s 200-meter final with a time of 22.94 (-3.1) at the Jamaican Olympic Trials. At 20 years old, she was the youngest sprinter in the final. Davis-White qualified for the final after winning her 200-meter semifinal heat with a time of 23.02 (-0.3).