Deidria Tankersley grew up dreaming about being a member of UT’s Pride of the Southland Band. Breast cancer threatened to derail her journey, but Tankersley marched on. Now, after three seasons with the Pride of the Southland, she is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music.
Football wasn’t the only draw during the Orange and White Game weekend. The fourth annual Big Orange Awards Bash brought together alumni leaders from across the country who serve UT in a volunteer capacity to recognize outstanding accomplishments from the past year.