The University Staff Advisory Council awarded Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator Betty Wiseman with the Gabhart Award for Staff Excellence and Service during the Annual Staff Christmas Breakfast on Dec. 5.
Wiseman was a pioneer in women’s basketball and was recognized by receiving the Josten-Berenson Service Award by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in 1999. In 2003, she was honored by being named part of the university’s new athletic facility, and the following year was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
While her achievements in and contributions to women’s basketball alone are enough to receive this award, it has been Wiseman’s contributions to the university in general, her devotion to her church and her ability to develop friendships with faculty and staff across our campus that made her especially deserving. Each year Wiseman conducts missions trips with our athletes to other countries where she has been able to introduce Christ to numerous under-privileged children, through the sport she loves.