Keyen Green Gets Women’s Enhancement Scholarship at the NCAA

Keyen Green, a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s women’s basketball program, has been awarded an NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship, the organization said.

Green is thought to be the first Lady Vol Hoops player to attain that honor, according to UT’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center. She joins fellow Tennessee student-athletes Samantha Bender of softball and Kylie Duckworth of tennis as three honorees this year, out of a total of only 26 worldwide.

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee designed the Women’s Enhancement and Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarships. The enhancement programs’ objective is to broaden the pool of competent female and minority applicants for intercollegiate athletics by offering graduate scholarships.

The NCAA pays $10,000 to thirteen female collegiate athletes and thirteen ethnic minority students starting their first year of graduate study. The applicant must be applying to or has been admitted to a program in sports administration or another field that will prepare him or her for a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer, or a career that directly benefits intercollegiate athletics.

Green, a 6-foot-1 forward from Philadelphia, transferred to the Lady Vols ahead to the 2020-21 season as a graduate transfer from Liberty. During her stint on Rocky Top, she appeared in 23 games and started four, averaging 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 55% from the field. She started her first season and was a valuable reserve in her second, but she was sidelined by season-ending injuries in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Green appeared in 19 games in 2021-22, averaging 7.0 points and 3.2 rebounds and assisting UT to an 18-1 start and No. 4 national ranking before being hurt at Georgia. As she did in her first season at Tennessee, she maintained a positive attitude and served as an inspirational voice of encouragement and leadership from the sideline for the balance of the campaign.




Written by Joe Tussing

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