Tess Davenport - Women's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Tess Davenport

Class Senior
Hometown Buford, Ga.
High School Mill Creek
Major Medicine, Health and Society

Student-Athlete Features
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As a Senior (2022-23)

  • SEC Community Service Team
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Tied for 13th individually at SEC Championships

As a Junior (2021-22)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • Tied a career-low round: 69 (second round, NCAA Franklin Regional)
  • Season-low 54-hole total: Earned first top-10 finish (T-9th) after finishing with a 213 (-3) at the NCAA Franklin Regional, where she helped Vanderbilt win its first NCAA Regional title since 2019 and fourth in program history
  • Made her 2022 spring season debut at the Clemson Invitational with 233 (+17) to tie for 57th
  • Tied for 45th at the SEC Championships with a 226 (+10) in stroke play
  • Tied for 106th after three rounds of stroke play at the NCAA Championships with a 233 (+17)
  • Season scoring average (24 rounds): 74.63

As a Sophomore (2020-21)

  • WGCA All-America Scholar
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List
  • Career-low round: 69 (first and second rounds, SEC Championships)
  • Career-low 54-hole total: Tied for 17th at the SEC Championships with a 210 (-6) in stroke play
  • Season scoring average (24 rounds): 76.08
  • Tied for 22nd at the FAU Paradise Invitational

As a Freshman (2019-20)

  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Season-low round: 75 (first and second rounds, Mason Rudolph Championships)
  • Season-low 54-hole total: Tied for 60th with a 229 (+13) at the Mason Rudolph Championships
  • Scoring average (6 rounds): 79.83
  • Tied for 88th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

The Davenport File

  • Full name is Tess Elizabeth Davenport
  • Daughter of Rod and Leah Davenport
  • Mom serves as Federal Reserve Bank official, dad restores classic cars
  • One brother, Gabe, who played baseball at the University of Tampa
  • Highest American Junior Golf Association ranking was 364
  • 2019 Region Player of the Year
  • Highest Georgia state ranking was second
  • Twice finished among top five individually at GSGA Girls Junior Championships
  • Earned two match-play wins in Team Georgia’s victory in the Georgia- South Carolina Junior Challenge
  • At Mill Creek, twice finished second individually in GHSAA Class 7A state championship
  • Led Mill Creek to 2018 Class 7A team title
  • Enjoys art, dance and various outdoor activities