Since Vanderbilt opened its doors, student-athletes have represented the university in the field of competition.

As we celebrate our Sesquicentennial, the moments, feats and championships that brought our community together help stitch together the story of our first 150 years. And as we look to what is possible in the years to come, Commodores continue to lead the way.

As part of Vanderbilt’s yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, the student-athlete feature series will share the stories of current student-athletes who embody the university’s “dare to grow” motto. They play different sports, pursue different majors and hold different dreams for how to change the world, but they share the curiosity, competitiveness and collaborative spirit that continue to make Commodores our university’s greatest ambassadors.

Encompassing every varsity sport and continuing through March 2024, these are the stories of student-athletes pursuing championships today and preparing to lead the innovations of tomorrow—in everything from climate change to internet security and neuroscience.

Honoring our traditions and building our future, these are today’s student-athletes.

Quentin Millora-Brown


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Célia-Belle Mohr

World on Her Racket
By daring to grow at every turn, Célia-Belle Mohr steered a course from the south of France to Vanderbilt.

by Graham Hays

Célia-Belle Mohr’s first steps in tennis came with a gentle push: She didn’t so much choose to pick up a racket as accept the one placed in her hands by a loving mother.  

But her path from being the child of a soccer player in the south of France to living, studying and playing SEC tennis in the home of country music was forged with steps of Mohr’s own making.  

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