Key, Mashack To Participate In SEC Spring Meetings
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Key, Mashack To Participate In SEC Spring Meetings

The University of Tennessee will be represented by two basketball student-athletes at next week’s Southeastern Conference Spring Meetings, as LVFL and graduate Tamari Key and Vol standout Jahmai Mashack make their way to Florida.
 
Key, who is attending for the second consecutive year, and Mashack will be among seven SEC student-athletes who will participate in the event that starts May 28 in Miramar Beach, Fla. The student-athletes will participate in a series of meetings throughout the week to share their perspective and offer input on issues that impact their college experiences.
 
Joining them are Texas A&M’s Henry Coleman III (Men’s Basketball), Alabama’s Barry Evans (Men’s Track & Field), Kentucky’s Tallulah Miller (Women’s Soccer), Ole Miss’ Kennedy Todd-Williams (Women’s Basketball) and Florida’s Derek Wingo (Football). Tennessee is the only school to be represented by two student-athletes at the event.
 
Following a dinner with Commissioner Greg Sankey to begin the week, the group will meet with the SEC’s presidents and chancellors, athletics directors, faculty athletics representatives and senior woman administrators throughout the week. The agenda also includes activities with other meeting attendees.
 
The seven student-athletes who are scheduled to attend the spring meetings are all members of one of the SEC’s Student-Athlete Leadership Councils or the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
 
A 6-foot-4 guard from Fontana, Calif., Mashack has appeared in 99 games across his three seasons on the Tennessee men’s basketball team, notching 21 starts. In 2023-24, he helped the Volunteers to an SEC regular season title and an Elite Eight berth, averaging 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Along with his role as the vice chair of the SEC Men’s Basketball Leadership Council, Mashack represents the SEC on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee’s Student-Athlete Engagement Group.
 
A December 2023 UT graduate with a degree in communication studies, a 2023-24 vice chair and four-time member of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council, the 6-6 Key appeared in 131 games from 2019-24. She is UT’s all-time leader in blocks in a season (119, 2021-22) and a career (347), with the latter mark standing sixth in SEC history. She played in 32 games in 2023-24 after overcoming a medical condition that sidelined her in 2022-23 and threatened her career. Her cumulative college numbers included 7.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and a school-best 2.6 blocks per contest as well as a 59.0 field goal percentage that ranks fifth all-time at Tennessee.

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