- Meighan Simmons
Simmons played four years of basketball at the University of Tennessee. She was a four-year starter, and was a two-time SEC player of the year award winner. She was nicknamed “Speedy” by legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball coach Pat Summitt.
Simmons finished her Lady Vol career with 2,064 points, becoming just the fifth Lady Vol in UT history to reach the 2,000-point plateau. She joined the ranks of Holdsclaw, Gordon, Parker and Catchings. She started 127 of 143 career games, ranking fifth and fourth in those categories at UT. She was recognized as WBCA Honorable Mention All-American, AP Honorable Mention All-American and Full Court Second Team All-American. Simmons earned 2014 Associated Press SEC Player of the Year honors and was named both Associated Press & Coaches All-SEC First Team for the second-straight year. In her last season (2013-14), she recorded 31 double-figure scoring outings that year, including 10 games with 20 or more points, and three 30-plus point contests, averaged 16-plus points per game for the second straight season, and has been a double-figure scorer all four years of her college career. She wound up fourth for three-point field goals made (255) and sixth for total field goals made (746) for her career as a Lady Vol. Her career scoring average of 14.4 ranks her No. 9 all-time at Tennessee and her total of 72 three-pointers as a senior ranked her No. 7 among UT players for a single season.
Following her career at Tennessee, Simmons was drafted 26th overall of the 2014 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. On February 20, 2015, Simmons signed with the Seattle Storm. On March 3, 2016, it was announced that Simmons signed with the Atlanta Dream. She played overseas in Romania in 2015 for ICIM Arad leading the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game and averaged almost 4 assists and 4 rebounds as well, shooting 55% from the floor and 36% from 3 point range.