Marilyn Voges Brown


Marilyn Voges Brown

Class of 2001

UTC Athletics Hall of Fame, 1992

Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, 2003

Lookout Mountain Hall of Fame, 2008

Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award, Chattanooga City High School

Mrs Brown was known for teaching solid strokes to everyone from 3 to 80 years of age. She also focused on sportsmanship and was passionate about court etiquette. She was featured in a Time magazine article in May 1959 entitled ""Beauty at the Baseline".

She was one of the top juniors in the South, having won at the local, state, and regional levels. In 1955 she was ranked number 1 in the South in the Girls Singles, the Girls 15 and Under Singles, and the Girls Doubles , with two partners. She was nationally ranked in the 1950's. She was the first female player and captain of a college team at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was also the Homecoming Queen in 1959. She was also best athlete at UC. She also played on the men's tennis team, where there was not a female team! She was also a member of Phi Beta Phi sorority.