International students often excel at academics while at the University of the South, but they contribute to the life of the campus in many other ways. Sophomore Clementina Davila from Mexico City, Mexico, is an example. Davila has emerged as a star on Sewanee’s women’s tennis team. During the spring 2016 season, Davila was named the Southern Athletic Association’s (SAA) women’s tennis player of the week, first-team All-SAA, and All-American for doubles with her partner, Lindsey Liles, a senior from Little Rock, Arkansas. Davila and Liles qualified for the national tennis tournament for Division III women and advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Davila has declared a major in art and art history, as well as a minor in business.
At The University of the South, international students find a number of ways to participate in campus life. Some join athletic teams, while others perform in dance or theatre productions. International students also find opportunities to engage with the local community through community outreach or environmental projects. The University of the South seeks to develop the “whole person,” and that allows international students to explore a number of co- and extra-curricular activities. Student-athletes such as Clementina Davila enrich Sewanee with their excellence in and out of the classroom.