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Lisa Glenn, Tennessee's rowing coach for 20 years, has signed a contract extension through June 2021.

Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer announced Glenn's new deal on Wednesday.

"Lisa has represented the university well and has provided steady leadership for Tennessee rowing for two decades now," Fulmer said in a university release. "She's really built that program. We've consistently finished near the top of the conference standings in recent years, and rowers are regularly recognized for outstanding academic achievement."

The 2017-18 campaign was highlighted by performances in the Club 4+ and Women's Championship 4+ events at the Head of the Charles, where Tennessee crews finished third and fifth, respectively. Additionally, the 1V8+ was named Big 12 Boat of the Week on April 19 after taking first place in the Varsity Eight Final C at the Clemson Invitational.

Tennessee finished third in the 2018 Big 12 Championship, missing a second-place showing in the automatic qualifier standings by one point. It was the program's ninth consecutive top-three conference finish. The SEC does not sponsor a rowing championship.

"I'm appreciative of the support our administration provides for me and the Tennessee rowing program," Glenn said in the release. "We have numerous opportunities and resources here at Tennessee, and we aim to use them to their fullest as students, athletes and people."

Under Glenn's leadership, Tennessee has produced six All-Americans and has earned eight NCAA Championship appearances, including full-team selections in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Tennessee won Conference USA Championships in 2010 and 2012. In those seasons, Glenn was named C-USA Coach of the Year.

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