Andraya Carter (’15, ’16)

Category: Alumni Promise | Awards

2022 Alumni Promise Award Winner

When injuries curtailed Andraya Carter’s basketball career, the three-time Lady Vol letterwinner found a way back onto the sidelines as a broadcaster. She joined ESPN in 2018 as a game analyst, working primarily on the SEC Network. Since then, she has established herself as a rising star covering sports all across the country. Carter has covered games for the WNBA, NBA, women’s and men’s college basketball, and college football. She’s also covered the Women’s Final Four, the Women’s College World Series, and the Beach Volleyball National Championship. Displaying her versatility, she is one of only two ESPN college sports reporters who can report from the sidelines of football games and analyze a different sport from the studio.

Carter earned her bachelor’s from UT’s College of Communication and Information and master’s from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. She was a stand-out player who was recruited to play under Pat Summitt, an honor-roll student, and sports scholar.

During her time at UT, Carter was named the 2016 Arthur Ashe Female Sports Scholar of the Year. In November 2021, The Athletic named Carter a “40 under 40: Rising Star in Women’s Basketball” for her work as an analyst. The publication stated her passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm make it obvious she is a former player. She volunteered time at Tennessee School for the Deaf and speaks to high school and college women’s basketball teams in Charlotte, North Carolina. Through ESPN, Carter is involved with The Undefeated’s Black History
 and The Pulse.