Bettye Giles Softball Field

In 1996, the Skyhawks enjoyed their first season of softball at their new on-campus facility, Bettye Giles Field.   Dedicated on April 13, 1996, this facility is one of the latest projects for Ms. Giles, who has been a part of the UT Martin faculty since 1952. She was a driving force behind almost every program relating to women's athletics at UT Martin today. She served as director of athletics for 25 years and is one of the reasons why UT Martin is recognized as one of the pioneers for women's intercollegiate athletics.
 


The current field meets specifications for hosting NCAA Tournaments. It is 190 feet down each line and 220 feet to centerfield.

In 2013, Bettye Giles Field received an infield update. With the donation of private funds, Bettye Giles Field is now equipped with a turf field halo ring which facilitates performance and improved maintenance.