A funeral service for Kendall Prigg, who earned 13 All-America honors as a swimmer at Tennessee, was held Tuesday in Anniston, Ala.
Mr. Prigg, 59, died of colon cancer Friday. A memorial and graveside service will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.
Mr. Prigg specialized in the backstroke and individual medley when the Vols were undefeated in 53 dual meets and won four consecutive SEC championships from 1972-75.
In the SEC championships, he won the 100-yard backstroke in 1972, the 200 back in ’74 and 200 IM in ’75. He earned All-America honors in 1972 (100 back, 200 back, 200 IM), 1973 (100 back, 200 back, 400 medley relay), 1974 (100 back, 200 back, 200 IM) and 1975 (100 back, 200 back).
The Vols finished third in the NCAA championship meet in 1972, runnerup in ’73, third in ’74 and fourth in ’75.
Mr. Prigg, a native of Wilmington, Del., was recruited by coach Ray Bussard after an outstanding prep school career at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale.