University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Guard Tess Darby Featured in ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™”

February 1, 2024

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ZIPS Car Wash revealed its latest “Car Wash Convos™” episode featuring Tess Darby, Guard for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, on YouTube. Tess dialogues with former Tennessee student-athlete Kenzie Couch who returns for Season 2 as ZIPS’ host of the popular series. As Tess rides shotgun, she shares about her studies abroad, her pre-game playlist and what it’s like to play on a team with her sibling as they experience a car wash at ZIPS in Knoxville. 

“I loved being able to share a little more about my personality in my episode of Car Wash Convos and I’m thankful to ZIPS for having me represent my school in this popular series,” said Tess Darby.  

The Lady Vols have been on a winning streak over the last several weeks, thanks to Tess and other leaders on their team. Darby is a senior guard in her fourth season as a Lady Vol and has compiled many accomplishments on and off the court in her tenure at Tennessee. She ranks among the top 10 Lady Vols all-time for both three-pointers made and three-point field goal percentage. Her 70 threes made in 2022-23 stand as the ninth-best all-time season total in UT women’s basketball history. Darby has achieved SEC Academic Honor Roll every season and participated in the VOLeaders Academy in 2021-22.  

“We’re proud to support female student-athletes in our series and often find that their episodes are the most engaging and a true representative of the student-athlete’s personality and we see that play out in Tess’s episode,” said Rebecca Latacz, Chief Marketing Officer, ZIPS Car Wash. “Vol Nation has such a strong supportive fanbase and we’re proud to join with our customers in cheering on student-athletes through our Car Wash Convos series.” 

ZIPS 22 student-athlete roster for the 2023-24 season was secured through a collaboration between LEARFIELD – the media and technology company powering college sports and the universities’ athletics multimedia rights holder – and NIL marketplace leader Opendorse. Season 1 resulted in more than 4 million impressions and over 2 million video views.

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