Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 13:
Women's Basketball: Rebecca Gray
- Came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points in UK's 91-39 rout of Florida A&M.
- Perfect on the day with 6-of-6 shooting from the field, 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 shooting from the foul line.
- Also grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists with zero turnovers.
- Her six made field goals were a career high.
- Her three three-pointers tied a career mark.
- She has made at least one 3-pointer in seven of nine games this season.
Rapp posted a season-high 18 kills on a match-high .536 hitting percentage against Florida State in the Sweet Sixteen. The junior from Indianapolis, Ind., also added six blocks and seven digs in UK's five-set loss on Friday night.
Kentucky's three-year starter had an amazing tournament run. She tossed down 38 kills for an average of 3.45 per set, while her .471 hitting percentage paced the squad. Rapp also accounted for 18 blocks in three matches for a 1.65 block per set average. She set a career-high in blocks with 10 in UK's 3-0 victory over Oregon State to help UK reach the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1992.
Men's Basketball: John Wall
Wall, a 6-foot-4 guard from Raleigh, N.C., averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in leading the Wildcats to wins over 14th-ranked Connecticut and at Indiana.
Against UConn, he scored 12 of Kentucky's final 15 points, including a three-point play with 30 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 63-61 lead, en route to a career-high 25 points. His six steals against the Huskies tied for third-most ever by a UK freshman.
He nearly posted a triple-double against Indiana, finishing with11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in helping the Cats to a 90-73 win in Bloomington, Ind.