Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 17:
Men's basketball: Eric Bledsoe
Averaged 19 points to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists on the week, helping lead Kentucky to wins at Florida and at Auburn ... Scored a career-high and game-high 25 points at Florida leading the Cats to their first win in Gainesville since the '04 season ... Scored a first half career best 15 points ... Hit multiple three-pointers for first time since going 4-5 against Indiana ... Scored in double-digits in five straight games ... Become the third UK freshman to score 25 in a game this season. It's the first time Kentucky has had three freshmen score 25 in a game since the 1975 season ... Birmingham native finished with 13 points in helping UK to a road win at Auburn
Gymnastics: Storey Morris
Sophomore Storey Morris (Tyler, Texas) headlined Kentucky's gymnasts, sharing titlist honors in two events. Morris recorded a personal best in matching teammate senior Emily Green (Penfield, N.Y.) for first place on the beam with a 9.825. Morris also shared top honors on the uneven bars with teammates senior Jacque Behrendt (Franklin, Tenn.) and senior Jamie Reimann (Johnston, Iowa) by scoring a 9.750.
Women's basketball: Lydia Watkins
- Senior forward reserve Lydia Watkins averaged 12.5 points, a team-high 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in two SEC games.
- Came off the bench to score 10 points, grab five rebounds and snag a team high-tying three steals in 19 minutes in a 79-71 setback at South Carolina.
- Was perfect from the floor vs. the Gamecocks, hitting 4-of-4 attempts, including her only three-point shot.
- Turned in her best career effort against an SEC foe, recording 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 20 minutes vs. Alabama.