Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 10:
Men's soccer: Sam Brooks
UK junior Sam Brooks posted his second career game-winning goal in Kentucky's 2-1 overtime win over Marshall on Wednesday night ... Brooks' goal came just 51 seconds into overtime, lifting UK to a crucial conference-opening win ... The game was the second career goal for the junior college transfer, as his first career goal came as the golden goal in double overtime at Evansville on Sept. 26 ... In UK's game at No. 29 UAB, Brooks led UK with two shots ... A native of Solihull, England, Brooks has five points on the year, also adding an assist and firing 15 shots ... A 6-foot-2, 210-pounder, Brooks has played in 10 of 11 games on the season.
Football: Randall Cobb
Accounted for 207 yards and all four of Kentucky's touchdowns (two rushing, one passing, one receiving) vs. Auburn.
Football: Mike Hartline
Completed 23 of 28 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown vs. Auburn.
Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot
Sophomore Stephanie Klefot's tremendous performance from the back row helped the Wildcats snap a three-match losing streak and defeat Arkansas 3-1 on Sunday. It marked the seventh straight victory for UK in the series, and Klefot had a big-part in the win. Klefot matched a career-high with 22 digs from the back row while also contributing three assists. Klefot also picked up a pair of kills when two of her digs were too hot to handle dropping on the other side of the net. Against LSU, Klefot racked up 11 digs. The sophomore has now posted 17 matches this season with 10 or more digs and five with 20 or more scoops. Klefot has picked up 10 or more digs in seven-straight SEC matches.
Volleyball: Becky Pavan
Junior Becky Pavan had the most remarkable individual performance of the season for UK and in her career in a victory over Arkansas on Sunday. Pavan was literally unstoppable for the Wildcats with a career-high 19 kills in helping UK snap a three-match losing streak while posting its seventh-straight win over Arkansas in the series. Even more impressively than the career high kills number is the fact that the junior did not commit a single error in her 24 attempts while charting a near-perfect .792 hitting percentage, the best this season by any UK player. It's the second-best hitting clip of any player in the SEC this season, but it ranks as the best performance against a league foe. Pavan totaled 3.14 kills per frame this week, far higher than her 1.64 kills per set average for the season. She led the squad with 4.07 points per stanza, an increase by nearly two points above her season average of 2.30. In addition to her 19 kills against the Razorbacks, Pavan totaled a season-best three aces while also contributing three blocks in the win.
Men's tennis: Eric Quigley
- University of Kentucky men's tennis star Eric Quigley made history at the 2010 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships, becoming only the sixth UK player in school history to play in the finals of a collegiate tennis grand slam tournament. Quigley fell in the championship match to the country's top-ranked freshman, Alex Domijan of Virginia, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday.
- Quigley joins former UK greats Jesse Witten, Carlos Drada, Cedric Kauffmann, Greg Van Emburgh and Rich Benson as the only players in Kentucky's rich history of tennis to play in one of the four collegiate grand slam tournaments.
- Quigley's run to the championship was a tough one as the junior had to post five wins over a top-45 ranked player in the tournament, defeating No. 13, No. 28, No. 31, No. 44 and No. 45.
Football: Danny Trevathan
Had a career-high 17 tackles vs. Auburn.