Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 15:
Men's basketball: Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis helped lead the Wildcats to a 2-0 mark on the road this week, the only team in the league to win a pair of games on the road this week ... Davis tallied eight blocks on the week moving him to within one block of the UK single-season record after only 18 games ... Leads the league in blocks and field goal percentage ... He did break the UK freshman record for blocks this week ... Davis helped lead the Cats in a come-from-behind wins at Auburn and at Tennessee, scoring game-high 14 points at Auburn and a game-high 18 points at Tennessee ... Scored in double-figures in seven-straight games and eight of the last nine.
Swimming & diving: Greg Ferrucci
Greg Ferrucci led the Wildcats on the diving platforms this weekend, winning three of the four events he competed in. The reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman Diver of the Year scored a 327.98 on the one-meter, leading Kentucky. Ferrucci finished second in the three-meter competition, recording a 334.43, only falling short of fellow teammate John Fox who won the event with a 351.08.
Ferrucci won both the three-meter and the one-meter competitions in Atlanta, Ga., against Emory University, recording a 429.90 on the 3m, and a 405.30 on the 1m.
Women's basketball: A'dia Mathies
- Scored a career-high 34 points vs. No. 6/7 Tennessee, and grabbed nine boards, one shy of tying a career high. Also dished out two assists, blocked two shots and had two steals.
- Hit the game-winning shot vs. Tennessee with 4.2 seconds left to snap Tennessee's 36-game conference winning streak, give UK its first 4-0 start in conference play in program history, and give UK its third win over a top-10 ranked opponent this season, the first time the program has done that since 1982-83.
- Her 34 points vs. Tennessee are the most points scored by a UK player since Dec. 20, 1987, when Bebe Croley scored 40 points vs. Morehead State.
- First player to score 30 points in a game since Dec. 7, 2010 (Victoria Dunlap, 30, vs. Tennessee Tech).
- Tied a career high with three blocks at No. 24/RV South Carolina, while also getting three steals.
- Led UK in minutes played this week.
- Has started in every game she has played this season.
- Has reached double figures in scoring in 14 of 17 games she has played in.
- No. 16 in scoring all-time at UK (1,208), and is just seven points shy of tying Stacy McIntyre at No. 15.
- No. 9 in steals all-time at UK (220), and is just four steals shy of tying Sandy Harding at No. 8.
Track and field: Keffri Neal
- Finished with the second-fastest collegiate time in the men's 800m run at the Kentucky Invitational.
- Has the third fastest freshman time in the SEC in the 800m run.
- Ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay, helping lead the team to a second-place finish.
Track and field: Luis Orta
- Ran a career-best time in the one-mile run of 4:09.59.
- Finished in second in the one-mile run.
- Has the fastest time in the mile in the SEC.
- Has the 32nd fastest time in the country in the mile.
Men's tennis: Anthony Rossi
Kentucky men's tennis junior Anthony Rossi claimed the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships singles title on Monday with an impressive win against No. 10 Sadio Doumbia of Georgia. The win helped Rossi become the first Kentucky player to win the singles title in the annual event since Adam Malik did it back in 1989. The UK star is only the second player in school history to win the event.