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Kentucky Sports Report (week of April 23)

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Baseball
- With No. 1 LSU coming to Cliff Hagan Stadium, No. 2 Kentucky won the series over top-ranked LSU with wins in the second and third game of the series. Kentucky's series win is the first over a No. 1 ranked team in the modern era of the program, with the Wildcats producing record crowds during the three-game set.
- UK leads the nation in wins, sits atop the SEC standings and owns a 12-3 record in one-run games and an 11-5 record in games against top-25 teams. The Wildcats have opened up the year with series wins over No. 2 South Carolina, at Tennessee, at No. 18 Georgia, No. 10 Ole Miss, at No. 9 Arkansas and No. 1 LSU. The Wildcats are off to the best start to a season in the over 100-year history of the program, with its SEC start the best in program annals.
- The Wildcats have been paced by a team offense that leads the conference in nearly every category, hitting .316 as a team, with a .488 slugging and a .403 on-base percentage, belting 47 homers in 41 games and stealing 36 bases. Individually, freshman centerfielder Austin Cousino leads UK with a .351 average, with a league-leading 17 doubles, seven homers and 34 RBI, stealing nine bases.

Football
- The Kentucky football team held its annual Blue/White Game Saturday evening at Commonwealth Stadium. The first teamers, who went by Kentucky on the scoreboard, won 35-28 over the second team (Wildcats). The first team outscored the second team 35-14 overall, as the Wildcats were spotted 14 points as part of the spring game format.
- Quarterback Maxwell Smith led Kentucky to victory, totaling 353 yards on 29-of-45 passing and two touchdowns.
- Wide receiver Demarco Robinson led Kentucky's receiving corps with nine catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. The Wildcats' leading receiver was tight end Anthony Kendrick with three catches for 40 yards and one touchdown.
- On defense, linebacker Tyler Brause was the Wildcats' leading tackler with seven, while linebacker Avery Williamson charted a team-high eight tackles, including two for loss and one sack for the Kentucky squad.

Men's tennis
- The sixth-ranked Kentucky men's tennis team made its second consecutive appearance in the Southeastern Conference Tournament finals over the weekend before falling to fourth-ranked Georgia in the title match. This was Kentucky's third all-time appearance in the final match.
- Kentucky defeated No. 43 Vanderbilt and No. 13 Ole Miss to advance to the finals. The win over VU was Kentucky's 25th of the season, helping UK surpass the 25-win mark for three consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.
- Senior No. 3 Eric Quigley led Kentucky with a 2-0 record in singles action, helping him break the school record for most wins in a single season with a 47-6 record this year. Kentucky junior Anthony Rossi and sophomore Tom Jomby were named to the SEC All-Tournament team after the final match.

Softball
- The Kentucky softball team traveled to the state of Mississippi for a five-game road swing. UK began the week well with a sweep of Ole Miss, which marked the fifth consecutive time the Wildcats had earned a series from the Rebels.
- Both senior pitchers in Chanda Bell and Rachel Riley earned victories, while freshman Griffin Joiner led the bats with an .800 average against the Rebels.
- Mississippi State took all three against UK during the weekend series, winning all three outings by just one run each game. The final two wins came in walk-off fashion.

Track and field
- Junior Luis Orta finished ninth in the 3,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., running the third-fastest 3,000m run (8:49.45) in school history.
- Sophomore Brandon Bagley ran a career-best time in the 400m hurdles Saturday, clocking in with a 53.93 to finish third.
- The women's 4x100m relay team finished first with a time of 45.62, Andrew Evans won the men's discus with a 176-02 and Terri-Ann Grant won the women's high jump at 5-10.50.
- Jennifer Svoboda threw a season-best mark in the women's shot put with a mark of 50-08.75.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team traveled to Oxford, Miss., for the SEC Championship. The 11th-seeded Wildcats faced 6th-seeded South Carolina in the first round of the tournament.
- In doubles play, the 82nd-ranked team of Jessica Stiles and Caitlin McGraw took on No. 37 Dijana Stojic and Jaklin Alawi in a highly-competitive match. UK mounted a late comeback to hold off Stojic and Alawi from taking match-point on multiple occasions, holding the score at 7-6. Ultimately, Stojic and Alawi were able to barely edge out Stiles and McGraw to take the 8-6 win and the doubles point.
- In singles play, multiple Wildcats found strength in their second set. Unfortunately, the late surges were not enough to grab the singles wins. South Carolina secured its win as the No. 4 and No. 5 matches ended simultaneously to give the Gamecocks a 5-0 victory.

Women's golf

- The University of Kentucky women's golf team placed ninth at the 2012 SEC Championship.
- Senior Ashlee Rose led the Wildcats, finishing in a tie for 12th at 14-over-par 230. Rose led Kentucky with 35 pars, the second most by an individual on the weekend.
- Junior Betsie Johnson finished in a tie for 29th at 21-over-par 237.

Men's golf
- Kentucky finished seventh at the SEC Championship, going 6-under-par in the final three holes to finish at 26-over-par total.
- Joseph Barr and Stephen Powers led UK, tying for 19th at 4-over-par.
- Kentucky's final team score of 868 was its second-best score at the conference tournament since 2006.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 23
Softball hosts Morehead State - 4:00 p.m.
Baseball at Louisville - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25

Track and field at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Friday, April 26
Softball at Florida - 6:00 p.m.
Baseball at Vanderbilt - 7:30 p.m.
Track and field at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Saturday, April 27
Softball at Florida - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball at Vanderbilt - 3:00 p.m.
Track and field at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Sunday, April 28
Softball at Florida - Noon
Baseball at Vanderbilt - 2:00 p.m.
Track and field at Payton Jordan Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)

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Kentucky Sports Report (week of April 9)

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Baseball
- Kentucky completed its first series win over Ole Miss since the 2008 season, as the Wildcats won the set over a blistering-hot Ole Miss club that entered the weekend fresh off a series win over consensus No. 1 Florida. UK posted a 3-2 win in the opener, suffered a 9-3 loss in the second game, before riding a strong pitching effort from Corey Littrell to a series-clinching win on Sunday, 8-3.
- UK has opened up the 2012 season with a 30-3 mark, the best start to a season in school history, leading the NCAA in wins and pacing the conference atop the standings for the second consecutive week.
- UK's 9-3 start to conference play is also a program best, with UK running up a school-record 21-game home winning streak earlier in the year and a program-best 22 game winning streak to open the season, the second-longest streak in the storied history of the SEC. UK now owns a 7-2 record against teams ranked in the top 25, with UK also boasting a 9-1 record in one-run games in 2012.

Men's tennis
- Behind a dominating performance in singles action that included a come-from-behind effort from senior No. 7 Eric Quigley for the decisive fourth point of the match, UK clinched a share of the SEC regular-season title with a 5-2 win over No. 14 Ole Miss on Sunday. UK began the weekend with a 6-1 win over No. 10 Mississippi State. This is the first SEC title since UK won the overall SEC Championship in 1992.
- Quigley was the star of the weekend for Kentucky, winning both of his singles matches to increase his impressive record to 10-0 against SEC foes. The native of Pewee Valley, Ky., defeated two highly ranked foes during the week, including No. 15 Artem Ilyushin and No. 19 Nik Scholtz. Quigley's win over Scholtz was the match clincher vs. Ole Miss.
- The two wins over the weekend takes Kentucky's record against top 25 teams this season to 9-3, while UK has earned 29 wins over top-25 teams since the start of the 2009 season. UK also continued to perform well at home, boosting its home record to 58-10 since the start of the 2009 season.

Gymnastics
- UK concluded the season with a fifth-place showing at the NCAA Champaign Regional behind a team score of 194.750.
- The Wildcats saved the best performance of the night for last, scoring a team score of 48.95 on uneven bars. Junior Caitlyn Ciokajlo led the way for Kentucky with a career-high tying 9.875, which ranked her fifth overall at the meet.
- UK seniors Storey Morris and Whitney Rose ended their collegiate careers with strong showings at the event. Morris posted a team-best 9.825 on balance beam and a 9.8 on both vault and bars, while Rose tied a season best score on bars with a 9.775.

Softball

- The Kentucky softball team earned a crucial series victory over South Carolina this weekend at home to improve to 5-7 in Southeastern Conference action and remain in the hunt for a spot in the SEC Tournament.
- Kentucky was led by the hot-hitting of senior Brittany Cervantes and freshman Griffin Joiner. Cervantes batted .400 for the week, including .500 against the Gamecocks. Cervantes hit homers in all three games against South Carolina, while scoring five times and driving in four runs. Joiner led the offensive unit with a .444 average for the week. She notched a pair of doubles and three runs driven in to help the Wildcat cause.
- Senior Rachel Riley also boasted the Wildcat attack with a .400 average and a pair of homers. She was vital in her pitching performance as well. Riley tossed her first shutout of the season in the series-tying victory. She went the distance and struck out five in the win. Senior Chanda Bell earned the other victory in the circle for UK while striking out 10 in a complete-game series-clincher on Sunday.

Women's tennis

- Women's tennis grabbed its first SEC victory of the season over Mississippi State, posting a final result of 5-1.
- In singles play, Jessica Stiles defeated 113th-ranked Alexandra Perper at the No. 1 singles slot, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 1-0 (10). Khristina Blajkevitch also found herself in a tight match as she defeated Olesya Tsigvintseva 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8). Caitlin McGraw and Stephanie Fox also grabbed singles victories for the Cats.
- UK next faced No. 16 Ole Miss and fell 7-0. Freshman Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff put up a valiant effort in singles play, falling just short of Erin Stephens at the No. 3 singles slot, 6-7, 4-6.

Men's golf
- Men's golf finished 13th at the Gary Koch Invitational, its final tournament of the regular season.
- Junior Joseph Barr led Kentucky with a final score of 8-over-par, tying for 38th.
- It was the second time this season Barr had the best or tied for the best tournament finish on the team.

Women's golf
- The University of Kentucky women's golf team finished 13th at the 2012 Bryan National Collegiate.
- Junior Heather Lott finished the weekend in a tie for 35th at 11-over-par 227.
- Junior Betsie Johnson led Kentucky with eight birdies on the weekend.

Track and field
- Competing at the Florida Relays, junior Shiara Robinson recorded the seventh-best time in the 400m hurdles in UK history with a 1:00.85.
- Sophomore Julie Nunn ran the 10th fastest 400m dash in program history, clocking a 55.71.
- Freshman Keilah Tyson continued her impressive rookie campaign, missing out on her UK freshman record in the 100m by just 0.01 seconds.
- Junior Luis Orta finished fifth in the 5,000m with a time of 14:09.47, while sophomore Allison Peare finished fifth in the 800m.

Upcoming schedule


Tuesday, April 10
Baseball hosts Louisville - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11
Softball hosts Arkansas (DH) - 4:00 p.m. /6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 12
Men's tennis hosts Illinois - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 13
Baseball at Arkansas - 7:35 p.m.
Softball hosts Georgia - 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 14
Men's tennis hosts Vanderbilt - 1:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at Vanderbilt - 1:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Georgia - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball at Arkansas - 3:05 p.m.
Track and field at Kentuckiana Border Battle (Louisville, Ky.)

Sunday, April 15

Softball hosts Georgia - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball at Arkansas - 1:05 p.m.

Performances of the Week: April 1

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Apr. 1:

Baseball: Austin Cousino

Freshman centerfielder Austin Cousino launched three homers, owned a .375 average (6-for-16) and paced the club with nine RBI to help carry Kentucky to a midweek win over Western Kentucky and its first series win at No. 18 Georgia since 2000 ... Hit three homers during the four-game week, adding five runs, two walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and a stolen base ... Has hit a homer in four of his last five games, including a stretch of three consecutive that was snapped in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, hours after his three-run homer rallied UK from a six-hole deficit in the first of the twinbill ... Launched another three-run homer to kick off the week in a win over Western Kentucky, adding a single ... In the series opener at UGA, with UK trailing 6-0, launched a seventh-inning, three-run homer over the cavernous right-centerfield fence at Foley Field to spark a six-run inning to even the game ... In a pressure-laden rubber match at UGA Sunday, batted 2-for-5 with three RBI, including a two-run homer in the fourth inning ... During the series at UGA, Cousino launched two homers and had six RBI, with a steal, two sacrifice bunts and four runs scored ... Cousino ranks among the SEC leaders in nearly every category, ranking ninth in average (.358), eighth in slugging (.583), first in runs scored (31), third in hits (43), 11th in RBI (24), fourth in doubles (10), eighth in home runs (five), second in total bases (70), 10th in steals (six) and first in at bats (120) ... Cousino is also leading the club with four outfield assists ... He already ranks among the all-time UK freshmen hitting records in home runs (ninth), 22nd in RBI (24) and 22nd in hits (24), through his first 29 career games ... He has hit safely in 26 of his 27 games in 2012.

Track & field: Raymond Dykstra

  • Set a career-best mark in the javelin with a throw of 75.41m/247-05.
  • His javelin mark is the best in program history.
  • Now holds the UK freshman record in the javelin.
  • Finished third in the javelin at the Texas Relays.

Track & field: Terri-Ann Grant

  • Career-best mark in the high jump of 1.81m/5-11.25.
  • Second-best mark in Kentucky history.
  • Finished third in the event at the Texas Relays.
  • Broke her previous career-best mark by 1.25 inches.

Men's tennis: Tom Jomby

Was the star of Kentucky's win over No. 3 Georgia, winning a three-set thriller at court 4 to give the Wildcats the win. The native of Nantes, France won a third-set tiebreaker 7-1 to earn the win over No. 33 Ignacio Taboada.

Baseball: Corey Littrell

Sophomore starter Corey Littrell turned in his second consecutive winning effort in a road rubber match, leading UK to its first series win in Athens since the 2000 season on Sunday... Worked a career-high 7.2 innings in the win at No. 18 Georgia on Sunday, allowing eight hits and one run, walking two and striking out five ... Littrell ranks among the SEC leaders in several categories, including fourth in ERA (1.88), eighth in innings pitched (43.0), ninth in strikeouts (41), sixth in wins (four) and first in pickoffs.

Track & field: Luis Orta

  • Ran a career-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
  • Third-best 3,000m steeplechase in school history.
  • Won the race at the Texas Relays by 4.27 seconds.
  • Was competing in his first outdoor race of the year.

Men's golf: David Snyder

  • Finished in a tie for second at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
  • Recorded a career-low 54-hole total of 212, 4-under-par.
  • His second-place finish is his best in his collegiate career.
  • Has now had 15.5 of his 17 rounds played counted toward the team score - best rate on the team (91 percent).

Track & field: Keilah Tyson

  • Broke the Kentucky 100m dash freshman record.
  • Her time of 11.52 in the 100m dash is a career-best and the third best in school history.
  • Finished 10th in the 100m dash at the Texas Relays.
  • Was the top freshman finisher in the 100m dash at the Texas Relays.

Baseball: Michael Williams

UK senior catcher Michael Williams hit .500 (8-for-16) during a four-game week, leading the Wildcats to their first series win at No. 18 Georgia since the 2000 season ... A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Williams launched two doubles and led the club with nine RBI ... In a series-evening game at Georgia on Saturday, Williams notched a career-high four RBI, including a bases-clearing double that erased a three-run hole early in the game ... Went 2-for-4 in the Saturday win to even the series ... Collected a career-high three hits in the rubber match win, including two RBI, a walk and a double ... In the series opener at UGA, recorded one hit ... In a midweek win over Western Kentucky, Williams batted 2-for-3, tying his then career-high with three RBI, drawing a walk ... On the year, Williams has hit .310 (27-for-87) with three doubles, one homer, 22 RBI and 10 walks, despite missing five games due to a finger injury on his catching hand.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 26)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky advanced to its second-straight Final Four on the heels of an 82-70 win over Baylor in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
- Anthony Davis notched his 19th double-double on the season and fifth in the postseason. He finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while adding six blocks and two steals.
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the Cats in scoring with a team-high 19 points. Doron Lamb (14) and Terrence Jones (12) also scored in double-figures with all of Lamb's points coming in the second half. Jones also added nine rebounds and a career-high six assists.
- Kentucky is averaging 88.0 ppg in its four NCAA games.

Women's basketball

- The Wildcats earned their second trip to the Elite Eight in the last three years after hot shooting from beyond the arc vs. Gongaza. UK hit 12 3-pointers, most ever by UK in an NCAA Tournament game, including a season-high tying five treys from senior Keyla Snowden.
- Snowden led UK with 17 points off the bench, while reserve forward Samarie Walker posted her second straight double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Junior All-America candidate A'dia Mathies and Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year Bria Goss followed with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
- Connecticut native and sophomore guard Kastine Evans also was a huge factor on the boards as she grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds.
- Their 28 wins tie the school record set in 2009-10 when the Cats also advanced to the Elite Eight. UK has now won 25-plus games for three consecutive seasons for the first time ever.

Baseball
- The second-ranked Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week on the road with three wins, including a series win at Tennessee and a midweek win at Cincinnati.
- The Wildcats will return to action on Tuesday with a midweek game vs. Western Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium, before traveling to No. 17 Georgia for a three-game set, starting Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Foley Field.
- Kentucky (24-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) is off to the best start to a season in program history with its 5-1 start to conference play its best since 1992, when UK opened 7-0.
- The Wildcats had their record 22-game winning streak snapped on Friday night at UT, before responding to claim the final two games to win the series for the first time in Knoxville since the 2008 campaign.

Gymnastics
- Behind an impressive performance on vault, where the Wildcats posted one of their highest team scores of the season with a 49.0, the UK gymnastics team finished in fifth place out of seven teams, tying the best finish in school history at the Southeastern Conference Championships.
- Kentucky posted an overall team score of 194.350 at the event to defeat No. 10 Arkansas and No. 15 Auburn. The fifth-place finish for Kentucky ties the best finish in school history. UK finished tied for fifth out of seven teams in 2002, while its best finish at the event was fourth out of six teams in 1996.
- UK ends the season with a Regional Qualifying Score of 195.49, which is the second-highest in school history. Kentucky earned the high RQS after its best three-meet sequence in school history, where it posted a 195.875 or higher in three consecutive meets.

Softball
- UK earned a 3-1 week with a non-conference road victory at Western Kentucky before capturing its first SEC series of the season by taking two-of-three from No. 18 Auburn.
- Senior pitcher Rachel Riley tossed two complete-game victories including the decisive series-clinching win over Auburn. The win over the Tigers marked the ninth career win over a top-25 ranked team for Riley and she also notched her sixth multi-hit game in the win.
- Kentucky had a slew of terrific offensive performances over the weekend with senior Brittany Cervantes, junior Kara Dill, sophomores Ginny Carroll, Lauren Cumbess, Emily Gaines, Emily Jolly and Ellen Weaver all converting crucial at-bats into runs for the Wildcats.

Men's tennis
- The seventh-ranked UK men's tennis team continued its unblemished mark in SEC action with two league wins over the weekend. Kentucky defeated No. 19 Auburn 4-0 before its 4-1 road win over No. 61 Alabama on Sunday.
- UK has now won sixth consecutive matches to start SEC play, which is the Wildcats' best start in league action since the 1988 team went a school-best 8-0. Overall, UK has defeated 13 teams that are currently ranked in the ITA top 61, including five teams that are ranked in the top 25. In league play, the Wildcats have defeated No. 11 Florida, No. 19 Auburn, No. 26 LSU, No. 32 Arkansas, No. 40 South Carolina and No. 61 Alabama.
- UK won doubles in both matches, moving its record to 12-0 when it wins the doubles point. Senior Alex Musialek led UK in singles, becoming the 14th player in school history to win 100 career singles matches.

Swimming and diving
- The men's swimming and diving teams concluded their seasons at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Seattle, Wash., finishing in 21st, accumulating 35 points. The finish was the highest since the 2009-10 season.
- Tyler Reed recorded fifth-place finish, swimming a school-record 42.60 in the 100-freestyle. Reed also swam a 1:34.96 in the 200-free, posting an 11th-place finish.
- Greg Ferrucci finished in the top-15 in all three diving events, racking up an 11th-place finish in both the one and three-meter springboard, while finishing 15th on the tower.

Women's tennis
- Women's tennis traveled to No. 64 Auburn and fell, 5-2. Junior Jessica Stiles and freshman Stephanie Fox excelled in singles play, defeating both of their opponents. Marni Venter and CeCe Witten also grabbed a doubles win for the Wildcats.
- Kentucky hosted tough opponent No. 14 Alabama at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex on Sunday. Witten and Venter once again put on a strong performance in doubles, but could not grab the win. Fox provided fierce competition for Alex Clay at the No. 4 singles slot but narrowly fell, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (5). Ultimately, the Cats fell 7-0, to the Crimson Tide.

Men's golf
- The men's golf team got off to a fantastic start Sunday in the first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, shooting a team score of 3-under-par 285, tying for the first round lead.
- Kentucky was led by freshman David Snyder, junior Joseph Barr and sophomore Cody Martin, who each find themselves in the top 10. Snyder carded a 2-under-par 70 and is tied for second, while Barr and Martin each shot 1-under-par 71s and are tied for 10th.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 26
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Awendaw, S.C. )

Tuesday, March 27
Baseball hosts Western Kentucky - 6:30 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. UConn - 7:00 p.m. (Kingston, R.I. )
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Awendaw, S.C.)

Wednesday, March 28
Softball hosts Louisville - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 29
Track and field at Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)

Friday, March 30
Women's tennis hosts Georgia - 5:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Georgia - 5:00 p.m.
Softball at Tennessee - 6:00 p.m.
Baseball at Georgia - 7:00 p.m.
Track and field at Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)/Yellow Jacket Invitational (Atlanta)

Saturday, March 31
Softball at Tennessee - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball at Georgia - 4:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Louisville - 6:09 p.m. (Kingston, R.I.)
Track and field at Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)/Yellow Jacket Invitational (Atlanta)

Sunday, April 1

Women's tennis hosts Tennessee - Noon
Men's tennis at Tennessee - 1:00 p.m.
Softball at Tennessee - 1:30 p.m.
Baseball at Georgia - 2:00 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. TBD (Denver)

Performances of the Week: Mar. 18

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Mar. 18:

Gymnastics: Caitlyn Ciokajlo

  • Won her fourth uneven bars title of the season and her third straight with a 9.85 score on Saturday against Centenary. The native of Brooklyn, Mich., has now led UK on bars in six meets this season, scoring a 9.825 or higher in five consecutive meets.

Men's basketball: Anthony Davis

Averaged double-double in UK's two NCAA Tournament wins (15.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 4.5 bpg, 4.0 apg)

Track and field: Raymond Dykstra

  • Set a career-best mark in the javelin
  • Won the javelin competition by over 22 feet
  • Set the program record in his first ever collegiate competition in the javelin
  • Set the freshman record in the javelin

Track and field: Andrew Evans

  • Had career-best marks in the discus and in the hammer throw
  • Won the Discus, defeating all other competitors by over 11 feet
  • Recorded the seventh best mark in program history in the discus and in the hammer throw

Baseball: Trevor Gott

UK sophomore right-hander Trevor Gott solidified his role as one of the top closers in college baseball during Kentucky's 5-0 week, picking up three saves - including two against the two-time NCAA Champions, No. 2 South Carolina ... Appeared in three games with three saves, tossing three shutout frames, with one hit and no walks allowed, striking out six ... Made first appearance in the ninth inning of UK's 2-1 midweek win on Wednesday, locking down the save ... Came on in the ninth inning with UK nursing a 4-3 lead and a runner at second base and no outs in the series-clinching win over USC on Saturday ... After getting a sacrifice bunt to move the runner to third base, Gott struck out the next two hitters to end the game and leave the game-tying and inherited runner stranded at third base ... In the series finale, after UK allowed a leadoff runner to reach base on an error in the ninth inning with UK looking for the sweep, came out of the pen to get three consecutive outs to finish off the game and sweep the Gamecocks ... On the year, Gott - the 2011 Cape Cod League Reliever of the Year - has a 1-0 record and a 2.08 ERA, saving five games in 10 relief outings, striking out 16 and walking two in 8.2 innings.

Men's basketball: Terrence Jones

Averaged double-double in UK's two NCAA Tournament wins (15.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg)

Baseball: Luke Maile

Kentucky junior catcher Luke Maile continued to provide the vocal and physical leadership to a school-record 21-0 start to the season, launching a pair of homers during a 5-0 week, pacing UK to a series sweep over No. 2 South Carolina, the two-time defending NCAA Champions ... Maile hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the series opener, a blast to dead centerfield with UK trailing by a run, part of a three-RBI game ... In the second game of the series, Maile delivered another clutch RBI single in UK's 4-3 win over the Cocks ... In the finale, Maile set the tone by launching his fifth homer of the year in the first inning off USC's Colby Holmes, leading UK to the sweep-clinching win ... Maile's walk-off homer was his staggering seventh game-winning RBI of the season, leading the team and tying the team leader Thomas McCarthy's seven game-winning RBI from the entire 2011 season ... On the year, Maile has hit .360 (27-for-75) with five doubles, five homers, 27 RBI, a 13-4 walk-strikeout ratio and six stolen bases.

Men's golf: Cody Martin

  • Opened with back-to-back rounds of 2-under-par 70 at the Bulls Invitational
  • Led Kentucky with a final score of 1-under-par
  • Finished in a tie for 21st

Track and field: Kayla Parker

  • Won the 100m hurdles
  • Set a career-best time in the 100m hurdles, breaking her previous career-best by .27 seconds
  • Recorded the seventh fastest time in program history

Baseball: A.J. Reed

Freshman A.J. Reed turned in one of the more prolific weeks in the history of UK baseball, leading UK to five wins as the No. 4 hitter, midweek starter and weekend late-inning reliever ... Picked up two wins on the mound, one coming in a midweek start on Tuesday and the second coming in relief of UK's series-clinching win over No. 2 South Carolina on Saturday ... In both of his wins on the mound, Reed - who owns a 12-game hitting streak - delivered the game-winning RBI at the plate ... In his start, tossed six innings, allowing only one run and striking out six, with first-pitch strikes hurled to the first 21 hitters he faced ... Reed became the first UK player in program history (modern era: 1979-present) to start on the mound and as the No. 4 hitter in the order in the midweek win ... On Saturday, Reed was summoned out of the bullpen on short rest working two shutout innings to set up the game for UK closer Trevor Gott in the ninth inning, picking up his fourth win of the year ... At the plate, Reed led UK in hitting all week batting .526 (10-for-19) with two doubles, one homer and five RBI ... Totaled a 2-0 record with a 1.12 ERA on the mound, striking out eight in eight innings ... In his midweek starting pitching assignment, collected a career-high three hits, batting 3-for-4 with three RBI ... Delivered two hits in a 2-1 midweek win over Murray State on Wednesday ... In his SEC debut on Friday, Reed went 2-for-4 with an RBI, adding the game-winning double in the seventh inning in the series-clinching win on Saturday ... Finished with two hits in the series finale, helping UK to its first series sweep of USC since 2006 ... On the year, has hit .386 (27-for-70) with seven doubles, two homers and 28 RBI, with a 4-0 record and a 1.83 ERA on the mound in 19.2 innings with 18 strikeouts.

Men's basketball: Marquis Teague

Career-high 24 points in win over Iowa State along with seven assists.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 19)

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Men's basketball
- On the heels of an 87-71 win over Iowa State in the third round, top-seeded Kentucky earned a rematch against the Indiana Hoosiers, the lone blemish on the Cats' regular-season record.
- In a win over Iowa State, UK got a double-double from freshman Anthony Davis (15 points, 12 rebounds). It was his 18th double-double of the season. Three other Wildcats scored in double-figures, including a career-high 24 points from Marquis Teague. Teague also dished out seven assists and Davis added a career-high five assists.
- Darius Miller (19) and Doron Lamb (16) also scored in double-digits, while Terrence Jones grabbed 11 rebounds.
- Kentucky finished the game shooting 50 percent from 3-point range, hitting 10-of-20.

Women's basketball

- A balanced scoring effort and a dominating performance on the boards helped No. 12/11 Kentucky defeat McNeese State on Saturday 68-62 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
- Eight players scored at least six points, led by reserves Keyla Snowden and Azia Bishop who posted double-figure scoring efforts. Snowden, the Southeastern Conference Co-6th Woman of the Year, led the Wildcats in scoring with 11 points, while Bishop came off the bench for 10 points and three blocks in just 16 minutes. Sophomore reserve forward Samarie Walker pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds which tied for the most rebounds by a UK player in the NCAA Tournament.
- The Wildcats grabbed a season-high 58 rebounds in the win, the most for UK in the Big Dance and the most since charting a school-record 62 boards vs. Murray State on Nov. 26, 2010.

Baseball
- The No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats completed a stellar five-game week with five wins, including a weekend series sweep over No. 2 South Carolina, the two-time defending NCAA Champions.
- Kentucky opened up conference play in historic fashion, sweeping the high-octane Gamecocks for the first time since 2006. UK extended its school-record winning streak to 21 games to open the season with the sweep, eclipsing the previous record of 19-0 set to open the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The Wildcats now own the third-longest winning streak in the storied history of the SEC.
- Kentucky posted a pair of midweek wins before facing the two-time defending NCAA Champion, the league leader in ERA and the No. 2 ranked team in the nation. Kentucky exploded out of the SEC gate with a walk-off win on Friday, 4-3 with Luke Maile launching a home run to centerfield with the Wildcats trailing 3-2. On Saturday, UK again rallied for a 4-3 win, using a heroic pitching performance from freshman A.J. Reed and sophomore Trevor Gott. Sunday, UK completed the sweep with a first-inning homer from Maile and clutch hitting from senior catcher Michael Williams, with Gott locking down his fifth save of the year.

Gymnastics

- The gymnastics team continued its recent success by scoring yet another impressive team score defeating Centenary on Saturday with a score of 195.875. The win over Centenary gave the Wildcats its first winning regular season since 2008.
- UK defeated Centenary on every event, posting a 48.875 or higher on all four apparatuses. Individually, a UK gymnast took home event honors on each event, including sophomore Audrey Harrison, who won her fourth all-around title of the season. Senior Storey Morris and freshman Kenzie Hedges finished tied for first on vault, while sophomore Caitlyn Ciokajlo won bars, sophomore Kayla Sienkowski and freshman Shannon Mitchell won beam, and sophomore Kayla Hartley won floor.
- UK has scored a 195 or higher in five of its last six meets, including a 195.875 or higher in three straight meets. UK's high score Saturday marked the first time in school history the Wildcats have posted three-consecutive team scores of 195.875 or higher.

Softball
- Senior Brittany Cervantes hit a game-winning home run to top NC State and lift UK into the championship game of the UK Invitational to highlight the week for the Wildcats. The blast marked the 36th home run of her career and is the new career record for the Wildcats. Cervantes also hit three doubles on the week to aid the Wildcat offensive cause.
- Senior Chanda Bell earned a pair of victories for the Wildcats this weekend. In the two wins she tossed 9.2 innings without giving up a run and striking out 21. In a win over UMKC she worked a complete game shutout and struck out 13. It marked the 33rd time in her career she has struck out 10 or more batters in a game.

Track and field
- The UK men's and women's track and field teams opened their outdoor seasons at the Bulls Invitational on Saturday.
- Sophomore Andrew Evans and freshman Raymond Dykstra won the men's discus and javelin, respectively. Dykstra threw a school-record mark of 69.09m/226-08 en route to his victory.
- Kayla Parker had a career-best mark in the long jump and later won the women's 100-meter hurdles with a career-best time.
- Sophomore Allison Peare won the women's 1,500m run with a career-best time of 4:28.97, while freshman Keffri Neal finished second in the men's 1,500m.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team engaged in strong doubles play in its road match against No. 2 Florida but could not overcome the Gators, who grabbed the win, 7-0.
- The Wildcats traveled to Coral Gables, Fla., to take on the University of Miami but, due to inclement weather, the match was canceled with no plans of rescheduling due to Kentucky's travel plans.

Men's golf

- The men's golf team finished ninth at the Schenkel Invitational, carding back-to-back opening rounds of 286 before closing with a 298 for a total of 6-over-par.
- Sophomore Cody Martin led UK, finishing in a tie for 21st at 1-under. Martin carded back-to-back opening rounds of 2-under-par before shooting a 3-over-par during Sunday's final round.
- Junior Chase Parker remained consistent throughout, shooting 73, 72, 72 to finish tied for 31st at 1-over-par.
- Parker has carded seven straight rounds of 74 or better. The Augusta, Ga., native is 7-under-par during that span.

Women's golf
- Kentucky finished 11th at the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
- Junior Betsie Johnson led the Wildcats with an 11th place finish at 8-over-par 218.
- Sophomore Liz Breed sunk six birdies on the weekend.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 19

Men's tennis hosts Baylor - Noon
Men's tennis hosts Murray State - 6:00 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Green Bay - 9:45 p.m. (Ames, Iowa)

Wednesday, March 21
Baseball at Cincinnati - 4:00 p.m.
Softball at Western Kentucky - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 22
Men's swimming and diving at NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)

Friday, March 23
Women's tennis at Auburn - Noon
Men's tennis hosts Auburn - 4:00 p.m.
Baseball at Tennessee - 6:00 p.m.
Softball at Auburn - 7:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Indiana - 9:45 p.m. (Atlanta)
Men's swimming and diving at NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)

Saturday, March 24

Softball at Auburn - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball at Tennessee - 4:00 p.m.
Men's swimming and diving at NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)
Gymnastics at SEC Championships (Duluth, Ga.)

Sunday, March 25

Women's tennis hosts Alabama - Noon
Softball at Auburn - 2:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Alabama - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball at Tennessee - 2:00 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. TBD (Kingston, R.I. )
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Awendaw, S.C.)
Men's basketball vs. Baylor/Xavier (Atlanta)

Performances of the Week: Mar. 11

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Mar. 11:

Baseball: Cameron Flynn

Enjoyed a breakout week in helping No. 23 Kentucky to five wins, including a series sweep over the weekend ... Batted .500 (7-for-14) in four games, with two homers and seven RBI, slugging .929 and reaching base at a .529 clip during the week ... Drew one walk and got hit by a pitch, adding one outfield assist while playing left and rightfield ... A native of Lexington, Ky., Flynn leads UK in hitting through his first 15 career UK games, batting .441 (15-for-34) with four doubles, a team-best four homers and 13 RBI ... Flynn owns a team-high .912 slugging mark, adding a .511 on-base percentage with a 6-5 walk-strikeout ratio ... Belted homers in back-to-back wins over Canisius on the weekend, joining fellow outfielder Zac Zellers as Wildcats to homer in consecutive games in 2012 ... Went 3-for-4 in UK's win over CC in the series opener, with the homer and a walk.

Track and field: Terri-Ann Grant

  • Finished ninth in the women's high jump at the NCAA Championships, clearing a mark of 1.78m/5-10.00.
  • Earned second-team All-America honors in the high jump.

Baseball: Jerad Grundy

Turned in a strong start in his final non-Southeastern Conference tune-up of the season, posting his third win of the season on Saturday vs. Canisius ... Tossed a career-high 7.1 innings, allowing only three hits and two walks, striking out seven ... Held CC to a .125 batting average ... Faced only three hitters over the minimum in the win ... On the year, Grundy has made four starts, posting a 3-0 record and a 2.25 ERA ... In 24 innings in 2012, Grundy has allowed only 16 hits and six earned runs, walking seven and striking out 23.

Gymnastics: Storey Morris

  • On Senior Day for the UK gymnastics team, senior Storey Morris had an outstanding meet. Morris won the balance beam title at the event with a career-high tying 9.875, while sticking her vault to go 9.775 and earning a solid 9.85 on bars.

Men's Golf: Chase Parker

  • Finished fourth out of 90 golfers at the USF Invitational with a final score of 3-under-par.
  • Shot a career-best tying 5-under-par 67 in the second round of the USF Invitational, his second round of 67 in his last three rounds played going back to the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.
  • Is 8-under-par in his last four rounds played going back to the final round of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.
  • Defeated all other SEC golfers at the USF Invitational.
  • Led Kentucky to a third-place finish at the USF Invitational, defeating two top-40 schools (No. 20 Florida State and No. 38 MTSU), with a 54-hole total of 868.
  • The Wildcats' 4-over-par 868 is their third-best 54-hole total of the year, and their best of the young spring season.

Baseball: A.J. Reed

Dynamic two-way talent led UK in the middle of the batting order in four of five wins during the week, starting the fifth game and picking up the win on the mound ... Batted .389 (7-for-18) in the four games, batting No. 4 and No. 5 in the order ... Had two doubles and six RBI, with a .500 slugging mark and a .431 on-base percentage ... Made a start for the Wildcats vs. Marshall on Wednesday, picking up the win in his second career starting assignment ... Tossed five innings, allowing four hits and two runs, striking out a career-best seven ... On the year, Reed leads UK with 23 RBI, adding a .333 (17-for-51) average with five doubles, one homer and eight walks ... Has posted a 2-0 record and a 2.31 ERA on the mound, with 10 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. 

Men's tennis: Grant Roberts

  • Went 2-0 in singles action over the weekend, including his match-clinching point against No. 9 Florida on Sunday. After falling in the first set, Roberts made some quick adjustments on the court to grab the second set and then dominate the third set 6-0 for the win.

Gymnastics: Whitney Rose

  • Performed very well for Kentucky in the last home meet of her career, tying a season best on uneven bars with a mark of 9.775. Rose has been in every bar lineup this season, holding a strong average.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 12)

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Men's basketball
- The SEC regular-season champion, Kentucky Wildcats, make their NCAA-record 52nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, earning an at-large bid as the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament.
- The Wildcats just missed the league's automatic bid, dropping a 71-64 game to the Vanderbilt Commodores in the SEC Tournament championship.
- UK was led offensively Sunday by senior Darius Miller, who tallied a team-high 16 points.
- The Wildcats got a pair of double-double performances from Anthony Davis (12p, 10r) and Terrence Jones (12p, 11r) on Sunday. For Davis it was his fourth-straight double-double. He also added three blocks.
- Doron Lamb rounded out Kentucky's four double-digit scorers against Vanderbilt.

Rifle
- The UK rifle team concluded its 2011-12 season with a second-place overall finish at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend.
- In the first day, UK won its second consecutive team national championship in smallbore. The NCAA Championship in smallbore was just the second in program history.
- The Wildcats' (11-1, 6-0) second-place finish is the fifth all-time runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in program history.
- The championships conclude another stellar season for the Wildcats, which completed a second consecutive undefeated GARC regular-season schedule.

Baseball

- The No. 23 Kentucky baseball team completed a five-game week with a three-game weekend series sweep over Canisius, in addition to midweek wins over Tennessee Tech and Marshall.
- The Wildcats are the lone undefeated team in the NCAA, posting a 16-0 record, owning the longest winning streak and the most wins in the nation.
- UK's 16-0 start is the third-best start to a season in the over 100-year history of the program, passing the 15-0 start the 2000 team opened up with under Keith Madison. The 2007 and 2008 teams own the school record with a 19-0 start.
- During the week, UK posted a 10-6 win over Tennessee Tech and a 7-3 win over Marshall. UK then charted a 19-9 win over Canisius in the series opener, before winning the series on Saturday with a 7-5 result and sweeping the Golden Griffins with a 5-4 walk-off win on Sunday.
- UK has been paced by the best offense in the SEC, owning a .349 team average, belting 16 homers through 16 games, with a 3.25 ERA on the mound and 163 strikeouts in 144 innings.

Men's tennis

- The men's tennis team had another great weekend in SEC play, defeating No. 33 South Carolina and No. 9 Florida at home.
- The wins were Kentucky's 10th and 11th over ranked teams for this season, while the victory over Florida was UK's 24th over a top-25 team since the start of the 2009 season. UK has now beat Florida in consecutive regular seasons for the first time since 1992-93.
- Sophomore Grant Roberts stole the show Sunday vs. UF with a three-set match to clinch the UK victory. Senior No. 6 Eric Quigley, sophomore No. 98 Tom Jomby and Roberts each earned two singles wins over the weekend.

Gymnastics
- The gymnastics team had yet another winning weekend when it scored one of the highest team scores in school history of 196.025 against George Washington and Ball State. The two wins guarantee UK a winning regular season for the first time since 2008.
- UK has now posted consecutive 195.95 scores or higher for the first time since 2002, while Tim Garrison is the first head coach in school history to post a 196 or higher in his opening year.
- UK scored a 49.0 or higher on three events, including a season high on bars, while UK set or tied eight season highs and seven career highs in the meet.

Softball
- Kentucky dropped three games with No. 1 Alabama in its home-opening weekend. The Tide escaped a 3-1 nine-inning thriller in the opening game.
- Griffin Joiner, the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week, led the Wildcats with a .544 batting average and a homer.
- Pitcher Lauren Cumbess tossed a career-high 10 strikeouts in a tough-luck loss to the Tide in the second game of the series.
- UK will take a weekend off from SEC action by hosting the UK Invitational.
- Kentucky finished its indoor season Friday at the NCAA Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Track and field

- Senior Terri-Ann Grant represented the Wildcats at the championships, finishing ninth in the high jump with a mark of 1.78m/5-10.00.
- Grant's performance earned her second-team All-America honors.
- Kentucky begins its outdoor season March 16 at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla.

Women's tennis
- Kentucky dropped a 6-1 decision in its opening SEC road match of the season at South Carolina.
- Khristina Blajkevitch captured the lone point for the Wildcats with a 3-6, 6-3, (10-8) win at No. 3 singles.
- UK remains on the road at Florida and its match has been postponed until Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Men's golf

- Kentucky finished third at the USF Invitational after back-to-back rounds of 4-under-par and 1-over-par in the final two rounds of the tournament.
- Chase Parker led the way for UK with a fourth-place finish after a 5-under-par 67 in the second round.
- Parker's 67 tied his career-low round, and was his second round of 5-under-par in as many tournaments.
- Parker, Cody Martin and Stephen Powers each finished in the top 25.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 12

Women's tennis at Florida - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13

Softball hosts Western Illinois - 3:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Wright State - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14

Baseball hosts Murray State - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15

Women's tennis vs. Miami - 5:00 p.m. (Coral Gables, Fla.)
Men's basketball vs. WKU/MVSU - 6:50 p.m. (Louisville)

Friday, March 16

Softball hosts N.C. State - 3:00 p.m.
Softball hosts UAB - 5:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts South Carolina - 7:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)
Track and Field at Bulls Invitational (Tampa)
Women's golf at Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

Saturday, March 17

Men's basketball vs. UConn/Iowa State - TBA (Louisville)
Softball hosts Missouri-Kansas City - 1:00 p.m.
Softball hosts TBD - 3:00 p.m. /5:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts South Carolina - 2:00 p.m.
Gymnastics at Centenary -7:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)
Women's golf at Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

Sunday, March 18
Softball hosts TBD - 11:00 a.m. /1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts South Carolina - 1:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)
Women's golf at Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 5)

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Men's basketball
-The Wildcats closed out an historic regular season on Sunday with a 74-59 win at No. 16 Florida to put a cap on a perfect 16-0 run in Southeastern Conference play. It was the third time in UK and SEC history that a team posted a perfect 16-0 mark in league play. The last time it occurred in the 2003 season.
- Anthony Davis led the Wildcats with his 14th double-double of the season on a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds. He added six blocks as well.
- Terrence Jones (19) and Marquis Teague (12) both scored in double-figures for the Wildcats.
- Kentucky shot 52.5 pct. from the field while holding Florida to 38.2 pct. and 16 points below their season average.

Women's basketball

- Kentucky fell to LSU, 61-72, in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
- Junior guard A'dia Mathies and senior guard Keyla Snowden were each named to the SEC All-Tournament Team.
- Mathies averaged 21.0 points per game in UK's two tournament appearances, while Snowden averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 3-pointers per game.
- UK defeated Florida, 71-67, in the quarterfinals. It was UK's third trip to the SEC semifinals in as many years.

Baseball
- The Kentucky baseball team continued its hot start to the season with five wins during the week to improve to 11-0 on the season. The Wildcats return to action with another five-game week, starting Tuesday and Wednesday with a pair of midweek tests against Tennessee Tech and Marshall at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
- Kentucky (11-0) owns the best record in the nation and is one of only two undefeated teams in college baseball, joining 10-0 Gonzaga. The Wildcats are off to the fourth-best start to a season in school annals and the best since opening up a school-record 19-0 in 2007 and 2008 and a 15-0 start in 2000.
- The Wildcats have been paced by a balanced approach throughout the year, with an explosive offense that owns a .334 average with 13 homers in 11 games, a 2.64 team ERA with 113 strikeouts in 99 innings and a .983 fielding percentage.

Men's tennis

- UK started conference play in style by winning its first two conference matches of the year, defeating No. 17 LSU 5-1 and No. 47 Arkansas 6-1. Also won its lone non-conference match of week, taking down Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2. The win over LSU marked Kentucky's 23rd over a top-25 opponent since the start of the 2009 season.
- Kentucky won the doubles point in all three matches, including sweeping doubles play against Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas. The Wildcats are now 9-0 on the season when they win the doubles point.
- Kentucky played well in singles action, winning 13 of the 17 singles matches last week that ended in a decision. Sophomore Tom Jomby led the way with a 3-0 record in singles, while seniors Eric Quigley and Alex Musialek and sophomores Grant Roberts and Alejandro Gomez grabbed two singles wins each.

Gymnastics
- Earned their second-consecutive win over a top-25 opponent with an impressive team score of 195.95 at No. 21 Illinois on Friday. The high score marks only the 11th time in school history the Wildcats have scored a 195.95 or higher in a meet.
- The win moved Kentucky to No. 25 in the latest GymInfo rankings with an RQS of 194.930. It marks only the second time since 2007 that UK has been ranked in the top 25 at this point in the season (week two of RQS rankings).
- Kentucky sealed the win over Illinois on balance beam with an impressive team score of 49.050, which was only the 10th time in school history UK has posted a 49.05 or higher on the event. Overall, Kentucky set or tied 10 season highs and 10 career highs in the meet.

Softball
- The softball team capped its 18-game road trip with a 3-2 weekend at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational which saw UK plate eight or more runs in its three victories. Junior Kara Dill, senior Chanda Bell and freshman Griffin Joiner were tabbed to the All-Tournament team after pacing the Wildcats.
- Dill extended her career-long hitting streak to 15 games and batted .500 for the weekend. She's logged multiple-hits in eight games this season including twice this weekend.
- Freshman Griffin Joiner moved into the No. 3 spot in the batting order and excelled for the Wildcats with a team-high .571 batting average.
- Bell was involved in all three of UK's wins including charting two victories and notching a save. She tossed 15 strikeouts and limited opponent batters to just 0.61 hits per inning.

Track and field

- Senior distance runner Luis Orta was named the SEC Men's Runner of the Year by the league coaches on Friday.
- Sophomore Matt Hillenbrand ran a career-best time in the mile, crossing the finish line in 4:06.33 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
- Freshman Keffri Neal also ran a career-best time at the Alex Wilson Invitational, Neal finished 14th in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:49.97.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team suffered a pair of 4-3 losses in its opening weekend of SEC action. The Wildcats fell to LSU and Arkansas by the same score.
- Jessica Stiles was impressive for the Blue and White as she garnered sweeps at the No. 1 spot in both of the Wildcats' matches against conference competition.
- Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff also logged wins in both matches for UK in the No. 4 spot.

Men's golf
- Kentucky, as a team, was in a tie for fifth after the first round of the USF Invitational.
- David Snyder was in a tie for 15th after the first round, following a 1-over-par 73.
- Four Wildcats rank in the top 25 after one round of competition.
- Joseph Barr and Chase Parker each eagled the par 5 11th hole during Sunday's first round.

Upcoming schedule


Monday, March 5
Men's golf at USF Invitational

Tuesday, March 6
Baseball hosts Tennessee Tech - 4:00 p.m.
Men's golf at USF Invitational

Wednesday, March 7

Baseball hosts Marshall - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8
Diving at NCAA Zone Diving (Bloomington, Ind.)

Friday, March 9
Men's tennis hosts South Carolina - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Arkansas/LSU - 1:00 p.m. (New Orleans)
Women's tennis at South Carolina - 3:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Canisius - 4:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Alabama - 6:00 p.m.
Rifle at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio)
Track and field at NCAA Championships (Nampa, Idaho)
Diving at NCAA Zone Diving (Bloomington, Ind.)
Women's golf at LSU Golf Classic

Saturday, March 10
Softball hosts Alabama - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Canisius - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball SEC Semifinals - 1:00 p.m. (New Orleans)
Rifle at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio)
Track and field at NCAA Championships (Nampa, Idaho)
Diving at NCAA Zone Diving (Bloomington, Ind.)
Women's golf at LSU Golf Classic

Sunday, March 11

Softball hosts Alabama - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Canisius - 1:00 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts Florida - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball SEC Finals - 1:00 p.m. (New Orleans)
Women's tennis at Florida - 1:00 p.m.
Women's golf at LSU Golf Classic

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