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Mar. 6 Performances of the Week

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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. 6:

Gymnastics: Seniors - Jasmine Minion, Andrea Mitchell, Phylicia Reshard, Colleen Williams

In their final home meet of their collegiate careers, these four gymnasts stepped up to the challenge and carried the Kentucky gymnastics team to a season-best score of 195.65. All four gymnasts had impressive scores at the event, but none more than Mitchell who set or tied a career high on three events en route to her career best all-around score of 39.550. Minion was great for UK on beam, scoring a career best beam score of 9.775, while Reshard continued her solid year as an all-arounder with a score of 39.2. Williams had arguably her best meet of the year Friday, taking home medalist honors on vault with a 9.85 and setting a season high on bars with a 9.8.

Baseball: Jordan Cooper

Sophomore right-hander Jordan Cooper turned in the start of his career in a must-win situation on Sunday at the 2011 Houston College Classic against Utah, hosted by the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park ... Cooper hurled seven innings and allowed only one run on three hits, striking out a career-high nine ... The Shelbyville, Tenn., native picked up the win over the red-hot Utes, holding UT to a .150 batting average ... Cooper allowed only one run in the first inning on two back-to-back hits to start the game, including one that bounced off his cleats on the mound ... On the year, Cooper owns a 1-0 record and a 3.86 ERA in four games and three starts, totaling one save ... In 16.1 innings this season, Cooper has fanned 13.

Softball: Lauren Cumbess

Freshman Lauren Cumbess has been an offensive spark and a consistent performer in the circle in helping guide UK to its best start in program history following a 3-0 weekend at the Coach B Classic. Cumbess is currently on a six-game hitting streak which ranks as the fourth best streak on the team this season. In a win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Cumbess had a day to remember. In her lone pitching performance of the week, Cumbess was nearly flawless with a complete game shutout in the win. She yielded what would become three meaningless singles and struck out a career-best 10 in the win. At the dish, Cumbess connected for her first career home run to aide her own cause with a solo shot in the fifth inning to lift UK to the 2-0 win. In the victory over Southern Illinois, Cumbess produced an RBI single in the first inning and would come around to score to help guide UK to a 9-5 win.

Softball: Kara Dill

Sophomore Kara Dill paced the Wildcats to a 3-0 week to improve to 14-3 overall on the season, which is the best start in school history. Dill batted .556 for the week, which included a career-best three hits in a win over Southern Illinois. Dill also tapped home a career-high three times in that outing. In the victory over Purdue, Dill executed a perfectly-played suicide-squeeze bunt to plate the final run of a three-run inning to lift UK to the comfortable advantage. She has started all 17 games for UK at shortstop in her first season in the role and has performed admirably registering 17 putouts and 24 assists while committing just one error in the opening weekend of action.  

Baseball: Trevor Gott

Freshman right-hander Trevor Gott had a stellar weekend at the Houston College Classic, pitching in the Friday and Sunday games ... Gott picked up a huge save in the Sunday game, entering with a 2-1 UK lead in the eighth inning and tossing two shutout innings with only one infield hit allowed ... A native of Lexington, Ky., and a graduate of Tates Creek, Gott struck out four in the outing ... In his appearance on Friday, Gott was called on to face reigning NCAA Player of the Year, Rice third sacker Anthony Rendon ... Gott forced a first pitch swing and miss from Rendon, then educed a harmless ground out ... On the year, Gott has appeared in a team-high five games this season, posting a 1-1 record and a perfect 0.00 ERA ... Gott has tossed 8.1 innings without allowing an earned run, fanning 11 in 8.1 frames.

Baseball: Braden Kapteyn

Junior two-way star Braden Kapteyn had a productive weekend during UK's three games at the Houston College Classic ... A native of Lansing, Ill., Kapteyn hit in the middle of the order on the weekend and reached base safely in a staggering 11-of-13 plate appearances ... On Friday vs. Rice, Kapteyn snapped 25 consecutive innings without a homer at the spacious Minute Maid Park, by sending a towering bomb into the famous Crawford Boxes over the tall leftfield fence ... In five plate appearances vs. the high-octane Owls, Kapteyn reached five times ... In a game with Houston, Kapteyn reached base safely in 2-of-4 visits to the plate, totaling a run ... In Sunday's win over Utah, Kapteyn was UK's offense, reaching base safely in all four outings, including scoring UK's only two runs in a 2-1 win ... Kapteyn went 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks ... In a tie game in the eighth inning, Kapteyn delivered a deep triple that sailed near the 4340foot centerfield fence, for his first career triple, coming around to score the go-ahead run.

Men's basketball: Brandon Knight

Scored in double-figures for the 24th  and 25th straight games ... Was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line on the week ... Scored 12 of his 17 points and grabbed four of his six rebounds in the second half against Vanderbilt to help the Cats remain perfect at home for the second straight season ... Iced the game vs. Vanderbilt with two free throws with :08 left to UK an insurmountable 68-65 lead ... At Tennessee, he scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to help the Cats to a season sweep of the Volunteers ... Hit a pair of free throws with just over a minute remaining to help put the game away ... Broke the UK freshman record for 3-pointers in a season with 69th

Men's basketball: Darius Miller

Tallied back-to-back double-digit efforts against Vanderbilt and Tennessee giving him a career-best six-straight double-digit scoring games ... Shot better than .500 on the week for the second straight week ... Hit a pair of free throws with 4:28 left in the game that gave Kentucky the lead for good ... Hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers in the road win against Tennessee the second of which gave UK a four-point lead with 2:53 left in the game

Women's tennis: Marni Venter

  • Defeated Vivian Pietraroia of Mississippi State on Sunday 6-1, 6-1
  • Paired with fellow freshman Caitlin McGraw, won at No. 2 doubles 8-1

Feb. 27 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 27:

Softball: Chanda Bell

Junior Chanda Bell made history in her second no-hitter of her career, this time against Colorado State to begin the Stanford Nike Invitational. Bell allowed just one base runner with a walk, and was a full-count walk away from a perfect game. In the game, she set the UK single-game record with 16 strikeouts - besting her own previous record of 15 she had set four other times. Additionally, in the contest she topped Keary Camunas' for the all-time career strikeout mark at UK. Camunas had 550 career Ks, and Bell has now totaled 577 in her career, in just her third season of play. Bell would go on to record her second career save in 3.0 innings of work to preserve the victory over UC Davis. Finally, Bell earned her second win of the weekend in a relief effort come-from-behind victory over North Dakota State. Bell was the only pitcher to throw in every game played this weekend, and charted 32 strikeouts in 18.0 innings of work for an average of 1.78 strikeouts per inning.

Baseball: Taylor Black

Senior shortstop Taylor Black exploded offensively during UK's five-game week, batting .529 (9-for-17) with a staggering nine RBI ... Black scored nine runs, with three doubles and one homer, drawing five walks and getting plunked by two pitches without striking out ... The native of Easley, S.C., added a stolen base and reached base at a .667 clip and slugged .882 at the plate ... Ranked as the 26th-best senior prospect in college baseball by Baseball America, Black is off to a dynamic start in 2011, totaling a .345 (10-for-29) average with 10 runs, three doubles and a triple through seven games ... During UK's five-game week, Black was also a force defensively, making several impressive plays showcasing his tremendous range and arm strength, totaling 11 assists and nine putouts.

Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap

  • Led Kentucky with 19 points and seven rebounds to go with three steals and two blocks in the 76-62 win over Auburn.
  • Grabbed three steals vs. the Tigers to move into sixth place on UK's single-season steals list with 91.
  • Collected 12 points and seven rebounds while adding a game-leading four steals in UK's thrilling 55-54 win over Arkansas on "Senior Night."
  • Has scored in double figures 26 times this season, including 17 consecutive and 90 times in her career.

Men's basketball: Brandon Knight

Scored in double-figures for the 22nd and 23rd straight games ... Recorded his UK freshman record 12th 20-point game with a career-high 26 points at Arkansas ... Pulled down career-high eight rebounds at Arkansas ... Averaged 5.5 assists on the week and 6.8 over the last four games ... Hit three 3-pointers on the week putting him one-shy of the UK freshman record for 3-pointers in a season with 67.

Baseball: Corey Littrell

Freshman southpaw Corey Littrell carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his first career start, picking up a win in UK's home-opening win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday ... A native of Louisville, Ky., Littrell lasted 6.2 innings, allowing only two hits and two runs ... He tossed two walks - both on full-count offerings - and struck out three, throwing only 77 pitches, including 51 for strikes ... A 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, Littrell retired the first eight hitters he faced and had only faced the minimum number of hitters while working into the sixth inning of his starting-pitching debut ... The southpaw only had trouble on back-to-back hitters in his final inning of work, allowing a one-out single to break up the no-hit bid, with the No. 4 hitter then pulling a two-run homer ... The 2010 Kentucky High School Mr. Baseball out of Trinity High School, Littrell picked up his first career win, helping the Wildcats best EMU, a club that had just beaten No. 4 Clemson on the road.

Men's basketball: Darius Miller

Tallied back-to-back double-digit efforts against Arkansas and 13th ranked Florida ... Shot .500 on the week ... Scored career-high 24 points in win over 13th ranked Florida ... Had all-around game adding five rebounds, three assists, three blocks ... Had a crucial possession in win over Florida at 4:30 mark where he grabbed an offensive rebound keeping the possession alive and finished it with a 3-pointer pushing UK's lead to 11 ... It was the second-consecutive home game in which Miller has posted a career-high scoring total.

Baseball: Walter Wijas

Sophomore right-hander Walter Wijas was a force out of the bullpen for UK during a five-game week, appearing in three of the five games and tossing seven shutout innings in relief ... Wijas picked up a win in his three outings, tossing seven innings without a run crossing the plate, allowing seven hits and walking three with four punchouts ... Wijas picked up the win on Tuesday on the road at Morehead State, coming on in relief of freshman starter Jonathan Paquet in the fourth inning and hurling 3.2 shutout innings for his first career win, allowing only three hits and striking out three ... In four games on the year, Wijas owns a perfect 0.00 ERA through 8.2 frames.

Softball: Megan Yocke

Senior Megan Yocke batted .615 to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 weekend. Yocke blasted a three-run home run in the victory over Colorado State and also plated another score with a double. She was 2-for-2 in a win over UC Davis and also scored both of UK's runs in that win. She smacked her second home run of the weekend in a win over North Dakota State and scored the game's tying run to force extra innings against the Bison. For the week, she was the lone UK player to record at least two hits in every game at the Stanford Nike Invitational. With two stolen bases against UC Davis she matched a career-high in that category. With four RBI in the win over the Rams, Yocke has now charted four or more RBI in a game three times already this season.

Feb. 20 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 20:

Gymnastics: Kentucky Vault Lineup

The University of Kentucky women's gymnastics team had a school-record breaking performance Sunday against the Ohio State Buckeyes, scoring the highest team vault score in school history with a 49.4. The Wildcats were led on the event by senior Phylicia Reshard, who earned a career high 9.95, becoming only the sixth gymnasts in school history to earn a 9.95 or higher on vault. Fellow senior Jasmine Minion and junior Whitney Rose were just behind Reshard with a 9.875. Seniors Andrea Mitchell and Colleen Williams scored a 9.85, with Mitchell's mark tying a career high and Williams' score setting her career high. Video of all five vaults

Softball: Brittany Cervantes

Junior Brittany Cervantes rewrote the UK history books in helping the Blue and White to their best start in school history with an 8-2 record through 10 games of action. Cervantes was simply magnificent in putting on an offensive show in leading UK to the Garnet and Gold tournament crown. The junior started four games at third base and one at catcher and batted a blistering .625 with a 10-for-16 weekend while also reaching base four more times by way of a walk. She ripped three home runs and a double while driving in seven runs. Additionally, Cervantes swiped her first three bases of the season along the base paths. She had a blazing 1.250 slugging percentage and a remarkable .700 on-base clip.

Cervantes' history lesson began with her matching a career best with two home runs in the win over Georgia Southern on Saturday. She then opened the Florida State game on Sunday with a long ball to strike for a UK-record three consecutive homers in as many at-bats. Furthermore, between the two games Cervantes has reached base seven straight times including six consecutive by way of a hit. Her four hits in the tournament-clinching win over Florida State is a career-best. With a hit in every game this weekend, Cervantes has charted a career-high six-game hitting streak which extends back to a hit in the final game of the FIU Combat Classic. Her three runs scored in the win over Middle Tennessee State is a career-high. Cervantes totaled three games with multi-hit performances and charted a pair of games with multi-RBI. With the three home runs this weekend she pushes her career total to 24 and is now nine shy of setting the UK career home run record in just her third season of action.

Men's basketball: Terrence Jones

Recorded back-to-back double-doubles in helping lead the Cats to a 2-0 record on the week ... Has tallied four double-doubles in last six games ... Tied career high with five assists against Mississippi State ... Tied career high with five offensive rebounds against South Carolina ... 10 defensive rebounds against Mississippi State was most since pulling down 15 against Notre Dame on Dec. 8.

Baseball: Alex Meyer

Junior Alex Meyer had arguably the best game of his career in his season-debut on Sunday vs. Miami (Ohio) ... The 6-foot-9 right-hander tossed a career-high seven innings, whiling striking out a career-best 13 ... The Greensburg, Ind., native allowed only three hits and held the Redhawks to a .143 batting average ... Meyer's 13 strikeouts marks his sixth career double-digit strikeout performance ... A preseason All-Southeastern Conference selection by Baseball America, Meyer was the hard-luck loser in a 3-1 loss to the Redhawks, allowing one run in the fourth inning, with Miami taking the lead in the seventh inning on an error that would have retired the go-ahead run at home plate ... While tossing the quality start, Meyer allowed only three runners to reach scoring position and struck out eight of the first 12 hitters he faced on the season.

Men's basketball: Darius Miller

Tallied back-to-back double-digit efforts helping Kentucky to a 2-0 record on the week ... Hit 3-of-7 3-pointers in victory over Mississippi State and followed it with a career best 6-of-8 performance against South Carolina ... Recorded career-high 22 points in win against USC ... Missed double-double by one rebound ... Blocked three shots, one short of career-high.

Women's basketball: Bernisha Pinkett

  • Freshman Bernisha Pinkett averaged a team-high tying 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in UK's two SEC road games last week.
  • Earned her first career start vs. Vanderbilt and did not disappoint as she posted UK's second-highest point total with 14.
  • Also grabbed six rebounds in a career-high 36 minutes of play in helping UK chart its first win over VU in Nashville since 1986.
  • UK's second-leading scorer with 12 points off the bench in a tough loss at Georgia.
  • Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds vs. the Lady Bulldogs.
  • Hit 7-of-8 free-throw attempts in the two games.
  • Has now scored at least three points in 12 consecutive games.

Women's basketball: Keyla Snowden

  • Despite playing with a stress fracture in her right foot, junior Keyla Snowden averaged a team-high tying 13.0 points, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists in UK's two road games last week.
  • Earned a spot back in the starting lineup vs. Vanderbilt, scoring an SEC-high 22 points in the pivotal win over Vanderbilt.
  • Went 7-of-10 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc vs. the 'Dores.
  • Moved up to eighth place on UK's single-season 3-pointers made list with 52, passing her total of 51 from the 2009-10 season.
  • Charted just her second 20-plus point game of the season in helping UK chart its first win at Vandy in 25 years.

Feb. 13 Performances of the Week

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albrecht ashleigh_2010-11.JPGEvery Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 13:

Women's golf: Ashleigh Albrecht

  • Led Kentucky at the UCF Challenge to its second-lowest team round in program history since records began being kept in 1987-88.
  • Shot an opening-round, bogey-free, 6-under-par, 66, the second-lowest individual round in program history.
  • Eagled the par 5 seventh hole from 59 yards out.

Women's tennis: Megan Broderick

  • Went 2-1 in singles play over the week and is tied for the team lead with three wins in singles play during the spring season.
  • Went 2-1 in doubles play over the week, including a win while paired with freshman Khristina Blajkevitch over the No. 13 doubles tandem in the country.

Swimming and diving: Lisa Faulkner

  • Earned a career-best score on the three-meter board (347.60).
  • Holds the second-best score on the three-meter board in UK history (347.60).
  • Finished in fourth place on the three-meter board.
  • Finished in the top nine on all three boards at the SEC Diving Championships.

Swimming and diving: Greg Ferrucci

  • Named SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year.
  • Earned career-best marks on the one-meter, three-meter and platform.
  • Holds the second-best score on the three-meter board in UK history (400.55).
  • Holds the second-best score on the platform in UK history (336.00).
  • Holds the third best score on the one-meter in UK history (378.50).
  • Finished in the top-seven on all three boards at the SEC Diving Championships.

Men's basketball: Terrence Jones

  • Averaged a double-double on the week.  
  • Recorded his league-leading eighth double-double of the season against Tennesssee.
  • Tied season high with four blocks against the Vols.
  • Tallied team-high 25 points at Vanderbilt.
  • Has scored in double-figures in four straight games and 16 of his last 17 games.

Softball: Emily Jolly

  • Freshman Emily Jolly was the lone true freshman to start all five opening weekend games for the Blue and White when she made five starts at second base.
  • In her first career game, she had a two-run single to help upset No. 22/24 Ohio State.
  • Matched a single-game UK record with three doubles in UK's victory over DePaul, a feat only achieved by one other player in school history.
  • She also plated a pair of scores in that outing, including driving in the game's final two runs in the eighth inning to help UK secure a comeback from three down to defeat the Blue Demons by a 6-3 final margin.
  • For the week, she batted .308 with four RBI, three extra-base hits and a perfect fielding percentage, which included eight putouts and eight assists.

Men's basketball: DeAndre Liggins

  • Scored in double-figures in back-to-back games for the second time this season.
  • Tied career high with 19 points against Tennessee while recording career-high five steals.
  • Had an efficient shooting night by making 5-of-6 field goals and 7 of 8 at the foul line.
  • Posted ninth double-digit scoring effort against Vanderbilt.
  • The Wildcats are 8-1 when Liggins scores in double-figures.

DeMartine.jpegSoftball: Sam DeMartine

  • Sam DeMartine helped UK go 4-1 to start the season, which included a run-rule five-inning upset of No. 22/24 Ohio State in the opener.
  • UK has now defeated a top-25 ranked team in the season opener in two straight seasons.
  • DeMartine's RBI single in the top of the third proved to be the only offense UK would need to defeat the Buckeyes.
  • For the week, DeMartine led the team with a .462 batting average and a team-best two home runs.
  • One of her bombs led a three-run comeback effort to down DePaul in extra innings when she hit a solo shot in the top of the seventh to begin the rally from three back.
  • Her two runs scored against the Blue Demons is a career high.
  • She led the team for the weekend with two multi-hit games.
  • Teamed with Erika Silence for the first back-to-back home runs of the season in the win over Ohio State.
  • The three home runs against the Buckeyes matched a school record for home runs in a single game.

Women's basketball: A'dia Mathies

  • Averaged a team-high 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in UK's two games last week.
  • Hit 48 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the free-throw line in two games.
  • Scored a game-high 16 points in UK's first win over LSU in Lexington since 1994.
  • Also charted a game-high four steals and two assists in the win. Her second assist fed Brittany Henderson who scored the game-winning field goal with 1.1 seconds remaining.
  • Scored 11 of her game-high 16 points in the decisive second half and at one point strung together seven straight points from the 8:38 mark to 6:01 remaining in the game, putting the Wildcats up 40-37.
  • Scored a team-high 16 points while recording seven rebounds and a game-high four assists against South Carolina.
  • Only Wildcat to score at least one point in all 25 games.
  • Has now scored in double figures 46 times in her career.

Track and field: Sharif Webb

  • Senior Sharif Webb grabbed a fifth-place finish in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:47.91 at the Husky Classic to capture his spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • Webb's time locked in the Wildcats first NCAA automatic qualifying time of the season.
  • The senior narrowly missed out on surpassing his career-best time of 1:47.86, set last season at Notre Dame. His personal-best time currently ranks second on UK's all-time 800m list, only trailing David Freeman who ran 1:47.40 in 2003.
  • Webb returned to Kentucky this season as the Wildcats' only men's indoor All-America honoree a year ago and with his performance Saturday will have an opportunity to duplicate that run.

Jan. 30 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 30:

Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap

  • Averaged a team-high 21.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in UK's two SEC road wins over Ole Miss and Alabama last week.
  • Hit 52.9 percent from the floor and 63.6 percent from the free-throw line for the week.
  • Scored 16 of her team-high 18 points in the decisive second-half vs. Ole Miss.
  • Grabbed her 27th career and fifth double-double of the season vs. Alabama with a team-high 25 points and 15 rebounds.
  • It marked her sixth career 25-point and 15-rebound game, her first of the season.
  • With 43 points in the two games and 1,639 in her career, she moved up two spots to No. 3 on the all-time scoring list, passing Pam Browning (1,598 points from 1974-78) and Sam Mahoney (1,601 points from 2005-08).
  • With six steals and 274 in her career, she moved up to No. 3 on UK's all-time steals list, passing Patty Jo Hedges (271 steals from 1979-83).
  • Just three rebounds shy (997) of joining Valerie Still as the only two players in school history to pull down 1,000 rebounds in a career.

Swimming and diving: Lisa Faulkner

  • Won both events she competed in, the one- and three-meter dive.
  • Received a career-best score of 321.20 on the one-meter board.
  • Score of 321.20 on the one-meter board is the third best in program history.

Swimming and diving: Greg Ferrucci

  • Won both the one- and three-meter board competitions.
  • Has won the last six diving events he's competed in.
  • Recorded a career-best score of 368.85 on the one-meter board.
  • His score of 368.85 on the one-meter board is the fourth best all-time at Kentucky, bettering his previous best score of 362.25 which was then the fourth-best score all-time at Kentucky.

Men's basketball: Doron Lamb

  • Tallied game-high 19 points in helping lead Kentucky to 66-60 win over Georgia on Saturday.
  • Recorded 14th multiple 3-pointer game this season.
  • Hit two free throws late to help ice the game against the Bulldogs

Women's basketball: Jennifer O'Neill

  • Averaged 7.5 points off the bench in just 14.5 minutes per game in UK's two SEC wins over Ole Miss and Alabama last week.
  • Was critical in UK's win over Ole Miss, scoring eight of her 10 points in the final minutes. With UK trailing by two points with less than seven minutes remaining in the game, O'Neill hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Cats a lead they would not relinquish.
  • Also dished out a career-high-tying four assists vs. the Rebels.
  • Scored five points in 11 minutes off the bench in UK's win over Alabama.
  • Has made at least one 3-pointer in six consecutive games.

Swimming and diving: Chatham Penrod

  • Part of two Keating Aquatic Center record times.
  • Swam first leg in victorious 200 medley relay which set a KAC pool record time of 1:45.07.
  • Won the 200 backstroke by setting a KAC pool record with a finish of 2:02.63.
  • Won every race she was a part of.

Jan. 23 Performance of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 23:

Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap

  • Averaged a team-high 14.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists in UK's two SEC wins over Florida and Vanderbilt last week.
  • Hit a go-head jumper with 44 seconds left and then stepped up and hit the game-winning free throws with 10 seconds left in the game to give UK its first SEC road win and first win at Florida since 2006.
  • Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds vs. Florida.
  • With six steals during the week and 268 in her career, she moved up to No. 4 on UK's all-time steals list, passing Rita Adams (267 from 1999-2003).
  • With 977 career rebounds, she moved into second place on UK's all-time rebounding list, passing Jennifer Humphrey who had 964 rebounds from 2003-07.
  • Charted a near double-double with a team-high-tying 17 points and game-high nine rebounds in UK's win over Vanderbilt. Also charted a game-high four steals.
  • Has scored in double figures 16 times this season, including seven in a row.

Men's basketball: Brandon Knight

Knight, a 6-3 guard from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., averaged 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in games at Alabama and at South Carolina. Knight scored in double-figures for the 13th and 14th straight games last week and recorded his eighth 20-point game with a game-high 23 points in UK's win at South Carolina. The eight 20-point games ties for third most by a freshman in school history, one off the record set by Patrick Patterson and Rex Chapman. Knight also pulled down a career-high seven rebounds in win at South Carolina. He has hit multiple 3-pointers in four straight games, hitting 13 triples over the last four games.

Women's basketball: Jennifer O'Neill

  • Averaged 12.5 points off the bench in just 21.5 minutes per game in UK's two SEC wins over Florida and Vanderbilt last week.
  • Came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points in UK's first SEC road win and first win at Florida since 2006.
  • Scored five straight points in the final four minutes in helping UK claw back from a 10-point deficit with just 5:29 remaining in the game.
  • Hit a career-high three 3-pointers vs. the Gators.
  • Scored 10 points in a reserve role in UK's win over Vanderbilt while also grabbing a steal and a block.
  • Perfect from the free-throw line during the week, hitting all five attempts.
  • Has scored in double figures in UK's last three SEC wins.

 

Jan. 16 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 16:

Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap

  • Averaged a team-high 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals in UK's two SEC wins last week.
  • Recorded her 26th career and fourth double-double of the season with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds against Mississippi State. She also added a game-high five steals and three assists.
  • Scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in helping UK secure its first conference win of the season over South Carolina. She also collected three steals and two blocks in the win.
  • Her 22 points vs. the Bulldogs moved her up to No. 5 on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,567 career points, passing Sara Potts (1,563 points from 2001-05).
  • Took sole possession of third place on UK's all-time double-doubles list with 26 career double-doubles, passing Josh Mills (25 from 1990-93).
  • Two blocks vs. South Carolina moved her up to No. 2 on UK's all-time list with 157, passing Valerie Still (156 blocks from 1979-83).
  • Has now scored 20 or more points six times this season, including three of her last four games.

Swimming and diving: Greg Ferrucci

  • Won the one- and three-meter boards against Alabama on Saturday.
  • Named SEC Male Diver of the Week for his performance against the Crimson Tide.
  • Set a new career-best score of 362.25 on the one-meter board.
  • Ferrucci's score on the one-meter board ranks fourth all-time at Kentucky.

Men's basketball: Terrence Jones

  • Came off the bench and broke the UK freshman single-game scoring record with 35 points against Auburn.
  • Shot 11 of 17 from the field, including a career -est four 3-pointers. 
  • Also pulled down eight rebounds in the win.
  • Came off the bench in win over LSU and scored 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds.
  • Has scored in double figures in 10 straight games.

Men's basketball: Brandon Knight

  • Scored in double figures for the 11th and 12th straight games in helping lead UK to a 2-0 record on the week.
  • Along with his 13 points against Auburn, Knight also pulled down five rebounds and dished out six assists.
  • Hit a career-best five 3-pointers, going 5 of 7 from behind the 3-point line against LSU, scoring a game-high 19 points.
  • Also pulled down six boards in the win.

Women's basketball: Bernisha Pinkett

  • Averaged team's second-highest point total with 15.5 ppg in UK's two SEC wins last week.
  • Came off the bench to notch a career-high 18 points and four assists in a career-high 25 minutes of play in helping UK secure its first conference win of the season over South Carolina. Her previous high was 17 points vs. No. 12 Notre Dame.
  • Hit a season-high 72.7 percent, connecting on 8-of-11 attempts from the floor against the Gamecocks.
  • Dished out a career-high four assists vs. USC.
  • Followed that performance with 13 points in a reserve role vs. Mississippi State. Also added four rebounds and three assists in the win.
  • Has now scored in double figures six times this season.

Jan. 9 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 9:

Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap

  • Averaged a team-high 17.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in a tough three-game stretch for Kentucky.
  • Jumped four spots on UK's all-time scoring list to No. 6 with 1,525 points.
  • Put together her third double-double of the season against Arkansas with 26 points and 13 rebounds and now has 25 in her career to tie Josh Mills for No. 3 all-time on UK's all-time double-doubles list.
  • Hit 8-of-10 from the free-throw line against Georgia and now has 376 career free throws, moving her into third place on UK's all-time free-throws made list.
  • Totaled four blocks in the week and needs just one more to move to No. 2 on that list.

Swimming & diving: Greg Ferrucci

  • Came in third place in the men's one-meter championship at the Tennessee Diving Invitational on Jan. 3
  • Earned a sixth-place finish in the men's three-meter championship at the Tennessee Diving Invitational on Jan. 4.
  • Came in fifth place on the platform at the Tennessee Diving Invitational on Jan. 5
  • Recorded a second-place finish on the three-meter board in Columbia, S.C., in the Cats' double dual meet against South Carolina and the College of Charleston.
  • Scored a 385.90 to win the one-meter board in the Cats' double dual meet against the Gamecocks and the College of Charleston.
  • Currently holds the second best score in UK history on the platform dive, the third best mark in the men's three-meter board and the fourth best score in the men's one meter board.

Gymnastics: Andrea Mitchell

Performed well in the team's first event of the year, finishing in the top five in three events to help Kentucky defeat No. 17 Illinois and Northern Illinois with a score of 194.350 ... Was solid on each event, however was the star of the meet on floor, posting a career-high mark of 9.95 for her first career event title on that event ... The high score was the third highest posting in school history, becoming only the seventh gymnasts in UK history to record a score of 9.5 or higher on floor ... With the impressive mark, Mitchell ranks No. 1 in the country on floor, posting the highest score on the event so far this season ... Was also impressive on bars, where she has developed a new routine for this season, scoring a solid score of 9.775 ... Finished third in the all around competition and first on the UK team with a score of 38.975.

Jan. 2 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 2:

Women's basketball: Samantha Drake

  • Recorded her first career double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds against UT-Martin. Also charted a career-high three steals in the win.
  • First UK freshman to grab a double-double since Victoria Dunlap in 2007-08.
  • Scored a career-high 14 points after netting 8-of-12 from the free-throw line.
  • More than doubled her previous career high of six rebounds, with a career-best 13 rebounds, including eight offensive boards.
  • With two blocks in the week, is now T-7th in the SEC in blocks and leads all freshmen in the category.

Men's basketball: Josh Harrellson

Scored double-digits in both games this week, including a career-high 23 point in UK’s win at 22nd ranked Louisville … Tied career high with 14 rebounds at Louisville … Recorded his third double-double this season and fourth this year … 20-10 game against Louisville was first of his career … Hit second 3-pointer this season, during a stretch where he scored 12 of UK’s first 17 points of the second half against the Cardinals

Men's basketball: Brandon Knight

Dished out career-best and game-high eight assists in win against Winthrop … Hit multiple 3-pointers in win against Winthrop, it was his 10th time doing so this season … Tallied game-high and career-best 25 points in win at No. 22 Louisville … Hit multiple 3-pointers against the Cardinals for the 11th time this season and eighth straight game … Scored seven-straight point in crucial first-half run for the Wildcats against Louisville to help extend UK’s lead from five to 10 (21-16 to 28-18) … Scored in double figures for eight games

Women's basketball: Keyla Snowden

  • Led UK to wins over Middle Tennessee and UT-Martin last week with 16 and 17 points, respectively.
  • Led UK in field goal percentage, netting 11-of-20 from the field, including .562 percent from beyond the arc.
  • Totaled 9-of-16 (.562) from 3-point land in two games, moving to the top of the SEC in three-point field goal percentage and three-point field goals made per game.
  • Has hit four or more threes in four consecutive games.
  • Has now hit 20-of-35 three-point field goals during the last four games.
  • Had a season-high tying three assists against UT-Martin.
  • Increased her school-record streak to 22 consecutive games hitting at least one three-pointer.

Dec. 26 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 26:

Men's basketball: Brandon Knight

Recorded his fifth 20-point game this season. Has made at least two 3-pointers in six straight games. Has scored at least 14 points in six straight games. Has scored in double figures and hit a 3-pointer in 10 of 11 games this season.

Men's basketball: Doron Lamb

Scored a UK freshman record 32 points in leading Kentucky to an 89-52 win over Winthrop. Lamb set career highs for points, field goals (11) and 3-pointers (seven). Lamb's seven 3-pointers tied for the most by a Southeastern Conference player this season.

Women's basketball: Bernisha Pinkett

Freshman Bernisha Pinkett came off the bench to score 14 points in 19 minutes in UK's 107-35 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Record a career-high four steals. Grabbed a career-high-tying five rebounds. Was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.

Women's basketball: Keyla Snowden

Junior Keyla Snowden came off the bench and scored a career-high 28 points in 19 minutes in UK's only game of the week vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Hit almost 60 percent from the field, netting 10-of-17 attempts, including 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. Nailed a career-high-tying six 3-pointers. Tied the school record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer at 20 in a row.

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