Football - Kentucky won its sixth-consecutive home opener dating back to 2006 when it defeated Central Michigan 27-13. The win improved Kentucky's record in home openers to 92-23-6 all-time. - The Wildcats were led by a solid offensive performance in the second half behind true freshman tailback Josh Clemons' 87-yard game-winning touchdown. The 87-yard run was the fourth longest rush in school history and the longest for any UK player since Bernie Scruggs' 88-yard scamper vs. Georgia in 1970. It was the longest rush by a UK freshman in school history. - UK quarterback Morgan Newton also played well in the second half, leading the Wildcats' comeback victory by throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to junior La'Rod King and rushing for a one-yard score to seal the UK win. - Kentucky's defense earned its second consecutive second-half shutout, limiting Central Michigan's offense in the final two quarters. The Wildcats had three players with double-figure tackles, including seniors Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy gathering 13 stops apiece.
Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team concluded nonconference action on a seven-match winning streak to improve to 9-2 on the young season. In UK's seven-match winning streak, the Blue and White have yielded just one set and swept six of seven opponents. - Kentucky began the week by defeating its rival Louisville in a 3-0 match. It marked the first sweep for UK over the Cardinals since 1988. Sophomore Whitney Billings led the team with 11 kills on a career-high .450 hitting clip. She contributed a season-high 15 digs and also turned back four opponent attacks to lead the charge. - Junior Stephanie Klefot picked up 69 digs for the week and became the 10th player in school history to chart 1,000 or more digs in a career.
Women's soccer - Kentucky won its second championship in as many weeks, posting a pair of 2-0 wins over Louisville and SE Missouri in the Tropical Smoothie Invitational. The Wildcats are 7-0-0 to start the season, their best start since the 2001 season. UK is the last undefeated team left in the Southeastern Conference, - The Wildcats have scored four goals off corner kicks in the last four matches. - Kayla Price has tallied three shutouts this season, including two over the weekend. She is one shy of fourth on UK's shutout list among freshmen. - Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi has a team high 13 points on four goals and five assists, both team highs.
Men's soccer - The 15th-ranked Kentucky men's soccer team wrapped up a grueling stretch with the two games in the Golden State, falling to Stanford 3-1 on Friday night and suffering a 3-2 setback vs. No. 13 Cal on Sunday, with UK owning a 4-2 win over IPFW on Tuesday. - The Wildcats have been led by junior forward and All-America candidate Matt Lodge, who paces UK with five goals and three assists through the first seven games of the year, firing a staggering 36 shots. Sophomore forward Tyler Riggs leads UK in scoring with five goals and four assists, including a team-best two game-winning goals. - Overall, UK owns a staggering 129-63 advantage in shots and a 57-25 lead in corner kicks against its opposition. Women's golf - The University of Kentucky women's golf team is tied for first in the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial after one round of action. The Cats are led by junior Ashleigh Albrecht who is currently tied for first overall. - The Cats shot a 299 leaving them tied for second with Texas and only three strokes behind the leader, Auburn. - Albrecht shot a 2-under 70 that has her tied for first place. Senior Ashlee Rose also finished the first round in the top 10 with a 2-over 74.
Monday, September 12 Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial Men's golf at Marshall Invitational
Tuesday, September 13 Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial Men's golf at Marshall Invitational Friday, September 16 Men's soccer vs. Brown - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.) Volleyball hosts Auburn - 7:00 p.m. Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four
Saturday, September 17 Football hosts Louisville - 7:00 p.m. Women's soccer at Dayton - 7:30 p.m. Men's golf hosts Bluegrass Fall Invitational Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four Cross country at Tennessee Invitational
Sunday, September 18 Men's soccer vs. High Point - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia,S.C.) Volleyball hosts Auburn - 2:00 p.m. Men's golf hosts Bluegrass Fall Invitational Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four
Women's soccer: - The UK Women's soccer team opened the 2011 season with a 3-0 win at Oakland Friday. - Freshman Molly Huber led the Wildcats in scoring in the season opening win over Oakland tallying a goal and an assist. The last time a freshman led UK in scoring in the season opener was in the 2002 lid lifter. - Freshman goalie Kayla Price recorded a shutout in her first collegiate appearance. It was the first time in school history that a true freshman posted a shutout in the season opener. - It was the second straight season the Wildcats posted a shutout in the season opener and the seventh time in program history. Men's soccer: - The UK men's soccer team will open the 21st season in program history, Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, hosting Dayton at the UK Soccer Complex. - The Wildcats return a pair of former freshmen All-America selections, including defender Dylan Asher and midfielder Matt Lodge, in addition to all-conference performers goalkeeper Tyler Beadle and defender Brad Walker. - UK head coach Ian Collins, who has presided over 18 seasons of UK soccer, sits a win shy of 200 career victories entering the 2011 season. - Amongst C-USA coaches, the Wildcats were voted to finish fifth in the league in the preseason, with Asher and Lodge named preseason All-Conference USA.
Volleyball: - The volleyball team will open the 2011 season on the road in Tallahassee, Fla., at the Florida State Invitational. UK will take on Albany, No. 23 Tulsa and the host Seminoles in the two-day tournament. - All four squads in the round-robin tournament were NCAA participants a season ago. - Kentucky is one of just 18 teams in the nation to appear in six consecutive NCAA Tournaments. - The Wildcats return five starters to a 17-win team including reigning Southeastern Conference Libero of the Year Stephanie Klefot. - Klefot and senior Becky Pavan were named to the preseason All-SEC team as selected by the conference's coaches. - Kentucky's freshman class of Jessy Hoeschler, Jackie Napper, Lauren O'Conner and Kayla Tronick was rated among the top-30 in the nation according to PrepVolleyball.com.
Softball - Kentucky has advanced to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid for the third consecutive season. - The Wildcats are one of just 31 teams in the nation to achieve three straight bids. Seven teams from the SEC have matched UK's feat. - Sophomore Kara Dill led the Wildcats in their opening round loss to eventual-champion Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. Dill was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run driven in. - Senior Megan Yocke was tabbed to the SEC first team for the second straight season. She is now just the second player in school history to earn All-SEC status in all four seasons. - Senior Meagan Aull was tabbed the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is the first UK player to win the award. Aull and teammate Kara Dill were named to the All-SEC second team. Emily Jolly was tabbed to the All-SEC Freshman team.
Baseball - Behind the blistering bat of junior Thomas McCarthy and a red-hot offensive attack, the Kentucky baseball team posted three wins during a four-game week, including the first series win over Georgia since the 2007 season, falling just shy of the first UK sweep of the Bulldogs since the 1993 season. - The Wildcats rode a dynamic offensive approach during the four-game week, batting .393 overall with nine homers, 59 hits and 33 runs scored as a team. UK was led by McCarthy throughout the week, with the third baseman batting .684 during the four games and .714 (10-for-14) during the three-game weekend. McCarthy tallied his first career multi-homer game on Saturday, as UK clinched the series with a dominating 12-5 win. - The Wildcats have been led offensively by McCarthy, who paces UK with a .359 average, adding an SEC-leading 19 doubles, one triple, seven homers and 34 RBI and eight stolen bases. Chad Wright has hit .345 with 14 doubles, six homers and 34 RBI, swiping 16 bags. Shortstop Taylor Black has added a .308 mark with three homers and 37 RBI, while UK's two-man catching tandem of Luke Maile and Michael Williams have combined for 16 homers and 57 RBI. - On the mound, UK has been led by one of the top starting pitchers in the country, junior right-hander Alex Meyer (6-5, 3.06 ERA), who leads UK and the SEC with 101 strikeouts in 94 innings. In relief, UK lefty Alex Phillips (1-2, 2.36 ERA) has appeared in a team-high 26 games with two saves and only one walk in 34.1 frames. Freshman Trevor Gott (2-4, 2.73 ERA) has added two saves in 22 relief outings, with 32 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.
Men's tennis - With the score tied 3-3 and a spot in the NCAA Championships Sweet 16 on the line, University of Kentucky men's tennis junior Alex Musialek downed Louisville's Viktor Maksimcuk 6-0 in the third set, giving No. 10 Kentucky a 4-3 victory over No. 24 Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Championships. - The win for Musialek advances Kentucky to its second consecutive Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships. It is the first time UK has advanced to consecutive Sweet 16s in 19 years when the 1991 team fell in the round of 16 and the 1992 team fell in the quarterfinals. The Wildcats are now 42-3-1 all-time against the Cardinals. - Kentucky continues to add to its school record for wins in a single season, moving the record to 28 wins. The Wildcat are now 6-2 this year against teams ranked 11-25 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings and 17-8 overall against ranked foes. - Kentucky finishes the season with an 18-3 record at the Boone Tennis Center and improves its home record to 46-9 since the start of the 2009 season.
Track and field - Senior Colin Boevers won his second-straight SEC discus title with a career-best throw of 196-00/59.74m on his opening throw of the competition. The title extends UK's streak of discus champions to four straight dating back to Chase Madison in 2008 followed by Rashaud Scott in 2009. - The leading point scorer for the Wildcats was senior Mary Angell, who, after a career performance on Saturday in the discus, put together a personal-best throw of 53-06.25/16.31m in the shot put to finish third. The senior is now third on both UK's discus and shot put all-time lists. - Keith Hayes finished third in the 110m hurdles with a career-best time of 13.70, which ranks second all-time at UK. Hayes continued his streak of personal records in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.96, improving his place on UK's all-time list to third. - In two grueling long-distant events, the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m run, junior Luis Orta claimed top-five finishes in both. Orta added to his second-place finish in the steeplechase with a fifth-place performance in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:25.68. - The men's team finished seventh overall with 54 points while the women's team finished eighth with 42 points.
Tuesday, May 17 Baseball hosts Western Kentucky - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 Men's tennis vs. Florida - 3 p.m. (Stanford, Calif.) Baseball at Florida - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 20 Softball vs. Notre Dame - 5:30 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Baseball at Florida - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 21 Softball vs. Michigan/W. Michigan - Noon/2:30/5 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Men's tennis vs. Southern Cal/Ga. Tech - 3 p.m. (Stanford, Calif.) Baseball at Florida - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 Softball vs. Michigan/W. Michigan/Notre Dame - 1 p.m./3 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Softball - With a 10-2 victory over No. 23 Auburn, Kentucky matched a single-season program record with 36 overall wins on the season. - UK has earned the No. 6 overall seed in the SEC Tournament for the third straight season. It marks the first time in school history UK has advanced to the conference tournament in three straight seasons. - Seniors Meagan Aull, Samantha DeMartine and Megan Yocke combined for an 8-for-10 day at the plate with six runs scored and eight RBI in the win over the Tigers. Aull was a perfect 4- for-4 with a career-high five RBI. - Junior Brittany Cervantes became just the second player in a single-year to record 50 or more runs in a single season at UK.
Baseball - The baseball team completed a three-game week with a series against the No. 1 Vanderbilt Commodores, opening the series with a 2-0 win before falling Saturday and Sunday with the Dores claiming the hard-fought series. - Kentucky rode the hot hand of pitching sensation Alex Meyer in the series opener vs. Vanderbilt. He tossed his second complete game shutout of the year and his league-leading fourth complete game of the season in a 2-0 blanking of the red-hot Dores. Meyer allowed only five singles in the game and one walk, lifting UK to its first win over a No. 1-ranked foe since the 2007 season. In the win, UK got a solo homer from Thomas McCarthy and added an insurance run from Braden Kapteyn for the difference. - In the next two games of the series, Vanderbilt posted wins to clinch the three-game set. In the Saturday game, Vandy rode the strong left-handed arm of 2010 Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year Grayson Garvin, to a 10-3 win to even the series. In the finale, UK owned a 3-2 lead before committing an error in the seventh inning to even up the game. VU then plated three runs on five consecutive two-out hits in the top of the ninth inning to secure the series for a 6-3 win.
Men's tennis - The No. 10 UK men's tennis team will make its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament when it hosts the first and second rounds of the event May 13-14 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. This is the third consecutive year UK has hosted a regional. All of UK's NCAA appearances have come under Dennis Emery's direction. The 29th-year Wildcat mentor ranks second in the nation among active coaches in NCAA Championship appearances. - UK enters the tournament after one of the best regular seasons in school history with a school-record 26 wins. The Wildcats are fresh off an appearance in the finals of the SEC Tournament, marking their second finals appearance in school history and the first since UK claimed the title in 1992. - Senior Brad Cox and juniors Alex Musialek and Eric Quigley will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships after receiving at-large bids into the field. Quigley and Musialek will play in the singles tournament, while Cox and Quigley will team up in doubles. Cox is the first player in school history to play in the doubles championship all four seasons.
Track and field - Colin Boevers, the reigning SEC champion in the discus throw, threw a season-best mark of 58.39m/191-07 to claim victory at the Billy Hayes Invitational. The season- and event-best throw extends the seniors SEC-leading mark, ahead of Auburn freshman Stephen Saenz who owns a season-long mark of 183-05. - Mary Angell also won the discus throw with a long throw of 51.25m/168-02, which is just shy of her career-best mark of 53.57m/175-09 set earlier this season at the Sea Ray Relays. - Boevers grabbed a runner-up finish in the shot put with a career-long toss of 17.14m/56- 03.00, moving him up to sixth in the SEC. Boevers had thrown his previous career-best mark of 16.91m /55-05.75 in Louisville, Ky., during the Kentuckiana Border Battler on April 9. - Angell produced a career-best toss in the shot put as well with a mark of 15.36m/50-04.75 to finish in fifth position. Angell's toss moves her into fifth place on UK's all-time outdoor shot put list, just behind current injured teammate Jennifer Svoboda, and seventh overall on the current SEC rankings.
Women's golf - The Kentucky women's golf team concluded its season Saturday with a 20th-place finish in the East regional of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships held at the Legends Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. - Sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht led Kentucky with a final score of 9-over par to finish in a tie for 44th place. - Albrecht, a Murrieta, Calif., native, finished her season with eight rounds of par or better and now has 12 career rounds of par or better, both UK program records. - Albrecht's season scoring average of 75.36 is the second best in school history. - In UK head coach Golda Johansson Borst's first year of coaching, the Cats finished with a team scoring average of 306.30, the second best score in UK history.
Tuesday, May 10 Baseball hosts Indiana - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 Softball vs. Tennessee (SEC Quarterfinals) - noon (Oxford, Miss.) Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.)
Friday, May 13 Men's tennis hosts Cleveland State - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Softball vs. Florida/Auburn (Semifinals) - 3 p.m. (Oxford, Miss.) Baseball hosts Georgia - 6:30 p.m. Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.)
Saturday, May 14 Men's tennis hosts Louisville/Cornell - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Baseball hosts Georgia - 4:30 p.m. Softball SEC Championship - 8 p.m. (Oxford, Miss.) Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.) Baseball hosts Georgia - 1 p.m. Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.)
Softball - Kentucky has clinched a spot in the SEC Tournament for a school-record third consecutive season. - UK had all five of its SEC games canceled last week due to weather-related incidents. - The Blue and White wrap up regular-season action with a three-game series at home against Auburn. On Sunday, UK will host Senior Day for Meagan Aull, Samantha DeMartine, Annie Rowlands and Megan Yocke.
Baseball - The baseball team completed a four-game week, highlighted by a sweep-clinching win over rival Louisville, before falling in a series sweep at six-time NCAA Champion LSU. - Kentucky posted a 7-1 win over Louisville on Tuesday, clinching a series sweep over the Cardinals, the first sweep in the series since UK won two in 2006. - UK fell 9-5 Thursday night as LSU plated eight runs in the eighth inning to erase a 5-1 UK lead and post the series-opening win. UK junior Alex Meyer turned in another dominating outing, striking out 10 and allowing only four hits, with two hits going as infield hits. On Saturday, LSU used big innings to secure a 12-4 series-clinching win. In the series finale, LSU got a three-run inning in the first and rode a strong pitching outing from Ben Alsup and closer Matty Ott to a 8-4 win. Senior Neiko Johnson had the best weekend of his injury-shortened year, collecting four hits in five at-bats, including three doubles and four RBI. - Kentucky has been led offensively by junior Chad Wright, who has hit .331 with 11 doubles, two triples, four homers and 29 RBI. Senior shortstop Taylor Black has added a .324 average with 13 doubles, two homers and 31 RBI, while third sacker Thomas McCarthy has added a .311 average with an SEC-leading 16 doubles, four homers and 23 RBI. - On the mound, Meyer (4-5, 3.32 ERA) has established himself as one of the top starting pitchers in college baseball, making 11 starts on the weekends and tossing seven quality outings and three complete games. He leads the SEC with 91 strikeouts in 78.2 innings, allowing only 11 extra-base hits in his 61 hits allowed.
Men's tennis - Four men's tennis players were named All-SEC performers, setting a new school record for honors in a season. - Junior Eric Quigley was named to the first team, while senior Alberto Gonzalez and junior Alex Musialek were named to the second team. Freshman Tom Jomby was named to the freshman team. - The first-team honor is the second consecutive for Quigley, while Musialek has been named second team in back-to-back seasons. The All-SEC honor is the first for Gonzalez.
Track and field - Senior Keenan Hall captured the Kentucky school record in the triple jump with an event-winning leap of 15.72m/51-07.00, surpassing current teammate David Banks who set the previous school record of 51-05.50 in Columbus, Ohio, last season. - Junior Keith Hayes finished second at the Drake Relays with a career-best time of 13.76 in the 110m hurdles, shooting him to second in the SEC and on UK's all-time list. - Senior Sharif Webb collected the top spot among his collegiate competitors in the 800m run with a time of 1:48.48. The senior was the only collegiate athlete to run in the final, finishing sixth. - Six underclassmen recorded personal bests Sunday at the Payton Jordan Invitational, including sophomore Cally Macumber who moved up to No. 4 on UK's all-time 5,000m run list with at time of 16:19.13.
Women's golf - The women's golf team will begin play Thursday in Daytona Beach, Fla., in the East Regional of the 2011 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. - The Cats will field junior Ashlee Rose, sophomores Ashleigh Albrecht, Betsie Johnson and Heather Lott, and freshman Liz Breed. - Albrecht enters the East regional with the lowest scoring average on the team (75.40).
Thursday, May 5 Women's golf at NCAA Regionals (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Friday, May 6 Baseball hosts Vanderbilt - 6:30 p.m. Softball hosts Auburn - 7 p.m. Women's golf at NCAA Regionals (Daytona Beach, Fla.) Track and field at Billy Hayes Invitational (Bloomington, Ind.)
Saturday, May 7 Softball hosts Auburn - 1 p.m. Baseball hosts Vanderbilt - 6:30 p.m. Women's golf at NCAA Regionals (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Softball - UK snapped an eight-game losing streak to Louisville behind an improbable comeback effort. After trailing 7-0, UK rallied for 14 straight runs to take down the Cardinals 14-8 on Wednesday. - With a pair of wins at South Carolina, UK has now captured five SEC series this year. That marks the most SEC series wins in a single season in school history. - The Wildcats blasted nine home runs this week led by three from Samantha DeMartine. UK has now totaled 60 for the year, which is a new single-season school record. - Kentucky owns a 35-11 overall record which marks the most wins in a year in the Rachel Lawson era. Kentucky is one win shy of matching a program record for wins in a season, and two SEC wins from matching the most in league play.
Baseball - The Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week with its first series win over No. 12 Arkansas since the 2005 season. The Wildcats fell one win shy of notching the first series sweep over the Razorbacks in program history. - UK returns to action with a midweek test vs. Louisville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, before traveling to face No. 27 LSU in a three-game series, beginning on Thursday night as part of the ESPN Thursday Night SEC Game of the Week at Alex Box Stadium. - Kentucky posted a thrilling 3-2 walkoff win in the series opener, using a complete-game gem from junior righty Alex Meyer, who struck out 10 in his third complete-game outing of the year, allowing only three hits and one earned run. - In the second game of the series, UK posted a 3-1 win, using a good start from freshman Corey Littrell and relief from Alex Phillips and Trevor Gott. Littrell finished one out shy of a quality start, while Phillips took the game into the ninth inning, with Gott saving his second game of the year with two strikeouts to end the game. - UK has been led offensively by senior shortstop Taylor Black, who has batted .337 with 12 doubles, two triples, two homers and 27 RBI, stealing 10 bases. Braden Kapteyn has batted .321 with nine doubles, five homers and 38 RBI.
Men's tennis - The Kentucky men's tennis team made a thrilling run in the SEC Tournament, defeating two top-20 ranked teams in No. 20 Auburn and No. 5 Georgia before falling to No. 17 Florida in the finals. - The finals appearance for Kentucky was its first since 1992, when the Wildcats earned its lone SEC Tournament crown in school history. During the championship run in 1992, the No. 1-seeded Wildcats downed Tennessee and Ole Miss en route to a 5-2 win over LSU to win the championship. - Although UK fell in the finals, the tournament run from beginning to end was historic for the UK program. The win over the Bulldogs was the first for Kentucky since the 2003 season and its first outside of Lexington since 1997. It also broke the school record for wins in a single season and marked the first time in the modern era of the program that Kentucky has set a school record for wins in consecutive seasons. - Seniors Brad Cox and Alberto Gonzalez were named to the all-tournament team for their impressive tournament play. Cox teamed up with junior Eric Quigley to take down two top-30 ranked doubles duos, while going 1-1 in singles action. Gonzalez was also solid for UK, winning a key doubles match Saturday in the win against Georgia and going 2-1 in singles.
Women's tennis - UK defeated No. 59 LSU 4-3 in the first round of the 2011 SEC Women's Tournament before falling to No. 14 Tennessee 4-0 in the tournament quarterfinals. - UK won two of the three doubles matches against LSU, and led the third match before play was suspended with the doubles point having already been won. - The Cats earned victories in singles play against LSU from senior Megan Broderick and sophomore Jessica Stiles at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, as well as freshman Caitlin McGraw at No. 4. - Kentucky finishes its season with a 5-20 overall record and a 2-9 mark in SEC play. Stiles led the Cats this year with a team-high 11 singles victories. - Freshman Khristina Blajkevitch and Stiles led the Cats with six and four singles victories in conference play, respectively. - Broderick, Lauren Meier and Nicole Scates will be graduating from the team. Broderick leaves the Cats with 64 victories in singles play.
Tuesday, April 26 Baseball hosts Louisville - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27 Softball hosts Ole Miss (DH) - 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 Baseball at LSU - 7:30 p.m. Track and field at Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa)
Friday, April 29 Softball at Alabama - 7:30 p.m. Baseball at LSU - 8 p.m. Track and field at Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa)
Saturday, April 30 Baseball at LSU - 2 p.m. Softball at Alabama - 2:30 p.m. Track and field at Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa) Track and field at Payton Jordan Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Softball - With a 4-0 week the No. 18 Kentucky softball team eclipsed the 30-win plateau for the third consecutive season, a feat never achieved before in school history. - Junior Rachel Riley blasted two home runs in the nightcap of a sweep of Marshall. She became the fourth different UK player to hit two long balls in a single outing. Riley also picked up the win in the circle, working 5.0 innings of relief. - Junior Brittany Cervantes hit two home runs this week to run her season total to 13. She is now just two round trippers shy of breaking Molly Johnson's career home run record. - Junior hurler Chanda Bell worked 8.2 innings of action over the Tennessee Tech series. She threw 19 strikeouts, including 16 in a victory during the second game to match her own single-game record in that category. - Freshman Lauren Cumbess secured the win in the circle in the opening game of the TTU series. She then delivered a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning to help UK force extra innings to set the stage for senior Samantha DeMartine's walk-off homer in the 10th in the nightcap.
Men's tennis - Kentucky completed another come-from-behind victory Saturday at No. 29 Vanderbilt, coming back to grab a 4-3 win in its regular-season finale against the Commodores in Nashville, Tenn. With the win, Kentucky clinched the No. 3 seed in the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Gainesville, Fla. The Wildcats will receive a bye in the first round before facing either South Carolina or Auburn on Friday morning at 9 ET. - The win moves the Wildcats to 5-1 on the road in SEC play and 8-4 overall away from home. The win moves UK to 14-7 against teams ranked in the top 50 this season. Kentucky's 8-3 record in SEC play marks the second consecutive year that UK has posted eight SEC wins. UK has also earned a top-four seed in the SEC Tournament in back-to-back seasons. - Kentucky posted the win over Vandy after four solid singles wins from No. 3 Eric Quigley, No. 56 Alex Musialek, No. 88 Alberto Gonzalez and No. 117 Anthony Rossi. Quigley paced the Wildcats by taking down a top-30 ranked player, while Rossi clinched the match in a three-set thriller.
Baseball - The Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week on Sunday, highlighted by a win at No. 28 Louisville on Tuesday night. The Wildcats traveled to Ole Miss for the weekend series, with the Rebels sweeping the series. - UK fell in the three-game series at Ole Miss by a combined four runs, with two one-run losses and a two-run loss on Saturday. - The Wildcats have been led offensively by senior shortstop Taylor Black, who has batted .346 with 12 doubles, two triples, one homer and 24 RBI, stealing 10 bases. - On the mound, Alex Meyer (3-5, 3.59 ERA) leads UK in innings pitched (62.2) and strikeouts (71), tossing nine starts and two complete games.
Track and field - Senior Keenan Hall was awarded the Tony Wilson Memorial Trophy for being the most outstanding male field athlete during the meet. Hall won the men's triple jump with a personal-best mark of 15.56-meter/51-00.7 and finished second in the long jump at 7.46m/24-05.75. - Senior Sharif Webb won the 800m run with a time of 1:49.32, marking his second victory in two chances this season, after winning with a school-record and SEC-leading time of 1:47.19 at the Florida Relays. - Freshman Allison Peare posted a career-best time of 2:09.64 in the 800m to take fourth, drawing closer to the freshman school record of 2:06.47, set in 1986. - Senior Colin Boevers claimed two top-five finishes during the meet, collecting third in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Boevers, an All-America honoree in the discus throw last year, threw 53.44m/175-04 to capture the bronze. In the shot put, the senior made a long toss of 15.97m/52-04.75 to grab fourth. - Junior Precious Nwokey rounded out her first heptathlon competition in 2011 as the second-place finisher with 5,309 points. Nwokey holds the school record in the event with a total score of 5,543.
Men's golf - The Kentucky men's golf team finished the SEC Championships in ninth place after sophomore Chase Parker and freshman Stephen Powers each finished in the top 20. - Parker shot a 1-under-par 69 in the final round to end the 54-hole tournament tied for 12th, while Powers earned his second consecutive top-22 finish by ending his first SEC Championship appearance tied for 19th. - Kentucky concludes the 2010-11 season with four top-three finishes as a team, increasing the total number of top-three finishes under 10-year head coach Brian Craig to 35. Individually, UK players earned 14 top-20 finishes during the year, including Belden who had a team-high five top-20 finishes.
Women's golf - Kentucky finished 10th in the SEC Women's Golf Championships. - Sophomore Betsie Johnson led UK with a 10-over par 226 to finish in 23rd place individually. - Johnson found success on Auburn University Club's four par 5 holes. The Nicholasville, Ky., native was 3-under par on the par 5s. - UK will learn if it has been invited to the NCAA Championships on a conference call on April 25 at 6 p.m. ET.
Women's tennis - The Cats fell to No. 18 Vanderbilt 5-2 on Senior Day Saturday. Megan Broderick, Lauren Meier and Nicole Scates were recognized on Senior Day. - Broderick won a thrilling match over No. 76 Alex Leatu in her final match at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. - Sophomore Jessica Stiles turned in the most dominating performance of her collegiate career with a straight sets 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles. Stiles' win was her 10th singles victory this season, the most on the team and her fourth conference win. - The Cats are the No. 10 seed in the SEC Tournament and will face No. 7 seed LSU in the opening round in Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday.
Tuesday, April 19 Softball hosts Eastern Kentucky - 4 p.m. Baseball at Western Kentucky - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20 Softball hosts Louisville - 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 Women's tennis vs. LSU - 6 p.m. (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Friday, April 22 Men's tennis vs. South Carolina/Auburn - 9 a.m. (Gainesville, Fla.) Baseball hosts Arkansas - 6:30 p.m. Softball at South Carolina - 7 p.m. Track and field at UCSD Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.) Women's tennis at SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Satruday, April 23 Football hosts Blue/White Spring Game - 3 p.m. Softball at South Carolina - 4 p.m. Baseball hosts Arkansas - 7 p.m. Women's tennis at SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.) Men's tennis at SEC Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.) Track and field at UCSD Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.) Track and field at Jesse Owens Invitational (Columbus, Ohio)
Sunday, April 24 Baseball hosts Arkansas - 1 p.m. Softball at South Carolina - 1 p.m. Women's tennis at SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.) Men's tennis at SEC Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.) Track and field at Jesse Owens Invitational (Columbus, Ohio)
Softball - Juniors Chanda Bell and Rachel Riley threw consecutive perfect games in wins at Austin Peay. Bell's became the first registered perfect game in school history as she struck out 15 of a possible 18 outs. - During Riley's perfect pitching accomplishment, she was also perfect at the plate with a 4-for-4 day while matching a single-game record with six RBI. - Junior Ashleigh Gustafson charted her first career hit launching a three-run homer in the opening win over the Lady Govs. - Junior Brittany Cervantes totaled at least one RBI in all five games this week as she moved into 10th on the UK single-season list with 38 RBI for the season.
Men's tennis - The Kentucky men's tennis team earned three victories throughout the week, defeating No. 30 LSU, No. 75 Arkansas and in-state rival Morehead State. Kentucky went 3-1 on the week overall, with its only loss coming in a 4-3 decision to No. 3 Ohio State. - Kentucky ends its regular-season home schedule with an impressive 16-3 record at the Boone, including an 8-3 mark against teams ranked in the top 75. With the win against top-30 ranked LSU, UK moves to 13-7 this season against teams ranked in the top 50 in the nation. - No. 7 Eric Quigley led the Wildcats all week with a 3-0 singles record, taking down No. 3 Blaz Rola of Ohio State and defeating two quality SEC opponents at No. 1 singles. Seniors Alberto Gonzalez and Brad Cox also performed well in their final home matches of their UK career with Gonzalez going 2-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles. Cox was brilliant for the Wildcats in singles Friday and Sunday, earning straight-set wins both days. - Kentucky was solid in doubles all week, winning all three doubles points. Cox and Quigley went 3-0 in doubles, defeating two top-15 ranked tandems, while Frenchmen Anthony Rossi and Alex Musialek went 2-1. Freshman Alejandro Gomez teamed up with Gonzalez on Friday and Sunday in doubles to go 2-0, including clinching the doubles point against Arkansas.
Baseball - The Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week with a series sweep at the hands of defending SEC Western Division Champion Auburn. UK also picked up a midweek win over Xavier. - UK suffered its ninth consecutive loss in conference play, the longest streak since starting SEC play 0-9 in 2005. - UK completed a great offensive week by scoring 34 runs through four games, including belting nine homers. UK hit six homers in the series vs. the Tigers, with AU entering the weekend having allowed only eight round trippers on the year. - The Wildcats have been led offensively by junior two-way star Braden Kapteyn, who has hit .339 with four homers and 33 RBI through 33 games.
Track and field - Kentucky contributed six first-place victories for the Commonwealth in the Border Battle, including wins in the men's 110-meter hurdles, 4x400m relay, long jump and triple jump, and the women's 400m dash and discus throw. - There were several bright spots for Kentucky on a windy, storm-filled day and none more than a first-place finish in the men's long jump by senior Keenan Hall. The Indianapolis native put together a career-best performance with a long jump of 7.58m/24-10.50 that shot him straight to No. 3 on UK's all-time long jump mark list. Hall also finished second in the men's triple jump with a jump of 15.23m/49-11.75 - In similar fashion a trio of men's hurdlers finished first, second and fourth in the 110m hurdles with junior Keith Hayes leading the way. - Bradshaw finished second in the 110 hurdles with a time 14.66 followed by Brandon Bagley in fourth with a time of 15.07. - Jenna Martin claimed a win in the 400m dash with a time of 52.94. - The Wildcats' sixth win came from senior Mary Angell in the discus throw. Angell had a long throw of 51.07m/167-06.75, which was just shy of her season-best throw of 51.34m/168-05.
Men's golf - The Kentucky men's golf team hosted the fourth annual UK Bluegrass Invitational this weekend at the University Club of Kentucky. The Wildcats performed well at the event, finishing in second place just a few strokes behind SEC foe and sixth-ranked Auburn. - Kentucky was led at the tournament by freshman Stephen Powers, who finished second after tying the tournament-record score for 18 holes with a 65 in the second round. The 6-under-par round was the lowest of the tournament by any player and put Powers on top of the leaderboard after 36 holes. The freshman ended the tournament with a 2-over-par 215. - Four other Wildcats finished in the top 35, including sophomore Chase Parker tied for seventh, senior Brian Belden tied for 16th, junior Mads Kristensen tied for 21st and freshman Cody Martin tied for 35th. - The top-three finish for the Wildcats is the third of the season and the 35th since head coach Brian Craig took over the program in 2001. UK's team score of 876 was the second lowest of the season and its second-round team score of 288 is tied for the third-lowest round of the year.
Women's tennis - The Kentucky women's tennis team dropped a pair of road matches over the weekend, losing to Arkansas 6-1 on Friday and LSU 5-2 on Sunday. - Freshman Khristina Blajkevitch earned her ninth singles victory of the season against Arkansas. The win was also Blajkevitch's sixth win in SEC play, a team high. - Sophomore Jessica Stiles won her ninth singles victory of the season against LSU on Sunday. Blajkevitch and Stiles' nine singles victories are tops on the team. - Freshman Caitlin McGraw defeated LSU's Ebie Wilson after Wilson had to retire in the second set. - Saturday's match against Vanderbilt will be Senior Day for Megan Broderick, Lauren Meier and Nicole Scates.
Tuesday, April 12 Baseball at Louisville - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 Softball at Marshall (DH) - 3 p.m.
Friday, April 15 Baseball at Ole Miss - 7:30 p.m. Men's golf at SEC Championship (St. Simons Island, Ga.) Women's golf at SEC Championship (Auburn, Ala.)
Saturday, April 16 Softball hosts Tennessee Tech (DH) - 1 p.m. Men's tennis at Vanderbilt - 2 p.m. Women's tennis hosts Vanderbilt - 4 p.m. Baseball at Ole Miss - 5 p.m. Men's golf at SEC Championship (St. Simons Island, Ga.) Women's golf at SEC Championship (Auburn, Ala.)
Sunday, April 17 Baseball at Ole Miss - 2:30 p.m. Men's golf at SEC Championship (St. Simons Island, Ga.) Women's golf at SEC Championship (Auburn, Ala.)
Men's basketball - Kentucky finishes its season at 29-9. - The Wildcats end the season having advanced to their 14th Final Four, while posting their 55th 20-win season and winning their 27th SEC Tournament title. - John Calipari is one of only two coaches to lead three different schools to the Final Four. - UK is now 105-46 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and is tied for first with the most NCAA Tournament wins. - The 75,421 fans in attendance for the UK-UConn game was an NCAA Final Four single-game record. - Junior Darius Miller hit a 3-pointer in 25 straight games to finish the season and connected from long range in 36 of 38 games this season. - Brandon Knight closed his rookie season with a UK freshman scoring record of 657 points, and 87 made 3s, also a UK freshman record.
Gymnastics - Behind a season-high score on balance beam of 48.9, the University of Kentucky gymnastics team posted its highest team score at a NCAA Regional in school history with a 195.175 in a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional in Coleman Coliseum at Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Kentucky's team score at the meet surpassed its previous NCAA Regional high mark of 195.150, which helped UK earn a fourth-place finish in the 2001 NCAA Regional. The Wildcats had not scored a 195 team score or above since the 2001 season. - The Wildcats were impressive on all four events at the meet, but earned its highest event score on balance beam, posting a season-high score of 48.9. Junior Storey Morris led all UK gymnasts on the event with a 9.85, surpassing her career high of 9.825, while freshman Audrey Harrison scored a 9.8 for her highest career mark.
Softball - Kentucky swept No. 5 Florida for the first time in school history to claim its fourth SEC series of the season, matching a program record. - Senior Meagan Aull entered the weekend with six career home runs and connected with four in propeling UK's offense to 26 runs on the weekend. Aull had a homer in all three games, including two in the first inning of the final win. She became the first player in school history to hit two long balls in the same inning. - While completing the sweep, UK coach Rachel Lawson won her 200th career game as a head coach. - UK currently ranks second overall in the SEC and first in the Eastern Division.
Baseball - The baseball team completed a four-game week, posting a midweek win over Tennessee Tech, before falling in three games at defending NCAA champion, No. 3 South Carolina. - Kentucky rode a 4-for-4, four-runs-scored outing from senior shortstop Taylor Black in the win over TTU on Tuesday, posting an 11-8 result. - As a team, the Wildcats have posted a .294 batting average through 29 games, owning a 3.83 ERA with eight saves in 254 innings, striking out 237.
Men's tennis - With the match tied 3-3 and the final singles match in a decisive third-set tiebreaker, University of Kentucky freshman Tom Jomby earned arguably his biggest collegiate win of his young career by defeating Andrew Butz to give No. 14 Kentucky a 4-3 win over No. 15 Florida at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Fla. - The win gives Kentucky its first victory over the Gators since the 2002 season and its first win in Gainesville since 1992 when the Wildcats took down Florida in the NCAA Tournament. UK's last regular-season win at Florida was in 1988. - Kentucky continued its winning ways Sunday, taking down South Carolina 5-2 for its 20th win of the season. - UK now has back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since UK earned three consecutive from 1987-89. All told, it is Kentucky's 18th 20-win season in school history and the 12th under longtime head coach Dennis Emery.
Track and field - Senior middle-distance runner Sharif Webb won the 800-meter run for the second consecutive year while setting Kentucky's 800m record and snapping a 25-year old Florida Relays record with a time os 1:47.19. - Sophomore distance runner Cally Macumber earned UK's second win of the Florida Relays with a personal-best time of 4:24.32. - A pair of discus throwers grabbed top-four finishes, with senior Mary Angell (51.34m/168-05) finishing third overall in the women's discus and senior Colin Boevers (57.26m/187-10) fourth on the men's side. - Junior Luis Orta also had a top-five finish, completing the 3,000m steeplechase in 9:01.54 to claim fourth.
Men's golf - UK men's golf freshman Cody Martin posted his third top-25 finish of the spring season as the Wildcats finished 14th in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C. - Martin was again impressive for Kentucky, scoring the lowest round of the day for the Wildcats with a 1-over-par 72. The three-day score of 216 is the lowest of the season for Martin, who has finished as UK's top golfer in the last three events. - Fellow freshman Stephen Powers carded three birdies in the final round and eight for the tournament, posting a career-low score of 221.
Women's golf - Kentucky recorded its second-lowest round of the spring season Sunday. As a team, UK improved each round of the tournament and finished 19th. - Sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht led the Cats for the third time this spring season, finishing 35th overall. She carded her third-lowest round of the spring during the final round on Sunday.
Women's tennis - Kentucky lost to No. 2 Florida 7-0 Friday and fell to No. 38 South Carolina 6-1 Sunday. - Freshman Khristina Blajkevitch won her team-leading eighth singles victory against South Carolina on Sunday. Blajkevitch's win was also her fifth in conference action, the most on the team.
Tuesday, April 5 Baseball hosts Xavier - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6 Men's tennis hosts Ohio State - 3 p.m. Softball at Austin Peay (DH) - 6 p.m. Men's tennis hosts Morehead State - 8 p.m.
Friday, April 8 Women's tennis at Arkansas - 1 p.m. Men's tennis hosts Arkansas - 3 p.m. Softball at Georgia - 6:30 p.m. Baseball hosts Auburn - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 Softball at Georgia - 2:30 p.m. Baseball hosts Auburn - 6:30 p.m. Track and field at Kentuckiana Border Battle (Louisville, Ky.) Men's golf hosts UK Bluegrass Invitational
Sunday, April 10 Baseball hosts Auburn - 1 p.m. Women's tennis at LSU - 1 p.m. Men's tennis hosts LSU - 1 p.m. Softball at Georgia - 1:30 p.m. Men's golf hosts UK Bluegrass Invitational
Men's basketball - Kentucky advances to the Final Four for the 14th time in program history and the first time since the 1998 season. - John Calipari joins Rick Pitino as the only coach in NCAA history to lead three different teams to the Final Four. - Kentucky is the first team to lose the No. 1 overall pick (John Wall) to the NBA Draft and make the Final Four the following season since Virginia lost Ralph Sampson in 1984. - UK hit 12 3-pointers in the regional final against North Carolina, which is tied for the fifth most in an NCAA Tournament game for Kentucky. - Brandon Knight was named the East Region Most Outstanding Player. Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins joined him on the All-Tournament team.
Softball - Kentucky swept Mississippi State in SEC action for the second time in three seasons and captured the series over the Bulldogs for the third straight season. - In the series-clincher, junior pitcher Chanda Bell threw UK's first no-hitter in SEC action in an 8-0 victory. Bell struck out 11 in the win. It was the second no-hitter of the season for UK's hurler. - Kentucky hit four homers in the opening game of the series to set a program record for the most long balls in a single outing. Megan Yocke, Brittany Cervantes, Lauren Cumbess and Rachel Riley all connected for a homer in the win.
Baseball - Kentucky posted a pair of wins during the midweek, riding a 4-2 win over Cincinnati and a 12-4 win over Canisius on Wednesday. The Wildcats then traveled to Alabama for its first road series in SEC play on the year. 'Bama rode a complete-game shutout performance from ace right-hander Nathan Kilcrease on Friday and took advantage of a UK error in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off win on Saturday. In the Sunday game, 'Bama plated four runs in the first inning and the Wildcats couldn't recover, falling in a series sweep with a 9-3 loss. - The Wildcats have been led by freshman J.T. Riddle, who has batted .349 with five doubles, two homers and 11 RBI. Outfielder Chad Wright hit .348 with three homers and 19 RBI, adding 11 stolen bases. Senior shortstop Taylor Black hit .317 with six doubles, two triples, one homer and 19 RBI, while center fielder Brian Adams has hit .306 with six doubles, eight RBI and five steals. - As a team, UK has hit .302 through 25 games with 17 homers and 144 runs scored, adding 43 stolen bases and a .973 fielding percentage. On the mound, UK owns a 3.93 team ERA with eight saves and 208 strikeouts in 219.2 innings.
Men's tennis - The Kentucky men's tennis team wrapped up a seven-match home stand this week with dominating wins over No. 43 Maryland and Eastern Kentucky. The Wildcats dropped it's lone SEC match of the week 4-1 to Auburn. - The win over Maryland was Kentucky's 11th this season over a top-50 ranked team and the two non-conference home wins extended UK's home non-conference winning streak to 25 matches. - Freshman Tom Jomby was named SEC Freshman of the Week last week for his efforts two weeks ago with Kentucky's wins over Notre Dame, Butler and Alabama.
Women's tennis - Kentucky won all three doubles matches en route to a 6-1 win over Auburn, with senior Megan Broderick and freshman Khristina Blajkevitch clinching the doubles point and grabbing their team-leading fourth victory at the No. 1 position. - Broderick won her eighth victory in singles play with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Auburn's Paulina Schippers at No. 1. Broderick leads Kentucky with three victories in SEC competition. - Blajkevitch earned a win over Auburn and was also the lone player to capture a victory in the loss to Alabama.
Swimming and diving - Freshman diver Greg Ferrucci placed 33rd on the one-meter board at the NCAA Championships before suffering a quad injury that forced him to withdraw from the remaining competition. - Senior forward Victoria Dunlap has been selected as one of the top 40 finalists for the 2011 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, as announced by The Women's Basketball Coaches Association, in cooperation with State Farm. The finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.
Monday, March 28 Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegaite (Awendaw, S.C.)
Tuesday, March 29 Baseball hosts Tennessee Tech - 4 p.m. Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegaite (Awendaw, S.C.)
Friday, April 1 Men's tennis at Florida - 3 p.m. Women's tennis hosts Florida - 4 p.m. Softball hosts Florida - 7 p.m. Baseball at South Carolina • 7 p.m. Women's golf at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.) Track and field at Florida Relays
Saturday, April 2 Softball hosts Florida - 1 p.m. Baseball at South Carolina - 4:30 p.m. Gymnastics at NCAA Regional - 7 p.m. (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Men's basketball vs. Connecticut • 8:49 p.m. (Houston) Women's golf at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.) Track and field at Florida Relays
Sunday, April 3 Women's tennis hosts South Carolina - noon Softball hosts Florida - 1 p.m. Men's tennis at South Carolina - 1 p.m. Baseball at South Carolina - 1:30 p.m. Women's golf at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.) Men's basketball vs. VCU/Butler - 9 p.m. (Houston)