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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 17)

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Football
- Junior tailback Jonathan George had a career game, scoring three touchdowns - two rushing, one receiving - in Kentucky's 32-31 overtime loss to Western Kentucky on Saturday. George finished the game with 13 rushes for 51 yards, adding a career-high six catches for a career-best 54 yards. The junior was the first player to score two rushing touchdowns and a receiving score in the same game since Randall Cobb in 2010 vs. Auburn.
- Sophomore quarterback Maxwell Smith three for 300-plus yards for the second-consecutive game, becoming the first player to accomplish that feat since Mike Hartline in 2010.
- Defensively, Collins Ukwu, Alvin "Bud" Dupree, Avery Williamson, Taylor Wyndham, Mister Cobble and Martavius Neloms all had career-high tackles. Williamson led the way with 14 stops.

Volleyball

- The Kentucky volleyball team opened SEC action with a home contest against No. 13 Florida. The Wildcats suffered a 3-0 loss to the Gators in front of more than 1,800 fans at Memorial Coliseum.
- Senior libero Stephanie Klefot had a season-high 18 digs in a three-set match.
- Junior Alexandra Morgan matched a career high with 10 kills to lead the offensive effort for the Blue and White.
- Kentucky will now hit the road for its first two-match conference set with dates at LSU on Friday and Texas A&M on Sunday.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky upset No. 13 Florida Friday night 2-1 in a game that featured a PK from each team before freshman Courtney Raetzman scored her first-career goal in the 47th minute to notch the game winner. The win over the Gators was the Wildcats' first since the 2006 SEC Championship game.
- UK ended Mississippi State's undefeated season Sunday, collecting three goals from three different players in a 3-0 win. The win marked the third-consecutive win over MSU for the Wildcats.
- Sophomore Arin Gilliland scored a goal in each game this weekend, charting the equalizer in Friday night's upset on a PK in the 30th minute, and also scored in the 50th minute vs. Mississippi State on a rebound.
- Junior Kayla King recorded her first-career shutout Sunday afternoon in a 3-0 win over MSU. In addition, King was in the cage for the entire 90 minutes, collecting the win Friday over No. 13 Florida as the Louisville native recorded six saves.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team continued its stiff schedule to open up the non-conference season, traveling to No. 18 Louisville and springing a thrilling 1-0 win on Friday in front of 5,583 fans at an electric Cardinal Park.
- Kentucky faced its fourth ranked foe in the first six games of 2012 on Friday night in an intense, rivalry atmosphere in the Derby City. The Wildcats struck for a free-kick goal on the boot of senior midfielder Matt Lodge in the 38th minute and used a heroic defensive effort from goalkeeper Jack Van Arsdale, defenders Steven Perinovic, Jacob Speed, Dylan Asher and Jacob Kemper, with midfielder Cameron
Wilder also starring in the winning effort.
- The win for UK was its first at Louisville since 2004 and snapped a three-game winning streak in the series for the Cardinals, the 2010 NCAA College Cup runner-up.
- Lodge continued to move up the record books with his goal on Friday night, giving him 20 goals, 15 assists and 55 points in his career, ranking sixth in UK history in goals and points.

Men's golf
- The UK men's golf team opened up their 2012-13 year with a fifth place finish at the Wolf Run Invitational this past weekend.
- Stephen Powers and Will Bishop finished in the top-20, posting scores of 5-over-par and 7-over-par, respectively.

Women's golf

- The women's golf team kicked off their 2012 fall schedule with a victory at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational, winning the tournament by two strokes with a score of 14-over.
- Ashleigh Albrecht led the Wildcats with a 1-over-par, sixth place finish.
- Freshman Cylia Damerau also recorded a top-10 finish, placing ninth with a score of 4-over. Damerau was huge down the stretch for the Cats, shooting 3-under the final two rounds.

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Men's soccer hosts ETSU - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21
Women's soccer at Arkansas - 8:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Louisville Invitational
Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship(Nashville, Tenn.)
Volleyball at LSU - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22
Football at Florida - 12:21 p.m.
Cross Counry at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational - 10:00 a.m. (Charlottesville, Va.)
Men's tennis at Louisville Invitational
Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship (Nashville, Tenn.)
Men's soccer at Evansville - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Volleyball at Texas A&M - 2:00 p.m.
Women's soccer at LSU - 2:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Louisville Invitational
Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship(Nashville, Tenn.)


Albrecht led UK in the Old Wavery Bulldog Invitational with a three-day score of 217 (+1). Albrecht led UK in the Old Wavery Bulldog Invitational with a three-day score of 217 (1-over-par).
The Kentucky women's golf team believed this could happen.  Heading to West Point, Miss., for the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational earlier this week, the Wildcats set out to win.

That's exactly what happened.

"We know we're good," said senior Ashleigh Albrecht. "The coaches believed in us, and we're now starting to believe it. We're showing what we should be and where we need to get better. But I don't think a lot of people thought we would have opened with a win."

Albrecht is one of two seniors of the five-player team along with Heather Lott. Kentucky was led by Albrecht (1-over-par) through the three-day tournament. She's become something of a model of consistency for this team, especially one boasting two freshmen in its top five. Her steady approach has helped lead the way for her team, especially the impact freshmen.

Head coach Golda Borst says Albrecht is the exact type of player she's looking for out on the recruiting trail.

"It's very important because for the rest of the girls, they know Ashleigh always has their back," said Borst. "That's why we need more players like Ashleigh. That's what I recruit and what I look for."

What Borst has found so far had her excited about her team heading into the 2012-13 season. After what she witnessed this week, the excitement has only grown.

Her veterans stepped up and showed the way, while her talented freshmen held their own. But it didn't start out that way.

Cylia Damerau struggled mightily in her first collegiate action on Day 1 of the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational, shooting a 79. Borst didn't worry, but she did make sure to pay extra attention to her rookie after her tough first round.

"I really didn't get into Cylia's head that first day and I just wanted to see what kind of grinder she was," said Borst. "I spent some time with her after the round. We did some chipping, we hit balls, just to kind of get her refocused and tell her it's fine. She's a great player. She needs to believe she's a great player."

The extra attention must have worked.

The second day , Borst walked around with Damerau for most of her round in an effort to comfort her and keep her loose. Borst's presence was exactly what the doctor ordered.

"The second day, just for comfort to keep her loose and have fun, I walked with her for about 11 holes," said Borst. "After her sixth hole she was like, 'Coach, if you want to go help the other girls you can.' And I told her, 'I'm enjoying myself right here, Cylia. How about you?' And she goes, 'Yeah, it's good.'"

And so was Damerau. Really good.

In Damerau's second and third rounds, she led the team in scoring, shooting team-bests 71 and 70 to give her a final three-day score of 220 (4-over-par) for the tournament, and ninth overall.

Meghan McDougall also made an impact as a freshman, finishing 34th overall with a final score of 231 (15-over-par). McDougall didn't have her best performance in this tournament, but she's another rookie who has Borst very excited about the future. Even as a freshman, McDougall possesses some of the intangibles that Borst is looking for her top players.

"Megan McDougall I have a lot of promise in," said Borst. "She's a fantastic leader and I think she's going to step up into that role. She's only going to be a sophomore next year, but I see a lot of leadership skills in her. She's got a great attitude, even though she struggled this week."

But as excited as the staff is about the future, after this weekend, everyone is excited about the present.

"As a whole, I'm really excited about this freshman class," said Borst. "I think we're going to see great things. And really the team as a whole. It's going to be a fun year because all eight players can play at any given time this year."

One player who stepped up in a huge way down the stretch was junior Liz Breed. She struggled Wednesday in her final round, but down the stretch, she came up huge with four straight birdies to help carry the Cats to victory. Her final round score of 72 helped Kentucky clinch the tournament title after trailing for most of the day.

As the Wildcats sit as tournament champions in their first competition of the fall, where do they go from there? Borst thinks this team can keep improving, though they took a huge step in the right direction. After a big few days in Mississippi, the next challenge for this team will be to see just how far the Wildcats can raise the bar.

"For me it's a great win, and now we just have to take it one tournament at a time, one round at a time," said Borst. "Just to not get ahead ourselves and stay in the present, which is extremely important in golf. Just because we did something great last week doesn't mean we can't get refocused for what's coming up."

Video: UK Rewind - Women's golf photo day

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This week marks the last few quiet days around UK Athletics before football fall camp gets started after Media Day on Friday. Still, there are a few news items to report.

-On Tuesday afternoon, UK Athletics announced its 2012 Hall of Fame class. Six Wildcat greats will be welcomed into the prestigious group as a part of Hall of Fame Weekend. On Sept. 14-15, in conjunction with Kentucky's football game against Western Kentucky, the six individuals below will be officially inducted.

  • Derek Abney - Football (2000-03)
  • Leroy Edwards - Men's basketball (1935)
  • J.B. Holmes - Men's golf (2002-05)
  • Jeff Keener - Baseball (1980-81)
  • Clayton Moss - Swimming and diving (1999-2003)
  • Nancy Scranton - Women's Golf (1983-84)

-Junior men's golfer Cody Martin qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship, shooting even-par over two rounds at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. He joins teammate David Snyder as the second Wildcat to qualify. Play at the championship begins on Aug. 15 at Cherry Hills Golf Club in Denver.

-Anthony Davis will be suiting up for Team USA for the second time on Tuesday evening, as the Americans take on Tunisia at 5:15 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network. Even if Davis continues to serve as the 12th man against Tunisia, he will likely play should the game prove to be the blowout so many expect it to be.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of May 14)

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Baseball
- After completing a sweep of Alabama to remain in a tie for first atop the SEC standings, Kentucky concludes the regular-season with a four-game road trip during the week, visiting Murray State on Tuesday in a midweek matchup, before heading to Starkville, Miss., for its final SEC series of the year against Mississippi State. UK owns a one-game lead over Western Division leader LSU (17-10) and a half-game lead over South Carolina (17-9). LSU ends the season at South Carolina, starting Thursday at Carolina Stadium.
- With the sweep and the 4-0 week, UK extended its winning streak to five games, becoming the first team in the nation to ascend to 40 wins and regained the NCAA lead in wins. The Wildcats have the second-most wins in program history and its 18 SEC wins ranks second-best in UK annals, behind only the 44-win seasons in 2006 and 2008 and the 20-win SEC Championship season in 2006.
- UK owns a 16-4 record in one-run games and a 12-8 record in games against top-25 teams. The Wildcats have the ability to win the conference for the second time in program history entering the final weekend, which would also secure a bye for the SEC Tournament.
- With the sweep, UK set a new wins record for Cliff Hagan Stadium, finishing 29-5 at home. UK also set a new school record for team saves (18).

Men's tennis

- Dominated both its first and second round matches in the NCAA Tournament against Radford and Indiana, taking down both opponents by the score of 4-0 to advance to its third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance. This is only the second time in school history that UK has advanced to three consecutive Sweet 16s after head coach Dennis Emery led UK to the event from 1987-89.
- UK's win over Indiana is its 13th victory in its last 14 matches, and the eighth consecutive win at home. All told, Kentucky ends the season with an impressive 16-1 record at home and a 62-10 posting at Boone since the start of the 2009 season. The victory moves Kentucky's record to 23-5 this season against ranked foes, while UK's 28 wins in 2012 is one off its school record 29 wins set a season ago.
- Eric Quigley was impressive in singles and doubles action over the weekend, winning both his doubles matches with Panav Jha and both of his singles matches in straight sets. Junior Anthony Rossi went 1-0 on the week in singles along with sophomores Tom Jomby, Alejandro Gomez and Grant Roberts. Rossi's win against Radford was the match clincher, while Roberts' win against IU was the clinching point.
- Kentucky won the doubles point in both matches, moving to 21-0 this season when it wins the doubles point.

Softball
- Kentucky earned a bid into the NCAA Tournament for a school-record fourth consecutive year. UK is one of just 27 teams in the country, including seven in the SEC, to achieve the feat.
- UK's senior class is the only class in program history to advance to postseason play in each of its four seasons of action. The class has also compiled a school-record 135-94 overall record.
- Kentucky dropped its quarterfinal game with No. 11 Georgia in the SEC Tournament on Thursday. Brittany Cervantes homered for the 11th time in UK's last 21 outings to lead the offense as UK rallied from a six-run deficit, but the rally fell short at 6-4. Cervantes along with junior Alice O'Brien both registered a pair of hits.

Track and field

- Andrew Evans threw a mark of 181-09/55.40m in the men's discus finals at the SEC Championships and took home the men's discus title. It is the fifth-straight men's discus title for Kentucky at the SEC Championships.
- Evans led seven different Wildcat men to earn points at the conference meet, with a trio of women scoring points for UK.
- Luis Orta charted 12 points combined with a second-place finish in the steeplechase and a fifth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run.
- Raymond Dykstra (2nd - Javelin); Walter Luttrell (4th - 10,000-meter run); Matt Hillenbrand (5th - 1,500-meter run) and Jennifer Svoboda (5th - Shot put) rounded out the top-five finishes for the Wildcats, as the men finished in eighth overall and the women in 12th.

Women's golf
- The University of Kentucky women's golf team wrapped up its season following a 17th place finish at the Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio, shooting a 75-over-par 939.
- Senior Ashlee Rose concluded her career as a Wildcat with a season-best, even-par 72 in the final round on Saturday, finishing in a tie for 50th at 18-over-par 234. In her career, Rose competed in 106 rounds, seventh most in school history.
- Kentucky's 304.73 season scoring average breaks a school record previously held by the 2008-09 team that earned a 305.23 scoring average.

Upcoming schedule


Tuesday, May 15
Baseball at Murray State - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 17
Baseball at Mississippi State - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 18
Softball vs. Michigan - 4:30 p.m. (Louisville, Ky.)
Baseball at Mississippi State - 8:00 p.m.
Men's tennis vs. Stanford - Round of 16 (Athens, Ga.)

Saturday, May 19
Baseball at Mississippi State - 3:00 p.m.
Softball at NCAA Regionals (Louisville, Ky.)

Sunday, May 20
Softball at NCAA Regionals (Louisville, Ky.)
Men's tennis NCAA Quarterfinals (Athens, Ga.)

Postseason at hand for spring sports

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The clock is ticking down on this year in UK Athletics.

Baseball is the only team still in regular season play, while men's tennis, softball, track and field, women's golf and men's golf are all preparing for postseason play. You can find more information on each one at the individual sport pages, but I figured I would compiled and summarize information on how to follow all of your Wildcat teams in the postseason.

Men's tennis - Hosting NCAA Tournament beginning Friday


For the fourth consecutive season, UK was chosen to host first and second round matches. Kentucky, the No. 6 overall seed in the tournament, will open their NCAA run against No. 75 Radford (20-5) 3 p.m. Friday at the Boone Tennis Complex. Should the Cats win, they will advance to meet the victor between Indiana (21-8) and Louisville (18-9), a match that will be played on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Boone Tennis Complex.

Tickets are still available and you can visit Tourney Central http://www.ukathletics.com/ncaatennis/ for more information. For those unable to attend, there are plenty of ways to keep up with the action:


If UK advances past the second round, it will travel to Athens, Ga., for the Sweet 16.

Softball - Opens SEC Tournament on Thursday

With a late-season surge, UK earned the fifth seed in the SEC Tournament and the right to face fourth-seeded Georgia at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. All tournament games will be carried live on the ESPN family of networks with UK's first round game on ESPNU and ESPN3.

Just a couple weeks ago, it appeared the SEC Tournament may be UK's last chance to qualify for NCAAs, but the Wildcats are now two games over .500 and likely to reach the NCAA Tournament even with a first-round loss in the SEC. Stay tuned to the blog this evening, because we will have a feature on senior Rachel Riley to preview the tournament.

Track and field - Preparing for SEC Championships

The track and field team is already in Baton Rouge, La., where the Wildcats will participate in the SEC Outdoor Championships. The event begins on Thursday and lasts through Sunday. Metz Camfield is traveling with the team and will have updates on UKathletics.com. Also, follow @KentuckyTrack on Twitter as the Cats look to improve on an eighth-place finish at SEC Indoors.

Women's golf - NCAA bound

Last week, the women's golf team learned its NCAA Tournament path, and the Wildcats will be heading to Columbus, Ohio for the Central Regional of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship, which begins on Thursday and lasts through Saturday. The Cats will be part of a 24-team field that includes six other SEC teams as they look to finish a strong 2012 during which they've bested the school record for team scoring average by nearly two strokes.

Men's golf - Awaiting NCAA fate

The Wildcats, after a seventh-place finish in the SEC Championships, are hoping to earn their first NCAA Regional berth since 2009. If UK does hear its name called, Regionals will take place May 17-19.

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.)

Video: Polson cohosts this week's UK Rewind

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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.

Recent Comments

  • Frank: BBN gonna miss you Jon! read more
  • Jimbob Bautista: Beautifully written...very touching! Jon Hood is a class act, and BBN will miss him! read more
  • R Tipton: One thing I see about this team is a lack of work to get open for their shots and when read more
  • Jeremy w: All I'm hearing is the same old blah blah blah blah blah... read more
  • Cameron Love: There is no point driving the lane and throwing up prayers (hideous shots) hoping to get fouled. You guys can't read more
  • sandy: Does McDonald's All Americans know how to make free throws? The frustration with this team is getting to look like read more
  • dmr: Congrat UK you gave away another game! Everybory knows exactly how you are going to play...sad read more
  • Jj: Now I know why I had rather watch Wichita State, they want to win and fight for the win. Why read more
  • Sandy: Kentucky guys ought to have to shoot free throws for 24 hrs straight. Kentucky guards ought to have to shoot read more
  • Bonnie: ALEX HEY DUDE you ARE right on! I just wrote a blog on face book about this very thing!! I read more