2011 CATSPY Awards Presented
April 25, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky Athletics presented 26 honors at the ninth-annual CATSPY Awards, held Monday at Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performance during the 2010-11 year. With co-winners in some categories, a total of five teams and 21 individuals were recognized.
Men's basketball and the rifle team were named Team of the Year for their achievements. The basketball team advanced to the Final Four for the 14th time in program history, while also winning the program's 27th SEC Tournament Championship. The rifle team won the program's first national championship, while also posting an unbeaten regular-season slate in the Great American Rifle Conference Championships.
The Mr. and Miss Wildcat Awards are given for all-around excellence in athletics, academics, character and service. Eric Quigley of men's tennis was named Mr. Wildcat, while volleyball's Lauren Rapp and Megan Yocke of softball were co-winners of Miss Wildcat.
For the second-straight year, the Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to Victoria Dunlap, who was drafted 11th overall in the WNBA Draft and was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by The Associated Press and SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the league coaches as one of the nation's most versatile players. The Male Athlete of the Year was awarded to football's Randall Cobb, who was named first-team All-America in 2010 as an all-purpose player by The Associated Press, ESPN.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He was a consensus first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
The Female Performance of the Year Award went to Chanda Bell of softball for her school-record 16-strikeout, no hit performance against Colorado State. The Male Performance of the Year Award was received by Ethan Settlemires of rifle for posting a 590 on the final relay to clinch the program's first NCAA team title. The day before, he won the NCAA individual championship on Friday with a 590 in smallbore, becoming the first individual NCAA champion in smallbore in program history.
A complete list of awards is below:
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Female Academic Team of the Year
Male Academic Team of the Year
Female Rookie of the Year
Male Rookie of the Year
Female Performance of the Year
Male Performance of the Year
One Shining Moment
Bill Keightley "Assist" Award
Blue Heart Award
K-Association Female Athlete of the Year
K-Association Male Athlete of the Year
Teams of the Year