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 Michael Stone
Michael Stone

Academic Counselor


Michael Stone is entering his 13th year working with student-athletes in the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) and his 12th year working with the Men's Basketball team.

Stone, a native of Clay City, KY, has had a positive impact on the Kentucky Men's Basketball program during his tenure. A tireless worker, Stone has assisted current and former student-athletes in their academic responsibilities and post-graduation aspirations. He has been instrumental in the recent success of the Wildcats in the classroom.

A mere sampling of Stone's duties include: overseeing the nightly functions of the CATS Center, monitoring study hall for student-athletes from each of Kentucky's 22 sports and overseeing the CATS Academic Graduate/Academic Service Assistant program. In addition to his responsibilities with the Men's Basketball program, Stone serves as the academic counselor for Kentucky's Baseball team. Under his guidance, the Men's Basketball and Baseball teams have consistently improved the team GPA throughout his tenure.

Stone is an active member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. He currently serves as the Region II Representative for the Student-Athlete Recognition Committee, which honors student-athletes who have overcome great obstacles to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.

Stone received both a B.S. in Economics and a B.B.A. in Marketing (1997), as well as his Master's in Sports Management (2002) from UK.