2016 CATSPY Awards to Take Place Monday at Memorial Coliseum

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 14th annual CATSPY Awards, celebrating the 2015-16 athletics year at the University of Kentucky, will be held Monday in Memorial Coliseum.

The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

Tickets for the CATSPY Awards cost $5 each and may be purchased at the UK Athletics Ticket Office (Joe Craft Center) or by calling 800.928.2287. All persons must have a ticket to enter, regardless of age. 

All general public will enter through the Lexington Avenue entrance of Memorial Coliseum. Public parking will be available in the E lot on the west side (Lexington Avenue) of the Joe Craft Center. Additional parking will be available in parking structure No. 5, located near Kennedy's Book Store. 

A spin-off of the popular ESPY Awards held each year by ESPN, the CATSPY Awards feature individual and team honors, chosen from UK's 22 varsity sports. The event is dedicated to celebrating the more than 500 student-athletes that represent Kentucky. Videos of the nominees in each category are shown, and UK student-athletes and head coaches serve as presenters.

The list of awards includes:

  • Rookie of the Year
  • Performance of the Year
  • Athlete of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Supporting Role
  • Scratch Award
  • Coach of the Year
  • Blue Heart Award
  • Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Academic Team of the Year
  • Mr. Wildcat
  • Miss Wildcat
  • Mike Lyden Courage Award
  • Heart of a Wildcat
  • Community Service 
  • Bill Keightley Assist
For the latest on Kentucky athletics, follow @UKathletics on TwitterInstagram and Facebook, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com.