25 Wildcats Inducted Into Society of Character

Feb. 23, 2009

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The University of Kentucky Athletics Association inducted 25 student-athletes into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character on Saturday.

The student-athletes were honored in recognition of exceptional commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, being a role model and career preparation.

The Wildcats were officially inducted during a reception Saturday morning at the UKAA Center for Academic and Tutorial Services. The new members were introduced at Rupp Arena during halftime of the Kentucky-Tennessee men's basketball game by Bob Bradley, UK Associate Athletic Director.

The Society of Character was founded in 1999 and is named in honor of long-time UK Athletics administrator Frank G. Ham. Ham's children, Frank Ham, Mike Ham and Jennifer Blakeley, assisted with the introductions at Rupp Arena.

The 2008-09 Inductees:

Name Sport
James Alexander Football
Brad Hart Football
Austin Moss Football
Mallory Blackwelder Women's Golf
Emily Green Gymnastics
Leslie Angeli Rifle
Andrew Roland Rifle
Chad Hagerty Men's Soccer
Bingy Lara Men's Soccer
Kristin Kover Women's Soccer
Natalie Smith Softball
Justin Smith Men's Diving
Haleigh Kerns Women's Swimming
Leah Harms Women's Swimming
Kyle Virgin Men's Tennis
Carolina Escamilla Women's Tennis
Jose Acevedo Men's Track
Geoffrey Daley Men's Track
Kwasi Obeng Men's Track
Andrea Halasek Women's Track
Jenna Ortman Women's Track
Jessica Ortman Women's Track
Katherine Peterson Women's Track
Sarah Rumely Volleyball
BriAnne Sauer Volleyball