25 Wildcats Inducted Into Society of Character
Feb. 23, 2009
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:
|Mallory Blackwelder||Women's Golf|
|Chad Hagerty||Men's Soccer|
|Bingy Lara||Men's Soccer|
|Kristin Kover||Women's Soccer|
|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|