CATSPY Awards to Take Place

April 23, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 10th annual CATSPY Awards, celebrating the 2011-12 athletics year at the University of Kentucky, will be this evening in Memorial Coliseum.

The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:00 p.m., and the public is invited. Tickets 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 located on the west side (Lexington Avenue) of the Joe Craft Center. Additional parking will be available in parking structure #5 located near Kennedy’s Book Store.

A spin-off of the popular ESPY Awards held each year by ESPN, the CATSPYS feature 26 individual and team honors, chosen from UK’s 22 varsity sports. This event is dedicated to celebrating the 471 student-athletes that represent UK. Videos of the nominees in each category are shown. UK student-athletes and head coaches serve as presenters.

The list of awards includes:

  • Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Academic Team of the Year
  • Community Service Award
  • Blue Heart Award
  • Character Award
  • Bill Keightley “Assist” Award
  • Scratch Award
  • Supporting Role Award
  • Coaches of the Year
  • Mr. and Miss Wildcat
  • Male and Female Play of the Year
  • Male and Female Rookie of the Year
  • Male and Female Performance of the Year
  • K-Association Male and Female Athlete of the Year
  • Teams of the Year

Lists of award winners and photo galleries from previous CATSPYS may be seen on under the ‘Fan Zone’ tab.