Fourteen Track and Field Athletes Earn Diploma in Past Year

May 10, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Fourteen current or former University of Kentucky track and field athletes, including seven All-Americans, have graduated during the past year.


The following student-athletes earned their degrees this past weekend:


Jose Acevedo

Andrea Halasek-Richardson

Bruce Hordusky

Claire Laverty

Gordon McKenzie

Ashley Muffet

Kwasi Obeng

Katherine Peterson

John Richardson (Masters)

Will Rover

Kristin Smith

Mikel Thomas

Ashley Trimble

Jeremy Zagorski (Masters)


Acevedo, McKenzie, Muffet, Obeng, Smith, Thomas and Trimble earned All-America honors during their Kentucky career.


In addition, track and field volunteer coach Andre English completed a master’s degree as well as athletics trainer Melissa Leake.


The UK track and field team is back in action beginning Thursday at the four-day SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn.