Twenty-Nine Student-Athletes Inducted Into Society of Character
Feb. 13, 2003
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky inducted 29 student-athletes into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character during halftime of the UK-Georgia men's basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11. The football team leads the list with eight members, while 18 of UK's 22 sports had at least one student-athlete inducted.
The Society of Character is part of the University of Kentucky's CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. It is designed to help student-athletes realize the value of higher academic achievement, a higher level of maturity, self-responsibility and greater overall success. The Society was founded in 1998 to recognize those individuals who epitomize the term "student-athlete." Each candidate is nominated by a counselor, coach, trainer or manager and then evaluated on five criteria:
The mission of the Society of Character is:
Each candidate nominated for election into the Society of Character must meet the following requirements:
This year's class includes:
Student-Athlete SportTayo Agboke FootballLyndsey Angus SoftballJed Bassett FootballAaron Boone FootballLeigh Bradwell Women's TennisDaniel Burnett FootballMelody Cook RifleDavid Freeman Track & FieldKelli Frost Swimming & DivingEva Gessner Women's GolfJulia Gore GymnasticsOtis Grigsby FootballAntonio Hall FootballNikki Jones SoftballAnne Koester VolleyballRobert Krukoski RifleKara McCue Women's SoccerLindsey Meagher RifleThomas Morgan Track & FieldRonnie Riley FootballJohn Robinson FootballHunter Spencer Track & FieldJ.D. Stephenson Men's SoccerGordon Tyler BaseballDavid Waespe BaseballBrooke Walters Women's SoccerRoger Watkins Swimming & DivingMatt Wells Men's GolfBradley Wheeldon Rifle