Cat Scratches kicks off Wildcat Wednesdays with Johnson, Rumely

June 17, 2009

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - If you can't wait to get the 2009-10 athletics season started, UK Athletics and Cat Scratches has just the perfect solution to get you through the summer and into the upcoming athletics year.

Starting Wednesday, UK will kick off an eight-week series of live chats with current UK players and coaches. The chats, titled "Wildcats Wednesdays," will allow fans to interact with their favorite student-athletes and coaches at UK via a live blog. By logging into Cat Scratches, fans will be able to send in questions and comments for the Wildcats to read and answer.

Cat Scratches, the official blog of UK Athletics, will have a variety of athletes and coaches on during the eight weeks, ranging from men's and women's basketball, to softball, to men's and women's soccer, football and more. Times will vary each week depending on the player's and/or coach's availability, but fans will be notified ahead of time on a weekly basis.

Kicking off Wildcat Wednesdays will be two of UK's most successful athletes in 2008-09. Softball's Molly Johnson and volleyball's Sarah Rumely will join Cat Scratches on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for a 30-45 minutes chat. Fans can join the live chat by going to Cat Scratches on

Johnson, UK's first All-American in program history, is fresh off leading the softball team to the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance and win. On Monday, she was picked to the USA Softball Japan Cup Team.

Rumely led the UK volleyball team to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance while being the named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, a program first.

Cat Scratches will continue Wildcat Wednesdays next week with a live chat with women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell, tentatively for June 24 at 1:30 p.m.