Commencement held Saturday
University of Kentucky Student-Athletes Recognized for All-Around Excellence
Bechtel earns first career SEC honor, Ferrucci earns eighth award to open season
Divers win all four events, swimming adds five wins in front of capacity crowd in home opener
Divers Ferrucci and Fox finish 1-2 in both events, Cabot notches win in 1 meter competition
Three-time first-team All-America in 2012-13
Career-best scores: 1-meter diving: 422.70; 3-meter diving: 453.20; Platform diving: 435.50
2012-13: Became the program record holder in all three diving events and became the first UK diver to earn first-team All-America honors in one season on 1 meter, 3 meter, and platform... Finished in fourth place in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events at the NCAA Championships... Earned nine individual event victories... Took the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Zone C Diving Championships to qualify for the NCAA Championships in first competition since tearing ligaments in his thumb that held him out of action for several weeks... Finished in the top eight in each event at the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championships including second place in both 1 meter and 3 meter and eighth place on platform... Two-time SEC Male Diver of the Week... Selected to All-SEC second team for second consecutive season... Finished first on the 3-meter board and second on the 1-meter board against Indiana and Tennessee... Took second place at Missouri in the 1-meter event... Swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events with a pair of victories over Auburn... Won both 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Tennessee Invitational... Earned victories at the Miami Invitational against all other American divers in the 1-meter and 3-meter events... Missed meets against Louisville and Cincinnati due to thumb injury.
2011-12: Put together an impressive 2011-12 sophomore season earning three top-15 performances in the 2012 NCAA Championships as well as three top-seven finishes at the SEC Championships ... Was named to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team ... Received SEC Diver of the Week honors four times, more than any other athlete in the conference ... Currently owns school records in all three diving events ... Qualified for the 2012 AT&M National Diving Championships in Charlotte ... Led Kentucky in all three diving events ... Named to the 2012 SEC All-Academic Team ... Won the 1-meter event at Vanderbilt ... Captured first place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards versus Southern Illinois and Missouri ... Earned second place finishes at the Tennessee Invitational in both the 1-meter and platform events ... Took home first place in the 3-meter and a fourth place in the platform event at the Georgia Diving Invite ... Picked up a first place finish on the 1-meter board at Alabama ... Won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at Emory ... Picked up two more wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at Cincinnati ... Swept both events at Louisville taking the 1-meter and 3-meter events... Had a strong showing at the SECs taking second place with a 446.20 in the 3-meter, captured third place in the 1-meter with a 356.20 and finished seventh on the platform ... Finished 11th in the 1-meter, 10th in the 3-meter and 15th on the platform at the NCAA Championships.
2010-11: Completed one of the most highly acclaimed freshman seasons in UK diving history ... Named Southeastern Conference Freshman Male Diver of the Year ... Earned scores that put him in the top three in program history on all three boards ... His score of 378.50 on the one-meter dive is the third best in UK history ... Ranks second in school history on the three-meter board with a score of 400.55 ... Also ranks second in program history on the platform with a score of 373.30 ... Came in second place on the three-meter board at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational ... Finished in third place on the platform in the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships ... Turned in a first-place performance on the three-meter board in Kentucky's dual meet against South Carolina and the College of Charleston ... Won the one-meter dive in UK's home dual meet against Tennessee ...Won the one- and three-meter boards in a home dual meet against Louisville ... Won the one- and three-meter boards in Kentucky's dual meet against Virginia Tech and Cincinnati ... Came in second place on the three-meter board against North Carolina and Clemson ... Earned first-place marks on the one- and three-meter boards in a home dual meet against Alabama ... Came in second place on the one-meter board at the Zone C Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio ... Finished in third place on the one-meter board at the Tennessee Diving Invitational ... Recorded a fifth place finish on the platform at the Tennessee Diving Invitational ... Came in sixth place on the three-meter board at the Tennessee Diving Invitational ... Injured his quad at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and was unable to compete on the three-meter board or the platform.
Pre-College: North Carolina state champion in 1-meter springboard as a freshman ... Dove club with Fuel Diving and the Carolina Diving Academy ... Chose UK for its great campus and Coach Hautau