Madison on Bertram: "Michael is a strong left-handed hitting freshman that's going to be a contributor off the bench right away for the Wildcats. He's a good competitor and we're expecting outstanding things from him - even as a freshman."
High School: Three-year selection to Lexington Herald-Leader All-City team... Three-year member Mu Alpha Theta... Member National Honor Society in 2000... 2000-01 Who's Who Among High School Students... 2001 Hoosier Diamond All-Star Team selection... Invited to 2001 Team One Showcase... 2001 Florida Diamond Club Tournament participant...2001 Kentucky's Boy State Award recipient... 2002 KHSAA East-West All-Star Selection... 2002 American Legion Award winner... Played in 2002 NABF World Series in Canada... Lafayette MVP and Offensive Award Winner in junior and senior years... Senior year, lead city of Lexington in batting average, on-base percentage, runs scored and doubles.
Personal: Full name is Michael Austin Bertram...Born Feb. 25, 1984... Son of Charles and Sharon... Father works for Lexington Herald-Leader... Lists winning the 2002 District Championship as his athletic career highlight... Chose UK because it is a big-time school and it's close to home... Selected UK over Austin-Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Walters State J.C., Jackson State J.C. and Middle Tennessee State.