Coach Collins on Austin - "Chris has really progressed well since he came to UK. He should be one of the leaders this year. I think he will solidify the right back position as his own and I expect him to do well."
2002 - Appeared in 18 of Kentucky's 19 games as a defensive midfielder, starting 14 matches... Tallied the game-winning goal at Western Michigan to give UK its first MAC victory... Added assist against MAC-rival Buffalo... Named an East Region Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America... Selected to Mid-American Conference All-Tournament team... Second-consecutive selection to MAC Academic Honor Roll.
2001 - Started 12 of the 18 games in which he has played, including the last nine... Integral part of UK's strong defensive unit that has allowed just 15 goals on the year... Tallied an assist against Georgetown (Ky.) College.
2000 - Started 12 of the 17 games in which he appeared... Made an immediate impact in strong defensive unit that surrendered only 26 goals on the season... Hit one of the Cats' four penalty kicks in shootout with No. 9 Saint Louis to help UK advance to second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history... Assisted on game-winning goals in both games against MAC-rival Bowling Green: first came in overtime to give the Cats a 2-1 win for a share of the MAC regular-season title; the second came in a 1-0 victory in the MAC Tournament Championship.
Pre-College - A four-year letterwinner at Wheeler High School...Captain of high school team since his junior season, was named MVP of the team during his junior and senior seasons... A member of the Olympic Development State team for five years... A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - Born Nov. 11, 1981, in Nashville, Tenn.... Son of Carla and Bill Austin... Enjoys golfing and water skiing in his free time.