|31 Samantha Drake
Has played in 84 career games with 23 starting assignments ... Has three career double-doubles ... Has the size and ability to be a dominant inside player ... Has solid touch around the basket and can shoot well from the 10- to 12-foot range ... Had her high school jersey retired at Nelson County High School on Dec. 4, 2012 ... Set the scoring records at Nelson Co., for boys or girls with 3,068 career points and 1,381 rebounds ... Brother, T.C. Drake was a tight end on the UK football team from 2006-2009 ... Majoring in kinesiology and health promotion - exercise science.
Appeared in 27-of-36 games ... Averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, while shooting .583 percent from the field (28-of-48) ... Equaled a season-best with nine points in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal win over Vanderbilt (3/8) ... Recorded a season-high nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor in 13 minutes at Missouri (1/17) ... Did not travel to Alabama on Jan. 6 due to the death of her grandmother ... In just five minutes of play, converted on her only shot attempt, while adding four rebounds, a block and a steal at No. 1 Baylor (11/13).
Averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... Shot 52.6 percent from the field (50-95) ... Fourth on the team in blocks (20) ... Had six games in double-digit scoring, including a career-high 21 points at No. 3 Notre Dame ... Charted two double-doubles ... Set a UK NCAA Tournament record with four blocked shots vs. McNeese State, while also scoring eight points and grabbing six boards in a starting role ... Had five points, four boards and two steals at Mississippi State ... Scored six points and grabbed five boards vs. Mississippi State ... Poured in a team-high 18 points on a perfect 6-6 shooting against Samford ... Scored a then season-high 13 points, including a 7-8 mark at the foul line, against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Scored 10 points, grabbed two boards and blocked two shots against No. 10 Louisville ... Finished with the third double-double in her career, and her second double-double in as many games, when she scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Mississippi Valley State ... Became the first player to record back-to-back double-doubles since Victoria Dunlap did it in the 2010-11 season ... Recorded the second double-double of her career with 11 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds vs. Sam Houston State ... Narrowly missed out on a double-double against Nebraska Omaha, scoring nine points and grabbing a team-high nine rebounds ... Had seven boards against Southern Miss. ... Had six points, seven rebounds and two blocks against Jacksonville State ... Had a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with five points, two blocks and a career-high two assists against Morehead State.
Started in nine of 25 games played ... Averaged 3.2 points overall, including 1.3 in conference play ... Saw limited time in SEC play after suffering from the effects of flu-like symptoms ... Scored at least two points in 15 games and grabbed at least one rebound 18 times ... Second on the team in blocks (21) ... Ranked 14th in the SEC in blocks per game (0.9) ... Ranked eighth on UK's freshman list for blocks ... Played a career-high 38 minutes vs. No. 3 Duke, charting seven points, six rebounds and a career-high tying four blocks ... Recorded her first double-double against UT-Martin, scoring a career-high 14 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds ... First UK freshman to chart a double-double since Victoria Dunlap in 2007-08 ... Scored 13 points on 3-of-4 shooting and went 7-of-10 from the line against Miami ... Also added five rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 15 minutes of play before a knee injury ended her night ... Did not play against No. 12 Notre Dame due to a left knee injury ... After missing two games with injury, notched 11 minutes against Southern Miss, hitting her first career 3-pointer ... Started her first game since Miami vs. Tennessee Tech, recording four points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of play ... Played a career-high 38 minutes at Duke, scoring seven points and grabbing five rebounds.
Rated as the eighth-best post player and one of the top 50 players in the nation by two recruiting services ... Set scoring records at Nelson County for boys or girls with 3,068 career points while pulling down 1,381 rebounds ... Also set Nelson County's school record for single-game scoring (44 points) ... Averaged 22.9 points and 8.5 rebounds as senior for Coach Kelly Wood ... Four-time All-Region and District All-Tournament team selection ... Shot 61.0 percent from the floor and 72.0 percent from the charity stripe as a senior ... Named to The Associated Press second team in helping lead the Cardinals to an 18-11 overall record in 2009-10 ... Averaged a double-double with a career-best 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game as a junior ... Earned District Tournament Most Valuable Player and Fifth Region's Player of the Year in 2008-09 ... Twice named to The Courier-Journal's All-State first team and received many other accolades throughout her impressive prep career.
The Cats' Cause
Volunteered to pack and deliver food for God's Pantry BackPack program.