Riley Nominated UK Gymnast of the Week
Junior Rachel Riley has been nominated UK Gymnast of the Week by the coaching staff. The Dallas, Texas native scored 9.8 or better in all three events she participated in vs. No. 9 Auburn, including second place finishes on beam (9.825) and floor (9.8). Her consistent effort helped propel the Cats (4-0) past Auburn and to their first SEC dual meet victory ever under third-year head coach Mo Muhammad. Riley ranks 11th on vault and 13th on beam regionally. As a team, No. 16 Kentucky will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on No. 24 North Carolina this Sunday. The following weekend (Fri., Feb. 3), UK returns to SEC competition as it hosts No. 3 Alabama at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum.