Men's and women's basketball earn co-teams of the year honors
Wildcats will play nine games against top-50 RPI teams from 2011
Student-athletes from football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball represented
Jon Lipsitz counts down the top five goals of the 2011 season
Both players voted to second team
Kentucky falls to Washington State on penalty kicks, 4-2, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Soccer Drops 2-1 Heartbreaker to Georgia; Gilliland nets third goal of the season in loss
2011: First UK player in school history to score four goals in the first four games of a season ... Ranked in the top four in eight of the nine offensive statistical categories kept by the SEC ... Has three three-point games against Baylor and Ohio ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cardinal three three-point games against Baylor and Ohio ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cardinal Classic ... Converted on all five PK attempts this year ... Tied career-high five points vs. Alabama ... Recorded game-winning assist vs. South Carolina ... Second in the SEC in assists ... Scored game-winning PK vs. Arkansas in second minute of the first overtime ... Had game-winning assist vs. Tennessee ... Set a school record for shots in a single game with 11 shots vs. Mississippi State ... Scored game-tying goal vs. Ole Miss ... Recoreded four points vs. Vanderbilt, scoring a goal, and tallying two assists ... Took seven shots vs. Vanderbilt with three being on frame ... Scored UK's goal vs. Tennessee in the SEC Tournament.
2010: Academic All-SEC ... Tallied career season-highs in goals (8), points (19) and shots (35) ... Led team in goals and points scored ... Recorded career-high two goals in season opener against Coastal Carolina ... First Wildcat to score two goals in an opener since the 2003 opener ... Scored goal against Indiana, and South Alabama ... Scored team's lone goal against South Carolina ... Scored goal at Georgia ... Tied career-high for minutes in a game with 110 at Georgia ... Had career-high five-point night vs. Vanderbilt scoring a goal and adding career-best three assists
2009: Academic All-SEC ... Redshirted after transferring from Louisville
2008 (Louisville): Started all 19 matches for the Cardinals recording two goals, both game-winners, and two assists ... Played 90-plus minutes in all 19 matches, including 110 against Purdue, UConn and Providence, 106 against Texas and 102 at Marquette ... Recorded five shots against Ohio State and DePaul, including three on-goal against the Buckeyes ... Assisted on goal against Miami (Oh) ... Tallied game-winning goal against DePaul ... Assisted on game-winning goal at Marquette ... Recorded game-winner at South Florida
2007 (Louisville): Third Team All-BIG EAST ... SoccerBuzz Freshman All-Region ... Boilermaker Cup Challenge All-Tournament Team ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week - 9/11 ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week - 10/15 ... Tallied five goals and adding three assists to finish second on the team in scoring. Made her first college goal count, netting the game winner in the season opener against Loyola-Chicago ... Set up the game winner at Ohio ... Game winner against Butler helped her to Big East Offensive Player of the Week . Had a four-match scoring streak, tallying two goals and two assists, earning Big East Rookie of the Week (10/15) ... Set up the double overtime game winner by flicking a throw-in to Shannon Smyth against Seton Hall(10/14) ... All three of her assists set up game winners. Made the AD Honor Roll.
Pre-College: Was the Central Ohio Girl's Soccer Athlete of the Year, All-State, three times All-District and All-OCC, leading her team to the state title match three times in her four seasons, winning the state title in 2003. The Shamrocks advanced to the final four all four seasons, as she lettered all four years. A member of the Ohio South ODP State team for five years and Ohio Premier Soccer Club since she was seven years old.
Hunyadi's Q & A
What is your nickname? Kels, Yadi
Why did you choose UK? Blue makes my eyes pop
Better bicycle kick: Pele or Rooney? Pele
Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I don't want a super power. I feel as if that would be a pretty big obligation and people would just want to be my friend because of my superpower. So really I have a super power right now and I'm not telling what it is.
Who is your favorite athlete? Aaron Rodgers (UK women's soccer coach; not Green Bay QB)
What do you want to be when you grow up? A little kid
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? Supreme court justice
What is your favorite vacation destination? Hawaii
What is your guilty midnight snack? I go to bed at 9:00.
Favorite breakfast ... Eggs, bacon (crispy), chocolate chip pancakes and hopefully a smoothie.
Without looking it up, what's a rutabaga? Soccer ball
Who has the quickest temper on the team? Kayla King
If you had a Derby horse, what would you name it? Ms. Sassy saddle (and it would be a boy)
What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but have never been able to? Go skydiving
People would be surprised to know that I ... I have 2 dogs and my dad didn't want me to get one, so I got two instead and he loves me for it.
What is one interesting story in your life? I swam with sharks, completely unintentionally. My family was in California and my sister ditched the family and went to the pool and my parents then ditched me and were snorkeling together so I was solo and a tiger shark swam underneath of me. I froze then went and told my parents who didn't believe me, so I got out of the ocean and left them. Five years later I found an old letter from my grandma who lives in California regarding that vacation, it started like this... "Looks like Kelsey was right after all..." the headline of the news article attached was "Schools of Tiger Sharks in La Jolla cove" I left the note on the counter for when my parents got home from work. Needless to say we had a little sit down.
I chose my jersey number because ... 14 was taken.