Twenty-Nine Student-Athletes Inducted Into Society of Character
Feb. 13, 2003
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky inducted 29 student-athletes into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character during halftime of the UK-Georgia men's basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11. The football team leads the list with eight members, while 18 of UK's 22 sports had at least one student-athlete inducted.
The Society of Character is part of the University of Kentucky's CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. It is designed to help student-athletes realize the value of higher academic achievement, a higher level of maturity, self-responsibility and greater overall success. The Society was founded in 1998 to recognize those individuals who epitomize the term "student-athlete." Each candidate is nominated by a counselor, coach, trainer or manager and then evaluated on five criteria:
The mission of the Society of Character is:
Each candidate nominated for election into the Society of Character must meet the following requirements:
This year's class includes:
Student-Athlete Sport Tayo Agboke Football Lyndsey Angus Softball Jed Bassett Football Aaron Boone Football Leigh Bradwell Women's Tennis Daniel Burnett Football Melody Cook Rifle David Freeman Track & Field Kelli Frost Swimming & Diving Eva Gessner Women's Golf Julia Gore Gymnastics Otis Grigsby Football Antonio Hall Football Nikki Jones Softball Anne Koester Volleyball Robert Krukoski Rifle Kara McCue Women's Soccer Lindsey Meagher Rifle Thomas Morgan Track & Field Ronnie Riley Football John Robinson Football Hunter Spencer Track & Field J.D. Stephenson Men's Soccer Gordon Tyler Baseball David Waespe Baseball Brooke Walters Women's Soccer Roger Watkins Swimming & Diving Matt Wells Men's Golf Bradley Wheeldon Rifle