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UK pair reaches NCAA Doubles Round of 16

TULSA, Okla. – Kentucky’s top doubles tandem of Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi survived another scare in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship, downing Southeastern Conference opponent Mississippi State’s Madison Harrison and Kristina Vozniak in tiebreak.

Much like yesterday’s match against Stanford, the Wildcats were stunned in the opening set by their Bulldog opposition.  Harrison and Vozniak mustered a 6-4 victory to gain the advantage going into the second set, but did not deter Adachi and Sutjiadi.

UK women have 31 entries, men 18 in NCAA regional championship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The NCAA Championships begin today for the Kentucky track and field teams. The Wildcats will compete Thursday through Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium.

The name of the game at the preliminary championships is advancing to the national championships finals site.

Twelve performers from each preliminary site advance to the NCAA Championships – hosted for the fourth-consecutive year as part of a run that is scheduled to continue through 2021 at Oregon’s Hayward Field – June 8-11.

Kentucky golfer Anna Hack qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

ST> LOUIS – Kentucky women’s golfer Anna Hack is headed to the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open in July after qualifying for the world’s premier golf championship during a sectional qualifier at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis on Tuesday.

After shooting a second-round 69, the lowest score of the qualifier, Hack edged professional Ember Shculdt on the third playoff hole to clinch one of two spots from the St. Louis sectional. Overall, Hack shot 4-over par in the 36-hole qualifier for second place.

Kelsey Nunley: ” I’m just thankful that I was able to play at UK.”

Kelsey Nunley (UK Athletics Photo)

Kelsey Nunley (UK Athletics Photo)

Here is what Kentucky players had to say after Sunday’s season-ending loss to Utah.

#33 Kelsey Nunley, P

On how much gas the pitchers had left in the tank for day three

“She pretty much just said, mind over matter, just let your mind go before your body goes.”

Rachel Lawson: Seniors brought program to another level

Here’s what Kentucky coach Rachel Lawson had to say Sunday after her team’s 5-3 loss to Utah in the NCAA regional that ended UK’s season.

Opening Statement …

Dorian Hairston named to SEC Community Service Team


HairstonBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference announced that Kentucky baseball senior Dorian Hairston was named to the 2016 SEC Community Service Team, the league announced Wednesday.  The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community in superior service efforts.

Hairston picks up the honor for the second time in his career after being named to the 2015 SEC Community Service Team.  In addition to participating in a community restoration project and reading books to children at Maxwell Elementary School, the senior outfielder took part in Sleepout for the Homeless, Walk-a-Child, the Backpack Program, and has volunteered for UK Children’s Hospital and Miracle League.  The Lexington, Ky., native is also an inductee in the Frank G. Ham Society of Character in recognition of his academic and athletic achievement, as well as community service and career preparation.

Jon Toth Named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

Jon Toth (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)
Jon Toth (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)

Jon Toth (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky football center Jon Toth (pronounced TOETH, long “o” sound) has been named to the 2016 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced on Tuesday.

Toth, a native of Indianapolis, is one of four returning starters on the offensive line and is considered one of the top centers in college football for the second straight season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, will enter his final campaign having played in 36 games with 35 consecutive starts. Last season, he helped UK’s four-man running back rotation collect 1,855 yards, including Stanley “Boom” Williams who averaged a school-record 7.1 yards per carry.

Chip McDaniel named second-team All-SEC


-1BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After earning a runner-up finish at the 2016 Southeastern Conference Championship, sophomore Tyler “Chip” McDaniel has garnered second-team All-SEC status following an impressive overall second season for the Wildcats. McDaniel is the first Wildcat to claim All-SEC honors since Andy Winings in 2009.

In addition to McDaniel’s All-SEC honors, senior Harrison Greenberry was tabbed to the SEC Community Service Team.

McDaniel enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons in UK men’s golf history. The Manchester, Ky., native capped off his season with a runner-up finish at the SEC Championship. It was the first top-five finish for a UK golfer since David Snyder placed fifth in 2014.

Golfer Ale Walker named to SEC Community Service Team


-1BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kentucky women’s golfer Ale Walker has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, the league office announced Tuesday.

Walker has documented more than 100 hours of community service since July 1. She traveled to Ethiopia in the summer of 2015 as part of a UK Athletics service trip. In Ethiopia, she helped construct housing for widows, delivered beds and mattresses to lepers, served food to orphans, and delivered hygiene supplies to the imprisoned.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn SEC Freshman of Week


B9p0sCbXBKMYFlVGTc36asPe6YRkT3vustCb2zbsSdAauH34zVYBq54AqEU8XWvvOAMifHPgFRlECUFg3RY7xibH5r8p9ZE_xFzTEOv-zJNIpbps7T5Tsp5c9zGruIPC2CL46PxSrs9I1R6oW7nKyPJnODtjQmk=s0-d-e1-ftLEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Tuesday.

Camacho-Quinn ran 12.73w aided by a +2.1 m/s wind, to win the 100m hurdles and score 10 points for UK, leading the Wildcats to the win at one of the nation’s top scored meets, the LSU Invitational.

Camacho-Quinn’s time is the second fastest qualifying time recorded by a collegian this season, leads the SEC and is tops in the nation among freshmen.

The time is one of the fastest hurdles times recorded by a freshman in recent seasons.

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