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Help UK cheerleader Emily Sawyer cheer for USA team in April

Emily Sawyer, left, helped escort former coach Joe B. Hall during UK's Senior Day. (Vicky Graff Photo)
Emily Sawyer, left, helped escort former coach Joe B. Hall during UK's Senior Day. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Emily Sawyer, left, helped escort former coach Joe B. Hall during UK’s Senior Day. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky senior cheerleader Emily Sawyer could not hide her emotions during UK’s Senior Day Saturday when she cheered in Rupp Arena for the last time.

This week she’ll be at her final SEC Tournament before she hopefully ends her Kentucky cheer career, which already includes two national championships, with a third Final Four appearance with the basketball team.

National titles, Final Fours two different but exciting UK experiences for cheerleader Emily Sawyer

Emily Sawyer with UK's national championship trophy.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Emily Sawyer with UK's national championship trophy.

Emily Sawyer with UK’s national championship trophy.

Emily Sawyer graduated a semester early at West Jessamine High School in Nicholasville so she could pursue her goal of becoming a University of Kentucky cheerleader.

Not only did she make the team, but she’s been part of two national championship teams and cheered in two Final Fours — and is hoping for a third. She’ll cheer for the final time at Rupp Arena Saturday, so I asked her how winning a national championship compares with going to a Final Four.