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Meet your CATSPYs nominees


It’s almost time for the CATSPY Awards, the University of Kentucky’s annual celebration of its athletics programs.

This year’s CATSPYs is the 15th of its kind and will be held next Monday, April 24 in Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.

UK released its list of nominees today and it includes familiar names like Dominique Hawkins, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Benny Snell and Makayla Epps:

Female Athlete of the Year

  • Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (track and field)
  • Ashley Dusek (volleyball)
  • Makayla Epps (women’s basketball)
  • Isabelle Johansson (women’s golf)
  • Mollie Korth (gymnastics)
  • Katy Kunc (track and field/cross country)
  • Meagan Prince (softball)
  • Sha’Keela Saunders (track and field)
  • Asia Seidt (swimming and diving)
  • Aldila Sutjiadi (women’s tennis)

Male Athlete of the Year

  • Nick Anderson (track and field)
  • Tim Duckworth (track and field)
  • Napo Matsoso (men’s soccer)
  • Tyler “Chip” McDaniel (men’s golf)
  • Malik Monk (men’s basketball)
  • Jacob Thomson (track and field/cross country)
  • Jon Toth (football)
  • Evan White (baseball)

Female Rookie of the Year

  • Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (track and field)
  • Abbey Cheek (softball)
  • Leah Edmond (volleyball)
  • Mollie Korth (gymnastics)
  • Katie Reed (softball)
  • Asia Seidt (swimming and diving)
  • Evangeline Soucie (women’s soccer)

Male Rookie of the Year

  • De’Aaron Fox (men’s basketball)
  • Sean Hjelle (baseball)
  • Malik Monk (men’s basketball)
  • Benny Snell (football)
  • JJ Williams (men’s soccer)

Supporting Role

  • Matthew Beach (swimming and diving)
  • Laura Connor (women’s soccer)
  • Stuart Ford (men’s soccer)
  • Ali Galyer (swimming and diving)
  • Dominique Hawkins (men’s basketball)
  • Cathryn Papasodora (rifle)
  • Hailey Poland (gymnastics)
  • Shannon Smith (softball)

Scratch Award (given to a non-scholarship student-athlete whose effort is representative of playing for the “love of the game”)

  • Ryan Creel (men’s soccer)
  • Danaea Davis (gymnastics)
  • Sam Day (swimming and diving)
  • Harper Hempel (volleyball)
  • Caroline McCaslin (track/cross country)
  • Ayanna Parker (women’s soccer)
  • Paige Poffenberger (women’s basketball)

The following awards will also be given out:

  • Mr. Wildcat
  • Miss Wildcat
  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Blue Heart Award
  • Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Academic Team of the Year
  • Heart of a Wildcat
  • Community Service
  • Bill Keightley Assist

If you would like to attend this year’s CATSPY Awards, tickets may be purchased online here or at the UK ticket office. All seats are general admission and cost $5 each.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

One response to “Meet your CATSPYs nominees”

  1. Ukfan1010

    Can fans vote??