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Recapping the 2020 virtual CATSPY Awards

(UK Athletics)

(UK Athletics)

The 18th annual CATSPY Awards were a bit different than the 17 that came before it; one that featured video calls instead of a fancy gathering

The 2020 edition of the University of Kentucky’s award show went virtual, with 79 total student-athletes being honored for their accomplishments during the 2019-20 season. ESPN’s Laura Rutledge was kind enough to fill in as the host, and on Friday, the week-long event wrapped up with the most important awards – Mr. and Miss Wildcat along with the Teams of the Year.

Women’s volleyball, football, men’s basketball, and rifle were the four teams recognized as the most successful during the 2019-20 season. As for your Mr. and Miss Wildcat winners, the University honored Glen Brown (swimming and diving), T.J. Collett (baseball), Josh Paschal (football), Asia Seidt (swimming and diving), Bailey Vick (softball), Alex Martens (softball), and Leah Edmond (volleyball). Seidt is one of the few Wildcats in school history to win the award in consecutive seasons.

The complete list of awards and their winners can be found below, per the official press release from UK.

Elite Performance
Gabby Curry (volleyball)
Leah Edmond (volleyball)
Alli Stumler (volleyball)
Madison Lilley (volleyball)
Chloe Abbott (track and field)
Alexis Holmes (track and field)
Abby Steiner (track and field)
Lance Lang (track and field)
Rahman Minor (track and field)
Matthew Thomas (track and field)
Dwight St. Hillaire (track and field)
Kianna Gray (track and field)
Celera Barnes (track and field)
Janie O’Connor (track and field)
Noah Castle (track and field)
Ben Young (track and field)
Kyndal Knight (swimming and diving)
Ellen Ekholm (track and field)
Nicole Fautsch (track and field)
Rhyne Howard (women’s basketball)
Mary Tucker (rifle)
Asia Seidt (swimming and diving)
Mollie Korth (gymnastics)
Josie Angeny (gymnastics)
Jenny Schaper (softball)
Abbey Cheek (softball)
Katie Reed (softball)
Bailey Bonnett (swimming and diving)
Izzy Gati (swimming and diving)
Megan Moss (track and field)
Dajour Miles (track and field)
Ali Galyer (swimming and diving)
Marie-Josee Ebwea Bile Excel (track and field)
Faith Ross (track and field)
Masai Russell (track and field)
Beth McNeese (swimming and diving)
Riley Gaines (swimming and diving)
Ruby Gomes (rifle)
Brennan Fields (cross country/track and field)
Lynn Bowden Jr. (football)
Max Duffy (football)
John Mitchell (swimming and diving)
Peter Wetzlar (swimming and diving)
Jason Head (swimming and diving)
Glen Brown (swimming and diving)
Danny Zhang (swimming and diving)
Chase Lane (swimming and diving)
Matt Peare (track and field)
Aimé Mabika (men’s soccer)
Kalil ElMedkhar (men’s soccer)
Nick Richards (men’s basketball)
Immanuel Quickley (men’s basketball)
Will Shaner (rifle)
Josh Sobota (track and field)
Daniel Roberts (track and field)
Logan Stenberg (football)
Drake Jackson (football)

Rookie of the Year
Mary Tucker (rifle)
Jensen Castle (women’s golf)
Cullan Brown (men’s golf)

Blue Heart
Emma Dellmore (swimming and diving)

Heart of a Wildcat
Aaron Hogue

Keightley Assist
Zach Wheeler

Scratch Award
Megan Monfredi (gymnastics)

Supporting Role
Jaida Roper (women’s basketball)
Hailey Poland (gymnastics)
Nate Sestina (men’s basketball)
Chase Lane (swimming and diving)

Community Service
Autumn Humes (softball)
Avery Skinner (volleyball)

Nicole Fautsch (track and field)
Josephine Chang (women’s golf)
Katherine Marianos (gymnastics)
Sarah Loheide (swimming and diving)
Asia Seidt (swimming and diving)
Ben Young (track and field/cross country)

Congratulations to all the talented Wildcats recognized! If you missed out on any of the action, the Kentucky Wildcats TV YouTube account has everything you need to catch up.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR