With all the hype surrounding the Florida game this weekend, overshadowed was the induction of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019. This year’s class included football star quarterback Andre Woodson, men’s basketball big man DeMarcus Cousins, women’s basketball’s A’dia Mathies, Henri Junghänel from UK Rifle, and both Vic Nelson and Don Weber from cross country and track.
It’s UK Athletics Hall of Fame weekend! Presenting your Class of 2019 inductees: pic.twitter.com/zPjfFhIfAt
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 12, 2019
Five of the six inductees were able to attend the ceremony and give their acceptance speeches in person, with DeMarcus Cousins‘ speech being a pre-recorded video.
Andre Woodson used the weekend to be at the ceremony, as well as at the football game Saturday night. Watch his speech below.
One of the best women’s players in Kentucky Hoops history, A’dia Mathies was the first player in UK basketball history, both men and women, to accumulate over 2,000 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists and 300 steals in a career.
You can view the entire playlist of speeches on YouTube from Kentucky Wildcats TV here.
Congrats to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame 2019 Class! All very well deserved and an awesome accomplishment.