The University of Kentucky announced today that it will induct six new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Headlining the group is former basketball standout, Keith Bogans.
Bogans ranks fourth on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,923 points and second in three-point field goals made with 254, trailing only Tony Delk’s 283. He’s about to enter his 12th season in the NBA and his UK trophy case includes AP Third Team All-American, NABC Second Team All-American, All-SEC, All-SEC Tournament Team, All-SEC Freshman Team, and 2003 SEC Tournament MVP honors.
Bogans is joined by:
Pat Etcheberry, Track and Field (1963-67, 1967-89)
Etcheberry won the SEC Championship in javelin in 1966 and later became assistant track coach, head track coach and UK’s first strength and conditioning coach. According to the release from UK, he also trained several world class athletes such as Pete Sampras, Monica Seles, Nick Faldo, Dan Jansen and Charles Woodson, plus former Wildcats Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker and Dermontti Dawson.
Marty Moore, Football (1990-93)
Moore played linebacker on the UK football team before an eight-year career in the NFL. He was named First Team All-SEC by both the AP and Coaches in 1993, his senior season, earning him Mr. Irrelevant honors as the last pick in the 1994 NFL Draft.
Passion Richardson, Women’s Track and Field (1994-97)
Richard was a four time All-American in the 55 meters, 100 meters and 4×100-meter relay during her time at UK. She went on to win a bronze medal on the U.S. 4×100-meter relay team in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Terry Shumpert, Baseball (1985-87)
Shumpert was a standout on the UK Baseball team, where he ranks third in school history in stolen bases with 66. He was drafted in the second round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals and played 14 years in the bigs.
Sarah Witten, Women’s Tennis (2000-03)
The older sister of former men’s tennis star Jesse Witten, Sarah Witten ranks as the only player in UK women’s tennis history to earn three consecutive All-America selections. She is also one of only two players with four career All-America accolades, one in singles in 2003 and three in doubles in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
The six Wildcat greats will be inducted in late September during Hall of Fame Weekend when Vanderbilt comes to town for a football game.