UK student-athletes honored at 2013 CATSPY Awards

The University of Kentucky honored 18 student-athletes and four teams for their athletic and academic achievements during the 2012-13 school year at the 11th annual CATSPY Awards Monday night in Memorial Coliseum.

UK’s gymnastics and rifle teams were honored as co-Teams of the Year for their accomplishments this year. The gymnastics program posted UK’s highest-ever score at the NCAA Regionals, and the rifle team finished the season as national runner-ups for the second year in a row.

Greg Ferrucci and Cally Macumber were named male and female Athletes of the Year. Ferrucci was a multiple-time SEC Diver of the Week and earned All-SEC second-team honors following the season. Macumber finished sixth in the NCAA Cross Country Nationals, and became the ninth woman in program history to earn All-America honors.

One of the evening’s most prestigious awards was the Mr./Miss Wildcat awards, given to student-athletes for excellence in athletics, academics, character and service. This year’s Mr. Wildcat was track/cross country star Luis Orta, who won the honor for the second year in a row. His teammate, Chelsea Oswald, was named Miss Wildcat.

Here is a complete list of last night’s winners:

Character Award
Kastine Evans (women’s basketball)
Luis Orta (men’s cross country/track)

Community Service Award
Megan Moir (Women’s Golf)

Supporting Role
Natalie Horner (Women’s Soccer)

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Ashley Frazier (Volleyball)

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Jon Keltner (Swimming)

Female Academic Team of the Year

Male Academic Team of the Year
Cross Country

Female Rookie of the Year
Nadia Ravita (Tennis)

Male Rookie of the Year
Connor Davis (Rifle)

Female Performance of the Year 
Cally Macumber (Cross Country/Track)

Male Performance of the Year
Greg Ferrucci (Diving)

Scratch Award
Shannon Mitchell (Gymnastics)

Bill Keightley “Assist” Award
Brian Wiese (Athletic Training)

Blue Heart Award
Arin Gilliland (Women’s Soccer)

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Walt McCombs

Coach(es) of the Year
Tim Garrison (Gymnastics)
Gary Henderson (Baseball)
Harry Mullins (Rifle)

K-Association Female Athlete of the Year
Cally Macumber (Cross Country/Track)

K-Association Male Athlete of the Year
Greg Ferrucci (Diving)

Teams of the Year

Miss Wildcat
Chelsea Oswald (Cross Country Track)

Mr. Wildcat
Luis Orta (Men’s Cross Country/Track)

With the exception of the spring sports still ongoing, most of UK’s athletic teams have now turned their focus to next year. How will the Cats fare in 2013-14? It remains to be seen; it’s not like these guys and girls have a magic wand… Do they?


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