Category Archives: UK Sports

Kentucky Women’s Tennis Inks Three in Early Signing Period

Kentucky Women’s Tennis Inks Three in Early Signing Period

The Wildcats added Alexis Merrill, Yang Lee and sophomore transfer Diana Tkachenko

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s tennis has signed Yang Lee and Alexis Merrill to National Letters of Intent, and added sophomore transfer Diana Tkachenko, head coach Carlos Dradá announced Friday afternoon. Merrill and Yang will join the roster in the fall of 2018, while Tkachenko will arrive on campus in January. Continue reading Kentucky Women’s Tennis Inks Three in Early Signing Period

Kentucky Loses 1-0 to Marshall in C-USA Tournament

Wildcats drop to 8-6-4

Box Score

NORFOLK, Va. – Kentucky outshot Marshall by a 20-16 margin – and put eight of those attempts on frame compared with Marshall’s six – but the Thundering Herd found the back of the net once, and the Wildcats were unable to at least match that key factor, despite an abundance of chances on Wednesday. Continue reading Kentucky Loses 1-0 to Marshall in C-USA Tournament

UK Volleyball – Florida Wins in Battle of First SEC Matchup of Top-Six Opponents

UK Falls to Florida (Image by UK Athletics)

Edmond continues to shine with 16 kills in the match
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In a matchup featuring the two highest-rated Southeastern Conference teams in league history, the No. 4 Florida Gators prevailed by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22) margin over No. 6 Kentucky on Wednesday inside of Memorial Coliseum. The Big Blue Nation was electric as 5,329 fans – the largest in Memorial in the Craig Skinner era – came out to witness the showdown between the league’s top two teams. The loss snapped a 14-match winning streak for the Wildcats, which included taking down the Gators on their home floor a little more than two weeks ago. Continue reading UK Volleyball – Florida Wins in Battle of First SEC Matchup of Top-Six Opponents

UK Golf – Again! Men’s Golf Claims Crooked Stick Crown

Cooper Musselman wins first collegiate tournament by five strokes
Final Stats
CARMEL, Ind. –  Champions again!
For the third time in as many tournaments, the Kentucky men’s golf team claimed the tournament crown. Senior Cooper Musselman led the way with his first collegiate victory as the Wildcats hung on by one stroke to edge out North Florida for the Crooked Stick Invitational title. Continue reading UK Golf – Again! Men’s Golf Claims Crooked Stick Crown

UK S & D – Jones, Bonnett Bring in SEC Weekly Honors

UK Swimming & Diving in action against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, October 8th, 2017 at Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.
Photos by Noah J. Richter | UK Athletics

Both Wildcats garnered conference honors after defeating EMU on Saturday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following Kentucky swimming and diving’s wins over Eastern Michigan on Saturday, senior Isaac Jones and freshman Bailey Bonnett won Southeastern Conference weekly awards, the league office announced Tuesday. Bonnett earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors, while Jones was tabbed SEC Male Swimmer of the Week. Continue reading UK S & D – Jones, Bonnett Bring in SEC Weekly Honors

UK Volleyball – History! Kentucky Topples No. 1 Florida in Gainesville

UK defeats #1 Florida

Wildcats knock off No. 1 ranked team for the first time in program history
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – History! For just the third time in Southeastern Conference history two top-10 ranked teams squared off. The No. 8 Kentucky volleyball team exited Gainesville, Florida, with more than just a 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16) win over No. 1 Florida as a number of program records fell in the process. Continue reading UK Volleyball – History! Kentucky Topples No. 1 Florida in Gainesville

UK Men’s Soccer – Mabika’s Last-Minute Winner Lifts UK over South Carolina

UK improves to 4-1 in Conference USA, reclaims SEC Men’s Soccer Title 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s Aime Mabika scored the winning goal with seconds remaining in regulation to give the Wildcats a 1-0 win over South Carolina on a rainy Sunday at The Bell.  

Continue reading UK Men’s Soccer – Mabika’s Last-Minute Winner Lifts UK over South Carolina

UK Volleyball – Kentucky Prevails in Four Over Visiting Auburn

UK vs Auburn – Photo by UK Athletics

Leah Edmond registers 25 kills on a .438 hitting percentage
LEXINGTON, Ky. –  The No. 10 Kentucky volleyball team prevailed in four sets (25-19, 25-14, 30-32, 25-21) over visiting Auburn on Sundayin front of 2,095 fans inside Memorial Coliseum. Sophomore outside hitter Leah Edmond blasted 25 kills on a .438 hitting percentage to lead the way for the Wildcats. The kill total was one off her career high. Continue reading UK Volleyball – Kentucky Prevails in Four Over Visiting Auburn