uk logo1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/23/13) – University of Kentucky Athletics presented 24 honors at the 11th annual CATSPY Awards, held Monday at Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performance during the 2012-13 year. With co-winners in some categories, a total of four teams and 18 individuals were recognized.
 
Gymnastics and Rifle were named Team of the Year for their achievements. The gymnastics team posted the program’s highest-ever NCAA Regional team score with a 195.575. Competing in the nation’s top gymnastics conference, Kentucky finished the Southeastern Conference schedule with three wins, the most in school history, highlighted by a home-opening victory over then-No. 9 Arkansas. UK also beat then-No. 13 Auburn twice, and tied then-No. 6 Georgia at home. The rifle team posted its second consecutive national runner-up finish, while claiming a Great America Rifle Conference regular season championship and a second-place finish at the GARC Championships. The season also included a record-setting win over Army, a match in which Kentucky broke the program records for total aggregate score, aggregate smallbore, individual aggregate score and individual smallbore.
 
The Mr. and Miss Wildcat Awards are given for all-around excellence in athletics, academics, character and service. Luis Orta (cross country/track) won the Mr. Wildcat award for the second consecutive year, while Chelsea Oswald (cross country/track), won the Miss Wildcat award.
 
The Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to Cally Macumber, who finished sixth at NCAA Cross Country Nationals, fewer than 15 seconds behind the race winner. She became just the ninth woman to be named All-American in program history. She also became the first woman in UK history to record a sub-20 minute 6K with her performance at Nationals. Macumber was the highest NCAA finisher for the Wildcat women since Valerie McGovern was the national runner-up in 1989.
 
The Male Athlete of the Year was awarded to Greg Ferrucci, who had garnered multiple SEC Diver of the Week honors as well as being named SEC All-Second Team. After claiming both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard titles at the Zone C Diving Championships, Ferrucci finished off the most impressive season in Kentucky diving history with nine individual event victories on the year.
 
The Academic Teams of the Year were men's cross country and women’s tennis. The Scholar-Athletes of the Year were Ashley Frazier (volleyball) and Jon Keltner (swimming).
 
A complete list of awards is below:
 
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
Tennis
 
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
Gymnastics
Rifle
 
Miss Wildcat
Chelsea Oswald (Cross Country Track)
 
Mr. Wildcat
Luis Orta (Men's Cross Country/Track)
 
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