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Six Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame

uklogo 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/21/14) — Six University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September.

The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men's basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field athlete/coach, also strength and conditioning coach), Marty Moore (football), Passion Richardson (track and field athlete/coach), Terry Shumpert (baseball) and Sarah Witten (women's tennis).

The class will be formally inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 26-27, in conjunction with the football game against Vanderbilt.

Keith Bogans, Men's Basketball, 2000-03

Associated Press third-team All-America in 2003 in addition to National Association of Basketball Coaches second-team All-America honors … First-team All-SEC member (AP and Coaches) in 2003 and second-team All-SEC (AP and Coaches) in 2001 … Named 2003 SEC Tournament MVP and earned All-SEC Tournament team honors in 2001 … Made 2000 All-SEC Freshman Team … Ranks fourth on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,923 points … Ranks second in UK history in three-point field goals made (254) and started the second-most games in UK history with 122 … Led UK to two Elite Eight finishes in the 2000 and 2003 NCAA Tournaments … 11 seasons in the NBA.

Pat Etcheberry, Track and Field, 1963-67 / Track and Field Assistant Coach 1967-79 / Track and Field Head Coach, 1979-84 / Strength and Conditioning Coach 1973-89

Former track athlete and coach who went on to become a world-renowned strength and conditioning trainer … Won the SEC championship in the javelin in 1966 … Throw of 220-11 ranks fourth in school history … Represented his native country of Chile in the 1964 Olympics … A participant in the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games … Was UK assistant track coach for 12 years and head coach five years … UK's first strength and conditioning coach, a role he held from 1973-89 … A legend in the field of sports fitness, Etcheberry has trained nearly two dozen tennis champions, 15 Olympic medalists and numerous world-class athletes, including Pete Sampras, Monica Seles, Nick Faldo, Dan Jansen and Charles Woodson, as well as former Wildcats Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker and Dermontti Dawson.

Marty Moore, Football, 1990-93

Linebacker who finished his playing days at UK ranking fourth in tackles with 470 … Named first-team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and Coaches in 1993 … UK's Most Valuable Senior while helping lead the Wildcats to the 1993 Peach Bowl … AP second-team All-SEC as a junior … Led SEC in tackles as a sophomore and junior … Named to the Sophomore All-America team by Football News … UK's Most Outstanding Linebacker for three consecutive years ... Two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and received UK's Senior Scholastic Award … Played in the East-West Shrine Game … Was the last pick of the 1994 NFL Draft, but defied the odds by earning a spot on the New England Patriots and went on to an eight-year career in the NFL.

Passion Richardson, Women's Track and Field, 1994-97 / Track and Field Assistant Coach 2001-05

A bronze medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as she ran the anchor leg on the United States' 4x100-meter relay team in the opening round and semifinals … Also the silver medalist in the 60-meter dash at the 1997 USA Indoor Championships … While at UK, was a four-time All-American in the 55 meters, 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay… Continues to hold the UK record at 60 meters, 100 meters and was part of the school-record 4x100-meter relay team … Was SEC bronze medalist at 100 meters in 1997 … She was on the World University Games Gold Medal 4x100-meter relay team in 1997 and took the silver medal in the same event at the Pan-American Games that same year … Later served as an assistant coach for UK track and field and is currently an academic counselor for UK Athletics.

Terry Shumpert, Baseball, 1985-87

Named an All-American in 1987 as a junior for the 40-15 Wildcats …First-team All-SEC as a sophomore and junior … All-SEC Tournament in 1987 … Prolific hitter finished his career with a .333 average after batting .364 as a sophomore and .376 as a junior … Belted 19 doubles in two different seasons … Is one of just five players in school history to hit 10 home runs and steal 20 bases (10-28) in a season (1986) … Ranks third in school history in stolen bases with 66 … Played for Team USA in the 1986 Amateur World Series .. Drafted in the second round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals … Played 14 years in the major leagues for six teams.

Sarah Witten, Women's Tennis, 2000-03

Ranks as the only player in UK women's tennis history to earn three consecutive All-America selections (doubles in 2001-03) … Remains one of only two players with four career All-America accolades (singles in 2003 and doubles in 2001-03) … Finished as the NCAA doubles runner-up in 2003 … Led UK to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2002 and 2003 … Ranked among the nation's top doubles tandems in 2003 with two different players (No. 4 with Amy Trefethen and No. 14 with Nathalie Roels) … Coupled with teammate Carolina Mayorga to rank seventh in 2002 and 23rd in 2001 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll three years. The UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and honor persons whose participation and contributions enriched and strengthened the university's athletic program. The charter class included 88 individuals who had previously had their jersey retired by UK. There is a five-year waiting period, after leaving UK, to be eligible for inclusion into the Hall of Fame. A committee consisting of Hall of Famers, media members, campus representatives, and current coaches and administrators elects new inductees each year.

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