BASEBALL: Head coach John Cohen was named to the USA Baseball National Team coaching staff last week. Team USA will compete in a four international series, including one each in Japan and Taiwan.
SOFTBALL: UK opened the season last weekend at Florida International's Diamond Fun & Sun Classic. Junior Megan Cooper was named to the All-Tournament team after batting .462 with a triple and three RBIs. Cooper's triple in the 11-inning loss to Illinois State was the Cats' first extra-base hit of the season. She also two games in the circle, as well. Freshman pitcher Samantha Allen hurled all 11 innings against the Redbirds. UK travels to Palo Alto, Calif. to compete in the Stanford Tournament from Feb. 11-13.
GYMNASTICS: No. 18 Kentucky won each of the four events in Friday nights in quad-meet and scored 49.000 or better on three different events in the same meet for the first time in school history. The Cats won the meet with a season-high 195.525 in front of 2,358 fans. No. 19 Ohio State George Washington and Ball State were UK's three victims. Kentucky's team score was the eighth highest in school history.
TRACK: At Notre Dame, freshman Lavera Morris broke the freshman school record with a 2:11.80 in the 800m run. Fellow freshman Justin Harrison captured third in the 400m with a, NCAA provisional qualifying time of 47.21. At the Husker Invistational, sophomore Andy Fryman took second in the men's shot put with a heave of 57-03. Also competing at the Husker Invitational was freshman standout, Michael Mason, who finished third among a nationally ranked group of men's high jump competitors with a leap of 6-11¾.
RIFLE: The UK rifle team rides a three-week win streak into NCAA Qualifying this weekend at Murray, Ky. Two weeks ago the Wildcats bested a field of 10 teams in the Withrow Invitational at Murray.
MEN'S TENNIS: Kentucky scored shutout victories last week over Appalachian State and Abilene Christian before falling to No. 1 Baylor, 5-2, over the weekend. Junior Alex Hume knocked off 40th-ranked Greg Shearer, and junior Nate Emge beat 45th-ranked Matija Zgaga for UK's points. No. 13 UK hosts No. 40 Louisville Wednesday at the Boone Tennis Center.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Kentucky's sensational run in the National Team Indoor Championships came to an end when it fell to top-ranked Stanford in the final. With the youngest team in the field – one senior, one junior and six sophomores – UK completed its best showing in the history of the event by eliminating No. 3 Clemson, No. 15 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke. UK faces North Carolina again this weekend in Chapel Hill and will also face Minnesota.
MEN'S GOLF: Kentucky opened the spring season with a 14th place finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Host Florida took the overall title with a three-round total of 858 (287-291- 280). John Holmes led the way for the Cats, tying for 21st with a 219 (74-73-72). Sophomore Cale Barr tied for 21st playing as an individual. David Trainor was named as hired as an assistant coach this week.
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING: No. 12 Kentucky ended its regular season on a winning note with a 173-56 victory over Cincinnati. Freshman Ben Starchuk set a school record in the 3-meter diving event, shattering an eight-year-old mark by nearly 40 points. He also captured the 1-meter event Saturday. UK finishes the season 8-1, 3-1 in the SEC. Coach Mike Lyden will lead the UK diving contingent to Florida this week for the SEC Diving Championships.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING: Kentucky ended its season on a winning note with a 157-67 defeat of Cincinnati on Saturday. Junior Jessica Thompson and sophomore Joey Brown set school-records in the 3-meter and 1-meter diving events, respectively. Heather and Jenny Bradford led Kentucky with three victories apiece. UK ends the regular season at 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the conference. Coach Mike Lyden leads his Wildcat divers to the SEC Championships this week at Florida.