"Wildcat Wednesdays" to begin tomorrow

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Starting Wednesday, UK will kick off an eight-week series of live chats with current UK players and coaches. The chats, titled "Wildcats Wednesdays," will allow fans to interact with their favorite student-athletes and coaches at UK via a live blog.

Cat Scratches, the official blog of UK Athletics, will have a variety of athletes and coaches on during the eight weeks, ranging from men's and women's basketball, to softball, to men's and women's soccer, football and more. Times will vary each week depending on the player's and/or coach's availability, but fans will be notified ahead of time on a weekly basis.

Kicking off Wildcat Wednesdays will be two of UK's most successful athletes in 2008-09. Softball's Molly Johnson and volleyball's Sarah Rumely will join Cat Scratches on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for a 30-45 minutes chat. Fans can join the live chat by going to www.UKAthletics.com and clicking on the Cat Scratches icon.

Johnson, UK's first All-American in program history, is fresh off leading the softball team to the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance and win. On Monday, she was picked to the USA Softball Japan Cup Team.

Rumely led the UK volleyball team to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance while being the named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, a program first.

Cat Scratches will continue Wildcat Wednesdays next week with a live chat with women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell, tentatively for June 24 at 1:30 p.m.

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