Friday, April 24, 2015

Kentucky's Annual "CATSPY" Awards Information

 The 13th annual CATSPY Awards, celebrating the 2014-15 athletics year at the University of Kentucky, will be held Monday in Memorial Coliseum.

The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

Tickets for the CATSPY Awards cost $5 each and may be purchased at the UK Athletics Ticket Office (Joe Craft Center) or by calling 800.928.2287. All persons must have a ticket to enter, regardless of age.

All general public will enter through the Lexington Avenue entrance of Memorial Coliseum. Public parking will be available in the E lot on the west side (Lexington Avenue) of the Joe Craft Center. Additional parking will be available in parking structure No. 5, located near Kennedy’s Book Store. Also, a free shuttle will be available between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with pick-up at the Alumni Drive sky bridge and drop-off at the Wildcat Alumni Plaza.

A spin-off of the popular ESPY Awards held each year by ESPN, the CATSPY Awards feature individual and team honors, chosen from UK’s 22 varsity sports. The event is dedicated to celebrating the more than 500 student-athletes that represent Kentucky. Videos of the nominees in each category are shown, and UK student-athletes and head coaches serve as presenters.

The list of awards includes: 

·         Community Service
·         Wildcat Pride
·         Rookies of the Year
·         Bill Keightley “Assist” Award
·         Blue Heart
·         Scholar Athlete
·         Academic Team
·         Scratch
·         Supporting Role
·         Performance of the Year
·         K Club Male and Female Athlete of the Year
·         Coach of the Year
·         Teams of the Year
·         Mr. and Miss Wildcat

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