12th annual CATSPY Awards on Monday

Kentucky’s annual end-of-the-year awards banquet, the CATSPY Awards, will be held Monday in Memorial Coliseum. After the men’s basketball team’s dramatic run through the NCAA Tournament, chances are the team will get an award or two.

The awards ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets 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. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Public parking will be available in the E lot located on the west side (Lexington Avenue) of the Joe Craft Center. Additional parking will be available in parking structure #5 located near Kennedy’s Book Store.

A spin-off of the popular ESPY Awards held each year by ESPN, the CATSPYs feature 24 individual and team honors, chosen from UK’s 22 varsity sports. This event is dedicated to celebrating the 481 student-athletes that represent UK. Videos of the nominees in each category are shown. 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
  • Impact
  • Scratch
  • Supporting Role
  • Performance of the Year
  • K Association Male and Female Athlete of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Teams of the Year
  • Mr. and Miss Wildcat