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Academic All-America softball standout Katie Reed chosen as UK’s nominee for NCAA Woman of Year

Softball player Katie Reed, who graduated in May, has been chosen as the University of Kentucky’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. Katie...

Wildcats fall short in NCAA Softball Super Regional, dropping narrow 6-5 decision to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – The third-seeded Oregon Ducks took advantage of a rare bad inning in the top of the seventh inning, scoring four times off four hits to come from behind and end the No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats’ season at Jane Sanders Stadium, 6-5 in the second game of the 2017 Eugene Super Regional. The Wildcats end the season with a 39-19 overall record – and made it to the NCAA Super Regional for...

Kentucky sophomore shortstop Reed earns first-team All-Southeastern Conference recognition

Kentucky’s sophomore shortstop Katie Reed was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern Conference first team as part of three award-winning players for the Wildcats by the league office on Wednesday. Reed joins Bailey Vick and Alex Martens, who were named to the All-Freshman Team for the 2017 season. Vick was also named to the All-Defensive Team. Katie Reed (UK Athletics Photo) The first team honor for...

UK’s Tristan Pompey, Katie Reed receive SEC Freshman of the Week honors

After collecting five hits, three homers and six RBI in his first two collegiate games, Kentucky left fielder Tristan Pompey was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday by the league office. A 6-foot-4, 205-pound switch-hitting outfielder from Toronto, Pompey belted a trio of homers – including bombs from each side of the plate. He became the first UK player with homers from...