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Kentucky students encouraged to apply for 2021 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year recognition

Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2021 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). “Athletics and agriculture have a lot in common. They both teach the value of effort, discipline,...

Susan and Oliver Ramsey establish fund at EKU to promote names of football players on jerseys

The donors who make up the Eastern Kentucky University giving community each support a unique passion. For Susan and Oliver Ramsey, their passion is student-athletes. No matter the distance or time passed, the Ramsey’s have continued to support EKU football, rarely missing a game in more than 40 years. “Since the late 70s, we have maintained season tickets within Roy Kidd Stadium,”...

Kentucky Department of Agriculture recognizes 2018 KHSAA-KDA Ag Athletes of the year

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles commended six Kentucky high school student-athletes involved in agriculture for being named the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association-Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Ag Athletes of the Year. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, center, honors the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association-Kentucky Department of Agriculture Ag Athletes of...

UK student-athletes break, tie records for graduation success rate in annual NCAA report

University of Kentucky student-athletes broke one school record for graduation rate and tied another in the annual report issued this week by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR), a four-year composite statistic for the freshman classes of 2007-08 through 2010-11, was 85 percent. That broke last year’s school record of 82 percent and continued UK’s...

That’s Life! UK student athletes experience ‘reality,’ learn true cost of future lifestyle, how to finance it

By Aimee Nielson Special to KyForward University of Kentucky baseball player Zach Strecker, a junior from Louisville, was halfway joking when he said he would give up life insurance in his budget so he could keep a streaming television service. He was participating in an exercise called It’s Your Reality, put on for UK student athletes by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. When...

Five Eagle basketball players pick up honors for excellence off the court

(Photo provided)   Morehead State’s Drew Kelly, Chad Posthumus, Kareem Storey, Jordan Percell and Karam Mashour have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for academic achievement.   The Honors Court recognizes juniors or seniors who own a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and have been enrolled at their current school at least...

National Association of Basketball Coaches honors two EKU Colonels for high grades

Eric Stutz and Deverin Muff were honored by the coaches group for their excellence in the classroom. (Photo provided)   Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball players Eric Stutz and Deverin Muff were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Honors Court, which recognizes men’s basketball players that excelled in academics during the past season.   In...