Chuck Hayes named Mr. Wildcat

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK Athletics held the third annual CATSPY Awards Tuesday night at Rupp Arena. A spinoff of ESPN's ESPY awards, the CATSPY's celebrate the academic and athletic achievements of UK student-athletes.

Nearly 500 student-athletes plus many family, friends, staff and fans enjoyed the show where 24 awards were given out for everything from Rookie of the Year to the prestigious Mr. and Miss Wildcat. Below are this year's award winners.

2005 CATSPY Award Winners

Female Rookie of the Year
Taryn Ignacio
Diving

Male Rookie of the Year
Rajon Rondo
Basketball

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Jarret Christie
Soccer

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Kara Prestigiacomo
Gymnastics

Supporting Role Award
Stephanie Stumbo
Basketball

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Keightley
Basketball

Male Performance of the Year
Daniel Cruz
Swimming

Female Performance of the Year
Taryn Ignacio
Diving

Community Service Award
Lindsay Cameron
Gymnastics

Male Play of the Year
Patrick Sparks
Basketball

Female Play of the Year
Michelle Gales
Gymnastics

Blue Heart Award (Comeback)
Danielle Slupski
Soccer

Men's Team Coach of the Year
Brian Craig
Golf

Women's Team Coach of the Year
Mark Guilbeau
Tennis

Courage Award (Inspirational Player of the Year)
Sevin Sucurovic
Football

Scratch Award (Non-Scholarship Athlete) (tie)
Matt McCutchan
Football

Amy Sowash
Rifle

Female Athlete of the Year
Aibika Kalsarieva
Tennis

Male Athlete of the Year (tie)
Jesse Witten
Tennis

John Holmes
Golf

Mr. Wildcat
Chuck Hayes
Basketball

Miss Wildcat
Sara Potts
Softball

Academic Team of the Year
Volleyball

Women's Team of the Year
Tennis

Men's Team of the Year (tie)
Golf
Basketball

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