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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: 2017 CATSPY Awards Edition

The CATSPY awards were handed out last night, and some familiar names were winners.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

Today’s lead story is the presentation of the annual CATSPY awards, which happened last night at Memorial Coliseum. Here are a few highlights:

  • Malik Monk: Rookie of the Year
  • Danielle Galyer: Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Women’s tennis: Academic Team of the Year
  • Supporting role: Dominique Hawkins
  • Mr. Wildcat: John Toth
  • Miss Wildcat: Danielle Galyer

Congratulations to all the honorees for this season’s awards. Check out the entire list here.

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  • Kentucky baseball is rocking like a hurricane. They defeated #2 Louisville last week, took down #8 LSU in the weekend SEC series 2-1, and finished 3-1 over top ten teams overall last week. To top all that off, former UK basketball player Chuck Hayes’ cousin Justin Lewis pitched the Bat Cats to the win on Sunday.

    Kentucky is now ranked in the top ten in all major polls, the highest being #6 in D1Baseball’s poll. The Wildcats have Xavier Wednesday for their midweek game and South Carolina, ranked as high as #21 in USA Today, in Columbia this weekend.

    Kentucky leads the SEC east by two full games over Florida with only 12 games remaining in the SEC season, including six against the two weakest teams in the East (Georgia and Tennessee). It’s too early to get excited, though, as they face the Florida Gators in Gainesville in their last series. and they trail Mississippi St by one and are tied with Arkansas and Auburn for the regular-season SEC title.

    Finally, a word about baseball coach Nick Mingione; no matter what happens from here on out, he has done an amazing job. I had serious doubts about his hire (he comes off a bit too touchy-feely), but no longer. I don’t think anyone expected Kentucky to over-achieve like this in any coach’s first season, and the fact that they could actually win the SEC, even at this point, obliterated my expectations for this team.

  • It isn’t just the baseball team that’s been hot of late — Rachel Lawson’s softball team has been making a move.

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