Five new school records. Twelve podium finishes. A total of 1,124 points (most ever in program history).
All that and their first SEC Championship is what the Kentucky Women’s Swim & Dive team accomplished this weekend. While stars Riley Gaines and Lauren Poole shined in the spotlight, the entire team thrived over the weekend with a total of 39 personal bests throughout the meet.
Winning the SEC Championship is only achievable through a team effort and that’s what Kentucky brought to the table this weekend.
Straight s on the celebratory cannonball, @UKMitchBarnhart! @UKSwimDive #WeAreUK #BBN https://t.co/GmhXMHIucR pic.twitter.com/u1Ld9p6aDi— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) February 21, 2021
Head coach Lars Jorgensen gave credit not just to his team but the recent alumni and staff who put the program on track to secure their first SEC Championship.
“We’ve been building this over a few years now, and it’s about the people in front of us that helped build our program. The alumni from years past established it, our coaching staff, our administration. So many people had terrific effort this weekend, it was really fantastic. I couldn’t be more thrilled for our institution and for our girls. What a great moment.”
How about those Lady Wildcats!
Tweet of the Day
Kawhi was called for an offensive foul on Harden: pic.twitter.com/3TyukEZSzH— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 22, 2021
Agree or disagree with the call last night?
Brad White gives his assessment of UK’s 2020 defense - Cats Illustrated
What are your takeaways on the defense from this past season?
Sources: Minnesota Timberwolves dismiss coach Ryan Saunders - ESPN
It’s not like he had much to work with through just 31 games.
Kentucky Women’s Swim & Dive Team wins first SEC Championship - Kentucky Sports Radio
HUGE day for the Lady Wildcats.
Clayton Kershaw ‘absolutely’ considering return to Los Angeles Dodgers - ESPN
It’s hard to imagine Kershaw in any other uniform.
Kentucky wants to “keep it rolling” after third straight win - Vaught’s Views
Where has this type of energy been all year?
Report: Teams interested in P.J. Tucker trade, Rockets want player in return - NBC Sports
Are NBA draft picks becoming overrated?
Cats may try to add games final week of season - Vaught’s Views
Bring it on!
Woods on if he’ll play the Masters: ‘God I hope so. I’ve got to get there first.’ - USA Today
The Masters without Tiger? No thanks.