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Image 62 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 79, no. 3, Fall 2008

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S • O l'tS 3 Rondo Helps Lead Celtics To NBA Title Former UK basketball player Rajon “He was the guy out there that made I il ‘ Rondo has ascended to the heights ofthe plays, got the steals, pushed their offense ’ basketball universe, helping lead the into high drive, and created havoc for I " T, Boston Celtics to their 17th title, Having us,” said Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Y _ eq one ofthe most well-rounded games in his ]ackson, · `. ( né young career, Rondo Hnished with 21 Rondo, who played at UK in the 2005 ` H. ' y , A § points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and and 2006 seasons, helped lead the Wild- {fi ~» K §= six credited steals in leading the Celtics to cats to a 2005 NCAA Elite Eight Hnish, 1 Z .` ” Y A T . " § a 131-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers while setting the UK single season steal " ` T qi § in Game 6 ofthe NBA Finals, record with 87, ’ rv ,· - E Rajon Rondo and NBA Finals trophy Wildcats In The Olympics Carroll, Cowgill Named Rashaud Scott Wins The UK Track and Field squad sent rhe First-Team All-America NCAA Discus Title most Wildcats ever to the Olympics, A For the Hrst time in the 104-year history UK Track and field thrower total of three current and former athletes ofthe Kentucky baseball program, two Rashaud Scott won the menis discus and one coach headed to Beijing, China, UK players — outHelders Sawyer Carroll national title with a throw of 199-8 for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and Collin Cowgill — have been named at the NCAA Out- Sprinter ]ose Acevedo, hurdler Mikel Hrst-team All America as announced by door Champi- Thomas, former middle distance specialist the National Collegiate Baseball Writers onships, Scott is the _ David Freeman and assistant coach for Association, first Wildcat to win *· ‘ ` sprints, hurdles and relays Erin Tucker Carroll has been a consensus Hrst-team a NCAA champi- ` T ` made the trek to China, All-American, earning onship since former The running crew joined two other UK the distinction in all Olympian sprinter / ` athletes: current swimmer Elvis Burrows three All-America list- ‘ Tim Harden won and former Wildcat basketball great ings released in 2008: X ’ the lndoor 55 Tayshaun Prince, who is now a member of Louisville Slugger, Ri- ( jl meter dash for UK Rashaud Scott the Detroit Pistons and helped lead the vals,com and T in 1996. team to the 2004 NBA Championship, NCBWA, A Hrst-time A ~~ The UK men’s 4x400 meter relay The total of six Wildcat athletes matches All-SEC selection, team broke the school varsity re cord the record total ofthe 1948 UK contin- Carroll led the league j ` Q by almost a second, finishing third gent when Hve men’s basketball players and with a ,419 average com Cowgill with a time of 3:02,00, Senior head coach Adolph Rupp made the trip to and a school-record Nathan Browning and ]ustin Harri- the summer games in London, England, 83 record RBI, He set son are joined on the relay team by the UK career record v »r 'uniorjose Acevedo and so homore Henderson Named for batting average Al liwasi Obeng, P Baseball Coach (,386), Carroll was {T if UK secured its highest point total of Gary Henderson has been named the UK third-round draft pick 25 and best finish in the NCAA Out- baseball coach, replaces ]ohn Cohen, who by the San Diego , door Championship history by placing resigned to become the head baseball coach Padres, W ninth in the country at Mississippi State, Henderson, UK’s associ- Cowgill set the ate head coach and pitching coach for the school record for runs t ‘ UK Leads Natl0h past Hve years, becomes the 25th head coach scored in a season (80), Sawyer Carroll lh AttehdahCe Again in the 104-year history of Wildcat baseball, He hit ,361 and had 60 RB1, Cowgill was a UK led the nation in attendance in This is Henderson’s second colligate head Hrst-team All-SEC selection by coaches, as 2008 -09 according to NCAA com- coaching position, He was previously head well as a second team All-American as se- piled attendance figures, UK°s average coach at Chapman University where he lected by Louisville Slugger and crowd of 22,554 led all Division 1 helped transition the program to Division 1, Rivals,com, He was a Hfth-round pick by menis basketball, It marks the 20th guiding the program to a national ranking in the Arizona Diamondbacks, time in the 32-year history of Rupp its First year, A former National Assistant Arena that Kentucky has had the top Coach ofthe Year at Florida, Henderson has attendance figure, A total of 405,964 had assistant coaching stops at San Diego fans went through the turnstiles in State, Fullerton State, Riverside CC, Pepper- downtown Lexington for 18 Wildcats dine, Florida and Oregon State, games during the 2007-08 season, >> 60 Fall 2008