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Dec. 1 Cincinnati ........................... ; ........... Cincinnati
Dec. 8 Carson Newman .................. ,. ,· ............ Rupp Arena I
Dec. 11 Louisville ........................ » ................ Louisville  
Dec. 15 Indiana ........................................ RuppArena T
Dec. 17 Eastern .................................. Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 3 South Carolina .................................... Columbia i
Jan. 5 South Carolina State ............................. Orangeburg
Jan. 9 Northern .................................. Highland Heights  
- Jan. 12 Rutgers ....................................... Rupp Arena
Jan. 14 Western ................................. Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 17-19 L.K.l.T. .................................. Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 22 Morehead ................................ Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 27 Ohio State ............................... Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 29 Eastern ......................................... Richmond
Jan. 31 Murray .................................. Memorial Coliseum y
Feb. 2 Tennessee ............................... Memoria|Coliseum `
Feb. 7-10 SECTourney ..................................... Knoxville
Feb. 12 Northern ................................. Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 16 Louisville ................................. Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 20 Morehead ....................................... Morehead
Feb. 23 Western ..................................... Bowling Green
Feb. 25 Murray ........................................... Murray
Feb. 28-29 KWIC Tourney ............................ Memorial Coliseum
March 1 KWIC Tourney ............................ Memorial Coliseum
Front Cover Plcture—Coach Debbie Yow, center, with Lady Kat seniors Linda
Edelman (right) and Debra Oden.

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No. Player Pos. Class Height Weight Hometown
10 Linda Edelman G-F SR 5-9 138 Havertown, PA
12 Valerie Still F-C FR 6-1 148 Cherry Hill, NJ
13 Patty Jo Hedges G FR 5-7 125 Louisville
14 Lea Wise G FR 5-7 133 Lexington
21 Maria Donhoff F JR 5-11 157 Louisville
22 Cathy Barber G FR 5-71/2 136 Landover, MD _
32 Lori Edgington G FR 5-8 135 Covington
‘ 35 Geri Grigsby G JR 5-5 122 McDowell
50 Sharon Garland F FR 5-11 145 London
51 Debra Oden F SR 5-8 155 McRoberts
53 Liz Lukschu C JR 6-4 170 Owensboro
55 Tayna Fogle F SO 5-9 185 Lexington
Head Coach: Debbie Yow
Assistant Coach: Diane Beauchamp
Manager: Margaret La Fontaine
Trainer: Mimi Porter
LlNDA EDELMAN (5-9 G) —Present|y third all-time leading scorer (823) with chance
to move into second place . . . Scored in double-figures eight times and
rebounding two times. . .7.5 ppg and 4.3 rpg.
DEBRA ODEN (5-8 F)—Led UK in scoring five times and rebounding 13 times . . .
Scored in double-figures 11 times and rebounding nine times . . . Started 25 of
29 games . . .Two-time KWIC All-Tournament team selection . . .8.9 ppg and
8.2 rpg.
MARIA DONHOFF (5-11 F—C)-Second leading scorer on squad last year . . . Led
UK in scoring eight times and rebounding six times . . . Scored in double-
figures 15 of 29 games. . .10.4 ppg and 6.0 rpg.
ELISABETH LUKSCHU (6-4 C)—Finished as UK’s leading scorer (14.8) and second
in rebounds (7.1) . . . Led UK in scoring 16 times and rebounding six times. . .
Scored in double—figures 20 of 27 games . . . Named To MTSU and KWIC all-
tournament teams.
GERI GRIGSBY (5-5 G)—Led UK in assists with 102 and is second on the all-time
list with a two year total of 174 . . . Scored in double-figures 11 times and had
games of five or more assists 10 times . . . Started 23 of 29 games . . .7.4 ppg
and 1 .9 rpg.
TAYNA FOGLE (5-9 F)—Led UK in scoring and rebounding on two occasions . . .
Scored eight points and had four rebounds in first college game . . . Started
one game against Western. . .5.4 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 28 games.

JANET TIMPERMAN (5-10 F-G)—UK women’s second all-time scorer (1,088) . . .
Only player to have started all 26 regular season games . . . Never missed a
single game in four years (115) . . .8.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg in 29 games.
DEBBIE MACK (5-3 G)—UK’s all time assist leader with 214 (2.1 avg.) . . . Finishes
I as sixth all-time scorer. . . Started three games.
SHARON GARLAND (5-11 F)—Second-team Parade AIl·American from three-time
Kentucky Girls' State Basketball Champion Laurel County . . . Three-time All-
State . . . Avg. 17.0 ppg and 10 rpg while hitting over 50 per cent from the field
. . . Totaled 2,050 points and 1,224 rebounds in prep career.
° LEA WISE (5-7 G)—Al|-Stater from 1979 State Runner-up Lexington Lafayette . . .
Avg. 22.0 ppg and had 187 assists . . . Holds school record for most career
points (1,299) and assists (353) . . . Shot 82.0 per cent from the free throw line
last season . . . First 1979 Lady Kat signee.
VALERIE STILL (6-1 F-C)—Sister to former UK football All-American Art Still . . .
Named to New Jersey All-Star team where she was second leading scorer (20
pts.) against 6-foot-8 Anne Donovan (22 pts.) . . . Avg. 17.5 ppg and 19.6 rpg
. . . Holds school record for most points in season (421), most rebounds in
season (467) and rebounds in single game (39).
LORI EDGINGTON (5-8 G)—Two-time All-Stater from Covington Holy Cross . . .
Holds school record for most career points (over 2700) and career assists . . .
Avg. 20 ppg and 11 rpg. . . Once scored 46 points in single game. . .Al|-State
in volleyball two years.
PATTY JO HEDGES (5-7 G)—Al|—Stater from Louisville Western . . . Avg. 15.7
ppg, six assists and six steals a contest . . . Holds school record for most
assists and steals . . . Finishes prep career as Western’s second all-time scorer
  with 882 points.
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When University of Kentucky fourth-year basketball coach Debbie Yow unveils
the 1979-80 edition of the Lady Kat basketball team, fans will notice a quicker,
faster and consistently better outside shooting team, the result of a blend of ex-
perienced veterans and promising first-year candidates. -
Last season the coaching staff was faced with filling three of its 12 spots with
walk-ons, but no such dilemma exists this year as the Kats will be 12—deep in talent.
Starting positions will be highly competitive and some of the players may find
themselves snagging hardwood on occasions, but not to their dismay if winning is
P restored to the Lady Kat basketball program. Coach Yow and assistant coach Diane
Beauchamp worked hard in assembling a group of highly skilled athletes to help
insure a successful season.
Only three out-of-state players dot the '79-80 Lady Kat roster and all the Ken-
tuckians are former all-state performers. The average height is 5-foot-9 1/2 split ‘
among two seniors, threejuniors, one sophomore and six freshmen.
UK lost two players via the graduation route including the Lady Kats second all-
time scorer and rebounder Janet Timperman, and all-time assist leader Debbie
The Lady Kats’ new look can partially be attributed to this year's freshman class,
which figures to be Yow's strongest recruiting effort to date, as she landed four of
Kentucky’s top prep stars and one of New Jersey’s best. All five freshmen figure
heavily into Coach Yow's plans for this season. Cathy Barber, a freshman walk-on,
is also expected to provide additional help this season.
However, the key to UK's bid to regain the state title and make a serious
challenge on the national level hinges on the experience and play of six returning
veterans that includes two-time A||—KW|C senior Debra Oden and 6-foot-4 Liz
Lukschu. Lukschu led UK last season in scoring averaging 14.8 points per game
while Oden has been the Lady Kats top rebounder the past two seasons.
Returning to the backcourt is third year performer Geri Grigsby, who handled
playmaking duties last season for the Kats, contributing a team high 102 assists and
possessing a solid chance of surpassing the all-time assist mark this season.
Back for her final campaign is 5-10 Linda Edelman, who has operated at guard the ‘
last three seasons but possibly will see more action at a small forward position,
where her strong rebounding and defensive abilities can be utilized.
Adding to the backcourt strength is a dynamic trio of all-state guards surely to -
provide plenty of excitement for UK fans. Lea Wise, a Lexington Lafayette product,
should inject new life in to UK's traditionally lethargic outside game with her
sharpshooting skills.
Louisville Western’s Patty Jo Hedges should delight fans with her fantastic speed
and quickness coupled with her brilliant passing ability that hopefully will result in
many points for the Lady Kats and Lori Edgington, a rugged two-time AIl—Stater
from Covington Holy Cross, rounds out the guard corps possessing tremendous
jumping ability, excellent shooting ability and fine defensive play.
The fonxvards will be led by 5-8 Oden and 5-10 junior Maria Donhoff whose
combined frontline experience will be vital to the team’s success this season. Oden,
a rebounding and defensive specialist, completed her second consecutive summer

 as a member of the Christian News Release Women’s Basketball team and should
be primed to cap her final year in impressive fashion. Donhoff was the only other
Lady Kat to score in double-digits last season and is expected to be much improved
after a strenuous summer conditioning program.
Other leading frontline candidates include lone sophomore Tayna Fogle, a 5-10
power fonrvard who averaged a solid 5.4 points per outing last year and 5-10
1 freshman sensation Sharon Garland, a noted outside shooter who shot more than
I 59.0 per cent from the field while leading Laurel County High School to a record
y third-straight Kentucky High School basketball championship.
Battling Lukschu at center will be 6-foot-1 freshman Valerie Still, who averaged
18.0 points and 22.0 rebounds per game as a senior at New Jersey’s Cherry Hill
High School. The addition of Still certainly favors both p|ayers’ potential for steady
improvement and alleviates a lack of depth in the middle.
Lukschu, at 6-4 and formerly the tallest player in the KWIC, will have the ad-
vantage of two years experience and is a likely candidate for post-season honors if
she maintains her tremendous field goal accuracy (56.7) and becomes more
aggressive on the boards.
UK will match its skills against some of the nation’s toughest teams, including
‘ 1979 AIAW third-place Tennessee, 1979 NWIT champion South Carolina, 1979
AIAW Small-College National Champion South Carolina State, seventh-ranked
Rutgers, Ohio State and Indiana. The Kats will play in their own invitational tour-
nament as well as the first SEC women’s basketball tournament.
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General Information
LOCAT|ON—Lexington, Ky., a community of 208,000 in the heart of Kentucky's “
famed Blue Grass region. Renowned as the world capital of the thoroughbred
horse industry and known also as the wor|d’s largest loose-leaf tobacco market.
FOUNDED—1865 ENROLLMENT-—(On campus——22,219)
PRESIDENT——Dr. Otis A. Singletary (At 13 Community Co|Ieges—17,249)
CONFER ENCE— Kentucky Women’s Intercollegiate Conference
BAND—Varsity (Director——Wm. Harry Clarke) FIGHT SONG—"On, On, U. of K."
HOME ARENA- Memorial Coliseum (capacity 11,500); Rupp Arena (capacity,
Athletics Staff
Executive Assistant- Barbara Isham
Assistant to Director for Academic Affairs—Bob Bradley
HEAD BASKETBALL COACH —Debbie Yow (Elon, ’74)
ASSISTANT COACH — Diane Beauchamp (Mercer, '76)
TRA|NER—A| Green
BASKETBALL MANAGER — Margaret La Fontaine
SID SECRETARY—Joyce Baxter g
DlR.STD.ATH.ADM.—Ron Allen  

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President University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky has become one of the major institutions of higher
learning in the United States under the leadership of Dr. Otis Singletary, the eighth
president of the University.
Dr. Singletary was named president of the University in August, 1969. He had
previously served as executive vice-chancellor for academic affairs in the University
of Texas System and director of the Job Corps program for the Office of Economic
Dr. Singletary, a native of Gulfport, Miss., holds degrees from Millsaps College
r and Louisiana State University.
As president of the principal institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth,
. Dr. Singletary is greatly concerned with the University’s role as a land-grant in-
stitution, a "people's university" accessible to all who can profit from education.
In the ten years he has been president, the University has grown to where there
are now more than 22,000 students on the Lexington campus and more than 17,000
students in UK's 13 community colleges, and the University has become one of the
major research institutions in the country.
Recognition of his service to the University was evidenced by the UK Alumni
Association, which presented to Dr. Singletary its Alumni Service Award—an
honor rarely bestowed upon a non—alumnus of the University.
Dr. Singletary is the author of two books and several monographs.
A Navy veteran of World War ll and the Korean Conflict, he is a commander in
the U.S. Naval Reserve. l-le and Mrs. Singletary, the former Gloria Walton, have
, three children: Bonnie, Scot and Kendall.
§ The Singletarys live at Maxwell Place, traditional home of UK presidents.

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Expansion of the football training room and addition of a beautiful player's lounge
at Shively Sports Center, new carpeting in the stadium football offices, a new
basketball office complex in Memorial Coliseum, re-arrangement of the baseball
fences and a new surface for the running track are just a few of the recent im-
provements that signify the continuing progress of UK athletics since Cliff Hagan
joined the Wildcat Staff seven years ago.
Recognized nationally as a progressive, business-oriented and promotion-minded
administrator, Hagan has seen and overseen vast improvements in all phases of an
ever—expanding operation that has encompassed 16 sports since the men's and
women's programs were merged in July of last year.
The merger, under Hagan’s direction, has been orderly, with office space
remodeled and in some cases created to make room for the women's coaching and A
administrative staff.
The indoctrination of Hagan into the UK athletics administrative structure came
in 1972, when he was named assistant to Harry C. Lancaster and given the task of
implementing the Blue Er White Fund for 57,600-seat Commonwealth Stadium and
later for Rupp Arena. The fruits of his labors in this area have provided the ad-
ditional financial support that has elevated the UK athletics program into a first class
Hagan replaced Lancaster as athletics director in July, 1975; during the enusing
school year, Wildcat teams compiled one of the best records in the schoo|'s history,
with the basketball Wildcats winning the National Invitational Tournament, the
wrestling and rifle teams winning SEC titles and the baseball team winning the SEC
Eastern Division.
The wrestling team repeated as conference champion the following year, the
basketball team finished with a 26-4 record and the football team won seven of 11
regular season games and defeated North Carolina in the Peach Bowl. lt was the
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since the 1952 Cotton Bowl. During the past year, the football team finished 10-1 (6-
0 in the Southeastern Conference) and the basketball team won the NCAA
With both the football and basketball teams playing to sellout crowds and
drawing a big on—the-road following, Hagan has not been content, but has made
. Wildcat games even more enjoyable by personally designing and selecting the
Wildcat Mascot, which has captured the fancy of UK fans everywhere, and by
granting permission for publication of "The Cats' Pause," a unique weekly tabloid
devoted strictly to U K sports.
Physical improvements during Hagan's regime as athletics director include a 110-
yard Astro-Turf football practice field, modern equipment in both the Shively
Sports Center and Memorial Coliseum weight rooms, open—type lockers, a new
pressbox and new dugouts at the baseball field, and a revamped tennis complex
with additional seating and modernized offices. He has also added a strength coach
to work with all sports and funds for the popular Parcourse Fitness Trail.
Offices in Memorial Coliseum have been modernized and Hagan is looking for-
ward to the day when he can put on the drawing board an Olympic swimming pool
and a field house, which he says are "desperately needed for our program and our
Hagan also has been an advocate of a strong scholar—ath|ete program, feeling "a
genuine commitment to provide all the academic support and encouragement we
can to help our athletes leave our campus with a college education and a degree."
On the personal side, Hagan received one of his highest individual honors last
May when he became the first University of Kentucky basketball player to be in-
stalled in the Naismith Memorial National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield,
The road to that honor began at Owensboro, Kentucky, where he established a
then state high school tournament record of 41 points, which was recently voted
the greatest individual performance by anyone in the history of that tournament, in
leading the Red Devils to victory over Lafayette in the 1949 championship game.
At UK, he played on teams that won 86 of 91 games and an NCAA championship
(1951). The 1954 team, undefeated in 25 games, elected not to participate in the
national tournament.
Hagan set a dozen Southeastern Conference records and an NCAA record of 528
rebounds as a junior. He averaged 24 points a game, led the nation in rebounding,
' and scored a UK record of 51 points against Temple in 1954.
He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Student Government, Baptist Student
Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and twice was selected among the top ten
. students in the College of Education.
After graduating from UK in 1954, Hagan served two years at Andrews Air Force
Base, Washington, D.C., as a commissioned officer. He led the base to two World
Wide Air Force championships and won All-Service honors both years.
During ten years with the St. Louis Hawks, he ranked high among 11 players on
the league scoring charts with 12,433 points in 672 games for an 18.5 mark and was
selected to play in five East-West AII—Star games and was named to the NBA
second All-League team twice. He hit over .790 from the free throw line seven years
in a row and held the NBA record for most field goals scored in a single quarter (12).
The Hawks won the Western Division six times during Hagan's playing career
there and defeated the Boston Celtics in 1958 for the world championship. Hagan
was All-Pro in the NBA in 1957-62, inclusive.
He received his M.S. in education from Washington University in 1958.
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and named the Cliff Hagan Boys Club of America.
He then joined the Dallas Chaparrals as player—coach and was selected as the
1958 Texas Professional Coach of the Year. When he left Dallas, he was only 92
points shy of a regular-season career total of 15,000 points.
In 1974, he was named to the Hall of Fame Magazine’s A||—America second—team
for the 1951-1973 period, to the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel Star's All-Time .
Southeastern Conference first team, and the All-Time top collegiate player in the
State of Kentucky by Inside Kentucky Sports Magazine. In 1975, he was named to
the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, was inducted into the UK Alumni Association
Hall of Distinguished Alumni and was a recipient of the University of Kentucky
Centennial "K" Medallion tendered by the UKAA for past athletic ac-
complishments, during UK’s Centennial Year observance.
He is married to the former Martha Milton of Owensboro. They have four
children: Lisa, Laurie, Amy, and Kip.
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Head Basketball Coach
Entering her fourth year as women’s basketball coach at the University of
Kentucky, Debbie Yow heads a Lady Kat basketball program that has gained
nationwide respect under her tutelage.
Since coming to UK, Yow has engineered upsets over several nationally ranked
(Top Five) schools, including a victory last season over fourth-ranked Tennessee.
She won the school's first KWlC state basketball title in 1978, placed fourth in the
Southern Region II championship that year, finished third in the 1978 NWIT, and
enjoyed a 20-plus win season (23-12 in 1978) while posting a 55-35 over-all record.
Looking back on last season’s 13-16 record, Yow feels it was a great learning
experience that will stand the Lady Kats in good stead as they enter the 1979-80
_ season.
In her first season (1976-77) at UK, Yow directed the Lady Kats to a third-place
finish in the KWIC state tournament. lt was during that season that the Lady Kats
registered their most impressive triumph, upsetting then No. 2 ranked Tennessee
Tech, 72-70, and eventually gaining a ranking in the national polls for the first time.
The following year (1977-78) the Lady Kats enjoyed their most successful season
by capturing the KWIC state title, advancing to the regionals, playing in the NWIT,
gaining national recognition in the polls and winning 23 games.
While many colleges search nationwide for top recruits, Yow has managed to
obtain most of her talent from the home state, including four Kentucky all-staters
this year. The 1979-80 Lady Kat edition boasts nine of 12 players from Kentucky.
Yow's coaching debut in 1972-73 was in her hometown of Gibsonville, N.C.,
where she coached the junior high to a 7-8 record. She spent the following season
at Walter Williams High,