Six Wildcat Greats To Be Inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Six Wildcat greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men’s basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field athlete/coach, also strength and conditioning coach), Marty Moore (football), Passion Richardson (track and field athlete/coach), Terry Shumpert (baseball) and Sarah Witten (women’s tennis). The class will be formally inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 26-27, in conjunction with the football game against Vanderbilt.
Keith Bogans, Men’s Basketball, 2000-03 (pictured below)
Associated Press third-team All-America in 2003 in addition to National Association of Basketball Coaches second-team All-America honors … First-team All-SEC member (AP and Coaches) in 2003 and second-team All-SEC (AP and Coaches) in 2001 … Named 2003 SEC Tournament MVP and earned All-SEC Tournament team honors in 2001 … Made 2000 All-SEC Freshman Team … Ranks fourth on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,923 points … Ranks second in UK history in three-point field goals made (254) and started the second-most games in UK history with 122 … Led UK to two Elite Eight finishes in the 2000 and 2003 NCAA Tournaments … 11 seasons in the NBA.
Pat Etcheberry, Track and Field, 1963-67 / Track and Field Assistant Coach 1967-79 / Track and Field Head Coach, 1979-84 / Strength and Conditioning Coach 1973-89
Former track athlete and coach who went on to become a world-renowned strength and conditioning trainer … Won the SEC championship in the javelin in 1966 … Throw of 220-11 ranks fourth in school history … Represented his native country of Chile in the 1964 Olympics … A participant in the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games … Was UK assistant track coach for 12 years and head coach five years … UK’s first strength and conditioning coach, a role he held from 1973-89 … A legend in the field of sports fitness, Etcheberry has trained nearly two dozen tennis champions, 15 Olympic medalists and numerous world-class athletes, including Pete Sampras, Monica Seles, Nick Faldo, Dan Jansen and Charles Woodson, as well as former Wildcats Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker and Dermontti Dawson.
Marty Moore, Football, 1990-93
Linebacker who finished his playing days at UK ranking fourth in tackles with 470 … Named first-team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and Coaches in 1993 … UK’s Most Valuable Senior while helping lead the Wildcats to the 1993 Peach Bowl … AP second-team All-SEC as a junior … Led SEC in tackles as a sophomore and junior … Named to the Sophomore All-America team by Football News … UK’s Most Outstanding Linebacker for three consecutive years ... Two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and received UK’s Senior Scholastic Award … Played in the East-West Shrine Game … Was the last pick of the 1994 NFL Draft, but defied the odds by earning a spot on the New England Patriots and went on to an eight-year career in the NFL.
Passion Richardson, Women’s Track and Field, 1994-97 / Track and Field Assistant Coach 2001-05
A bronze medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as she ran the anchor leg on the United States’ 4x100-meter relay team in the opening round and semifinals … Also the silver medalist in the 60-meter dash at the 1997 USA Indoor Championships … While at UK, was a four-time All-American in the 55 meters, 100 meters and 4x100-meter relay… Continues to hold the UK record at 60 meters, 100 meters and was part of the school-record 4x100-meter relay team … Was SEC bronze medalist at 100 meters in 1997 … She was on the World University Games Gold Medal 4x100-meter relay team in 1997 and took the silver medal in the same event at the Pan-American Games that same year … Later served as an assistant coach for UK track and field and is currently an academic counselor for UK Athletics.
Terry Shumpert, Baseball, 1985-87
Named an All-American in 1987 as a junior for the 40-15 Wildcats …First-team All-SEC as a sophomore and junior … All-SEC Tournament in 1987 … Prolific hitter finished his career with a .333 average after batting .364 as a sophomore and .376 as a junior … Belted 19 doubles in two different seasons … Is one of just five players in school history to hit 10 home runs and steal 20 bases (10-28) in a season (1986) … Ranks third in school history in stolen bases with 66 … Played for Team USA in the 1986 Amateur World Series .. Drafted in the second round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals … Played 14 years in the major leagues for six teams.
Sarah Witten, Women’s Tennis, 2000-03
Ranks as the only player in UK women’s tennis history to earn three consecutive All-America selections (doubles in 2001-03) … Remains one of only two players with four career All-America accolades (singles in 2003 and doubles in 2001-03) … Finished as the NCAA doubles runner-up in 2003 … Led UK to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2002 and 2003 … Ranked among the nation’s top do