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Thirty-Six Wildcats Graduated Friday at Rupp Arena


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LEXINGTON, Ky. – A total of 36 current and former University of Kentucky student-athletes were part of the December graduation class that was recognized Friday, Dec. 15 at Rupp Arena.

Included in the honorees were seven Wildcats – all of whom were all-conference honorees and played professionally – who returned to UK and completed degrees:

  • Erik Daniels (2001-04), All-SEC men’s basketball player and a member of two SEC championship teams, was in pro ball for 11 years, including one season for the NBA Sacramento Kings

  • Makayla Epps (2014-17), All-America/All-SEC women’s basketball player, currently playing for the WNBA Chicago Sky

  • Gerald Fitch (2001-04), All-SEC men’s basketball player and a member of two SEC championship teams, has played professionally for 13 years, including one season with the NBA Miami Heat

  • Callum Irving (2012-15), All-America/All-Conference USA men’s soccer player, has played two years professionally and currently is a member of the Ottawa Fury of the United Soccer League

  • Max Kuhn (2012-14), All-SEC baseball player who played professionally in the minor leagues

  • Ryan Wilkes (2005-08), All-SEC baseball player and member of the 2006 SEC championship team who played professionally in the minor leagues

  • Garry Williams (2005-08), All-SEC football player and member of three bowl champion teams, who played six years for the NFL Carolina Panthers

Here is the list of the graduates and their sports:

  • Baseball – Max Kuhn, Ryan Wilkes

  • Men’s Basketball – Erik Daniels, Gerald Fitch

  • Women’s Basketball – Makayla Epps

  • Football – David Baumer, Garrett Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Will Mahone, Kyle Meadows, Alex Montgomery, Cole Mosier, Charles Moushey, Naquez Pringle, Garry Williams

  • Men’s Golf – Chris Meuth

  • Rifle – Jenna Bethea

  • Men’s Soccer – Callum Irving, Napo Matsoso, Landon Souder, Stefan Stojkovic, Jordan Wilson

  • Women’s Soccer – Michaela Dooley, Ayanna Parker

  • Softball – Meagan Prince

  • Men’s Swimming and Diving – Tanner Anderson, Drew Aviotti, Brandon Flynn

  • Women’s Swimming and Diving – Kelly Berger, Ally Dupay

  • Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country – Nick Anderson, Michael Iacofano, Raine Wireman

  • Volleyball – Kaz Brown, Darian Mack, Anni Thomasson


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