University of Kentucky Athletics announced their 2017 Hall of Fame class yesterday morning which included six all-time Kentucky greats.
Collin Cowgill- His baseball career spanned from 2005-2008. He was a rock star on the diamond and in the classroom, enjoying both athletic and academic All-American status. He helped see the program to their first ever SEC Championship in 2006. He statistically ranks among the best of the best in nearly 10 categories, including home-runs and steals.
Sherry Hoover Bordner- In her Cross Country/Track career, she not only sped past opponents, but she demolished records and won championships. This seven time All-American broke nearly a dozen records during tenure and brought home a pair of SEC Championships and one National Championship.
Sarah Rumely- She owned the Volleyball court from 2006-2009. She was All-American, an academic All-American, and the only player to be named SEC Freshman of the Year in the history of the program. She competed in the NCAA Tournament all 4 years of her career, including a Sweet 16 appearance.
Ralph Hacker- The legendary announcer spent 34 years with the UK Radio Network. Besides simply the honor having the honor of broadcasting along side Cawood Ledford, he was also the play-by-play guy for both the 1996 and 1998 National Championships and four bowl games.
Randall Cobb- He cemented his legend status in his three-seasons at UK, 2008-2010. The All-American set UK’s record for career touchdowns in only three seasons. A handful of those touchdowns came in the 4th quarter and led the Cats to big wins over Louisville, Auburn, and others. The second round NFL Draft pick still still enjoys a very successful career in the league.
John Wall- Although he only played one year at UK, being in John Calipari’s inaugural class, he nonetheless racked in the accolades. Most notably, he was the first National Player of the Year in history. Wall was a consensus first-team All American. He went on to be the first number-one overall draft in UK history when the Washington Wizards selected him first in the 2010 NBA draft.
All six inductees will be honored on Hall of Fame Weekend, September 22nd & 23rd.