Big Blue Brew 12/7: Honors Hype

Today, we're looking at honors for five volleyball players.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Your plans for 4:30 p.m. are simple. Find a comfy spot on the couch, turn on ESPNU, and watch Kentucky volleyball face Arkansas in the regional semifinals!

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏐 Four athletes earn AVCA honors
⚽️ Mols on the move
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 So Ready. The volleyball team just got some honors before a big match against Arkansas this afternoon. Brooklyn DeLeye was named American Volleyball Coaches Association Region Freshman of the Year, along with Emma GromeReagan Rutherford, Eleanor Beavin, and Azhani Tealer on the Southeast All-Region list. DeLeye is the fourth Kentucky player to win the AVCA Freshman of the Year award. 

With all of this great news, the team is even more hyped for its match against Arkansas. Rutherford and Tealer showed their excitement in an interview with BBN Tonight. Make sure to tune into ESPNU to watch the Wildcats!

🔼 Standout Time. Kentucky men’s soccer goalie Casper Mols has been invited to the 2023 adidas MLS College Showcase. There are a total of 44 student-athletes who received an invitation to the four-day event happening Dec. 6-9 in Phoenix, Arizona.


Bring In More. Barion Brown has even more postseason honors to his name, and you can read about his latest additions below.

Today’s question— how many total postseason honors does Brown have?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Double the Honors. Kentucky football athletes have been named to even more honors. Deone Walker was named to the 2023 College Football Network All-Americans, and Eli Cox to the Coaches All-SEC. Barion Brown, Ray Davis and Maxwell Hairston were selected for both of the honors. Brown was also named to the CBS Sports All-America Team.


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Thursday, December 7

🏐 No. 8 Volleyball vs. No. 9 Arkansas @ 4:30pm ET | Bob Devaney Center, Lincoln, N.E. | Watch | Live Stats | Tickets

Friday, December 8

🏃 Track and Field Indiana Early Bird Meet | Meet Info | Meet Schedule

Saturday, December 9

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Penn @ 12pm ET | Watch

Sunday, December 10

🏀 Women’s Basketball at Louisville @ 2pm ET
🤸 Gymnastics Blue/White Meet @ 4pm ET | Free Admission | Rupp Arena


Answer: 4!

(Second Team All-American by CBS Sports, Third-Team All-America honor from College Football Network, and was a second-team All-SEC choice from the league’s coaches and The Associated Press.)

🔵 Have a great Thursday!