Big Blue Brew 11/22: Studious Six

Today, we're looking at six women's soccer players being honored for their academics.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. It’s a wonderful Wednesday. Why? Because we have eight student-athletes being honored. Check them out below!

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

⚽️ Six women on Academic Team
🏐 More awards for Grome & DeLeye
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Smart Skills. Not only are these women smart on the field, but they also bring their knowledge to the classroom day in and day out. The College Sports Communicators named Payton Robertson, Maya Lacognato, Anna Young, Maggy Henschler, Taya Hjorth, and Marz Josephson to the Women’s Soccer Academic All-District Award. To qualify, the athletes had to be at least a sophomore, have a 3.50 cumulative GPA, and compete in 90% of the games or start in at least 66% of their games played.

🔼 Repeat x6. Now the sixth time this season, Emma Grome has been named Southeastern Conference’s Setter of the Week. She continued her NCAA-leading performance of 12.00 assists per set and hit another 50+ assist match against Texas A&M with a total of 55. Along with Grome, Brooklyn DeLeye got noticed by the SEC, being named Freshman of the Week. She leads the league, being named four times. DeLeye logged 4.75 kills per set and is the first freshman at Kentucky since 2016 to have three 20+ kill performances.


Best of the Best. Kentucky dominates in a lot of sports. Right now, two teams are ranked nationally.

Today’s question— which two teams are ranked nationally?

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


Moving Up. Big news for women’s volleyball! The team jumped up to the No. 9 ranked spot in the NCAA. The team has a 17-7 overall standing and a 14-4 conference standing, which brought them from No. 12 ranked up to No. 9. The Cats have a 14-match win streak and only have two more matches left of the regular season. Make sure to come to the ladies’ Senior Day match on Saturday, Nov. 25!


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Wednesday, November 22

🏐 Volleyball at Arkansas @ 8pm ET

Thursday, November 23

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. NC State @ 3:15pm ET | Watch | Live Stats

Friday, November 24

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Colorado @ 1pm ET | Watch | Live Stats
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Marshall @ 7pm ET | Live Stats | Tickets

Saturday, November 25

🏈 Football at Louisville @ 12pm ET
🏐 Volleyball vs. Florida @ 1pm ET | Tickets
🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Cincinnati @ 3:15pm ET | Watch | Live Stats


Answer: Men’s basketball and women’s volleyball!

🔵 Have a great Wednesday!