Big Blue Brew 5/30: Volleyball in Japan

See what volleyball has been up to in Japan.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good Morning. Game day is tomorrow! Familiarize yourself with your parking options to ease your trip.

What else are we mixing in today’s Brew?

⛳️ AAPI Heritage Month
🏐 Volleyball’s journey in Japan
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Here’s to Heritage. A native of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Josephine Chang finished her Kentucky career with a 76.9 stroke average, two top-10 finishes and four top-20 performances. Chang graduated summa cum laude with degrees in kinesiology and biology in 2021. Her senior year, she was inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character, which honors Wildcats who have shown an extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model. Today, we celebrate her for the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

🔼 Around the World. The volleyball team has been competing in Japan against several different schools, and we’ve been documenting it all.


Back Again. The NCAA Regional is taking place at Kentucky Proud Park for the fourth time. Kentucky most recently hosted it in 2023.

When was the first year Kentucky hosted an NCAA Baseball regional?

Got a guess? Check below for the answer!


The Matchup. The baseball team plays its first game in the NCAA Lexington Regional tomorrow. Let’s scope out the competitors.

Indiana State: Won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title. Went 42-13 overall.
Illinois: Won the Big Ten regular season title for the first time since 2015. Went 34-19 overall.
Western Michigan: Won the Mid-American Conference tournament. Went 32-21 overall.


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Friday, May 31

⚾️ Baseball NCAA Regional vs. Western Michigan @ 12pm ET | Tickets


Answer: 2006!

🔵 Have a great Thursday!