UK Athletics National Hispanic Heritage Month Recap
Kentucky Athletics Celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2023 by recognizing alumni student-athletes stories. Below are some of the stories told throughout the month.
Today starts Hispanic Heritage Month and all throughout this month we are highlighting Hispanic student athletes who currently are attending UK or have graduated!
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 16, 2023
Today for National Hispanic Heritage Month we are recognizing Karl-Anthony Towns 🤩
An All-American and SEC Freshman of the Year in 2014-15, Towns helped lead @KentuckyMBB to the 2015 Final Four. The No. 1-pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Towns, who grew up in New Jersey, has… pic.twitter.com/ksndFhMf3m
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 19, 2023
Today for National Hispanic Heritage Month we are honoring Jennifer O’Neil 🤩
SEC Sixth Woman of the Year in 2014 and 2015, O'Neil, who grew up in The Bronx, has represented Puerto Rico at the Olympic Games and has played professionally in the WNBA and Europe since 2015. pic.twitter.com/xxbpxhgjCS
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 26, 2023
Chris Rodriguez Jr., a four-year letterwinner who ended his UK career as one of the most prolific running backs in school history, totaling 3,644 rushing yards in his career, third-most in program history. He now plays RB… pic.twitter.com/dWnbJoJgAt
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 28, 2023
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and Kevin Barajas with us! 🎊
An All-Conference player and honor roll student, Barajas was part of the 2015 @UKMensSoccer Conference Championship team, and went on to play professionally with Atlanta United and in Europe. pic.twitter.com/P17ySoVrpE
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) October 2, 2023
Celebrating Brittany Cervantes today for Hispanic Heritage Month!
An All-SEC player and a six-year holder of UK's career home run record, Cervantes now serves on the @UKsoftball staff as Director of Operations. Cervantes played for Mexico at the Tokyo Olympic Games. pic.twitter.com/ow8UiAu1eh
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) October 9, 2023
Recognizing Luis Orta for Hispanic Heritage Month!
Orta was Kentucky’s first-ever winner in the 3,000m and first winner since 1987 in the 5K at SECs during the indoor track 2011-2012 season. Orta also represented Venezuela in the Olympic Games marathon. He currently holds two… pic.twitter.com/BlWk5Srx1K
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) October 12, 2023
Closing National Hispanic Heritage Month with none other than @JCamachoQuinn 🤩
A three-time NCAA Champion and six-time SEC Champion at UK, Camacho-Quinn is the reigning Olympic Gold Medalist, representing Puerto Rico, in the 100m hurdles with the Olympic Record. Camacho-Quinn… pic.twitter.com/iN3forWOMc
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) October 16, 2023