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01/14/21 – UK Healthcare Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year Award

January 14, 2021 2020-2021 News Releases


For the fifth year, UK Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria:

  • The nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their ability to participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports.
  • The nominee must have returned to their sport(s) and demonstrated excellence and achievement beyond expectations.
  • The nominee must consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship and ethical behavior on and off the playing field.
  • The nominee must be in verified good academic standing with their school.
  • The nominee must have participated and been a member of an athletic team during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Nominations shall be submitted by March 1, 2021, to the KHSAA through the link at

Nominees will be automatically forwarded to UK HealthCare and the Sports Medicine Staff for review and selection.

  • The selection committee, consisting of athletic trainers from each region across the state, will evaluate each nominee.
  • A decision will be made and the winner will be contacted by mid-March.
  • The award will be presented at the 2021 Boys’ Sweet 16® Basketball tournament at Rupp Arena.

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