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10/08/18- UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

October 8, 2018 2018-2019 News Releases


UK Orthopedics 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 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Nominations shall be submitted by December 30, 2018, 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 February 15, 2019.
  • The award will be presented at the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16® Basketball tournament at Rupp Arena.

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