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10/13/16-UK HealthCare Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year

October 14, 2016 2016-2017 News Releases


UK HealthCare, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athlete of the Year, meeting the following criteria:

  • Nominee must have overcome illness or injury that affected their ability to participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports.
  • Nominee must have returned to their sport(s) and demonstrated excellence and achievement beyond expectations.
  • The student-athlete must consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship and ethical behavior on and off the playing field.
  • Nominee must be in verified good academic standing with their school.
  • Student must have participated and been a member of an athletic team during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Nominations shall be submitted by December 30, 2016 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, 2017.
  • The award will be presented at the 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16® Basketball tournament at Rupp Arena.

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