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11/01/19- UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Seeks Nominations for Kentucky Comeback Athletes of the Year

November 15, 2019 2019-2020 News Releases


UK Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, through its partnership with the KHSAA, seeks nominations for the Kentucky Comeback Athletes of the Year. This year, winners will be named for both male and female comeback athletes. Athletes should meet 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 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Nominations shall be submitted by January 15, 2020, 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, 2020.
  • The boys’ award will be presented at the 2020 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16® Basketball tournament at Rupp Arena and the girls’ award will be presented at the 2020 KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.

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