Kilpatrick, Woodall Named Athletes of the Year|
July 24, 2014
CINCINNATI - With All-Americans, conference champions, NCAA Championship qualifiers and new school record holders, the competition for the 2013-14 Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the University of Cincinnati was stout. However, two student-athletes rose above the rest on the court and on the track this season, as men's basketball player Sean Kilpatrick and runner Kenya Woodall have been named UC's Athletes of the Year.
Kilpatrick led the men's basketball team to a 27-7 mark and a share of the American Athletic Conference regular season title in 2013-14. He led the league in scoring (20.6 points per game), while helping UC to an NCAA Tournament berth for the fourth consecutive year. He was named The American's Sportsmanship Award winner and a first team All-American by the Associated Press, Sporting News, USA Today and Sports Illustrated. He recently wrapped-up competition with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League.
Woodall set a pair of school records as a sophomore, in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meter events. She set the indoor record of 54.07 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in March, earning a spot on the podium at one of the most prestigious indoor meets of the year. The outdoor record came at the Louisville Twilight Classic, where she crossed the line in 53.26 to break a 12-year-old record previously held by Olympic gold medalist Mary (Danner) Wineberg.
Career Accomplishments: Finished with 2,145 career points to rank second only to the legendary Oscar Robertson (2,973 points from 1958-60) ... ranked second in school history with 101 wins behind only Steve Logan (111 victories from 1999-2002) ... tied the school record for career three-pointers made (313 by Deonta Vaughn from 2006-10) and set school marks for career games played (140), consecutive games played (140) and career minutes played (4,315) ... ranked among UC career leaders in victories (second at 101), field goals attempted (second at 1,687), field goals made (fourth at 707) and steals (fifth at 166).
2013-14 Season (R-Senior): Started all 34 games, averaging 33.8 minutes ... started all 18 American Athletic Conference games, averaging 35.9 minutes ... named a unanimous First Team All-AAC selection by the league's coaches and earned the league's Sportsmanship Award ... tabbed a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, Sporting News, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times, Bleacher Report and NBCSports.com ... earned Second Team All-America accolades from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the United States Basketball Writers' Association (USBWA) ... named an NABC District 25 First Team All-American and USBWA All-District V selection ... chosen as a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy and a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy ... named the AAC Player of the Week three times and an AAC Weekly Honor Roll selection nine times ... named to the AAC Championship All-Tournament team ... led the AAC and ranked 18th in the nation, averaging 20.6 points ... led the AAC in three-pointers made (2.74) ranked third in free-throw shooting percentage (.845) ... tallied 701 points during 2013-14 (Mick Cronin era record) becoming only the fifth player in school history to score 700 or more points in a season ... led the Bearcats in scoring in each of their final 20 games of the year and in 31 of 34 contests on the season ... averaged 24.7 points in six games against ranked opponents ... scored 20 or more points in 18 games ... posted a season-high 34 points in his final home game against Memphis (3/6) ... made a season-high six three-pointers in three games [USC Upstate (12/30, Temple (1/14) and at UCF (2/19)] ... scored a game-high 28 points with a trio of three-pointers, made 11 of 11 free throws and grabbed five rebounds at No. 12 Louisville (1/30) ... made a career-high 17 of 18 free throws and scored 21 points against Nebraska (12/28) ... recorded double-doubles with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Chicago State (12/23) and 26 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against UConn (2/6) ... handed out a career-high seven assists against USC Upstate (12/30) ... poured in 29 points while grabbing eight rebounds at Temple (1/26).
2013-14 (Sophomore): Finished second in the 4x400-meter relay at the Hoosier Open...won the 400-meter dash at the Akron Dual...runner-up finish in the 400-meter dash at the Indiana Relays...ran 54.86 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational to break the school's indoor 400-meter dash record...took third in the 400-meter dash and broke her own school record by running 54.07 at the American Indoor Championships...also took fifth in the 4x400-meter relay...won the 400-meter dash at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge...first-place finishes in the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational...won the 400-meter dash and finished second int he 4x400-meter relay at the USF Collegiate...earned first-place finishes in the 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships...earned American Female Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships...runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash at the Kentucky Relays...finished third in the 4x100-meter relay at the American Outdoor Championships...broke the school's outdoor 400-meter record with a time of 53.26 at the Louisville Twilight Classic...also ran the third fastest 100-meter time in school history with a time of 11.58...qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 100 and 400-meter dashes.