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Image 56 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 81, no. 4, Winter 2010

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The UK Athletics Hall of Fame added six more members with the induc- Billy Ray Lickert (1959-61) was a three-time, Hrst-team All-SEC selection tion ofthe Class of 2010. The new class features former Wildcat greats in men’s basketball, including a second-team All-America selection by the from men’s basketball, men’s golf riHe, and cross country. Helms Foundation in 1961. He ranks 47th on Kentucky’s all-time scoring list The 2010 inductees are: with 1,076 points. Lickert was named to the 1961 NCAA All-Region Team Mike Casey (1968-69, 71) was a three-time, Hrst-team All-SEC (1968, and led the team in scoring during the 1959-60 and 1960-61 seasons, averag- 1969 and 1971) selection in men’s basketball. He Hnished his career with ing 14.4 points per game in his jtmior year and 16.0 in his senior campaign. He 1,535 points, currently ranking 13th all-time on UK’s illustrious list of top Hnished his career with a 14.7 scoring average and was also UK’s leader in Held- scorers. Casey averaged 17.0 points or more in all three seasons with the goal percentage in 1959-60 (.401) and 1960-61 (.420). Named the SEC Wildcats, including a team-high 20.0 in his Hrst year on the varsity team. “Sophomore ofthe Year” following the 1959 season, his team advanced to two The former guard led the team in assists during the 1968-69 season with NCAA Tournaments during his three years. Lickert was drafted in the Hfth 129 assists, in addition to leading the team in Held-goal percentage (.489) round (No. 45 overall) ofthe 1961 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. and free-throw percentage (.823) during the 1967-68 season. Casey helped Valerie McGovern Yotmg (1988-91) won three individual national chain- UK win three SEC championships, earn an Elite Eight appearance and also pionships in the 5,000-meter rim and was a key contributor on the 1988 cross earned Academic All-America and All-SEC honors in 1971. He was named country team that won the NCAA national championship. Yotmg was UK’s Kentucky’s High School Mr. Basketball in 1966 and was drafted in the top performer at the 1989 national meet, Hnishing second individually An eighth rotmd (130th overall) in the 1970 NBA Draft by Chicago. eight-time All-American in cross cotmtry and track, Yotmg won eight individ- Steve Flesch (1987-90) played at UK from 1986-87 through 1989-90 ual SEC championships, including cross cotmtry 3,000-meter indoor, 5,000- and ranks among the top 40 golfers on the all-time PGA Tour career-earn- meter indoor (twice), 3,000-meter outdoor (twice) and 5,000-meter outdoor ings list. Flesch has won more than $17 million as a professional and has (twice). She still holds Eve UK track records: 3,000-, 5,000- and 10,000- four PGA victories: the 2003 HP Classic of New Orleans, the 2004 Bank meter outdoor and the 3,000- and 5,000-meter indoor. of America Colonial, the 2007 Reno-Tahoe Open and the 2007 Turning Tayshatm Prince (1999-02) was a two-time men’s basketball Associated Stone Resort Championship. He turned pro in 1990 on the Nationwide Press All-American, garnering second-team honors in 2001 and third-team Tour and won the Nike Tour Championship in 1997, earning exempt status honors in 2002. Prince was named the SEC Player ofthe Year in the 2000-01 on the PGA Tour in 1998. ln 2001, Flesch ranked second behind Tiger season by both the AP and the league’s coaches and was a three-time All-SEC Woods in top-10 Hnishes with 13. One of three UK medalists in johnny selection (2000, 2001 and 2002). He ranks eighth on UK’s all-time scoring Owens Invitational history he was a two-year member ofthe SEC Aca- list with 1,775 points and third on UK’s all-time 3-point Held goals made list demic Honor Roll and named to the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame. with 204. Prince helped lead the Wildcats to three Sweet 16 appearances Nancy Napolski-johnson (1993-96) was a UK Rilie All-American and (1999, 2001 and 2002) and an Elite Eight appearance (1999). He was drafted Olympic gold-medal winner for the United States. She captured the indi- in the Hrst rotmd (23rd overall) in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pis- vidual national championship in air rilie in 1994 and was a three-time, Hrst- tons. Prince helped lead Detroit to the 2004 NBA Championship and was team All-American (1994, 1995 and 1996). Napolski-]ohnson led the team named to the NBAs 2005 All-Defensive second team. He was also a member to three consecutive third-place Hnishes at the NCAA Championships ofthe 2008 gold-medal Olympic team. from 1994-96. She continued competitive shooting after her collegiate ca- The UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and reer and won the gold medal in womens 10-meter air riHe in the 2000 honor persons whose participation and contributions enriched and strength- Olympics. She also went on to win gold medals at several other interna- ened the university’s athletic program. The charter class included 88 individ- tional events. uals who had previously had their jersey retired by UK. 54 winter 2010

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