Big Blue Nation can meet the team, get autographs, take photos, play games and more next weekend
LEXINGTON, Ky. – August 30, 2023
The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program will host its annual fan day next weekend, but with a new look.
Big Blue Nation can meet the team, get autographs, take photos, play games and more on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET, prior to the Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky football game. The Wildcats will host the fan experience next to the Kroger Tailgate, which is at the corner of Cooper Drive and Sports Center Drive.
The fan experience is separate from the Kroger Tailgate. Fans who wish to enter the Kroger Tailgate, which includes food and drinks, must provide a Kroger receipt of 35 dollars or more, per person, from the previous seven days.
UK women’s basketball fans are encouraged to bring items for the team to sign, including shirts, hats and other memorabilia.
The Wildcats boast a 12-person roster in 2023-24, including five Kentucky natives and three Miss Kentucky Basketball recipients.
One of those Cats includes combo guard Maddie Scherr.
The Florence, Kentucky, native averaged 11.6 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game in 2022-23. She concluded the regular season ranked as the Southeastern Conference leader in free-throw percentage (91.8). The rising senior also concluded the regular season ranked fourth in the SEC with 4.2 assists per game and 55 steals, fifth in the SEC with 110 assists and sixth in the SEC with 2.1 steals per game.
Kentucky also returns post player and former LSU transfer Ajae Petty, who coaches say had a transformative offseason.
The Baltimore, Maryland, native averaged 5.7 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game in just 15.1 minutes per game in 2022-23. During one stretch of the season, the then-junior scored double digits seven times in eight games, boasting a pair of double-double performances during that timeframe. Petty led UK in rebounds 12 times throughout last season, while splitting time with post players Adebola Adeyeye and returner Nyah Leveretter.
The Wildcats also snagged one player out of the transfer portal in guard Brooklynn Miles, a Frankfort, Kentucky, native, who spent the last two seasons with the Lady Volunteers. While in Knoxville, Tennessee, she played in 56 games and shot 40.0 percent from the field.
In 2023-24, the UK women’s basketball program will be celebrating 50 seasons of varsity status.
In celebration of the 50th jubilee, Big Blue Nation can expect in-game elements such as guest appearances and on-court recognitions, recap videos and feature story videos, trivia games, decade-themed giveaways and more. Throughout the season, fans can also enjoy “where are they now” updates, interviews and Q&As, a printable and digital timeline experience and more.
Both season tickets and single-game tickets are on sale here.
For more information on the Kentucky women’s basketball team, visit UKathletics.com or follow @KentuckyWBB on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.