The mission of the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services program is to create an environment where all student-athletes have the opportunity to maximize their academic, personal and social growth and improve their post-college quality of life. UK was the first school in the nation to open an academic center dedicated exclusively to student-athletes.
“The CATS program is focused on winning in the classroom. We look at each student-athlete's individual needs, set goals and develop strategies to attain those goals. Our center provides our student-athletes with a definitive advantage over student-athletes at many other institutions. Our goal is to show that we care about the student as well as the athlete.” — Bob Bradley, associate athletics director for Student Services