|Seygan (left) with Kasa Robinson|
Robins hails from Harrodsburg, KY., and was 2018 Miss Kentucky Basketball. She was also a two-time state champion at Mercer County.
"We are so excited to have Seygan join our women's basketball program," said UT Martin head coach Kevin McMillan. "Seygan's versatility could put her in a lot of places that can help us. The thing I like most about her is that she is a tough, hard-nosed winner after playing for Jeff Walz, Chris Souder and David Tapley. She is a great kid and a perfect fit to the culture of our program."
Louisville and UT Martin have played every year for the last six years with the Cards winning all of the meetings. It is likely that the two will face each other next season.
At UT Martin, she'll join her former Mercer County H.S. teammate Emma Davis. . Davis, a 5'10" guard, will be a junior for the 2020-21 season. Emma has played in 54 games as a SkyHawk and started two. She has 104 career points.
Everyone at Cardinal Couple wishes Seygan Robins the best in her time at UT Martin and we look forward to seeing the impact she makes in her time there
If you're waiting to see what I have to say about what happened at UK keep on scrolling. I am not here to bash another college athletics program.
For those who did not read the article, it went from discussing the investigation and what led to the firing of the coaches to accusing cheerleading (and dancing) student-athletes as being nothing but a distraction and a sexual objectification at games with words like "underdressed", "overexposed", and "titillating" used. The article was met with plenty of disagreements, including myself as I voiced my opinion.
By the time the sun set the article was heavily revised from its original version, with the sexist remarks removed altogether.
The student-athletes put forth ample hours of practice and gym time as they stay in shape and perfect their routine. Like other sports, they compete for a national championship either through UCA/UDA or NCA/NDA.
Note: UofL competes through NCA/NDA while UK competes in UCA/UDA, so the two never directly compete against each other.
The stunts they pull off are impressive and something a majority of us could not do even if we tried. From the easier skills such as tumbling to the more difficult routines that involve multiple members and some of them going airborne, each move requires precision to execute it to perfection, just like other sports.
Outfits have often been controversial with many people claiming the outfits being too revealing. However, the outfits are designed for both comfort and flexibility. The same as volleyball players wearing spandex, tennis players wearing skirts, or swimmers wearing form-fitting clothing, outfits are designed for more than just visual pleasure.
A longtime cheerleader shared her thoughts in a response to the local reporter in an article posted by Kentucky Sports Radio. I shared it on my Facebook and Twitter (@mrandersonjared) if you want to read her response.
If you got a chance to read the original article where many accusations were thrown around, we would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.
As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic but also slowly start to reopen things make sure to take precautions and also use common sense. Please stay safe.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!