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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sheehan tranferring to Georgetown; Wiseman not returning to UK Dance Team

Submitted Photo. Former Highlands wide receiver Austin Sheehan will transfer from the University of Kentucky to Georgetown College this fall. He will join former teammates Tyler Schweitzer, Zach Harris and Thomas Wrobleski there.
Submitted Photo. Highlands 2013 graduate Courtney Wiseman spent last season on the University of Kentucky Blue Dance Team. She did not try out for next year to focus on academics.

Two recent Highlands graduates recently announced fans will not see them on the sidelines at University of Kentucky football games this fall.

Austin Sheehan is transferring up the road to Georgetown College and Courtney Wiseman will not be trying out for the Dance Team. Sheehan graduated from Highlands in 2012 and Wiseman in 2013.
Sheehan spent the past two years at Kentucky as a walk-on wide receiver. The Wildcats have gone 2-10 overall and 0-8 in Southeast Conference play the past two years.

“I love Kentucky,” Sheehan said. “I just wanted playing time so starting seeing other options. Georgetown was a good fit so I’m looking forward to it. It’s about getting the rush of being on the field and catching touchdowns.”

Sheehan is transferring to a program that finished 7-4 overall last year and 5-1 in the Mid-South Conference. The Tigers lost 38-28 to Carroll College (Montana) in the first round of the National Association for Intercollege Athletics playoffs.

The Tigers run the Wing-T offense, but do pass out of it a lot. They like to put receivers in motion.

“We hope he helps us out right away,” said Eddie Eviston, Georgetown Assistant Coach and former Newport Central Catholic Head Coach. “He was a great high school player. He’d been playing in the Southeast Conference so it’s not like he hasn’t been doing anything the past two years.”

Eviston said the staff hopes the Business Adminatration major brings consistency to the Tigers. Their success depends on proper routes and timing. After that, wide receivers need to finish plays.

Wiseman spent the past year on the White Dance Team. They danced at football and women’s basketball games.

“I have recently applied for UKs Nursing school and don’t think I could balance both because they are both very time-consuming,” Wiseman said. “I definitely loved the experience, but have come to matters and understand school is more important at this point. Although I am very sad to let it go, I believe it’s the right thing to do.”

Both are taking final exams this week. Sheehan reports to Georgetown College on June 27 for summer workouts.

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