LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Kentucky forward Reid Travis is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award which is given to seniors with notable achievements in community, classroom, character and competition.
Ten finalists will be named in February and the winner will be announced during the NCAA Men's Final Four in Minneapolis in April.
Travis graduated from Stanford University in June with a degree in science, technology and society before transferring to Kentucky as a graduate student this summer. He is enrolled in UK’s master’s program in health promotion with an emphasis in sport leadership. Travis is intrigued by career aspirations in technology entrepreneurship after his time in Silicon Valley.
While at Stanford, he served the Ronald McDonald house once a month, interacting with families and serving dinner. The Cardinal became close with one particular patient, Ty from Lake Tahoe, and the squad adopted him as a member of their team. Ty spent time at practices and games while getting treatment at Stanford. Additionally, Travis has been a mainstay as a volunteer alongside his mom, Jacqueline, at their hometown church in Minneapolis. He’s assisted her with setups and the organization of various meals and mass preparation.
While at Kentucky, he helps oversee the execution of UK’s God’s Pantry initiative as a part of his “Good Deeds” project. He is a part of the organization of stuffing bagged lunches and deliveries to local elementary schools. The entire team participated in Samaritan’s Feet in the Bahamas and worked with the Salvation Army at Thanksgiving.