Friends Since 6th Grade, These Cov Cath Athletes Sign on Same Day to Play at UK, UC
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:22 RCN Newsdesk
Austin Hussey and Paul Huber met in the sixth grade at St. Pius X School in Edgewood and signed their athletic letters of intent on the same day.
Hussey, who jokes that he was born with a raquet in his hand, will play tennis at the University of Kentucky and Huber, who has golfed since he was 3, will golf at the University of Cincinnati. These two seniors at Covington Catholic High School, and their families, have made tremendous sacrifices and worked hard for many years in the hope that a day like this would come. Both friends have managed to stay close even while excelling in his respective sport.
Hussey is a five star recruit, four year letterman and is currently the tennis team captain. He won the Kentucky State Tennis Championship his sophomore year and was runner up his junior year. As a result of finishing in the top eight at both the Kalamazoo Nationals and Easter Bowl, and making it to the final round of 16 in the International Orange Bowl, Austin was ranked in the top 40 in the country in 2013.
To take his mind off of tennis, Hussey has enjoyed playing intramural basketball all four years at CovCath. “Austin Hussey’s success at Covington Catholic began his freshman year when he won the first of three consecutive 9th Region singles championships. His sophomore year he won singles in the Kentucky State Tournament. His leadership and team focus has helped the Colonel tennis team on and off the court,” said Coach Al Hertsenberg.
Hussey’s plan is to pursue a career in sports broadcasting but has interest in business finance and accounting as well, and he would like to play professional tennis after his four years as a Wildcat.
Throughout the year, Huber has averaged a score of 74.9 on an 18-hole course. This past summer, he won the 2014 NKY Men’s Amateur Golf Championship at Triple Crown Country Club and was named the golf team MVP in each of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons at Covington Catholic High School. In 2013 Paul played into the Top 10 at the KHSAA Boys Golf State Tournament. He placed 5th in the 7th Region Tournament, 1st at Madison Central, 2nd at 5-Star General and Pikeville, 2nd at the Senior All Star Tournament and was selected to the 2nd Team All-State.
Huber is a member of the Drug Free Club of America, the stock market club, the spirit club, the culture club and he too has enjoyed playing intramural basketball while at Cov Cath.
“Paul has been a great asset to the CCH Golf program over the past four years. His departure will leave a large void to fill next fall. He will be a great addition to Coach Martin’s UC program and I am excited to be able to follow him as he continues his golfing career at the next level,” said Coach Robb Schneeman.
Huber plans to major in marketing/marketing management.
Photo: Hussey & Huber/provided