KSTV Top 10 Moments of 2016 Part 1: Jason Cummins and Jordan Smith

12/23/2016 07:45 PM

The new year is almost upon us and it’s time to look back at KSTV’s 10 best moments in 2016. These will be released in a five part series over the next few days. We start our countdown with a feature story we did on Jason Cummins back in August.

10. UK Football’s Leadership Development
Jason Cummins is a retired Army helicopter pilot who now serves as the Director of Athletic Operations for a group called Horizon Performance. Horizon is a consulting team whose mission is to “make elite teams better.” They analyze how humans interact in the workplace and on the playing field to see how they can maximize the potential of every individual. Cummins and has team work with UK student-athletes to help them become better all-around leaders. I had the chance to catch up with Cummins in August to talk about how he helps Wildcat athletes excel on and off the field.

*9. Jordan Smith’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner *
We all hear the national anthem every time we go to a sporting event. Every once in a while there is a performance that stands above the rest and that performance came on January 2nd at Rupp Arena as the Cats took on Ole Miss. Kentucky native Jordan Smith, who won The Voice, performed a powerful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Check it out:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.

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