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Big Blue Family VIDEO: UK Twins Excel on the Court, in the Classroom and on the Field

Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing. To view captions for this video, push play and click on the CC icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.  If using a mobile device, click on the "thought bubble" in the same area. Special thanks to UK Athletics for the use of game footage and photos. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2014) — On a campus the size of the University of Kentucky, it’s not too uncommon to find students who are related to each other in some way.

But what is it like to be twins who make the decision to come to college together?

In this Big Blue Family video, we highlight three sets of Wildcat twins:  UK Basketball junior Alex Poythress and his sister Alexis, competitive academic scholarship-winners Evelyne and Elizabeth Mechas and UK Football juniors Daron and Zack Blaylock. 

Watch why each set of twins made the decision to stay together in college, what it’s like being at UK with their twin as well as why minutes matter when it comes to their birth order. 

This video feature is part of a special new series produced by UKNow focusing on families who help make up the University of Kentucky community.  There are many couples, brothers and sisters, mothers and sons and fathers and daughters who serve at UK in various fields.   The idea is to show how UK is part of so many families’ lives and how so many families are focused on helping the university succeed each and everyday. 


Since the "Big Blue Family" series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas.  If you know of a family who you think should be featured, please email us.  Who knows?  We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!

VIDEO CONTACTS:  Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940, or Kody Kiser, 859-257-5282,