Valiente, Justice named UPIKE Athletes of the Week

Times Staff Report

January 17, 2014

PIKEVILLE - Astrid Valiente and Elisha Justice have been named University of Pikeville Athletes of the Week.

Valiente is a member of the University of Pikeville women’s bowling team. She hails from Caguas, Puerto Rico. The tradition-rich UPIKE women’s bowling team continues to rank as one of the nation’s top collegiate bowling programs.

Justice, who transferred to UPIKE from the University of Louisville, hails from Dorton. A graduate of Shelby Valley High School who was named Kentucky Mr. Basketball after leading the Wildcats to the state title in his senior season, Justice is averaging 9.2 points, 3.9 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game for the UPIKE men’s basketball team, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation. Earlier in his career, Justice played for Louisville in the NCAA Final Four.