June 6, 2012

University of Kentucky almuna Taylor Amerman has been chosen as one of three students from the University of Nottingham to carry the Olympic Torch as it passes through Britain, leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

All of the large universities in the United Kingdom were allotted spots for students and staff to be torchbearers, and she was selected as one of the student representatives from more than 30,000 full-time students.

"I was very surprised, excited, honored and humbled to be selected," Amerman said. "I have received other honors in my life, but this was by far the biggest because it was a reflection of my character and values. It is a true honor to be selected as someone who will inspire Britain."

Amerman, who is originally from Louisville, will now join 8,000 others who will carry the torch on its 70-day journey across Britain. She will carry the torch on June 29.

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