6. Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd was born in California, but moved to Kentucky when she was six years old, and quickly fell in love with Kentucky basketball. Judd went on to attend UK and become a famous actress, and through it all, she maintained the same love for her Wildcats. She is seen at many of the home basketball games, often in the student section, and seemingly always on camera. Ashley has written about her passion for UK basketball multiple times, in Sports Illustrated and the Lexington Herald-Leader.
In 2003, Judd had the team over and cooked dinner for them after a first round NCAA tournament game and had the entire team sign her wall. Then, the next year, on March 7, 2004 Judd was sitting in the front row for senior day, sick with bronchitis and her foot in a cast. During a timeout, the cheerleaders perform a routine that involves someone from the crowd -- that someone was Judd, who was carried to midcourt on a cheerleader's shoulders to make the 'Y' in Kentucky.
With John Calipari on the bench for the Wildcats next season, expect to see more coverage of Kentucky basketball, and more shots of Judd cheering them on.