UK's Dunlap, Roddy named All-SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.) and senior Eleia Roddy (Columbus, Ohio) were named to the All-Southeastern Conference second team the league office in Birmingham, Ala., announced Tuesday.

Dunlap, also an All-SEC freshman team selection last season, has started at forward in all 29 games for the Wildcats this season. The 6-1 sophomore leads the SEC in rebounding with 9.1 rebounds per game and has climbed to No. 7 on UK’s single season list with 264 caroms this season. She is UK’s leading scorer with 12.7 points per game and also is tops on the team in blocks (34) and steals (49). With 13 career double-doubles, including 10 this season, she has charted the second-most double-doubles in the SEC. Dunlap also was named pre-season All-SEC by the league coaches.

Despite four career knee surgeries all on her right knee, Roddy has become one of the most dominant post players in the conference. She ranks second on the team in scoring (12.0 ppg) and rebounding (8.3 rpg) and ranks 14th overall in league scoring, fourth in rebounding (8.3) and sixth in FT percentage (.793). The 6-3 center currently leads the SEC and ranks 13th nationally with 11 double-doubles this season. With seven straight double-doubles from Dec. 12-Jan.3, she joined Valerie Still as the only players in school history to chart six or more in a row. The center has recorded double-figure points in 20 games, double-figure rebounding 12 times this season. This is Roddy’s first All-SEC honor.

This is the sixth consecutive season UK has had at least one player selected to the All-SEC teams.

The 2009 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament begins Thursday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 8 in North Little Rock, Ark. SEC’s regional sports network (FS South, FS Southwest and FSN Florida) will televise all games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday while ESPN2 will broadcast the championship game. Kentucky will take on Georgia in the first round Thursday at 3:30 p.m. EST.

The complete 2009 SEC Women's Basketball Postseason Awards follow.

First-Team All-SEC
Whitney Boddie, AU

*DeWanna Bonner, AU

*Sha Brooks, UF

*Marshae Dotson, UF

*Allison Hightower, LSU

Bianca Thomas, UM

Alexis Rack, MSU

*Christinia Wirth, VU

* unanimous

Second-Team All-SEC
Ceira Ricketts, ARK

Ashley Houts, UG

Angel Robinson, UG

Victoria Dunlap, UK

Eleia Roddy, UK

Angie Bjorklund, UT

Shekinna Stricklen, UT

Merideth Marsh, VU

Jennifer Risper, VU

All-SEC Freshman Team
Ericka Russell, UA

Lyndsay Harris, ARK

Ceira Ricketts, ARK

Trumae Lucas, UF

*LaSondra Barrett, LSU

*Lakeisha Sutton, SC

*Shekinna Stricklen, UT

Glory Johnson, UT

All-SEC Defensive Team

DeWanna Bonner, AU

Allison Hightower, LSU

Chanel Mokango, MSU

Armelie Lumanu, MSU

Jennifer Risper, VU

Player of the Year: DeWanna Bonner, AU

Coach of the Year: Nell Fortner, AU

Co-Freshman of the Year: Ceira Ricketts, ARK - LaSondra Barrett, LSU

Defensive Player of the Year: Jennifer Risper, VU

6th Woman of the Year: Charity Ford, ARK

Scholar-Athlete: Christina Wirth, VU