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UK's Dunlap a finalist for All-American team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior forward Victoria Dunlap has been selected as one of the top 40 finalists for the 2010 State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team as announced by The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with State Farm. The finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team.

Dunlap, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by The Associated Press and the league’s coaches, earned a spot on the elite 40-member list after leading UK on both sides of the ball this season with averages of 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. She is the only player to rank among the SEC’s top five in scoring and rebounding and she also ranks in the league’s top 10 in seven other statistical categories.

A standout defensive player, Dunlap is among the nation’s leaders in steals (11th -3.2) and blocks (41st - 2.0). She has set a new single-season school record of 65 blocks and is currently tied for first on UK’s single-season steals list with 104. Offensively, Dunlap has led the Wildcats in scoring 18 times, has posted eight double-doubles and scored 20 or more points 14 times this season.

Dunlap is one of seven SEC players represented on the list along with Allison Hightower from LSU, Alexis Rack from Mississippi State, Bianca Thomas from Ole Miss and Angie Bjorlund, Kelley Cain and Shekinna Stricklen from Tennessee.

For more information on Dunlap visit UKathletics.com at this link: http://www.ukathletics.com/wbbawards10/.

The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team for NCAA Division I will be announced in the Alamodome on Center Court between open practices on Saturday, April 3, at 1:05 p.m. CT as a part of the NCAA’s Super Saturday events in San Antonio, Texas.

The finalists are:

Name
Institution
Year
Pos.
Height

Danielle Adams
Texas A&M University
Jr.
C
6’1

Kachine Alexander
University of Iowa
Jr.
G
5’9

Jayne Appel
Stanford University
Sr.
C
6’4

Angie Bjorklund
University of Tennessee
Jr.
G
6’0

Kelley Cain
University of Tennessee
Soph.
C
6’6

Tina Charles
University of Connecticut
Sr.
C
6’4

Alysha Clark
Middle Tennessee State
Sr.
F
5’10

Elena Delle Donne
University of Delaware
Fr.
F
6’5

Skylar Diggins
University of Notre Dame
Fr.
G
5’9

Victoria Dunlap
University of Kentucky
Jr.
F
6’1

Dawn Evans
James Madison University
Jr.
G
5’7

Alexis Gray-Lawson
Univ. of California, Berkeley
Sr.
G
5’8

Kalana Greene
University of Connecticut
Sr.
G
5’10

Kelsey Griffin
University of Nebraska
Sr.
G
6’2

Brittney Griner
Baylor University
Fr.
C
6’8

Amber Harris
Xavier University
Jr.
F
6’5

Allison Hightower
Louisiana State University
Sr.
G
5’10

Alison Lacey
Iowa State University
Sr.
G
6’0

Jantel Lavender
Ohio State University
Jr.
C
6’4

Jacinta Monroe
Florida State University
Sr.
F
6’5

Maya Moore
University of Connecticut
Jr.
F
6’0

Jené Morris
San Diego State University
Sr.
G
5’9

Nnemkadi Ogwumike
Stanford University
Soph.
F
6’2

Ta’Shia Phillips
Xavier University
Jr.
C
6’5

Samantha Prahalis
Ohio State University
Soph.
G
5’7

Lauren Prochaska
Bowling Green State Univ.
Jr.
G
5’11

Alexis Rack
Mississippi State University
Sr.
G
5’7

Chastity Reed
Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock
Jr.
F
6’1

Andrea Riley
Oklahoma State University
Sr.
G
5’5

Danielle Robinson
University of Oklahoma
Jr.
G
5’9

Jaleesa Ross
Fresno State University
Jr.
G
5’8

Lindsay Schrader
University of Notre Dame
Sr.
G/F
6’0

Jenna Smith
University of Illinois
Sr.
F/C
6’3

Da’Shena Stevens
Saint John’s University
Soph.
F
6’1

Shekinna Stricklen
University of Tennessee
Soph.
G
6’2

Helena Sverrisdottir
Texas Christian University
Jr.
G/F
6’1

Jasmine Thomas
Duke University
Jr.
G
5’8

Bianca Thomas
University of Mississippi
Sr.
G
5’10

Courtney Vandersloot
Gonzaga University
Jr.
G
5’8

Monica Wright
University of Virginia
Sr.
G
5’11

Led by Dunlap, the Wildcats (27-7) have advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 1982. The fourth-seeded Cats will face top-seeded Nebraska (32-1) Sunday, March 28 at approximately 10 p.m. ET in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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