Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 21:
Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap
Registered her first season and 23rd career double-double with a game-high 24 points and 14 rebounds in the 81-76 win over No. 12 Notre Dame on Sunday. Went 7-of-12 from the floor and 10-of-12 shooting from the foul line, playing a team-high 38 minutes. Grabbed a season- and game-high 14 rebounds while adding a team-high four assists, three block and two steals in the win. Averages a league-high 4.3 steals per game and has now grabbed at least one in 44 of her last 45 games. With 24 points, Dunlap has now scored in double digits in 36 of her last 39 games, including 10 straight. Made 10-of-12 free throws in the game, moving up to fourth place on UK's career free throws made list with 326.
Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot
Sophomore Stephanie Klefot led the Wildcats to a much-needed road victory at Ole Miss in helping UK to its third straight victory over an SEC West foe. Klefot had a match-high 26 digs to lead UK with an astounding average of 6.50 digs per frame. Her 26 digs in the four-set match is the highest total for a four-set match in SEC action this season and it marks the third time in the last four matches she has tallied 25 or more digs in a match. Klefot has now charted 493 digs for the season and with one more regular-season match to play she is set to become just the fourth player in school history to amass 500 or more digs in a single year. She currently ranks fifth for a single season in UK allure. Klefot also dished out three assists in the match which matches a career high for dimes in a single outing.
Men's basketball: Brandon Knight
Knight scored a personal-best 21 points in leading Kentucky to a 79-48 win at Portland. Knight shot better than 50 percent from the field (7-of-13), while hitting a pair of 3-pointers and going 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He also blocked a career-high two shots.
Men's basketball: Darius Miller
Helped lead Kentucky to a 79-48 win at Portland with a solid all-around game. Finished with career highs in steals and blocks while scoring 15 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point line. Scored seven straight points during UK's 15-0 run to open the game against Portland
Volleyball: Becky Pavan
Junior Becky Pavan led the Wildcats to a hard-fought and much-needed road victory at Ole Miss on Friday. Pavan paced the UK offense to the tune of a team-high 12 kills. Pavan also added offensive numbers with a pair of aces and a total of five blocks. For the week, she averaged 3.00 kills per stanza on a sizzling .417 hitting clip. She also notched 1.25 rejections per set for 4.25 points per stanza which ranks as tops on the team. As a middle blocker, she also picked up four digs which is just the third time this season she has scooped up four or more digs in a match. For the week, her numbers were more than double her season average in kills, hitting percentage, aces, digs, blocks and points per game.
Women's basketball: Bernisha Pinkett
Freshman Bernisha Pinkett came off the bench and scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, in just 23 minutes against No. 12 Notre Dame. Pulled down a career-high five rebounds, including four offensive boards. Led all scorers at halftime with 10 points, including 2-of-4 shooting from behind the arc. Currently UK's third-leading scorer with 12.0 points a game.
Swimming & diving: Kayla Sergesketter
Senior Kayla Sergesketter led the women's side in the Tennessee Invitational by earning NCAA (B) qualifying times in the 200 freestyle relay as the lead swimmer, the 400 medley relay as the anchor, the 50 freestyle, the 200 freestyle, the 200 medley relay where she was the anchor, the 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay as the anchor.