SEC Announces Community Service Team
March 3, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for women's basketball for the 2010-11 season.
This marks the 13th year for the SEC Community Service Team for women's basketball as well as for men's basketball. All 20 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
Senior forward Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.), was chosen as UK's representative on the squad. Throughout her Wildcat career, Dunlap has been an active member in the community and a leader on the hardwood. She has volunteered at several community service events in her four years, including playing bingo at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, participating in the “Cats Cultivating Character” program, where student-athletes teach character lessons once a month to third grade students at a local elementary school and volunteering to pack food for God’s Pantry BackPack program. She also has visited patients at UK’s Markey Cancer Center and has been a guest speaking at various elementary schools and camps in the local area.
Dunlap and her teammates are currently preparing to face either seventh-seeded LSU or 10th-seeded Alabama in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Friday, March 4. The 16th-ranked Wildcats earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye after finishing the regular-season 22-7 overall and winning a school-record tying 11 games in league play. The UK game will be carried live on FSN, ESPN3.com and the Big Blue Sports Network (radio) with Neil Price from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tip time is slated for a 3:30 p.m. EST start.