Dunlap Named WBCA All-Region 3 All-American

March 17, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  Kentucky women’s basketball standout Victoria Dunlap added another honor to her impressive resume this season and she was named a nominee for the WBCA/State Farm Coaches' All-America All-Region 3 Team.

Dunlap is one of seven players named to the Region 3 Team and one of 52 players overall. On Monday, March 21, the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team selection will review the 52 regional candidates and cut the list to 40 finalists. The 40 finalists will all be in the running for selection to the prestigious 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team. Dunlap was one of the 10 members last season, UK’s first since Valerie Still in 1983.

Dunlap, named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by The Associated Press and SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the league coaches, is considered one of the nation’s most versatile players. She is listed in the top half of eight SEC statistical categories, including leading the league in scoring (17.0), field-goal percentage (.463) and steals per game (3.2). She also ranks fourth in rebounding (8.8 rpg), tied for fifth in blocks (1.5 bpg) and sixth in free-throw shooting percentage (.706). She is the only player in the SEC to rank in the top five in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals.

The 6-foot-2 forward has scored double figures in 29 of 31 games this season, including 20 consecutive. With eight double-doubles and 11 games with 20 or more points, she has helped lead the Wildcats to their second-straight 20-win season (24-8) and second-straight NCAA appearance for the first time since the 1982-83 teams accomplished that feat.

The State Farm Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, April 2, in Indianapolis during the WBCA National Convention, which is held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women's Final Four®.

No. 17/16 Kentucky earned its eighth bid to the NCAA Tournament with a No. 4 seed in the Spokane Regional. The Wildcats will square off with 13th-seeded Hampton (25-6) in the first round Saturday, March 19 at University of New Mexico Arena in Albuquerque, N.M., at approximately 6:30 p.m. EDT.

For more information on Dunlap:  http://interactive.ukathletics.com/victoriadunlap.html