Dunlap Named Finalist for State Farm Coaches' All-America Team

March 25, 2010

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 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.

Tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All-session books are $48 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 0-18). Single session are $25 adult; $15 youth (0-18).