Kentucky Sportsman of the Year voting breakdown

January 31, 2013 

Votes were cast by sports media members from across Kentucky. Voters submitted up to 10 names. Points were awarded in the following manner: 12 for a first-place vote; 10 for second; eight for third; seven for fourth; six for fifth; five for sixth; four for seventh; three for eighth; two for ninth; one for 10th. (First-place votes in parentheses):

1. Anthony Davis, basketball (72) 1,216

2. John Calipari, basketball (17) 870

3. Teddy Bridgewater, football (2) 581

4. Charlie Strong, football (2) 505

5. Tom Jurich, administration (9) 428

6. Randall Cobb, football (2) 276

7. Darius Miller, basketball (7) 205

8. Dermontti Dawson, football (2) 189

9. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, basketball (1) 187

10. A’dia Mathies, basketball 180

11. Rick Pitino, basketball 168

12. Tyson Gay, track & field (1) 136

13. James Quick, football, basketball, track 131

14. Isaiah Canaan, basketball 130

15. Antonio Andrews, football (1) 121

16. Matthew Mitchell, basketball 115

17. Angel McCoughtry, basketball (1) 112

18. Claire Donahue, swimming (2) 97

19. Steve Prohm, basketball 96

20. Wesley Korir, track & field (2) 89

21. Dale Romans, horse racing 80

22. Justin Thomas, golf 79

23. Gary Henderson, baseball 76

24. Eric Quigley, tennis 72

25. Mitch Barnhart, administration 66

Others receiving first-place votes (in order of total points received): Dale Mueller, football (1), 48; Jeff Parrett, baseball (1), 31; Bill Tom Sargent, golf (1), 12.

Others named on at least two ballots: Bob Beatty, football, 64; Ray Harper, basketball, 50; Willie Taggart, football, 50; Rajon Rondo, basketball, 34; Kenneth Faried, basketball, 33; Nick Nicholson, horse racing, 31; Trent Steelman, football, 27; Braydon Hobbs, basketball, 26; Dennis Emery, tennis, 24; Jonathan Jackson, football, 24; Clark Burkle, swimming, 22; Peyton Siva, basketball, 21; Ben Revere, baseball, 20; Darrell Waltrip, auto racing, 19; Wesley Woodyard, football, 19; Reese Hoffa, track and field, 18; Nate Jones, baseball, 18; Ryan Timmons, football, 18; Kevin Wallace, football, 18; Lee Kiefer, fencing, 17; Sydney Moss, basketball, 16; Ty Scroggins, football, 16; Dotsie Bausch, cycling, 15; Scott Davenport, basketball, 15; Natalie Novosel, basketball, 14; Ron Arnett, basketball, 13; Wayne Martin, broadcasting administration, 13; Casey Brockman, football, 12; Mia Persson, soccer, 12; Wise Dan, horse racing, 11; David Akers, football, 9; Stephanie Klefot, volleyball, 9; Anna Hack, golf, 8; Kelly Kulick, bowling, 8; Julien Leparoux, horse racing, 8; Joe B. Hall, basketball, 8; Soufiane Bouchiki, cross country, track, 7; Kelsie Pardue, softball, 7; Rick Erdmann, cross country, 5; Robbie Ross, baseball, 5; Michael Waltrip, auto racing, 5; Lydia Kosgei, cross country, track & field, 3; Buff Bradley, horse racing, 2.

One hundred and twenty-four members of the media voted for Kentucky Sportsman of the Year. These candidates appeared on the most ballots:

1. Davis 113

2. Calipari 98

3. Bridgewater 91

4. Strong 80

5. Jurich 54

6. Cobb 52

7. Mathies 38

8. Pitino 37

8. Quick 37

10. Miller 36

The history of the Herald-Leader’s Kentucky Sportsman of the Year Award:

2012 Winner: Anthony Davis, Runner-up John Calipari

2011 Winner: Kenneth Faried, Runner-up John Calipari

2010 Winner: John Wall, Runner-up Randall Cobb

2009 Winner: John Calipari, Runner-up Angel McCoughtry

2008 Winner: Kenny Perry, Runner-up J.B. Holmes

2007 Winner: Tyson Gay, Runner-up Andre Woodson

2006 Winner: Brandon Webb, Runner-up Bobby Petrino

2005 Winner: Shaun Alexander, Runner-up J.B. Holmes

2004 Winner: Stefan LeFors, Runner-up Tayshaun Prince

2003 Winner: Kenny Perry, Runner-up Tubby Smith

2002 Winner: Valley Sports, Runner-up Derek Abney

2001 Winner: Eddie Eviston, Runner-up Tom Jurich

2000 Winner: John L. Smith, Runner-up Bill Cronin

1999 Winner: James Whalen Jr., Runner-up Chris Redman

1998 Winner: Tubby Smith, Runner-up Tim Couch

1997 Winner: Tim Couch, Runner-up Hal Mumme

1996 Winner: Rick Pitino, Runner-up W.T. Young

1995 Winner: Tim Couch, Runner-up Moe Williams

1994 Winner: Jenny Hansen, Runner-up Pat Day

1993 Winner: Jamal Mashburn, Runner-up Rick Pitino

1992 Winner: The Unforgettables, Runner-up Rick Pitino

1991 Winner: Cawood Ledford, Runner-up Kevin Donley

1990 Winner: Rick Pitino, Runner-up Howard Schnellenberger

1989 Winner: David Roselle, Runner-up Jerry Claiborne

1988 Winner: Richie Farmer, Runner-up Pat Riley

1987 Winner: Phil Simms, Runner-up Mark Higgs

1986 Winner: Denny Crum, Runner-up Eddie Sutton

1985 Winner: Kenny Walker, Runner-up Danny Sullivan

1984 Winner: Mary T. Meagher, Runner-up Jerry Claiborne

1983 Winner: Jerry Claiborne, Runner-up A. Ray Smith

1982 Winner: Roy Kidd, Runner-up Valerie Still

1981 Winner: Roy Kidd, Runner-up Mary T. Meagher

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