Sportsman of the Year: Voting totals

January 29, 2014 

FINAL VOTING

Votes were cast by 136 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. Rick Pitino, basketball (38) 1,021

2. Tom Jurich, administration (44) 886

3. Teddy Bridgewater, football (18) 870

4. Dominique Hawkins, basketball (5) 417

5. Kenny Perry, golf (5) 409

6. Makayla Epps, basketball (2) 300

7. Antonio Andrews, football 255

8. A'dia Mathies, basketball 237

9. Charlie Strong, football (1) 235

10. Russ Smith, basketball (1) 229

11. Shug McGaughey, horse racing (3) 202

12. Ken & Sarah Ramsey, horse racing (3)176

13. Matthew Mitchell, basketball (1) 174

14. Philip Haywood, football (4) 136

15. Jeff Walz, basketball 130

16. Peyton Siva, basketball (1) 128

17. Emma Talley, golf (2) 113

18. Nacarius Fant, football 111

19. Allen Feldhaus Jr., basketball (3) 99

20. Luke Hancock, basketball 81

21. Kevin Wallace, football 77

22. Dale Mueller, football (1) 74

23. Jim McKee, football (1) 72

24. Larry Warford, football 68

25. Kevin Ware, basketball 65

Others receiving first-place votes (in order of total points received): Chelsea Oswald, track, (1), 36; Ken-Jah Bosley, basketball (1), 32; A.J. Ellis, baseball, (1), 30.

Others named on at least two ballots: Chris Briggs, basketball, 64; D. Wayne Lukas, horse racing, 64; Drew Barker, football, 63; Danny Trevathan, football, 56; Joel Rosario, horse racing, 54; Shoni Schimmel, basketball, 48; Trent Milby, basketball, 39; Anthony Davis, basketball, 38; Isaiah Canaan, basketball, 37; Ron Bevars, basketball, 35; Randy Napier, basketball, 35; Bill Miller, baseball, 34; John Bland, football, 32.

Buff Bradley, horse racing, 28; Justin Thomas, golf, 27; Nerlens Noel, basketball, 26; Nathan Boston, wrestling, 25; Claire Donahue, swimming, 25; Samantha Kinchen, boxing, 23; Steve Delabar, baseball, 22; Rosie Napravnik, horse racing, 22; Tyler "Chip" McDaniel, golf, 21; Hunter Green, baseball, 20; Ron Kordes, volleyball, 20; Joe Morris, football, 20; Victor Moses, basketball, 20.

Ray Harper, basketball, 19; Charlie Lopresti, horse racing, 18; Deja McClendon, volleyball, 15; Michael Maker, horse racing, 14; Penny E. Reece, softball, 14; Dan McDonnell, baseball, 13; Fred Allen Meyer, golf, 13; Arin Gilliland, soccer, 12; Wise Dan, horse racing, 12; Randall Cobb, football, 11; Jerry Lucas, football, 11; Cally McCumber, cross country & track, 11; Jacob Thomson, track, 10; Matt Elam, football, 9; Rebecca Greenwell, basketball, 9; Rick Erdmann, track & cross country, 8; Lee Kiefer, fencing, 8; Marcus Smith, football, 8; Joao De Lucca, swimming, 6; Adam Craig, football, 6; Ebony Rowe, basketball, 6; Michelle Clark-Heard, basketball, 5; Todd Bretz, soccer, 2.

On most ballots

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

1. Teddy Bridgewater 114

2. Rick Pitino 109

3. Tom Jurich 94

4. Dominique Hawkins 71

5. Kerry Perry 70

6. Makayla Epps 56

7. Antonio Andrews 52

8. A'dia Mathies 49

Voting by region

How the leaders fared in each region of the state (Eastern Kentucky is the 606 and 859 area codes outside of Lexington; Western Kentucky is the 502 and 270 area codes outside of Louisville):

Person Lex Lou EKy WKy Total

Pitino 381 200 233 207 1,021

Jurich 303 177 200 206 886

Bridgewater 389 165 173 143 870

Past winners

The history of the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year Award. Listed by year with winner, runner-up and margin:

2013 — Rick Pitino/Tom Jurich 135

2012 — Anthony Davis/John Calipari 346

2011 — Kenneth Faried/John Calipari 9

2010 — John Wall/Randall Cobb 93

2009 — John Calipari/Angel McCoughtry39

2008 — Kenny Perry/J.B. Holmes 171

2007 — Tyson Gay/Andre Woodson 119

2006 — Brandon Webb/Bobby Petrino 169

2005 — Shaun Alexander/J.B. Holmes 249

2004 — Stefan LeFors/Tayshaun Prince 43

2003 — Kenny Perry/Tubby Smith 33

2002 — Valley Sports/Derek Abney 42

2001 — Eddie Eviston/Tom Jurich 73

2000 — John L. Smith/Bill Cronin 243

1999 — James Whalen Jr./Chris Redman27

1998 — Tubby Smith/Tim Couch 5

1997 — Tim Couch/Hal Mumme 174

1996 — Rick Pitino/W.T. Young 606

1995 — Tim Couch/Moe Williams 270

1994 — Jenny Hansen/Pat Day 81

1993 — Jamal Mashburn/Rick Pitino 357

1992 — The Unforgettables/Rick Pitino 77

1991 — Cawood Ledford/Kevin Donley 325

1990 — Rick Pitino/H. Schnellenberger 87

1989 — David Roselle/Jerry Claiborne 41

1988 — Richie Farmer/Pat Riley 47

1987 — Phil Simms/Mark Higgs 303

1986 — Denny Crum/Eddie Sutton 232

1985 — Kenny Walker/ Danny Sullivan 121

1984 — Mary T. Meagher/Jerry Claiborne230

1983 — Jerry Claiborne/A. Ray Smith 166

1982 — Roy Kidd/Valerie Still 191

1981 — Roy Kidd/Mary T. Meagher 22

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