We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2011 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced simultaneously the night of Feb. 15 on Kentucky.com and at the inaugural Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in the Feb. 16 Herald-Leader.
What she did in 2011: The Kentucky women's basketball star was named SEC Player of the Year by The Associated Press for the second year in a row and became the first Wildcat ever selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft. Dunlap left UK No. 2 in school history in career scoring (1,846), rebounding (1,099), blocks (178), steals (307) and double-doubles (31).Voter comment: "Dunlap is the most important and talented player in UK women's basketball history this side of Valerie Still. If Matthew Mitchell continues to build the program following the heights (Dunlap) led it to, she may prove to be the most important." — Ben Jones, Cats Illustrated (Rivals), Lexington