We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Thursday night simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet. Complete results will be in Friday's Herald-Leader.
What she did in 2012: Kentucky women's basketball star was SEC Player of the Year and led the Cats to the SEC regular season title and their second NCAA Tournament round of eight appearance in three years.
Voter comment: "Mathies was the best player in the best women's basketball conference in the country." — Chip Cosby, cn|2 Sports, Louisville
Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Anthony Davis, Dermontti Dawson, Tom Jurich, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist