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Final voting

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. John Calipari, basketball (14)362

2. Angel McCoughtry, basketball (6)323

3. Calvin Borel, horse racing (5)266

4. John Wall, basketball (2)259

5. Rich Brooks, football (6)231

6. Rachel Alexandra, horse racing (8)228

7. Jodie Meeks, basketball (1)176

8. Tyson Gay, track and field (4)161

9. Emma Talley, golf (7)131

10. Kenny Perry, golf113

11. Randall Cobb, football77

11. Elvis Dumervil, football77

13. Jeff Walz, basketball70

14. Dale Mueller, football49

15. Patrick Patterson, basketball45

16. Rajon Rondo, basketball 41

17. Brian Cashman, baseball 34

18. Antonio Andrews, football32

19. Molly Johnson, softball28

19. Craig Skinner, volleyball28

19. Donnie Tyndall, basketball28

Others receiving first-place votes: Rick Pitino, basketball (1)

Others receiving more than one vote: Terrence Williams, basketball (25); Elaine Breeden, swimming (21); Domonique Hayden, football (20); Orlando Mendez-Valdez, basketball (20); Dwight Phillips, track and field (20); Sarah Rumely, volleyball (19); Kenneth Faried, basketball (17); Yeremiah Bell, football (16); A'dia Mathies, basketball (16); Darrin Horn, basketball (13); Joe Blanton, baseball (12); Chris Dominguez, baseball (11); Chip Woolley, horse racing (11); David Akers, football (9); Trent Steelman, football (9); Shelvin Mack, basketball (8); Ken McDonald, basketball (8); Chris Finwood, baseball (7); Jon Hood, basketball (7); Ben Revere, baseball (6); Tom McCarthy, horse racing (4); Steve Smith, basketball (4); Amber Riddle, softball (3).

Voting by region

Lexington

1. Calipari 196

2. McCoughtry 167

3. Wall 145

4. Brooks 142

5. Meeks 133

Louisville

1. Borel 69

2. McCoughtry 67

3. Rachel 45

4. Calipari 31

5. Gay 27

Western Ky.

1. Rachel 42

2. McCoughtry 40

3. Calipari 38

4. Borel 33

5. Mueller 21

Eastern Ky.

1. Calipari 97

2. Wall 71

3. Brooks 53

4. McCoughtry 49

5. Perry 46

Past winners:

Winner Year Runner-up

Kenny Perry 2008 J.B. Holmes

Tyson Gay 2007 Andre Woodson

Brandon Webb 2006 Bobby Petrino

Shaun Alexander 2005 J.B. Holmes

Stefan LeFors 2004 Tayshaun Prince

Kenny Perry 2003 Tubby Smith

Valley Sports 2002 Derek Abney

Eddie Eviston 2001 Tom Jurich

John L. Smith 2000 Bill Cronin

James Whalen Jr. 1999 Chris Redman

Tubby Smith 1998 Tim Couch

Tim Couch 1997 Hal Mumme

Rick Pitino 1996 W.T. Young

Tim Couch 1995 Moe Williams

Jenny Hansen 1994 Pat Day

Jamal Mashburn 1993 Rick Pitino

The Unforgettables 1992 Rick Pitino

Cawood Ledford 1991 Kevin Donley

Rick Pitino 1990 Howard Schnellenberger

David Roselle 1989 Jerry Claiborne

Richie Farmer 1988 Pat Riley

Phil Simms 1987 Mark Higgs

Denny Crum 1986 Eddie Sutton

Kenny Walker 1985 Danny Sullivan

Mary T. Meagher 1984 Jerry Claiborne

Jerry Claiborne 1983 A. Ray Smith

Roy Kidd 1982 Valerie Still

Roy Kidd 1981 Mary T. Meagher

Ballot leaders

Fifty-four members of the media voted for Kentucky Sportsman of the Year. These candidates appeared on the most ballots:

1. McCoughtry 44

2. Calipari 40

3. Borel 37

4. Wall 32

5. Brooks 31

6. Rachel 30

7. Meeks 29

8. Gay 25

9. Perry 22

10. Talley 18

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