WUKY SportsPage episode 47: UK Hoops Star Victoria Dunlap Connley
Victoria Dunlap Connley, a member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, is among the all-time best in women’s basketball at Kentucky, where she played from 2007-11. She was first team All-America as a junior, third team as a senior, and was twice named SEC Player of the Year. She is among UK’s top 10 in several statistical categories, and is only the second UK woman to exceed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career (Valerie Still was the first).
Connley was also an outstanding track and field athlete before focusing on basketball. She was named to the All-SEC freshman outdoor track and field team after placing third in the high jump with 5-8.75, and placed seventh at the SEC Championships in the javelin, throwing a distance of 130-5 . She played professional basketball in the WNBA as well as in Spain and Israel. Since then, she has been a head coach at the high school level, and is currently staying very busy with family responsibilities.