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DeNesha Stallworth

Family Sciences


Stallworth holds a 3.127 grade point average and is set to graduate in December of 2013 with degree in Family Sciences and a minor in African American Studies. She was a member of the SEC?Winter Academic Honor Roll in 2012-13 and was a member of the Dean’s List in the 2012 Fall semester. After graduation, she plans on continuing her education in deaf communications as she aspires to be an American Sign Language Interpreter.


Transferring to a new school 2,000 miles away from home can be difficult for any student. Stallworth arrived on Kentucky’s campus from Richmond, Calif.,  in 2011 and immediately earned the respect of her coaches, teammates and the Big Blue Nation with her warm and friendly nature and gritty style of play. Her strong work ethic makes her an excellent teammate as she is always striving to become a better person and make those around her better as well. She is a vocal leader for the team and because of that, head coach Matthew Mitchell chose her to represent Kentucky at the 2013 SEC Basketball Media Days.


In her debut season with the Wildcats, Stallworth volunteered to pack and deliver food for God’s Pantry BackPack program, has participated in Lexington’s Fire Prevention Parade and served as a volunteer at a local elementary school. She also has shadowed the American Sign Language community at a local event.


Stallworth is considered one of the nation’s top players as she was selected to the preseason “Wade Watch” list for the prestigious Wade Trophy. She is a preseason first-team All-SEC selection by the media for the 2013-14 season as she is UK’s leading returning scorer with 12.5 points per game. She ranked second on the team last season in blocks (52), scoring (12.5 ppg), rebounds (6.0 rpg), field goal percentage (.484) and field goals made (181), and third in assists (1.9 apg). She was named first-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches and second-team All-SEC by The Associated Press. The 6-foot-3 forward has charted 21 career double-doubles, including a team-high nine at UK. She helped lead the Wildcats to their second straight Elite Eight and third in the last four years, averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games last season. She posted a double-double in leading the Wildcats to a win over Navy in the NCAA?Tournament first round with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, she has tallied 1,366 points (438 at UK) and 663 rebounds (209 at UK) in her collegiate career.