Two last questions for you - why are you so bothered that Dunham wasn't Miss Basketball (isn't AP POY good enough) and why haven't you answered the question if you think Dunham was so good, how come she didn't win the Gatorade POY, the more prestigious of the three awards.
Gatorade POY, in my mind, is not the most prestigious of the three awards. Miss Basketball is voted on by a panel of basketball coaches who do a lot of research into all the candidates. The AP Player of the Year is picked by the press who between all newspapers see pretty much all the top players numerous times.
The Gatorade award is administered by a national magazine. If you look at their past winners, they seem to just pick the player going to the best division one school.
Danielle Ward in 2004? She was a 4th team all-state selection.
Michael Flowers in 2004? He had terrible senior year.
Most likely they make one phone call to some sort of media member in Wisconsin or just read the national recruiting sites to figure out who they are selecting. For instance this year the guy in charge of picking the girls POY for Wisconsin called me and asked me who I thought it should go to. Now, granted, I have confidence in my knowledge but why should a one person panel be basically picking an award?