Sportswoman of the Year Award

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Sportswoman of the Year Award
Location New York City
Country United States
Presented by Women's Sports Foundation
First awarded 1980
Last awarded 2016
Website Official website

The Sportswoman of the Year Award is given by the Women's Sports Foundation every year. [1] This foundation recognizes both an individual and a team Sportswoman on their performance over a 12-month period. [1] This award is given based on their new records and their world championships won. [1]

Womens Sports Foundation organization

The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) is an 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit charity focused on female involvement in sports. Founded in 1974 by tennis player Billie Jean King and initially supported by Olympic athletes Donna de Varona and Suzy Chaffee, its stated mission statement is "To advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity."

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In 2012, the winners of the Sportswoman of the Year Award were Gabrielle Douglas (Individual Sport) and Alex Morgan (Team Sport). [2]

Alex Morgan American association football player

Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. Since 2018, she co-captains her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.

The following table reflects past winners of the Sportswoman of the Year Award in individual and team sports.

Individual Sport Winner

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Juli Inkster
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Sarah Hughes
Individual Sport Winner
YearWinnerNationalitySport
1993 Julie Krone Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jockey
1994 Bonnie Blair Flag of the United States.svg  United States Speed skating
1995 Bonnie Blair Flag of the United States.svg  United States Speed skating
1996 Amy Van Dyken Flag of the United States.svg  United States Swimming
1997 Gail Devers Flag of the United States.svg  United States Track and field
1998 Michelle Kwan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Figure skating
1999 Juli Inkster Flag of the United States.svg  United States Golf
2000 Jenny Thompson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Swimming
2001 Stacy Dragila Flag of the United States.svg  United States Pole vault
2002 Sarah Hughes Flag of the United States.svg  United States Figure skating
2003 Natalie Coughlin Flag of the United States.svg  United States Swimming
2004 Annika Sörenstam Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Golf
2005 Erin Popovich Flag of the United States.svg  United States Paralympic swimming
2006 Melanie Troxel Flag of the United States.svg  United States Funny car race
2007 Lorena Ochoa Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Golf
2008 Nastia Liukin Flag of the United States.svg  United States Artistic gymnastics
2009 Courtney Kupets Flag of the United States.svg  United States Gymnastic
2010 Kim Yuna Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Figure skating
2011 Yani Tseng Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Golf
2012 Gabrielle Douglas Flag of the United States.svg  United States Artistic gymnastics
2013 Missy Franklin Flag of the United States.svg  United States Swimming
2014 Simone Biles Flag of the United States.svg  United States Artistic gymnastics
2015 Serena Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States Tennis
2016 Claressa Shields Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boxing
2017 Katie Ledecky Flag of the United States.svg  United States Swimming

Team Sport Winner

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Serena Williams
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Sue Bird, on offense
Team Sport Winner
YearWinnerSport
1993 Flag of the United States.svg Sheryl Swoopes Basketball
1994 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Fernandez Softball
1995 Flag of the United States.svg Rebecca Lobo Basketball
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Teresa Edwards Basketball
1997 Flag of the United States.svg Mia Hamm Soccer
1998 Flag of the United States.svg Cynthia Cooper Basketball
1999 Flag of the United States.svg Mia Hamm Soccer
2000 Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams & Venus Williams Tennis
2001 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Leslie Basketball
2002 Flag of the United States.svg Sue Bird Basketball
2003 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Leslie Basketball
2004 Flag of the United States.svg Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Volleyball
2005 Flag of the United States.svg Cat Osterman Softball
2006 Flag of the United States.svg Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Volleyball
2007 Flag of the United States.svg Monica Abbott Softball
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Mendoza Softball
2009 Flag of the United States.svg Jessie Vetter Hockey
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Katie O'Donnell Field hockey
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Soccer
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan Soccer
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Candace Parker Basketball
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Meryl Davis Ice dancing
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd Soccer
2016 Flag of the United States.svg Ashleigh Johnson Water polo
2017 Flag of the United States.svg Maya Moore Basketball

Amateur Winner

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Mary Lou Retton, with President Reagan
Amateur Winner (1980–1992)
YearWinner
1980 Mary Decker
1981 Tracy Caulkins
1982 Mary Decker
1983 Mary Decker
1984 Mary Lou Retton
1984 Joan Benoit
1985 Michele Mitchell
1986 Debi Thomas
1987 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1989 Janet Evans
1990 Lori Norwood
1991 Jean Driscoll
1992 Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Professional Winner

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Tracy Austin
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Paula Newby-Fraser
Professional Winner (1980–1992)
YearWinner
1980 Tracy Austin
1981 Chris Evert
1982 Martina Navratilova
1983 Martina Navratilova
1984 Martina Navratilova
1985 Libby Riddles
1986 Lynette Woodard
1987 Susan Butcher
1988 Susan Butcher
1989 Steffi Graf
1990 Paula Newby-Fraser
1991 Meg Mallon
1992 Pat Bradley

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Sportswoman of the Year Award". Women's Sports Foundation. August 1, 2010. Archived from the original on July 22, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  2. "2012 Annual Salute to Women in Sports". Women's Sports Foundation. Retrieved May 2, 2013.