|Sportswoman of the Year Award|
|Location||New York City|
|Presented by||Women's Sports Foundation|
The Sportswoman of the Year Award is given by the Women's Sports Foundation every year.This foundation recognizes both an individual and a team Sportswoman on their performance over a 12-month period. This award is given based on their new records and their world championships won.
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."
In 2012, the winners of the Sportswoman of the Year Award were Gabrielle Douglas (Individual Sport) and Alex Morgan (Team Sport).
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The following table reflects past winners of the Sportswoman of the Year Award in individual and team sports.
|1994||Bonnie Blair||Speed skating|
|1995||Bonnie Blair||Speed skating|
|1996||Amy Van Dyken||Swimming|
|1997||Gail Devers||Track and field|
|1998||Michelle Kwan||Figure skating|
|2001||Stacy Dragila||Pole vault|
|2002||Sarah Hughes||Figure skating|
|2005||Erin Popovich||Paralympic swimming|
|2006||Melanie Troxel||Funny car race|
|2008||Nastia Liukin||Artistic gymnastics|
|2010||Kim Yuna||Figure skating|
|2012||Gabrielle Douglas||Artistic gymnastics|
|2014||Simone Biles||Artistic gymnastics|
|1984||Mary Lou Retton|
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