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Felix finalist for 2012 Sportswoman of the Year

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Posted Friday, 7 September, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS – Three-time 2012 Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix has been named a finalist for The Women's Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year award.

14 finalists from individual and team sports have been named based on athletic performances between August 1, 2011, and August 12, 2012. Nominations for the Sportswoman of the Year Awards – Individual and Team – are made by sport governing bodies and the public.
Sportswoman of the Year finalists will be voted on by the Foundation Awards Committee and the public beginning on September 1, through midnight E.S.T. on September 9, 2012.

Sportswoman of the Year honorees will be announced during the 33rd Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala, as well as this year’s recipients of the Billie Jean King Contribution Award, Wilma Rudolph Courage Award and ANNIKA Inspiration Award.

Cast your vote for the Individual and Team Sportswoman of the Year awards online at or

2012 Finalists for Sportswoman of the Year

Individual Sport 
  • Gabrielle Douglas, Gymnastics
  • Allyson Felix, Track & Field
  • Missy Franklin, Swimming
  • Jessica Long, Paralympic Swimming
  • Tatyana McFadden, Paralympic Track & Field
  • Lindsey Vonn, Alpine Skiing
  • Serena Williams, Tennis
Team Sport
  • Katie Holloway, Sitting Volleyball
  • Destinee Hooker, Volleyball
  • Alex Morgan, Soccer
  • Keilani Ricketts, Softball
  • Maggie Steffens, Water Polo
  • Diana Taurasi, Basketball
  • Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings, Beach Volleyball

Past Sportswoman of the Year recipients include:  (Individual) Yani Tseng, Golf; Yuna Kim, Figure skating; Nastia Liukin, Gymnastics; Erin Popovich, Paralympic Swimming; Martina Navratilova, Tennis, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Track & Field; (Team) Abby Wambach, Soccer; Jessica Mendoza, Softball; Misty May & Kerri Walsh, Beach Volleyball; Lisa Leslie, Basketball; Serena & Venus Williams, Tennis, and Mia Hamm, Soccer. 

For more information on the Women’s Sports Foundation, visit



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