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35th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards Honors Top Athletes With “Sportswoman Of The Year” Honors

WHAT:  The Women’s Sports Foundation’s 35th Annual Salute to Women in Sports will celebrate the incredible achievements of the top female athletes and leaders in  sports. Highlights of the event include an extraordinary list of sports and entertainment personalities, as well as the announcement of the Sportswoman of the Year Award winners (both individual and team) and the recipient of the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Tegla Loroupe will also be honored as the recipient of the Billie Jean King Contribution Award. The gala is co-presented by espnW, FOX Sports, Gatorade and NBC Sports Group.


WHERE:   Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street (between William and Hanover Streets), New York, NY 10005


WHEN:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014
5:00-5:30 PM Media Check-In
5:45-6:45 PM Red Carpet


WHO: Women’s Sports Foundation, the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports
Billie Jean King, Women’s Sports Foundation Founder and Honorary Chair
Angela Ruggiero, President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Four-time Olympic medalist in Ice Hockey, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member
Julie Foudy, Three-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Cup Champion, Soccer,
and Jessica Mendoza, Two-time Olympic medalist, Softball, and ESPN analyst, Host, Athlete Grand March


Individual Sport:
– Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding
– Simone Biles, Gymnastics
– Marie Bochet, Paralympic Alpine Skiing
– Darya Domracheva, Biathlon
– Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Track and Field
– Katinka Hosszu, Swimming
– Stacy Lewis, Golf
– Tina Maze, Alpine Skiing
– Jamie Whitmore, Paralympic Cycling
– Serena Williams, Tennis
– Ireen Wust, Speed Skating
Team Sport:
– Nadine Angerer, Soccer
– Valerie Arioto, Softball
– Meryl Davis, Figure Skating
– Annika Dries, Water polo
– Alisha Glass, Volleyball
– Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Bobsleigh
– Jennifer Jones, Curling
– Maya Moore, Basketball
– April Ross and Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Beach Volleyball
– Florence Schelling, Ice Hockey

Top Athletes, Including:
Simone Biles, Gymnastics; Sarah Hughes, Figure Skating; Laila Ali, Boxing; Meryl Davis, Figure Skating; Tamika Catchings, Basketball; Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton; Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding; Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Skateboarding; Amy Purdy, Snowboarding; Jessica Mendoza, Softball; Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating; Brenda Villa, Water Polo; Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Track & Field; Devin Logan, Skiing; Erin Hamlin, Luge, Angela Ruggiero, Ice Hockey; Aja Evans, Bobsled, Nancy Lieberman, Basketball; Alana Nichols, Paralympic Alpine Skiing.


MEDIA CONTACT:  Kate Leibrock