Vote for Your Favorite 2014 Sportswoman of the Year
NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 25, 2014) – 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 sport on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Star athletes, corporate and industry leaders, sports organizations, celebrities and journalists will come together for the Foundation’s annual fundraising gala for the unveiling of the 2014 award winners.
A remarkable group of elite athlete finalists, representing 21 sports, is vying for the evening’s top honors – Sportswoman of the Year – in Individual and Team categories. The finalists on the 2014 Sportswoman of the Year Award ballot have distinguished themselves from the field by their record-breaking, historic, and simply amazing athletic performances between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014.
Nominations for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year awards – Individual and Team – are made by sport governing bodies and the public, and the 2014 ballot is nothing short of extraordinary. Athlete finalists will be voted on by the Foundation’s Awards Committee and the public beginning on August 25, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. ET on September 8, 2014.
Sportswoman of the Year honorees will be announced during the 35th Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala, as well as this year’s recipients of the Billie Jean King Contribution Award and Wilma Rudolph Courage Award.
Be a part of history and cast your vote for the Sportswoman of the Year awards online at Wspr.tc/VoteSOY2014 or www.womenssportsfoundation.org/home/programs/awards.
2014 Finalists for Sportswoman of the Year
• 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
• Nadine Angerer, Soccer
• Valerie Arioto, Softball
• Meryl Davis, Figure Skating
• Annika Dries, Water polo
• Alisha Glass, Volleyball
• Kaillie Humpries and Heather Moyse, Bobsled
• Jennifer Jones, Curling
• Maya Moore, Basketball
• April Ross and Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Beach Volleyball
• Florence Schelling, Ice Hockey
Past Sportswoman of the Year recipients include: (Individual) Missy Franklin, Swimming; Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics; Yani Tseng, Golf; Yuna Kim, Figure skating; Erin Popovich, Paralympic Swimming; Martina Navratilova, Tennis, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Track & Field; (Team) Candace Parker, Basketball; Alex Morgan, Soccer; Abby Wambach, Soccer; Jessica Mendoza, Softball; Misty May & Kerri Walsh, Beach Volleyball; Lisa Leslie, Basketball, and Serena & Venus Williams, Tennis.
About Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation — the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports — is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, our work shapes public attitude about women’s sports and athletes, builds capacities for organizations that get girls active, ensures equal opportunities for girls and women, and supports physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles. The Women’s Sports Foundation has relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and is recognized globally for its leadership, vision, expertise and influence. For more information, visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org. Follow us: www.Facebook.com/WomensSportsFoundation or on Twitter @WomensSportsFdn.