Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky Among Impressive Nominees for U.S. Sports Academy Female Athlete of 2013

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 5. THE year-end awards keep coming in, and Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky could add to their stacked accolades if either wins the United States Sports Academy’s Female Athlete of the Year.

Along with Franklin and Ledecky in the list of nominees are:

Simone Boles, Gymanstics, United States
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Track and Field, Jamaica
Maya Moore, Basketball, United States
Inbee Park, Golf, South Korea
Suzann Pettersen, Golf, Norway
Brianna Rollins, Track and Field, United States
Mikaela Shiffrin, Skiing, United States
Abby Wambach, Soccer, United States
Serena Williams, Tennis, United States
Kim Yuna, Figure Skating, South Korea

Williams won this award in 2012 over Franklin.

No aquatic athletes are in the running for the male athlete of the year award. Usain Bolt will attempt to win the award again after snatching it from Michael Phelps last year. Along with Bolt, the male nominees are:

Joe Flacco, Football, United States
Chris Froome, Cycling, Great Britain
LeBron James, Basketball, United States
Wilson Kipsang, Marathon, Kenya
Todd Ligety, Skiing, United States
Lionel Messi, Soccer, Argentina
Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Spain
David Ortiz, Baseball, Dominican Republic
Manny Pacquiao, Boxing, Philippines
Kohei Uchimura, Gymnastics, Japan
Tiger Woods, Golf, United States

The public alone determines the winner of the awards. Click here to vote before December 20. Winners will be announced on Christmas Day.

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