2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas has been nominated for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year award. Fans can vote between Sept. 1-9.
Every year, at the Annual Salute to Women in Sports, the WSF recognizes an individual sport athlete and team sport athlete whose performances over a 12-month time span have been exceptional. Past winners include Venus and Serena Williams, Nastia Liukin, Jessica Mendoza and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Simply put: the Sportswoman of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious in the game.
The public and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Awards Committee select the award winners by a 50-50 vote. The winners will be those two athletes who receive the highest combined share of a public vote (50% of composite) and the Awards Committee vote (50% of the composite).
Winners are announced at the Annual Salute to Women in Sports.