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Voting for Sportswoman of the Year 2015 is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who voted this year. Be sure to head over to www.WomensSportsFoundation.org/AnnualSalute or follow #WSFAnnualSalute on social media on October 20 to find out who will be named the two Sportswoman of the Year 2015 award winners.


 2015 Individual Sport Finalists 

  • Simone Biles
    Simone Biles
    Gymnastics - USA
  • Kelly Clark
    Kelly Clark
    Snowboarding - USA
  • Anna Fenninger
    Anna Fenninger
    Alpine Skiing - Austria
  • Natalie Geisenberger
    Natalie Geisenberger
    Luge - Germany
  • Hannah Kearney
    Hannah Kearney
    Freestyle Skiing – USA
  • Jessica Long
    Jessica Long
    Paralympic Swimming - USA 
  • Tatyana McFadden
    Tatyana McFadden
    Para Track and Field – USA
  • Inbee Park
    Inbee Park
    Golf – South Korea
  • Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
    Figure Skating – Russia
  • Serena Williams
    Serena Williams
    Tennis – USA
Simone Biles
Gymnastics - USA
  • Won the gold medal in the all-around at the 2015 AT&T American Cup, at the 2015 and 2014 Secret U.S. Classics, at the 2014 P&G Championships and at the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy
  • Winner of the gold medal in the all-around, balance beam and floor and the vault silver medalist the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

 

Kelly Clark
Snowboarding - USA
  • Secured overall gold in the women’s half pipe for the 2014-15 International Ski Federation’s Snowboard World Cup
  • Won six major competitions, including the US and European Opens, the U.S. Grand Prix and World Cup events
  • Won a halfpipe silver at the X Games in Aspen

 

Anna Fenninger
Alpine Skiing - Austria
  • Earned six first place finishes, eight second place finishes and one third place finish during the 2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup season
  • Crowned the overall winner of women’s alpine skiing and the overall winner of giant slalom, and obtained second places in the downhill and super-G at the 2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup
  • Secured gold medals in giant slalom and the super-G and claimed the downhill silver medal at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015

 

Natalie Geisenberger
Luge - Germany
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Viessmann Luge World Cup 2014-15 by the International Luge Federation (FIL)
  • Had seven first place finishes and one second place finish in the nine Luge World Cup competitions in which she competed
  • Earned gold and defended her World Championship title at the 2015 FIL World Luge Championships
Hannah Kearney
Freestyle Skiing – USA
  • Winner of the overall freestyle and moguls titles for the 2014-15 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup
  • Retired with a 38.7 percent chance of winning any mogul competition in which she competed
  • Winner of the dual moguls at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships
Jessica Long
Paralympic Swimming - USA 
  • Ranked No.1 in nine disciplines in July 2015: the 100m freestyle S8, 200m freestyle S8, 400m freestyle S8, 800m freestyle S8; 200m backstroke SB8; 50m breaststroke SB7, 100m breaststroke SB7; 200m individual medley SM8 and 400m individual medley SM8
  • Won four gold medals at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships and five gold medals atthe 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
  • Broke the 400m and 800m free S8 world records

 

Tatyana McFadden
Para Track and Field – USA
  • Won the women’s wheelchair division at all four World Major marathons — New York, Boston, Chicago and London — during the 2014 – 2015 season
  • Set new world records in the women’s T54 400, 800 and 1500m at the 2015 Swiss Series
  • Awarded the World Sportsperson of the Year with Disabilities Laureus Award
Inbee Park
Golf – South Korea
  • Ranked No.1 on the 2015 LPGA Tour money list, in the Rolex Player of the Year standings, on the Vare Trophy list and in the Race to the CME Globe standings
  • Posted six wins, including wins in three of the last six majors championships; also earned two runner-ups and several third place finishes

 

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Figure Skating – Russia
  • Ranked No. 1 by the International Skating Union in June 2015
  • Won eight out of the ten major international competitions in which she participated during the 2014-2015 season, including winning gold medals at the 2015 European and World Championships

 

Serena Williams
Tennis – USA
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Women’s Tennis Association Rankings in July 2015
  • With her 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon (July), completed her second career “Serena Slam” by winning the US Open (2014), Australian Open (2015), French Open (2015) and Wimbledon (2015) consecutively
  • At 33 years and 289 days, became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era

 

 2015 Team Sport Finalists 

  • Talita Antunes & Larissa França
    Talita Antunes & Larissa França
    Beach Volleyball – Brazil
  • Maya Moore
    Maya Moore
    Basketball – USA
  • Lauren Chamberlain
    Lauren Chamberlain
    Softball – USA
  • Cherrelle Garrett & Elana Meyers Taylor
    Cherrelle Garrett & Elana Meyers Taylor
    Bobsled – USA
  • Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze
    Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze
    Sailing – Brazil
  • Kimberly Hill
    Kimberly Hill
    Volleyball – USA
  • Hilary Knight
    Hilary Knight
    Ice Hockey – USA
  • Carli Lloyd
    Carli Lloyd
    Soccer – USA
  • Maggie Steffens
    Maggie Steffens
    Waterpolo – USA
  • Malaika Underwood
    Malaika Underwood
    Baseball - USA
Talita Antunes & Larissa França
Beach Volleyball – Brazil
  • Ranked No.1 in July 2015 according to the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball’s (FIVB) technical team rankings and No. 2 according to the FIVB Season Rankings
  • Earned two Swatch FIVB Major Series champion titles, two FIVB Open titles and three FIVB Grand Slam titles during the 2014-15 season
  • Led with the highest winning percentage (89.7) on the 2014 FIVB World Tour
Maya Moore
Basketball – USA
  • Plays forward with the third-highest steals per game (2.0) for the Minnesota Lynx, ranked No.1 in July 2015 in the WNBA Western Conference according to the WNBA Standings
  • Led the Shanxi Xing Rui Flame, a professional women’s basketball team, to the 2015 Women’sChinese Basketball Association WCBA Finals and a championship title by scoring 46 points
  • Steered Team USA to gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup by scoring 18 points and was named tournament’s Most Valuable Player
Lauren Chamberlain
Softball – USA
  • Plays infielder for United States Specialty Sports Association’s Florida Pride, ranked No. 1 in July 2015 in National Pro Fast pitch standings
  • Named Big 12’s Female Athlete of the Year and was announced as University of Oklahoma’s Athlete of the Year
  • Scored more home runs than any woman in NCAA softball history with 95
Cherrelle Garrett & Elana Meyers Taylor
Bobsled – USA
  • Ranked No. 1 in Bobsleigh 2-Women for the Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) 2014-15 season
  • In 2015, became the first FIBT World Championship women’s bobsled title holders in American history
  • Earned six first position finishes at World Cup competitions and two first place finishes at the 2014 North American Cup
  • Named Team of the Year by USA Bobsled and Skeleton
Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze
Sailing – Brazil
  • Won the silver medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games in 49erFX, defending their world No. 1 position
  • Crowned champions at the 2014 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships
  • In total, earned three gold, two silver and two bronze medals at ISAF Sailing World Cups, World Championships and National Championships during the 2014 – 2015 season
  • Named 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year
Kimberly Hill
Volleyball – USA
  • Plays outside hitter for Team USA, ranked No. 1 by the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) World Rankings In the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals match that clinched the gold medal, scored 15 points with 11 kills, one block and three aces against No. 2 Brazil, helping Team USA go undefeated against five of the top seven teams in the world
  • Named Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker at the 2014 FIVB World Championship while leading Team USA to its first World title
Hilary Knight
Ice Hockey – USA
  • Plays forward for Team USA, ranked No. 2 in July 2015 according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Rankings
  • Claimed the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, where she was named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, Directorate Award Recipient as Best Forward, Media all-star team member and one of the top three U.S. players selected by coaches
  • Earned the 2015 Clarkson Cup championship title with team from the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, the Boston Blades

 

Carli Lloyd
Soccer – USA
  • Plays midfielder for the United States Women’s National Team, ranked No. 1 in July 2015 according to the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World
  • Scored the fastest hat trick in Women’s World Cup history and became the first player to score three times in a Women’s World Cup Final as the USA scored four times in 16 minutes on their way to a 5-2 victory against Japan in the championship game
  • With six goals and one assist, earned the Women’s World Cup Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament and the Silver Boot as the World Cup’s second-highest scorer

Maggie Steffens
Waterpolo – USA
  • Plays driver for the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team, ranked No. 1 according to the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Rankings Led Team USA to a 2015 Pan Am championship title, to a gold medal at the 2015 FINA World League Super Final and to a championship crown at the 2014 FINA World Cup
  • Named 2014 FINA Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year

 

Malaika Underwood
Baseball - USA
  • Plays infielder for Team USA, ranked No. 2 in July 2015 according to the International Baseball Federation World Rankings
  • Served as captain as Team USA won its first-ever gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games; was the tournament’s leading hitter with a .600 batting average
  • Won the silver medal and was named to the all-tournament team at the 2014 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s Baseball World Cup

 

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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).