Female Athletes Who Are Nominated For An ESPY

An Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY Award) is an honor given by ABC, and previously ESPN, in order to acknowledge achievement amongst college and professional athletes. The first ESPYS were hosted in 1993 and award winners are selected through online voting from fans. There are many talented women who qualify for ESPY awards in 2018 and here there are! If you want to throw any of them (or many of them) a vote, you can do so here.


Best Female Athlete Nominees

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The four incredibly talented women nominated for Best Female Athlete are
Sylvia Fowles of the WNBA
Skier Mikaela Shiffrin
Snowboarder Chloe Kim
Soccer player Julie Ertz

Best Breakthrough Athlete Nominees

Tennis player Sloane Stephens is the only woman nominated for this category.


Best Team Nominees

Two female teams made the list for this year: USA Women’s Ice Hockey and Notre Dame Women’s Basketball.


Best Driver

NHRA drag racer Brittany Force is the only woman competing for the title of Best Driver.


Best International Women’s Soccer Player

These four women know what they’re doing no matter where in the world they’re playing:

Lieke Martens, FC Barcelona/Netherlands National Team

Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars/Australian National Team

Pernille Harder, VfL Wolfsburg/Danish National Team

Jodie Taylor, Seattle Reign/English National Team


Best Fighter Nominees

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Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial artist Rose Namajunas is the sole female nominated for this category.


Best Female Golfer Nominees

Here are four female golf pros that deserve some recognition:

Shanshan Feng

Inbee Park

Ariya Jutanugarn

Sung-Hyun Park


Best Female Tennis Player

These women are some of the world’s most talented tennis players:

Sloane Stephens

Caroline Wozniacki

Simona Halep

Garbine Muguruza


Best College Athlete

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Two women have been nominated for Best College Athlete: Katie Ledecky, who swims at Stanford University, and A’ja Wilson, a basketball player at South Carolina.


Best Female Action Sports Athlete

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Here are the pros when it comes to action sports:

Chloe Kim (USA) Snowboard

Jamie Anderson (USA) Snowboard

Brighton Zeuner (USA) Skateboard

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) Surf


Best Female Olympian

These Olympian athletes are looking to take home another win with this ESPY award:

Chloe Kim, Snowboarding

Mikaela Shiffrin, Skiing

Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding

Jocelyne Lamoreux-Davidson, U.S. Women’s Hockey


Best Female Athlete With A Disability

These incredible women are able to excel in their sports against all odds:

Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing

Brenna Huckaby, Snowboarding

Kendall Gretsch, Nordic Skiing

Tatyana McFadden, Track and Field


And let’s not forget that this year’s ceremony is being hosted by a woman for the first time ever: Danica Patrick.


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