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


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


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



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


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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