Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin Are In The Running For ESPN’s Most Impactful Female Athletes Of 2013

Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin are in the running for ESPN’s Most Impactful Female Athletes of 2013. ESPN plans on releasing the top 10 most impactful female athletes for ESPNW and SportsCenter on December 2nd. Voting is open to fans through twitter and the linked website and will be allowed until their top 10 list is published. Currently, Katie Ledecky is in third place with 13.3% of the overall vote and Missy Franklin is in seventh with 3.3% of the overall vote.

To vote, go to the ESPNW website, or follow these directions:

  • 1 tweet = 1 vote
  • When you tweet, include the hashtag #impact10 and your favorite athlete’s full name.
  • Vote as often as you’d like.
  • Come back daily to see where your favorite stacks up!

2013 has been a very successful year for both Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin. Both broke records and earned several medals at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. Coming off of an Olympic year, it is not uncommon for many elite athletes to struggle a little bit, but these two young swimmers seemed to defy the odds. Ledecky and Franklin are two of the youngest athletes on ESPNW’s list. Franklin started her freshman year at Cal Berkely this fall and Ledecky is still in high school.

Make sure to vote!

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Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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