Katie Ledecky Nominated For the 2013 Sullivan Award

Katie Ledecky is one of the semi-finalists nominated for the 84th AAU Sullivan Award. The Sullivan Award honors the top amateur athlete each year.

Ledecky is the youngest nominated athlete at 16 years old, and has an impressive resume to back it up. In 2013, she broke 2 world records, won four gold medals at the 2013 FINA World Championships, broke 4 American records, won five national titles, and was recognized by FINA as the 2013 World Swimmer of the Year.

The public vote will influence the athletes total score, and will be taken into consideration when they choose their winner. Missy franklin won this award in 2013.

If you would like to vote for Katie Ledecky, you can vote here. Voting will stay open until March 23rd, and the three finalists will be announced by March 28th. The winner will be presented their award on April 11th.

Past swimming winners of this award that is one of the oldest national sporting honors in the books. Only Track & Field has won this honor more times than swimming:

  • Ann Curtis 1944
  • Don Schollander 1964
  • Debbie Meyer 1968
  • John Kinsella 1970
  • Mark Spitz 1971
  • Tim Shaw 1975
  • John Naber 1977
  • Tracy Caulkins 1978
  • Janet Evans 1989
  • Michael Phelps 2003
  • Jessica Long 2006
  • Missy Franklin 2012

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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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