Ledecky, Meyers, and Steffens Finalists for Sportswoman of the Year

Every year, the Women’s Sports Foundation holds a Salute to Women in Sports event, where they name the Sportswoman of the Year — one for individual sports and one for team sports.  This year’s finalists are to be judged based on their performance from August 22nd, 2016, to July 31st, 2017.

Katie Ledecky and Paralympic Swimmer Becca Meyers are finalists in the individual sport category, and Olympic water polo team member Maggie Steffens is a finalist for team sports.

In the last year, Ledecky’s highlights include six gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships, as well as nine American- and 12 NCAA-record swims as a freshman at Stanford.

Myers broke three world records in her three gold medal swims in the S13 class at the 2016 Paralympic Games last September, and was honored with the Best Female Athlete with a Disability Award at the ESPY’s in July.

Steffens was part of the USA gold medal squad at Worlds in July, where she personally racked up 11 goals and 14 assists. Additionally, she took the Stanford team to an NCAA title upset over #1 seeded UCLA in May, and was named the NCAA Tournament MVP.

You can vote for your favorite finalist here.

Here’s the complete list of finalists:

Individual Sports Team Sports
Heather Bergsma, USA, Speed Skating Valerie Arioto, USA, Softball
Inna Deriglazova, RUS, Fencing Brianna Decker, USA, Ice Hockey
Anna Gasser, AUT, Snowboaring Heather Erickson, USA, Sitting Volleyball
Katie Ledecky, USA, Swimming Rachel Homan, CAN, Curling
Tatyana McFadden, USA, Paralympic Track & Field
Talita Da Rocha Antunes & Larissa França Maestrini, BRA, Beach Volleyball
Evgenia Medvedeva, RUS, Figure Skating Lucie Safarova & Bethanie Mattek-Sands, CZE/USA, Tennis
Becca Meyers, USA, Paralympic Swimming Marie McCool, USA, Lacrosse
So Yeon Ru, KOR, Gold Maya Moore, USA, Basketball
Mikaela Shiffrin, USA, Alpine Skiing Maggie Steffens, USA, Water Polo
Elaine Thompson, JAM, Track & Field Elena Meyers Taylor, USA, Bobsleigh

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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