Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award

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The Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award was presented annually between 1993 and 2006 to the female track and field athlete, irrespective of nationality, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. Beginning in 2007, this award was combined with the parallel Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award into the single Best Track and Field Athlete ESPY Award.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter was exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter were conferred in June and reflected performance from the June previous.[1]

List of winners[edit]

Year Athlete Nation represented Event(s) contested[2]
1993 Evelyn Ashford  United States 100 metres, 4 x 100-metres relay
1994 Gail Devers  United States 100 metres, 100-metre hurdles, 4 x 100-metre relay
1995 Gwen Torrence  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 x 100-metre relay
1996 Kim Batten  United States 400-metre hurdles
1997 Marie-José Pérec  France 200 metres, 400 metres
1998 Marion Jones  United States 100 metres, 4 x 100-metre relay, long jump
1999 Marion Jones  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 x 100-metre relay, long jump
2000 Marion Jones  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump
2001 Marion Jones  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 x 100-metre relay, 4 x 400-metre relay, long jump
2002 Marion Jones  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump
2003 Gail Devers  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 x 100-metre relay
2004 Gail Devers  United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 x 100-metre relay
2005 No award presented
2006 Allyson Felix  United States 200 metres

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.
  2. ^ Events listed are those contested at at least one major competition during the period in consideration of performance during which the award was presented.

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