Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award

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The Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award has been presented annually since 2004 to the female, irrespective of nationality or sport contested, adjudged to be the best action sports athlete in a given calendar year. In 2002 and 2003, the non-gender-specific Best Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award was presented, but the award was bifurcated by gender prior to the selection of the candidates for the 2005 ESPY Awards.

Balloting is undertaken over the Internet by fans from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee, and awards are conferred in June to reflect performance and achievement from the twelve months preceding presentation.

List of winners[edit]

Year Athlete Nation of citizenship Sport(s) regularly contested
2004 Dallas Friday  United States Wakeboarding
2005 Sofía Mulanovich  Peru Surfing
2006 Hannah Teter  United States Snowboarding (halfpipe)
2007 Sarah Burke  Canada Freestyle skiing
2008 Gretchen Bleiler  United States Snowboarding (halfpipe, slopestyle)
2009 Maya Gabeira  Brazil Surfing
2010 Torah Bright[1]  Australia Snowboarding (halfpipe)
2011 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia Surfing
2012 Jamie Anderson  United States Snowboarding (SlopeStyle)
2013 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia Surfing
2014 Jamie Anderson  United States Snowboarding (SlopeStyle)
2015 Kelly Clark  United States Snowboarding (Halfpipe)
2016 Jamie Anderson  United States Snowboarding (SlopeStyle)

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