Best U.S. Female Olympian ESPY Award
The Best U.S. Female Olympian ESPY Award has been presented annually since 2009 to the sportswoman or team affiliated with the United States Olympic Committee and contesting sport internationally adjudged to be the best. The award serves in practice to replace the Best Female Olympic Performance ESPY Award, which was presented in 2005, and the Best U.S. Olympian ESPY Award presented in 2006.
Balloting for the award is undertaken by fans over the Internet from amongst between three and five choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee, and the award is conferred in June to reflect performance and achievement over the twelve months previous.
List of winners
|Year||Athlete||Sport and discipline or event contested||Other nominees|
|2009||Shawn Johnson||Gymnastics||Natalie Coughlin (swimming)
|2010||Lindsey Vonn||Downhill skiing|
- USOC Sportsman of the Year Award
- USOC Team of the Year Award
- United States at the Olympics
- United States Olympic Hall of Fame
- Best U.S. Male Olympian ESPY Award