Women's sports foundation award winners

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2022) – Three USA Volleyball athletes are finalists for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2022 Sportswoman of the Year award.

Beach volleyball Olympic gold medalists April Ross and Alix Klineman have been nominated as a team while sitting volleyball Paralympic gold medalist Katie Holloway Bridge has been nominated as an individual from a team sport.

The Women’s Sports Foundation is continuing its Annual Salute to Women in Sports tradition of honoring two female athletes – one in an individual sport and one in a team sport – whose exceptional performance over a 12-month period propelled them to the top of their sport.

Fan voting is now open and ends Monday, August 22, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Honorees will be announced at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Annual Salute to Women in Sport awards gala on Wednesday, October 12 at Pier Sixty on Manhattan’s waterfront.

Besides taking the Olympic gold medal in July of 2021, Klineman and Ross won the 2021 AVP Manhattan Beach Open in August and the AVP Gold Series Chicago Open in September.

Holloway Bridge was named Paralympic Most Valuable Player as the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team won its second straight gold medal in 2021.

Vote now at sportswomanoftheyear.com/.