(via ocean-mindeddd)Source: ruthlessrodriguez
Diana Taurasi has been chosen USA Basketball’s female athlete of the year for 2012 after leading the Americans to a fifth straight Olympic gold medal.
Taurasi averaged 12.4 points a game to guide the United States to an undefeated record in London. She has won the award three times now, earning the honor also in 2006 and 2010, matching Lisa Leslie. Only Teresa Edwards has won the award more times with four.Source:
Around this time last year, Gabby Douglas dropped a bomb on her coaches and family: She wanted to quit gymnastics – and maybe try getting a job at Chick-fil-A.
“What,” she says now, “was I thinking?”
Of course, she didn’t. And the rest is history.
Four months after becoming the first black woman ever to win Olympic gold in individual all-around gymnastics, Douglas, 16, is looking back on her magical year – one that includes a new memoir Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith, to be published Dec. 4.
Each month, five individuals will receive Team REFUEL sponsorship: technical training gear, $500 in sponsorship money, the chance to compete for the Team at destination races in the U.S. and in Europe, plus the chance to star in a “got chocolate milk?” ad.For every vote, $1 will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.*
*Users can vote once a day throughout the contest’s duration.
The USWNT is currently making their rounds around the country! Check out their schedule to see if they’re coming to a town near you!
Of course if you can’t make it, soccer fans can turn into the December 12th match on FOX Soccer at 7:30pm CT and then see the last game of the fan tribute tour on December 15th on NBC Sports Network at 7pm ET. The match against China PR on the 12th will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX. BBVA Compass Stadium is a brand new stadium that opened last spring and is home to the MLS team the Houston Dynamo. The last game of the tour will be played in Boca Raton, FL at FAU Stadium.