On Monday morning it was announced that Lynx center Sylvia Fowles was named a finalist for the Sportswoman of the Year Award given out by the Women’s Sports Federation (WSF).
The WSF presents two awards each year—one for individual sports and one for team sports. Last year, swimmer Katie Ledecky won the individual award, and Lynx forward Maya Moore won the team award.
The Women’s Sports Federation was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, and is dedicated to supporting female athletes and helping ensure women’s access to sports. The Sportswoman of the Year is one of the most prestigious recognitions in women’s sports, and the award in its current form has been presented every year since 1993. Notable past winners include Venus and Serena Williams, Abby Wambach, Seimone Biles and Candace Parker.
The WSF also operates the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.
You can show your appreciation for Fowles’ incredible work on and off the court by voting for her at this link. Voting will remain open through August 3, and the winners will be invited to the Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 17.