Maya Moore Named Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman Of The Year

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

Maya Moore added yet another trophy to her trophy case on Wednesday night in New York.

Moore, a two-time Olympian and four-time WNBA champion, was named the Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year on Wednesday night during the 38th annual Salute to Women in Sports.

Moore was the winner in the team sports category after being named the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game MVP and leading the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth WNBA title.

Moore averaged 17.3 points per game and shot 44.2 percent from the field in 3 games for the Lynx during the 2017 season and helped win her second Olympic gold medal in 2016 with Team USA. She is among a short list of players to have won an Olympic gold medal, world championship gold, a NCAA title and a WNBA championship.

The 28-year-old Moore is just the eight basketball player to earn the title of Sportswoman of the Year, joining Sheryl Swoopes (1993), Rebecca Lobo (1995), Teresa Edwards (1996), Cynthia Cooper (1998), Lisa Leslie (2001, 2003), Sue Bird (2002) and Candace Parker (2013).

Along with Moore, two-time Olympian Katie Ledecky was the winner in the individual sports category. The U.S. women’s national ice hockey team won the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award and Dr. Condoleeza Rice received the Billie Jean King Leadership Award.