Tuesday, December 20, 2011

USWNT Star Wambach Named AP Female Athlete Of The Year

For the first time since the Associated Press instituted the naming of Male and Female Athlete Of The Year awards in 1931, US Women's National Team forward Abby Wambach was named Tuesday the first soccer player to receive the year-end honor for 2011.

Wambach received 65 of 214 votes cast with USMNT player and goalkeeper Hope Solo finishing second with 38 votes. University of Connecticut basketball star Maya Moore was third in the voting with 35.

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