DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its April Athlete of the Month ballot. Following the selection committee’s meeting May 6, a total of 12 candidates – six male, six female – from seven different countries comprise the list, which has a definite basketball presence to it.
Pared down by panel of Academy faculty and staff from an original pool of 37 athletes nominated, the ballot includes standout college hoops players Frank Kaminsky of national men’s runner-up Wisconsin and Breanna Stewart of national women’s champion Connecticut. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, recently named the NBA’s most valuable player for 2014-15, is on the list as well.
So, too, is 2015 Master’s golf champion Jordan Spieth, English swimming star Adam Peaty, men’s Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desis and last month’s winner, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic.
On the women’s side, Stewart is joined by triathlete Gwen Jorgensen, women’s Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich, college track star Jenna Prandini of Oregon, and golfers Lydia Ko and Sei Young Kim.
One male and one female will be chosen the winners as decided by the public. So, feel free to cast your vote today on our website, and encourage your friends to do the same. The full ballot is listed on the website www.ussa.edu, along with bios of what each athlete accomplished during the month of April. Voting will go until next week.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special-mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, visit www.ussa.edu.