The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for June. Following the selection committee’s meeting, a total of 12 candidates – six male, six female – from seven different countries comprise the list.The original pool of those nominated was 40 before getting pared down by a vote from a panel of the Academy’s faculty and staff. The list includes standout golfer Jordan Spieth and tennis star Serena Williams.

Other male candidates are: Stanislas Wawrinka, tennis, Switzerland; LeBron James, basketball, United States; Jordan Spieth, golf, United States; Max Scherzer, baseball, United States; and Juan Pablo Montoya, racing driver, Columbia.

Other female candidates are: Inbee Park, golf, South Korea; Francena McCorory, track & field, United States; Charmaine Soh, netball, Singapore; Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, swimming, Vietnam; and Jenn Suhr, track & field, United States.

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, along with bios of what each athlete accomplished during the month. Voting will go until the July 10th.

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