The United States Sports Academy is pleased to announce online voting is open for its Athlete of the Month ballot for the month of October, featuring 12 candidates from nine countries who made an impact in their sport during the month.
Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, 12 November 2020.
Male nominees are Tom Brady, football, United States; Nathan Chen, figure skating, United States; Joshua Cheptegei, athletics, Uganda; Tao Geoghegan Hart, cycling, United Kingdom; Rafael Nadal, tennis, Spain; and Corey Seager, baseball United States.
Female nominees are Mariah Bell, figure skating, United States; Letesenbet Gidey, athletics, Ethiopia; Sifan Hassan, athletics, the Netherlands; Peres Jepchirchir, athletics, Kenya; Kim Sei-young, golf, South Korea; and Iga Świątek, tennis, Poland.
Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes are used to guide the Academy selection committee in choosing the male and female monthly winners, who then become eligible for selection to the prestigious Athlete of the Year ballot. A worldwide public vote on the annual ballot is used to guide the committee in making the final selection.