Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award

The Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Outstanding Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, has been presented annually since 2005 to the female, irrespective of nationality or sport contested, adjudged to be the best athlete with a physical disability in a given calendar year. Between 2002 and 2004, the non-gender-specific Best Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award was presented, but the award was bifurcated by gender prior to the selection of the candidates for the 2005 ESPY Awards.

Balloting is undertaken over the Internet by fans from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee, and awards are conferred in June to reflect performance and achievement from the twelve months previous to presentation.

List of winners

Year Sportsperson Nation represented Sport(s) contested
2005 Erin Popovich  United States Swimming
2006 Sarah Reinertsen  United States Track and field, Triathlon
2007 Jessica Long  United States Swimming
2008 Shay Oberg  United States Softball
2009 Erin Popovich  United States Swimming
2010 Amy Palmiero-Winters  United States Track and Field
2011 Mallory Weggemann  United States Swimming
2012 Jessica Long  United States Swimming
2013 Jessica Long  United States Swimming
2014 Jamie Whitmore  United States Cycling
2015 Rebecca Meyers  United States Swimming
2016 Tatyana McFadden  United States Track and Field

See also


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