The United States Sports Academy announced Wednesday the nominees for its annual Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards, as selected by fan voting. Storm star Lauren Jackson is one of the nominees for Female Athlete of the Year. Jackson, who won her third WNBA MVP award in 2010 and was named Finals MVP after leading the Storm to the second championship in franchise history, is up against a strong field of women from a variety of sporting disciplines. Other nominees include UConn’s Maya Moore, tennis stars Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams and skier Lindsey Vonn.
Voting, which is co-sponsored by NBCSports.com and the USA Today, will run through Dec. 25. Make sure to cast your vote for LJ and help her win USSA Female Athlete of the Year!