Mikaela Shiffrin 2014
Our Sportswoman of the Year is already making headlines in 2014. She was unanimously elected by the nominating committee based on her performance in 2013. She was just 17-years-old when she won the first of four World Cup races, the first woman to do so before the age of 18. When she won the slalom in 2013, she was the youngest woman in 39 years to win gold. She has been called “the most precocious ski racer the United States has ever produced.” The awards just keep coming. Not only is she now an Olympic champion, she won Gold at the World Cup in Sweden just 5 days before her 19th birthday.