Associated Press Names Mo’ne Davis Female Athlete of the Year

Mo’ne Davis tips her hat as she is introduced and recognized before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia.
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Mo’ne Davis had a lot to celebrate in 2014. The Philadelphia Little Leaguer took the saying “You throw like a girl” to new heights after becoming the first girl to win a Little League World Series game. From that point on, she proved to be unstoppable.

Mo’ne’s accomplishments include appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, having her jersey displayed in baseball’s Hall of Fame and being named Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKid of the Year. And let’s not forget that time she met the president and even starred in a Spike Lee commercial.


And what better way to top off the year than to be named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year?

“A lot of adults around me help out, taught me to be respectful, to be calm during everything and not let anything get to you,” Mo’ne said after learning of her latest honor. Mo’ne is the youngest winner in the history of the award.

But don’t ever label Mo’ne a one-trick pony. She isn’t putting all of her baseballs in one basket. She not only excels at baseball but is also a star basketball player who eventually wants to play college basketball.

Needless to say, if Mo’ne’s 2015 is anything like her 2014, we’ll be hearing a lot from her in the new year. 

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