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Associated Press Athlete of the Year

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Associated Press Athlete of the Year

In 1931, the first and most prestigious "Athlete of the Year" award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). At a time when women in sports were never given the same recognition as men, the AP offered a male and a female athlete of the year award to either a professional or amateur athlete. The awards are voted on annually by a panel of AP sports editors from across the United States.

Female athletes of the year :

Male athletes of the year :

Adapted from the article Associated Press Athlete of the Year (http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.phtml?title=Associated_Press_Athlete_of_the_Year), from Wikinfo, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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