Welcome to the Diamond Club. Each month, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee celebrates athletes' outstanding achievements through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow. Votes from fans and National Governing Bodies combine to select a male, female and team to honor each month. Their collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round. Here, Team USA Awards winners share their training tips, secrets to success and much more.


In February, BMX racer Connor Fields won Male Athlete of the Month after earning two world cup gold medals in Australia. Fields talks about the importance of preparation and being ready for any challenge that might come your way.


The bobsled team piloted by Hunter Church won Team of the Month for January 2020 after earning a world cup bronze medal in Igls, Austria. Church shares how quickly learning the nuances of the European tracks has helped him take the next step.


In December, the U.S. sled hockey team won their sixth consecutive gold medal at the Para Hockey Cup. The team was then selected as Team USA Awards Best of the Month in December for their performance.


In November, short track peedskater Joey Mantia won Male Athlete of the Month after winning the mass start at a world cup in Poland. Mantia won the mass start world title in 2017 and 2019.


In October, the U.S. men's 4x100-meter track team were celebrated for their performance at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Christian Coleman, Justin Gatlin, Mike Rodgers and Noah Lyles captured the gold medal in the event.


In September, Kate Nye was awarded Female Athlete of the Month after sweeping the women’s 71 kg. division titles at the world championships. In addition, she became the youngest U.S. woman to win a world title in the sport.


In August, the U.S. wheelchair rugby team went undefeated and claimed gold at the Parapan American Games. Their performance earned them a spot at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.


In July, Delaney Schnell became the first American woman in 14 years to win a platform medal at the FINA World Championships. Schnell practices anywhere from three to five hours each day to perfect her dives.


In June, Brady Ellison won his first outdoor world championship title, making him the first U.S. man to win the recurve world championship since 1985. Ellison's recovery has led him to retain his consistency and world No. 1 male archer ranking.


In May, Para-cyclist Ryan Boyle won a gold and silver medal at the first UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup event. A week later he won double gold at the next World Cup event. Boyle was named Male Athlete of the Month following his achievements.


In April, teenage surfing prodigy Caroline Marks won Female Athlete of the Month after winning the Women's Championship Tour event and earning the No. 1 spot in the world rankings. Marks now hopes to make the 2020 Olympic team.


Nathan Chen had an outstanding 2018-19 season - going undefeated in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Chen was also voted Male Athlete of the Month during March after his stellar performance at world championships.


After many years of hard work, snowboarder Mick Dierdorff finally found his way to the podium. In February, Dierdorff became a two-time world champion and won Male Athlete of the Month.


In January, Alysa Liu became the youngest U.S. figure skating champion in history of age 13. After her outstanding performance at 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Liu was named Female Athlete of the Month.


In December, Caeleb Dressel picked up nine medals at the FINA Swimming World Championships in China and won Male Athlete of the Month. How does he do it? Get an inside look into Dressel's daily life as an Olympian.


In November, the U.S. women's ice hockey team won team of month after claiming the Four Nations Cup Title. Check out what players Kendall Coyne Schofield and Sydney Brodt have to say about the team's success.


In October, Adeline Gray made her comeback at Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Gray won her fourth world title and is now tied for most world titles by an American.


In September, Matt Anderson helped lead the U.S. men's volleyball team to a bronze medal at the FIVB World Championship. Learn more about Anderson's routine to keep himself healthy on and off the court.


In August, Sam Mikulak won his fifth U.S. all-around championship in Boston. In September, he earned a spot on the Men's World Championship team. Get the inside scoop on his daily life as a world-class gymnast.


In July, Eli Dershwitz won silver in men's saber at world championships as well as a world cup title. Dershwitz is now the No. 1 fencer in the world, and hopes to stay there as he works towards his goal of Tokyo 2020.


In June, wheelchair rugby players Adam Scaturro and Chuck Melton shared just how grueling the sport can be. The U.S. National Wheelchair Rugby Team won Team of the Month in June following its win at the International Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup.


In May, the U.S. men's foil team ended their season after going unbeaten in all five world cups. There's no doubt they are good at fencing, but there are more interesting facts and talents hidden among the team.


In April, Patrick Reed won the 2018 Masters Tournament, marking the 2016 Olympian's first victory at one of golf's prestigious major events. While the win was the result of a career filled with hard work and dedication, it was Reed's daughter's reaction that made it all worthwhile.


In January, Summer Britcher became became the all-time singles victory leader in USA Luge history. It wasn't always this easy for Britcher, however, as she overcame self doubt and low self esteem to reach her athletic peak.


In December, Sarah Robles became Team USA's first weightlifting world champion since 1994. But during a few lean years, it took taking a step back and finding balance for Robles to find her way forward.


In November, Mike Schultz won gold -- and upset the world champion -- at the World Para Snowboard World Cup. Schultz credits his ability to adapt to his success both in business and on the slopes.


In October, Morgan Hurd won the world all-around title in her world championships debut. Despite living the life of a newly-minted gymnastics superstar, she still takes occasional time to be a normal teenager.


In September, Duke Ragan won the first boxing world championship silver medal by a U.S. athlete since 2009. But outside of the ring, this new dad has a softer side.


In August, Kyle Snyder won his second world title at the age of just 21. What allowed him to win the contest dubbed the "match of the century"? Snyder says it's all in his mental approach.


In July, Maddie Musselman and the U.S. women's water polo team won their third consecutive world or Olympic title. Musselman, the world championship MVP, explains what makes this team successful on an unprecedented level.


In June, CJ Cummings won his fourth straight world title and extended a year-long winning streak... and he's just 17 years old. What does daily life look like for a weightlifting phenom still juggling high school?


In May, LaNola Shepherd and the U.S. women's recurve team won their first Archery World Cup medal in nearly two years. Shepherd gives a look behind the scenes of topping the podium, missing the Olympic team and everything in between.


In April, McLain Ward won the FEI World Cup Jumping Final for the first time in 17 tries. But what goes on behind the scenes? Ward gives the inside scoop on everything from training to how he names his horses.


In March, Marcus Stroman was on the hill in the World Baseball Classic final, tossing six-plus innings of no-hit baseball to lead Team USA to the title. Despite standing only 5-7 tall, there are a multitude of reasons we can all look up to him.


In February, Lowell Bailey became the first U.S. biathlete to win a world title. What was the secret to his success? Two decades of training, a dedicated support team and some race-day diaper duty.