Each month, the United States Olympic Committee celebrates the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow. The USOC announced today the five nominees in the female and male categories, and three nominees in the team category. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances from the month of June.
To cast your vote for the Best of June honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 6.
Natalie Coughlin (swimming)
Set American and U.S. Open records, and recorded a personal best time of 27.51 seconds in the 50-meter backstroke at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara, California. Click here to vote for Coughlin.
Kayla Harrison (judo)
Claimed the gold medal and the top spot in the IJF world rankings with a win in the -78 kg. division at the Judo Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary. Click here to vote for Harrison.
Shawn Morelli (Paralympic cycling)
Won both the women’s C4 time trial and road races at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup events in Maniago, Italy, and Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Click here to vote for Morelli.
Jenna Prandini (track and field)
Qualified for her first IAAF World Championships by winning the women’s 200-meter at the USATF Outdoor Championships and recorded three top-two finishes at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Click here to vote for Prandini.
Serena Williams (tennis)
Completed a come-from-behind victory at the French Open to earn her 20th Grand Slam singles title and become only the third player in tennis history to do so. Click here to vote for Williams.
Jordan Burroughs (wrestling)
Swept a best-of-three championship series to win the 74 kg. division gold medal at the U.S. World Team Trials and qualify for the 2015 World Wrestling Championships. Click here to vote for Burroughs.
Kent Farrington (equestrian)
Won the $400,000 RBC Grand Prix with Voyeur at the CSI5* National Tournament and the $126,000 Scotiabank Cup with Gazelle at the CSI5* 'Continental' Tournament in Calgary, Alberta. Click here to vote for Farrington.
Justin Gatlin (track and field)
Extended his unbeaten streak (since 2013) by winning the 100-meter at the IAAF Diamond League in Rome and posting a world-leading time in the 200-meter at the USATF Outdoor Championships. Click here to vote for Gatlin.
Brian Sheridan (Paralympic cycling)
Recorded victories in his first two world cup appearances in the men’s H2 time trial race at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Maniago, Italy, and Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Click here to vote for Sheridan.
Roderick Townsend (Paralympic track and field)
Set a world record in the men’s F12/42-47 high jump, and claimed the men’s F45-47 100-meter and F42-47 long jump titles at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships. Click here to vote for Townsend.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Mike Bryan (tennis)
Outlasted their opponents in a tiebreaker semifinal match en route to earning the mixed doubles title at the French Open in Paris. Click here to vote for Mattek-Sands and Bryan.
Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes (sailing)
Claimed the gold medal in the men’s 470 two-person dinghy at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain. Click here to vote for McNay and Hughes.
Women's Senior National Team (water polo)
Went 10-0 and maintained its top world ranking with wins at the Kunshan Cup and the FINA World League Super Final, marking Team USA’s ninth Super Final gold medal – the most in event history. Click here to vote for the Women's Senior National Team.
In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kellogg’s, Samsung and USG.