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 April.
To cast your vote for the Best of April honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 6.
Lauren Doyle (rugby)
Lauren Doyle led the U.S. women’s sevens team with eight tries in six matches, ranking third on the tournament try-scoring list at the Canada Women’s Sevens Series Tournament. Click here to vote for Doyle.
Molly Huddle (track and field)
Molly Huddle won the women’s elite race at the B.A.A. 5K, held April 18 in Boston, with a time of 14:50, breaking the American record of 14:54 set by Deena Kastor in 2002. The win marked her fourth national title. Click here to vote for Huddle.
Jessica Long (Paralympic swimming)
Jessica Long earned four medals – including two golds – and set four world records in the S8 classification at the 2015 IDM Berlin Open. Click here to vote for Long.
Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic track and field)
Tatyana McFadden won her third straight titles in the women’s wheelchair division at both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon/IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships, which marked her first world title. Click here to vote for McFadden.
Katie Zaferes (triathlon)
Katie Zaferes improved to first in the world rankings with second- and third-place finishes at the ITU World Triathlon Series events in South Africa and Australia. Click here to vote for Zaferes.
Eli Dershwitz (fencing)
Eli Dershwitz became the first U.S. men’s saber fencer to win an individual junior world title and defended his title at the 2015 Pan American Championships. Click here to vote for Dershwitz.
Matt Emmons (shooting)
Matt Emmons won gold in the men’s prone rifle and took silver in the men’s three-position rifle event at the ISSF World Cup. His victory secured a national quota spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Click here to vote for Emmons.
Josh George (Paralympic track and field)
Josh George won the men’s wheelchair division of the London Marathon/IPC World Championships and finished sixth in the men’s wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon. Click here to vote for George.
Carlin Isles (rugby)
Isles scored seven tries for a tournament-leading 35 points to help the U.S. men’s rugby team win the Japan Sevens Tournament. He recorded a hat-trick against Canada and scored in four of Team USA’s six matches. Click here to vote for Isles.
Auston Matthews (ice hockey)
Matthews led the U.S. to the gold medal at the IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championships. He led the tournament in points, tied for the event-high in goals, and tied for second in plus/minus. Click here to vote for Matthews.
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (tennis)
The world No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan captured its 106th ATP World Tour title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Click here to vote for the Bryan brothers.
U.S. National Team (figure skating)
The U.S. won the gold medal at the ISU World Team Trophy in Tokyo. Team USA earned 110 points to top Russia and Japan for its third World Team Trophy victory. Click here to vote for the U.S. national team.
U.S. Women’s National Team (ice hockey)
The U.S. women won their second straight IIHF Women’s World Championship title with a 7-5 victory over Canada. The women went undefeated in the tournament and outscored their opponents, 30-6, to win its fifth world title in six years. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's 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.