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 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 August.
To cast your vote for the Best of August honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Allyson Felix (track and field)
Won three medals at the IAAF World Championships – including gold in the 400-meter – and is now tied for second all-time in meet history with 13 medals and nine golds. Click here to vote for Felix.
Ashleigh Johnson (water polo)
Named the top goalkeeper of the tournament and MVP of the gold-medal game at the FINA World Championships, recording 66 saves to lead Team USA to the gold medal. Click here to vote for Johnson.
Katie Ledecky (swimming)
Led Team USA to the top of the medal table with five gold medals and three world records at the FINA World Championships, where she was named FINA’s Female Swimmer of the Meet. Click here to vote for Ledecky.
Sarah True (triathlon)
Qualified for the 2016 Olympics with a fourth-place finish at the ITU World Olympic Qualification event and defended her title by a 14-second margin at the ITU World Triathlon Stockholm. Click here to vote for True.
Jill Walsh (Paralympic cycling)
Won gold and silver medals at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships and captured the silver in her Parapan Am Games debut by racing the men in the mixed time trial T1-2 race. Click here to vote for Walsh.
David Boudia (diving)
Won silver and secured a team Olympic quota at the FINA World Championships, becoming the first U.S. diver since 1986 to win three straight world championship medals in the 10-meter. Click here to vote for Boudia.
Ashton Eaton (track and field)
Improved his own world record in the decathlon to win gold with 9,045 points at the IAAF World Championships, defeating the field by more than 300 points. Click here to vote for Eaton.
Michael Phelps (swimming)
Swam to three world-leading times and individual titles at the Phillips 66 National Championships, and was honored with the High Point Award (82) and Phillips 66 Performance Award. Click here to vote for Phelps.
Jarryd Wallace (Paralympic track and field)
Set a world record and won the men’s 100-meter (T44) gold medal with a time of 10.71 at the Parapan Am Games, improving the previous record by .04 of a second. Click here to vote for Wallace.
Jordan Wilimovsky (open water swimming)
Won gold in the 10-kilometer and qualified for the 2016 Olympics at the FINA World Championships, becoming the first U.S. men’s swimmer to win the 10K world title since 2005. Click here to vote for Wilimovsky.
Men's 4x400-Meter Team (track and field)
Recorded a time of 2:57.82 to win Team USA’s only relay gold medal at IAAF World Championships and improve its streak to six straight 4x400-meter world outdoor titles. Click here to vote for the Men's 4x400-Meter Team.
Women's Senior National Team (water polo)
Won its fourth FINA World Championship title – the most of any nation – and became the first women's water polo team to hold current Olympic, world, world cup and world league titles. Click here to vote for the Women's Senior National Team.
Women's National Team (wheelchair basketball)
Went undefeated to win the gold medal at the Parapan Am Games, winning by an average of 55 points per game and defeating the reigning world champions to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics.Click here to vote for the 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.