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 May.
To cast your vote for the Best of May honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, June 6.
Kayla Harrison (judo)
Made history as the first American judoka to win two world masters gold medals, defending her title and securing the No. 1 world ranking. Click here to vote for Harrison.
Allison Jones (Paralympic cycling)
Earned two world cup medals to improve to No. 1 in the world rankings, winning gold in the time trial and recovering from a crash to take silver in the C2 road race. Click here to vote for Jones.
Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon)
Won an unprecedented fourth career title at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, posting a 32:15 10K run to finish nearly 1:10 ahead of the field.Click here to vote for Jorgensen.
Claressa Shields (boxing)
Posted one technical knockout and four unanimous decisions to become the first U.S. women’s boxer ever – and the first American boxer, male or female, in 25 years – to win consecutive world titles. Click here to vote for Shields.
Laura Zeng (gymnastics)
Became the first U.S. rhythmic gymnast to win a world cup medal, earning two bronze medals in hoop and ribbon at the 2016 Minsk World Cup. Click here to vote for Zeng.
Perry Baker (rugby)
Scored nine tries in the final two tournaments of the World Rugby Sevens Series, improving to 48 tries on the season to earn a Series Dream Team selection. Click here to vote for Baker.
David Blair (Paralympic track and field)
Broke the F44 discus world record at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix, improving the world mark by 15 centimeters and his personal best by more than three meters. Click here to vote for Blair.
Matt Emmons (shooting)
Claimed his 15th world cup gold medal, firing a world record score of 464.1 that included a perfect 10.9 to win the men’s three-position rifle event by more than four points. Click here to vote for Emmons.
Travis Stevens (judo)
Made history by becoming the first U.S men’s judoka to win a world masters gold medal, improving seven spots to No. 5 in the world rankings. Click here to vote for Stevens.
McLain Ward (equestrian)
Was perfect in five rounds of jumping and two jump offs at the CSIO5* Rome, including both rounds of the FEI Nations Cup, to help Team USA finish second. Click here to vote for Ward.
Grace Luczak and Felice Mueller (rowing)
Won gold at the 2016 World Rowing Cup II, earning an opportunity to represent the U.S. in the event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Click here to vote for Luczak and Mueller.
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings (volleyball)
Won two gold medals – highlighted by the duo’s first ever win over No. 1 Brazil – to improve to No. 3 in the Olympic qualifying rankings. Click here to vote for the Ross and Walsh-Jennings.
U.S. Sonar Team (para sailing)
Won the overall title at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships, holding off the field in the final leg of the last race. Click here to vote for U.S. Sonar Team.
In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by Coca-Cola, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kellogg’s, Samsung and USG.