June 30, 2016, 7:22 p.m. (ET)


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 Wednesday, July 6.

Female:

Simone Biles (gymnastics)
Became the first woman to win four straight all-around titles since 1974, outscoring her opponents by nearly four points and earning USA Gymnastics Athlete of the Year honors. Click here to vote for Biles.

Kayla Harrison (judo)
Won the women’s 78 kg. gold medal at the Budapest Grand Prix, winning all three matches in dominant fashion and maintaining her No. 1 world ranking heading into the Rio Olympics.  Click here to vote for Harrison.

Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon)
Won her 17th career ITU World Triathlon Series title – and second of the season – by overcoming a 94-second deficit at the start of the run to top the field by 51 seconds. Click here to vote for Jorgensen.

Madison Keys (tennis)
Became the first American to debut in the top 10 since 1999, improving to No. 9 with her first WTA singles title since 2014 at the Aegon Classic Birmingham in Great Britain. Click here to vote for Keys.

Lee Kiefer (fencing)
Claimed the No. 3 world ranking by taking silver at the Shanghai Grand Prix before winning an event record seventh consecutive gold medal at the Pan American Championships. Click here to vote for Kiefer.


Male:

Eric Bennett (Paralympic archery)
Won three medals in two events – including gold at the prestigious Nove Mesto World Ranking Event – while also scoring just three points shy of the world record at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials. Click here to vote for Bennett.

CJ Cummings (weightlifting)
Became the first American in 16 years to claim an IWF junior world title and the first male American weightlifter to set a world record of any kind – junior or senior – since 1970. Click here to vote for Cummings.

Alex Massialas (fencing)
Earned the No. 1 world ranking heading into the Rio Olympics after completing the world cup season with two individual gold medals and anchoring the U.S. Men’s Foil Team to the Pan American Championship title. Click here to vote for Massialas.

Sam Mikulak (gymnastics)
Earned his second Olympic berth by posting the highest all-around total at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials just weeks after winning a historic fourth straight U.S. all-around title. Click here to vote for Mikulak.

Steffen Peters (equestrian)
Earned six top-three finishes, highlighted by an individual and team runner-up finish at the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle and CDIO5* Nations Cup en route to qualifying for his fourth Olympic Team. Click here to vote for Peters.


Team:

David Boudia and Steele Johnson (diving)
Qualified for the Rio Olympics in the synchronized 10-meter event by recording a personal-best, final-round score of 491.01 and finishing more than 238 points ahead of the field.  Click here to vote for Boudia and Johnson.

U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team
Improved to No. 5 in the world rankings by winning a historic bronze medal at the 2016 Women’s Champions Trophy – the team’s first medal in FIH international play in 21 years. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team.

U.S. Women's Water Polo Team
Won its third straight FINA World League Super Final title – and 10th overall – outscoring its opponents 81-41 in six matches, including a 13-9 win over Spain in the gold-medal game. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's Water Polo 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.