COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of April, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Monday, May 6.
A total of 10 sports – including curling, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, Para swimming, Para track and field, surfing, weightlifting and wrestling – are represented among the 13 finalists across men’s, women’s and team categories. The finalists’ collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round.
Julia Gaffney, Para Swimming
Set a world record in the women’s S7 100-meter backstroke at the World Para Swimming World Series event in Indianapolis. Click here to vote for Gaffney.
Adeline Gray, WrestlingDefeated reigning Olympic champion to claim her second straight gold medal at 76 kg. at the Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, earning the designation of Most Outstanding Wrestler in the women’s division. Click here to vote for Gray.
Morgan Hurd, GymnasticsWon the all-around title at the world cup in Tokyo, while also earning top scores on uneven bars and floor exercise. Click here to vote for Hurd.
Caroline Marks, Surfing
Won the Pro Gold Coast event in Australia and claimed the No. 1 world ranking as the youngest athlete in the World Surfing League. Click here to vote for Marks.
Tatyana McFadden, Para Track & FieldFinished second in the women’s wheelchair division at the London Marathon, securing the silver medal in the World Para Athletics marathon championships. Click here to vote for McFadden.
CJ Cummings, Weightlifting
Swept gold and set 15 records – three junior world, six junior and senior Pan American, and six junior and senior American records – at the Pan American Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Click here to vote for Cummings.
John John Florence, SurfingWon the Pro Bells Beach event in Victoria, Australia, defeating reigning world champion Gabriel Medina and 2017 event champion Jordy Smith to reach the No. 1 spot on the world rankings. Click here to vote for Florence.
Sam Mikulak, GymnasticsWon the all-around title at the world cup in Tokyo, while also earning top scores on the pommel horse and horizontal bar. Click here to vote for Mikulak.
Daniel Romanchuk, Para Track & Field Claimed victories at both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon, en route to earning his first World Para Athletics marathon championship title. Click here to vote for Romanchuk.
Tiger Woods, GolfWon his fifth Masters title in Augusta, Georgia, earning his 81st PGA Tour victory, one shy of the all-time record held by Sam Snead. Click here to vote for Woods.
U.S. Mixed Doubles Team, Curling Cory Christensen (Duluth, Minnesota) and John Shuster (Superior, Wisconsin) earned the bronze medal at the world mixed doubles championship in Stavanger, Norway, the second medal won by the U.S. in tournament history. Click here to vote for the Christensen and Shuster.
U.S. World Team Trophy Team, Figure Skating Captured its fourth World Team Trophy title in Fukuoka, Japan, topping the field of Japan, Russia, France, Canada and Italy by more than 10 points. Click here to vote for the World Team Trophy Team.
U.S. Women's World Championship Team, Ice HockeyWent undefeated to claim its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women’s world championship in Espoo, Finland. Click here to vote for the Women's World Championship Team.