Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Wins AP Female Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky won the AP Female Athlete of the Year award Wednesday. Ledecky, 25, was chosen by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets across the country.

Ledecky won the award for the second time in her career (2017) edging out American track star Sydney McLaughlin. The two tied in total points but Ledecky got the nod based on 10 first place votes to McLaughlin’s nine. WNBA star A’ja Wilson finished third.

“I know sooo many great athletes have won this honor,” Ledecky told the AP. “I’m really happy — happy with how my year went, and also excited about the future.”

Ledecky is prepping for the next Summer Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.






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