Here's the results of my "poll"- more like survey, since no two people had the same favorite female athlete!!
Kerryn McCann (Australia)-Dual Gold Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, 11th place in 2000 Olympics, a Marathoner, a Mum, a wife, an inspiration who sadly lost her battle with cancer in 2008." -blogger from WTS
Paula Radcliffe - less than 10 months after giving birth to her first child, she won the New York Marathon. This was controversial for some, but very empowering for many others. She is a World Champ in half marathon and full marathon, and has won NYC marathon 3 times.
Kathrine Switzer - A pioneer to women's marathon running, she was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon.
Chrissie Wellington- making the boys out in the triathlon world look over their shoulders... or straight ahead, because she's passed most of them. Beckie Scott - not a runner, but one helluva good XC skier! And she's super-involved as a humanitarian as well as keeping dopers out of the sport.
Nancy Lieberman - "simply due to her dedication to her sport and its athletes long after she's done playing. What a role model. " - Megan from WTS
Michelle Timms - elected to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and won gold at 1996 Olympics!
Tanisha Wright - This girl is younger than me! She's a professional WNBA player in Seattle.
Michelle Akers - Michelle was a member of the famous 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup team after being a 4-time All American in college.
Who is my favorite female athlete? Perhaps I have too many to name. I really look up to my friend Karin, who is shooting for a spot in the 2010 Winter Olympics for Nordic skiing. I've met some really awesome women who do outstanding things, like Devon Crosby-Helms (ultrarunner) and Linsey Corbin (Ironman). Additionally, Chrissie Wellington is a role model for any young girl that is interested in endurance sports, and she's always got a smile on her face! I also look up to all the women that follow their dream to do big things.