Gabby Douglas Named Sportswoman of the Year
Submitted by Dr. Boyce Watkins
Gabby Douglas Named Sportswoman of the Year — The astonishingly talented superstar Gabby Douglas was just named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Gabby was able to beat out a strong field of extraordinary women, including Lindsey Vonn, Serena Williams, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, and Paralympians Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden. Douglas is the third gymnast to win the award,joining fellow Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton and Nastia Liukin. Douglas was the first Black woman to win the all-around gold medal in women’s gymnastics and will go down in history as a result of her achievement.