EAST MEADOW, N.Y.
-- Former University of Michigan water polo All-America
goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong (2002-05) has been
selected as a finalist for the 2010 Sportswoman of the Year Award
by the Women's Sports Foundation. Fans can vote until midnight on August 31.
Athletes were considered for the 2010 award based on athletic achievements from the past 12 months. Armstrong led the United States Women's Senior National Team to its first FINA World Cup gold medal since 1979 last week (Tue-Sun., Aug. 17-22). Over the past year, Armstrong has guided the American squad to gold medals at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final and the 2009 FINA World Championship. Armstrong was also recognized as Swimming World Magazine's Women's Water Polo Player of the Year in November.
Prior to her highly decorated international career, Armstrong was a four-time All-America selection in net for the Wolverines. A 2008 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Hall of Fame inductee, Armstrong was a finalist for the Cutino Award as the nation's top player during the 2004 season. She was named divisional Most Valuable Player twice (2003-04) and earned four CWPA all-division first team honors (2002-05).
The Women's Sports Foundation -- the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports -- advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women.
The awards will be presented, at the Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner on Oct. 12, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Release courtesy University of Michigan Athletic Communications