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ODU Graduate Among 10 Finalists for Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Award

Olympic gold medalist and three-time collegiate sailing All-American Anna Tunnicliffe-Funk, a 2005 Old Dominion University graduate, is one of 10 finalists from around the world for the Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year honor.

Tunnicliffe-Funk, a two-time recipient of the U.S. Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award, captured the gold medal in the Women's Laser Radial Dinghy event at the 2008 Olympic Games in China. She was the world's No. 1 women's Radial sailor from 2008 to 2010, as ranked by the ISAF.

Voting for the Sportswoman of the Year award is open online at: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/News-And-Events/Awards/Sportswoman-of-the-Year-Award/Vote.aspx?type=individual.

The other nine finalists are Torah Bright (skateboarding), Rebecca Bross (gymnastics), Yu-Na Kim (skating), Kelly Kulick (bowling), Ai Miyazato (golf), Alana Nichols (Paralympic skiing), Sanya Richards (track and field), Lindsey Vonn (Alpine skiing) and Serena Williams (tennis).

The winner will be announced Oct. 12 and honored at the Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Tunnicliffe-Funk, currently the skipper of her own team, has joined with Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer and fellow ODU alumna Debbie Capozzi to try to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London in women's match racing.

This article was posted on: August 31, 2010

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