The Athletes

One of the greatest soccer players of all time, and one of two women on the FIFA 100

First black prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre

Two time FIFA World Cup champion, first American and first woman to receive the FIFA Fair Play Award, U.S. national women’s team captain, 4 time Olympic gold medalist

First woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame, two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion

One of the fastest female swimmers of all time, most decorated female athlete of the 2016 Olympic Games, five-time Olympic gold medalist, 14-time world champion, 2016 Female Athlete of the Olympic Games

Most successful female beach volleyball player of all time, three-time Olympic gold medalist

Most successful American ski racer in history, first American woman to win the gold medal in downhill skiing, all time record holder for number of World Cup crystal globe title, all-time women's record holder with 77 World Cup victories

First African American woman to become ranked as the World No. 1 in the Open Era

The most decorated American gymnast in history

First girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series

Top ranked tennis player, and the first and only tennis player to win the Golden Slam

American gymnast and two time Olympic medalist

Former World No. 1 professional tennis player, founder of the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation

First player to dunk in a WNBA game, three-time WNBA MVP, four-time Olympic gold medalist

The most successful woman in the history of Indy car racing

World record holder for international goals, highest all-time goal scorer for the U.S. national team

First gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0

First Black gymnast to be the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in individual all-around and team competitions at a single Olympic Games.

2009's #1 high school basketball player, only NCAA basketball player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots, 2012 AP Player of the Year, and the 2012 Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four

Six time olympic medalist in Track and Field, one of the greatest female athletes of all time

Russian-American gymnast, four-time all-around U.S. national champion, 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion

The most decorated American gymnast at the 2012 Olympic Games

the greatest female tennis player of all time, the first tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the open era, four-time Olympic gold medalist, the highest paid female athlete in 2016