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2005 Outstanding Athlete of the Year

27.12.2005 | Off Court

Roger was the top overall vote getter and was named the 2005 Outstanding Athlete of the Year by the United States Sports Academy after a world-wide internet election hosted by USATODAY.com.

 

Lance Armstrong was named Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight year, while race car driver Danica Patrick was named Female Athlete of the Year. Female voters outnumbered male voters by a 2-to-1 ratio during the first week of voting in an election that ran from Dec. 1-24. This gave Patrick a lead she would not relinquish. Overall, the ballot received tens of thousands of votes from sports fans around the globe.

 

The Athlete of the Year is the culmination of the Sports Academy's yearlong Athlete of the Month program, which recognizes the accomplishments of men and women in any sport around the globe on a monthly basis. USSA holds online voting for the Athlete of the Month in which an international voting committee comprised of former athletes, media, sports organizations and governing bodies.

 

Thanks to everyone for placing your votes!

 
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12/30/2005 | 05:04 PM
Wow, congrats Roger! I guess, who else could get it though? There can only be one NUMBER ONE!
12/30/2005 | 04:35 PM
Hi Roger,
Congratulations once again, a wonderful culmination to a fantastic year. May the new year be even more satisfying and prosperous.
Lots of love and best wishes to you and all your loved ones for 2006.
12/30/2005 | 01:36 PM
Hi roger,

Congratulations on the award well done not that it was going to anyone else but you are brilliant on and off the court You are the athlete of the year and all the years to come.

Take care in oz and good luck
Your fan janell x x
12/30/2005 | 01:11 PM
Congratulations Roger. You well and truly deserve the Outstanding Athlete Award. Keep up the beautiful tennis Maestro!

Robbie
12/30/2005 | 01:10 PM
Hi Roger,
Congratulations !!!
& I'm hope you also win in Australian Open 2005

*_*
12/30/2005 | 07:32 AM
hi roger congrats for the award
roger always play ur natural game evertybody in the world loves u so much i am so happy for u
i love u
12/30/2005 | 04:19 AM
Te felicito, por que como ya dije antes te lo mereces.
Que comiences muy bien el año y mucha suerte.
Espero que este año se te de ganar el Grand Slam completo.
Nuevamente mucha suerte.
12/30/2005 | 01:43 AM
Go Roger!!! I hope you had a great holiday!
12/30/2005 | 12:05 AM
YOU ARE THE BEST.SOS EL REY HOME
12/29/2005 | 07:41 PM
Congratulations.
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