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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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12/27/2005 | 01:55 PM
Way to go Roger. I'm counting the days until we see you back on the courts. Hope all your matches can be seen in the US. PS Your Christmas photo is awesome. NFS
12/27/2005 | 01:43 PM
:) What a great present
Happy New Year
with love
12/27/2005 | 01:40 PM
where do you put all these awards??? ;-)
12/27/2005 | 01:34 PM
FANTASTIC..........BEAUTIFUL.......MAGIC....... ROGER THE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12/27/2005 | 12:49 PM
Well we've all done our best to place lots of votes! We are glad that we could now do a little bit more than just cheer for you to win! Congratulations, you truly deserve it!
12/27/2005 | 12:17 PM
¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡BRAVO, ROGER!!!!!!!!!!

12/27/2005 | 11:39 AM
It's the best new year gift for me.In fact,I'm very happy,maybe the same as yours I guess,Yeah,only guess.Good luck Roger!I hope you'll have a prefect season!
A Chinese girl
12/27/2005 | 11:24 AM
A lot of outstanding awards were waiting for you!!

Have a nice holiday!
12/27/2005 | 11:01 AM
12/27/2005 | 10:50 AM
Wow Roger, I can't keep up with all your awards. You totally deserve this. Congragulations !!!!
Super -cool !!!
All the best to the New Year ahead. Thanks in advance to all the great shotmaking and wins that you will have ! :)
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