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Lindsey Vonn, Katie Uhlaender & Miranda Leek Named U.S. Olympic Committee’s February Athletes of Month

Lindsey Vonn, Katie Uhlaender & Miranda Leek Named U.S. Olympic Committee’s February Athletes of Month

Katie Uhlaender

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A historic showing at the 2012 World Championships guided Skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) to Athlete of the Month honors.  Uhlaender was crowned the 2012 women’s skeleton world champion on Feb. 24, continuing the U.S.’s dominant performance at the championships. The two-time Olympian and two-time world cup champion finally added the world championship gold medal to her sliding resume after finishing third in 2007 and second in 2008. Uhlaender earned the title this year by recording a combined time of 3:42.33.

Alpine skier Lindsay Vonn (Vail, Colo.) captured second place in the Female Athlete of the Month vote, while archery’s Miranda Leek (Des Moines, Iowa) finished third.

Miranda Leek

The U.S. Women’s National Water Polo Team finished second in the team vote. The women’s recurve archery team – comprised of Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.), Leek and Brandi DeLoach (Harlem, Ga.) – rounded out the competition in third.

Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per discipline. A voting panel selects the winners from the pool of nominees with online fan voting via Twitter accounting for 10 percent of the total vote.

English: Lindsey Vonn wins a World Cup in Cran...

Lindsey Vonn (Image via Wikipedia)

FEMALE

1.          Katie Uhlaender, Skeleton

2.         Lindsay Vonn, Alpine Skiing

3.         Miranda Leek, Archery

MALE

1.         Steven Holcomb, Bobsled

2.         John Isner, Tennis

3.         Bernard Lagat, Track & Field

TEAM

1.         USA-1 Four-Man Bobsled

2.         U.S. Women’s National Team, Water Polo

3.         Women’s Recurve Team, Archery

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