NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
driver Melanie Troxel, who has advanced to a Top Fuel-best seven final rounds
this season, has been nominated by the Women’s Sports Foundation as a finalist
for its prestigious “Sportswoman of the Year” award, it was announced today.
She will join nine other finalists at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in
New York City on Monday, Oct. 16 for the WSF Awards Dinner, where the 2006
Sportswoman of the Year will be announced.
The other finalists include: Cindy Klassen (Speedskating), Janica
Kostelic (Skiing), Jessica Long (Swimmer), Amelie Mauresmo (Tennis), Chellsie
Memmel (Gymnastics), Sanya Richards (Track & Field), Annika Sorenstam
(Golf), Laurie Stephens (Skiing), and Hannah Teter (Snowboarder).