Abby Wambach is AP Female Athlete of the Year for 2011
The Associated Press at least agrees that she's the premiere U.S. female athlete of 2011, as they have named Wambach the Female Athlete of the Year. She is the first individual soccer player (man or woman) to win the honor.
Wambach received 65 of the 214 votes cast. Her World Cup teammate (and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant) Hope Solo (pictured above, right) was second with 38 votes and UConn basketball player Maya Moore was third with 35 votes.
This 31-year-old forward has 13 goals to her name in three World Cup appearances, which is the most by any American and third on the all-time World Cup scoring list.
Congratulations to Abby Wambach.