espnW Reveals 2016 IMPACT25 List including Simone Biles, Hillary Clinton, Leslie Jones, Katie Ledecky, Claressa Shields and USA Gymnastics’ “The Final Five”

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espnW Reveals 2016 IMPACT25 List including Simone Biles, Hillary Clinton, Leslie Jones, Katie Ledecky, Claressa Shields and USA Gymnastics’ “The Final Five”

“Woman of the Year” to be Announced on SportsCenter: Coast to Coast on December 13

espnW has released its 2016 IMPACT25 list, a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference for women in sports this year. The top honor – Woman of the Year – will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 13, on SportsCenter: Coast to Coast (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ESPN) with an exclusive interview by Cari Champion.

As a tribute to the IMPACT25 honorees, espnW will feature essays that were commissioned from fellow athletes, family members, contemporaries and luminaries who know, or have been influenced by, members of this year’s list. The full content package celebrating the IMPACT25 honorees will go live on espnW immediately following the “Woman of the Year” announcement at  espnW.com/IMPACT25.

The 2016 espnW IMPACT25:

Monica Abbott Helen Maroulis
Simone Biles Tatyana McFadden
Kylie Bunbury Minnesota Lynx
Hillary Clinton Ibtihaj Muhammad
“The Final Five” (USA Gymnastics) Mira Nair
Jessie Graff Nneka Ogwumike
Ashleigh Johnson Claressa Shields
Leslie Jones Kathryn Smith
Angelique Kerber Brenda Tracy
Katie Ledecky University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team
Jessica Luther Dr. Robin West
Simone Manuel Women’s Rowing 8s
Elizabeth Marks  


About espnW

espnW is a global multiplatform brand dedicated to engaging and inspiring women through sports. espnW.com, the brand’s content home, offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and captures the biggest trends in sports life/style.  espnW also provides a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women and highlights the crossroads of sports and culture. Founded in July 2010, espnW’s content and voices live across digital, television, radio, films, events, educational platforms and social media. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit, now in its seventh year, brings together top athletes and industry leaders for meaningful conversations around women and sports, and is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry.

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Tara Chozet

I handle PR for ESPN Radio, espnW, technology, remote operations and soccer. I received my undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
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