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Ochoa voted AP's top female athlete

Updated: December 26, 2006, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.

She was 12 when she trained six months to climb the snow-covered top of Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's tallest mountain at 18,405 feet. When she was 5, Ochoa fell some 15 feet from a tree and broke both wrists, leaving her in a cast from her shoulders to her fingers.

"They said the doctor gave me magical wrists, some magic in my hand," Ochoa said.

Those hands delivered sheer magic on the golf ...

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