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USOC honors Phelps, Liukin, Coughlin

Updated: January 22, 2009, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Another award for Michael Phelps: The record-setting swimmer was chosen the U.S. Olympic Committee's sportsman of the year on Thursday.

All-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin and swimmer Natalie Coughlin, who won six medals in Beijing, tied in voting for sportswoman of the year.

Erin Popovich was selected paralympian of the year and the U.S. men's volleyball team, which won a gold medal in the aftermath of the attack and killing of coach Hugh McCutcheon's ...

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