Justine Henin-Hardenne, tennis
Credentials: Won two major championships in 2003 (French & U.S.).
Posted 75-11 match record. Finished season No. 1, winning over twice as much money as No. 2.
Past ESPY's: none
Annika Sorenstam, golf
Credentials: Won two major championships in 2003. Set or tied 22 LPGA records. Ranked No. 1 and won six tournaments. Led LPGA in driving distance.
Past ESPY's: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002 and 2003 Best Female Golfer
Diana Taurasi, basketball
Credentials: Earned second straight Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four. Won third consecutive national title. Scored 19.8 ppg during 2004 NCAA Tournament. Set UConn career records for assists and 3-pointers made.
Past ESPY's: 2003 Best Female College Athlete
'03 Serena Williams, tennis|
'02 Venus Williams, tennis
'01 Marion Jones, track and field
'00 Mia Hamm, Soccer
'99 Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee basketball
'98 Mia Hamm, Soccer
'97 Amy Van Dyken, Olympic swimmer
'96 Rebecca Lobo, women's basketball
'95 Bonnie Blair, speed skater
'94 Julie Krone, jockey
'93 Monica Seles, tennis player