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Cast your ESPY vote: Best Female College Athlete  

Alana Beard, Duke women's basketball
Credentials: Beard was Wade Trophy winner. Also won Wooden award for Player of the Year. Led Duke team to Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament.

Past ESPY's: none

Tara Kirk, Stanford swimmer
Credentials: Set the world record in winning the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.79 at the 2004 NCAA championships. Became first woman ever to win an NCAA breaststroke event in four consecutive years. Named the nation's most outstanding collegiate woman athlete in swimming and diving, according to results of national balloting among NCAA schools.

Past ESPY's: none

Cat Reddick, UNC soccer
Credentials: Led North Carolina to NCAA title. Scored six goals and had five assists. Only collegian on U.S. national team. Scored two goals in World Cup.

Past ESPY's: none.

Diana Taurasi, Connecticut women's basketball
Credentials: Led Huskies to third straight national title. Averaged 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. All-time UConn leader in assists (645) and 3-point field goals (316-for-804, .393). Third in career scoring (2,138).

Past ESPY's: 2003 Best Female College Athlete

Jessica van der Linden, Florida State softball
Credentials: Played in outfield and was also a pitcher. Hit .401 and totaled 55 RBI. Also posted 29-8 record with 0.60 ERA and 387 strikeouts in 246.1 IP. .

Past ESPY's: none


past winners
'03 Diana Taurasi, Connecticut

'02 Sue Bird, Connecticut

The 2004 ESPY winners will be announced during the ESPY Awards on July 14, 2004 and on the ESPN telecast on July 18 at 9 p.m. ET.




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