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Seimone Augustus, LSU basketball
Credentials: Won the Wade and Naismith tropies as the women's college basketball player of the year.

Past ESPYs: None

Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Swimming
Credentials: Won five medals at the Summer Games in Athens, including two gold (one individual in the 100 backstroke), two silver and one bronze.

Past ESPYs: None

Maria Sharapova, WTA
Credentials: The 2004 Wimbledon champion racked up $2.5 million in earnings last year and is currently ranked No. 2 in the world.

Past ESPYs: None

Annika Sorenstam, LPGA winner
Credentials: Has won six of eight tournaments entered in 2005, including the first two majors of the year – the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Won eight events in 2004, including the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Led the LPGA in money earned (over $2.5 million) and set the LPGA scoring average record at 68.69.

Past ESPYs: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Best Female Golfer

past winners
'04 Diana Taurasi, basketball '03 Serena Williams, tennis

'02 Venus Williams, tennis

'01 Marion Jones, track and field

'00 Mia Hamm, soccer

'99 Chamique Holdsclaw, basketball

'98 Mia Hamm, soccer

'97 Amy Van Dyken, Olympic swimming

'96 Rebecca Lobo, basketball

'95 Bonnie Blair, speed skating

'94 Julie Krone, jockey

'93 Monica Seles, tennis

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The 2005 ESPY winners will be announced during the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 13. The ESPYs will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes on July 17 at 9 p.m. ET, preceded by the ESPY Red Carpet Special on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.

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