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Adam Jones (football)

Where are the female pro athletes?

On Wednesday, one of my daughters asked me for help in picking the top female athlete of the past year. She's only 8 and she still thinks dad knows a thing or two, at least for the moment. She was voting in the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards. She'd had no trouble choosing LeBron James for top male athlete, but wasn't sure who to pick from the seven choices for female athlete. It didn't take long for me to figure out why. Oh, there were a few great athletes, like Serena Williams, who is oh-fer in the majors but still having a great year, and Gracie Gold, who took bronze in figure skating at the Winter Olympics. After that the options weren't as strong....

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