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Best Female Athlete nominees  

Lisa Leslie
Credentials: Led the Sparks to their second straight WNBA championship, earning her second straight Finals MVP.

Past ESPY's: 2002 Best Women's Pro Basketball Player.

Annika Sorenstam
Credentials: Won 11 LPGA tournaments, the most by an LPGA player in 34 years. Recently won the 2003 LPGA McDonald's Championship.

Past ESPY's: 1999, '98, '96, 2002 Best Women's Golfer.

Diana Taurasi
Credentials: Led Connecticut to back-to-back national championships, averaging over 26 ppg. in the 2003 NCAA tournament.

Past ESPY's: none

Serena Williams
Credentials: In 2002, became first woman to win three Grand Slam singles titles in one year since '97. Completed Serena slam by winning 2003 Australian Open.

Past ESPY's: none

past winners
'02 Venus Williams

'01 Marion Jones

'00 Mia Hamm

'99 Chamique Holdsclaw

'98 Mia Hamm

'97 Amy Van Dyken

'96 Rebecca Lobo

'95 Bonnie Blair

'94 Julie Krone

'93 Monica Seles

The ESPY Awards will air on ESPN live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on July 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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