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Female College Athlete nominees  

Alana Beard, Duke basketball
Credentials: Led the ACC with 22.0 points per game and the Blue Devils to an ACC record 35 victories, a second consecutive Final Four appearance, an ACC Regular Season, and ACC Tournament titles.

Past ESPY's: none

Natalie Coughlin, California swimming
Credentials: Became the NCAA's first three-time champion in the 100-yard butterfly, 100 back, and 200 back. She owns the American and NCAA record in each of those events. In all, Coughlin broke three world, seven American, and three NCAA records during the 2002-03 season.

Past ESPY's: none

Cat Osterman, Texas softball
Credentials: Two-time All-American left-handed pitcher Cat Osterman was one of 18 players named to represent the United States at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, USA Softball announced June 16. Osterman led the nation in ERA at 0.38 and strikeouts per seven innings at 14.1 while anchoring the nation's best pitching staff with a 0.61 ERA.

Past ESPY's: none

Diana Taurasi, Connecticut basketball
Credentials: Led Connecticut to its second straight national championship, averaging 26 ppg. in six NCAA tournament games.

Past ESPY's: none

past winners
'02 Sue Bird

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