Monday’s announcement marks a switch to the formal name of the SI award; past recipients were touted as Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year.
“We just felt this was a natural evolution. … We’re not making a huge deal out of it,” Fichtenbaum said. “It just feels like the right time to make the change.”
Runner Mary Decker in 1983 was the last female athlete to earn the magazine’s award by herself.
Wow! Not only the cover but a change in the title celebrated (maybe in response to this one…). This is one of the few and only posts about sports 🙂