Lorena Ochoa Named AP’s Female Athlete of the Year

December 24, 2007

It’s no surprise that golfer Lorena Ochoa was named by the Associated Press as Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. After all, she has won seven times this year, and also joins the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright and Babe Zaharias as the only golfers to win the prestigious award consecutively.

She told Golf.com:

“Being compared with such exceptional players makes me feel honored. My main goal is to maintain myself as the No. 1. Therefore, I can promise to keep improving.”

Ochoa garnered 71 votes from Associated Press members, and that number is actually equal to the total of the votes that the remaining seven athlestes below her on the list received.

Lorena has been aspiring to become #1 since she was 12 years old. She thought it was a little crazy for her to think that way based on the way she was playing at the time and living in Guadalajara, but she didn’t give up and good thing she didn’t. She now is a role model for all girls who aspire to be #1 and it just proves that if you set your mind to something, it can be accomplished.

You can read more about Lorena here .

See photos of Lorena Ochoa below.

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