Mo’ne Davis had a lot to celebrate in 2014. The Philadelphia Little Leaguer took the saying “You throw like a girl” to new heights after becoming the first girl to win a Little League World Series game. From that point on, she proved to be unstoppable.
Mo’ne’s accomplishments include appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, having her jersey displayed in baseball’s Hall of Fame and being named Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKid of the Year. And let’s not forget that time she met the president and even starred in a Spike Lee commercial.
And what better way to top off the year than to be named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year?
“A lot of adults around me help out, taught me to be respectful, to be calm during everything and not let anything get to you,” Mo’ne said after learning of her latest honor. Mo’ne is the youngest winner in the history of the award.
Read more over at The Root.