THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Sports

Sports, and the athletes that play them, dominate headlines day in and day out. As new classes enter their respective sports every year, social media becomes an increasing part of how athletes and teams connect with their fans. Whether it’s posting a gym selfie, a post-game pic, or an entirely different project, these 12 nominees fill their fans appetites with uploads and updates.

If you’ve worked with a great athlete for a social media project enter the Best Use of Social Media for Sports Shorty Award.

Nominees

finalist
Brooke Ence
The rise of CrossFit has brought the world Brooke Ence. A frequent top finisher at the annual Cross…
Donald De La Haye
Of all the players on a football team, a kicker usually has to do something heroic or horrible to g…
Hilary Knight
Every league has the one legend who helps put their sport on the map. For women’s hockey, that pers…
finalist
JJ Watt
On the gridiron, Houston Texan JJ Watt is one of the scariest players in pads. But off the field, J…
Jemele Hill
Since becoming co-host during the coveted 6 p.m. time slot for SportsCenter alongside her good frie…
finalist
Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky is truly a one-of-a-kind competitor. Since stepping onto the big stage (er, pool) dur…
finalist
Kevin Durant
In 2017, Kevin Durant was crowned NBA Finals MVP when his Golden State Warriors won their second ch…
Kristaps Porzingis
Known to basketball fans as the “Unicorn,” Kristaps Porzingis emerged as the clear leader of the Ne…
finalist
Laila Ali
Laila Ali had big gloves to fill as the daughter of a boxer known as “The Greatest.” She clearly fu…
Lolo Jones
You might remember Lolo Jones hurdling at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Or perhaps you saw her…
Richard Sherman
What can we say about Richard Sherman that he hasn’t already said about himself? The All-Pro corner…
winner
Serena Williams
Serena Williams started 2017 strong, winning the Australian Open by defeating her sister Venus in t…