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 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Sports

Social media allows athletes to showcase their massive impact on the world when they aren’t playing the sport we fell in love with them for. Whether it’s for a groundbreaking sponsorship, speaking their mind on social issues, or simply showing off their personalities, these stars are proving they are more than just athletes. While there are a lot of incredible athletes out there, these twelve stood out from the field.

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

Nominees

finalist
Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod may have retired from the MLB, but that doesn’t mean he’s left the spotlight. This three-time…
finalist
Allyson Felix
For more than 15 years, Olympic medalist and world champion Allyson Felix has been a force of natur…
Amanda Nunes
Brazilian MMA fighter Amanda Nunes is one of the toughest on the planet, becoming the first woman t…
Andy Ruiz
Andy Ruiz scored one of the biggest upsets the boxing world has ever seen when he beat the heavy fa…
Cathy Engelbert
Cathy Engelbert is well acquainted with shattering the glass ceiling into pieces as the first femal…
finalist
Coco Gauff
Few athletes enjoyed the kind of breakout year that Coco Gauff had in 2019, becoming the youngest t…
Kliff Kingsbury
Kliff Kingsbury came to his role as the new coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals with some innovati…
winner
Megan Rapinoe
Perhaps the biggest star in the sports world this year was Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain on the US …
Morgan Hurd
Despite what her Twitter bio says, Morgan Hurd isn’t "just another normal human being that flips on…
Russell Westbrook
Eight-time NBA All Star and Houston Rockets starter Russell Westbrook has never shied away from sha…
finalist
Simone Manuel
When Simone Manuel swept the 50 and 100-meter freestyle races at the world swimming championships i…
finalist
Zion Williamson
Thanks to his dominant play and towering dunks, college basketball phenom Zion Williamson was perha…