Olympic browsing champion Carissa Moore received the AAU James E. Sullivan Award as america’s most excellent Olympic athlete.
Moore is the primary surfer and first native Hawaiian to win the 92nd annual award. She was introduced the trophy on Thursday in Honolulu.
Moore, a five-time world champion and two-time winner of the Triple Crown of Browsing, turned the primary Olympic champion in girls’s quick board on the 2020 Tokyo Video games.
She grew up browsing in the identical waters as Duke Kahanamoku, the famous “father of browsing.”
Moore was inducted into the Surfers’ Corridor of Fame in 2014.
“Carissa Moore is an ideal instance of what this award represents — athletic excellence, management, character, and sportsmanship,” AAU President J.B. ”Jo” Mirza stated.
This yr’s different finalists have been: softball participant Jocelyn Alo, wrestler Jordan Burroughs, baseball participant Ivan Melendez and Alabama quarterback Bryce Younger.
Moore joins such former honorees as Bobby Jones, Wilma Rudolph, Carl Lewis, Mark Spitz, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps and Michelle Kwan.