Olympic champions David Boudia and Katie Ledecky were among 19 nominees for the Sullivan Award announced Monday.
Boudia, 24, became the first U.S. Olympic men’s diving gold medalist in 20 years when he won the platform in London in 2012. The swimmer Ledecky, 16, broke Janet Evans’ American record in winning the 800m freestyle at the London Games.
The Sullivan Award honors the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete for 2013, so Boudia and Ledecky’s Olympic successes shouldn’t factor in.
They did, however, perform well at the 2013 World Championships. Boudia won silver in the platform, and Ledecky won four gold medals and was named the female swimmer of the meet in Barcelona.
Olympians or Paralympians won the Sullivan Award nine of the last 13 years, including swimmer Missy Franklin last year.
Public voting here through March 23 will account for one-third of an athlete’s overall score to determine the winner.
Three finalists will be named no later than March 28. The winner will be announced April 11 in Orlando, Fla.
Here’s the full list of 19 nominees:
Ashley Bishop, Baton Twirling
Blake Bortles, Football
David Boudia, Diving
Liz Brenner, Volleyball/Basketball/Track and Field
Rachel Fattal, Water Polo
Joy Woog-Garvey, Inline Hockey
Bria Hartley, Basketball
Robert Herbst Powerlifting
Alex Johnson, Volleyball
Katie Ledecky, Swimming
Tre Mason, Football
A.J. McCarron, Football
Cory McGee, Track and Field
John Michael Nagel, Taekwondo
Kelsey Robinson, Volleyball
Jude Schimmel, Basketball
Shoni Schimmel, Basketball
John Urschel, Football
Alli Williams, Basketball