Tennis Star Emma Raducanu Wins September 2021 Hickok Belt(R) Award
18 year old phenom wins US Open - Defeated Leylah Fernandez in 2 sets - First British woman to win a Grand Slam tournament since 1977
Other finalists for the month of September in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: Daniil Medvedev (tennis), Justin Tucker (football), Juan Soto (baseball), Max Fried (baseball), Russell Wilson (football), Patrick Cantlay (golf), Cristian Ronaldo (soccer), Oleksanfr Usyk (boxing) and Nasa Hataoka (golf).
Her selection as the Hickok Belt(R) Award winner for the month of September 2021 recognizes Emma Raducanu as "the best of the best" in professional sports for the month and makes her the ninth candidate to receive the overall Hickok Belt(R) Award for 2021, joining Athing Mu, Caleb Dressel, Shohei Ohtani, Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama, Luka Doncic, Naomi Osaka and Patrick Mahomes. Winners as selected by the NSMA will be announced each month throughout 2021.
The Hickok Belt(R) Award was originally presented annually from 1950-1976. Past recipients include a list of the 20th century's elite athletes including the likes of Muhammad Ali, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jim Brown and others who defined their sports. To learn more about the rich history of the Hickok Belt(R) Award and keep up with all the news surrounding the award in 2021, please visit hickokbelt.com.
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