Mikaela Shiffrin Selected as the Hickok Belt® Award Winner for January 202302.14.2023
ROCHESTER, NY – Professional Alpine Skier Mikaela Shiffrin has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of January 2023 by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). Shiffrin was selected for the monthly honor based on her securing first place, the ultimate prize, in the giant slalom at the Kronplatz resort in Italy. On January 24th, Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race, breaking Lindsey Vonn’s record for the most World Cup victories. It was her ninth win of the season. The 27-year-old superstar became the youngest, most successful woman in Alpine skiing history and has earned the admiration of fans worldwide. Mikaela Shiffrin is the most accomplished female skier of all time and ranks among the most dominant athletes of the 21st century.
Other finalists for the month of January in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: Novak Djokovic (tennis), Joel Embiid (basketball), Patrick Mahomes (football), Aryna Sabalenka (tennis), Jeremy Swayman (hockey), David Pastrnak (hockey), Helio Castroneves (auto racing), Jon Rahm (golf) and Brooke Henderson (golf).
Shiffrin’s selection as the Hickok Belt® winner for the month of January not only recognizes her as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month, it also makes her the first candidate eligible to receive the 2023 overall award as she will be joined by other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.
To learn more about the Hickok Belt® Award and its rich history, please visit www.hickokbelt.com.
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