Serena Williams Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for July 2016
ROCHESTER, NY - Women’s tennis star Serena Williams has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of July 2016.  Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected Williams based on her performance in winning Wimbledon 2016 in straight sets over Angelique Kerber. The win was Williams’ seventh Wimbledon title and her twenty-second Grand Slam championship. Serena also won the Wimbledon doubles title with her sister, Venus, their sixth Wimbledon doubles title together.

Other finalists for the month of July in order of how the NSMA voters ranked them included: Andy Murray (tennis), Henrik Stenson (golf), Jimmy Walker (golf), Stephen Strasburg (baseball), Brad Keselowski (auto racing), Joey Votto (baseball), Brittany Lang (golf), Kyle Busch (auto racing) and Terrence Crawford (boxing).

Her selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of July 2016 recognizes Serena Williams as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month and makes her the seventh candidate eligible to receive the overall Hickok Belt® Award for 2016, joining LeBron James, Clayton Kershaw, Jake Arrieta, Novak Djokovic, Steph Curry and Jason Day.

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