25 Sports Hotties on and off the Field
Do you like your sports hotties rocking the little tennis skirt and tank top and brandishing a racket? Or skintight spandex with a number plastered across the chest? Maybe you're just a sports purist who prefers to see a smoking hot athlete in her natural environment.
Or do you like your sports hotties rocking a teeny bikini on the beach for a magazine photo shoot or, better yet, a body paint bikini for an even better magazine photo shoot. Maybe you're just not into women's sports and prefer just to get down to business.
Honestly it doesn't matter what category you fall into because I've got what you need either way. Let's take a look at 25 sports hotties on and off the field.
25. Caroline Wozniacki, Women's Tennis
On the Field Fact: Wozniacki has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the world, but today she's ranked No. 6 and has yet to win a Grand Slam event.
Off the Field Fact: She is dating Irish golf phenom Rory McIlroy, who is apparently skilled at other sports as well—he recently defeated Wozniacki in a table tennis match that went three sets.
24. Allyson Felix, U.S. Women's Track & Field
On the Field Fact: Felix is one of the best female sprinters in the world today and has won 15 gold medals in international competition—including one (and two silver) at the Olympics.
Off the Field Fact: She is the daughter of an ordained minister, and this California girl is a devout Christian.
23. Hannah Teter, U.S. Women's Snowboarding
On the Field Fact: Teter is a snowboarder who specializes in halfpipe and superpipe. She competed in the last two winter Olympics and medaled in each of them.
Off the Field Fact: Ice cream giants Ben & Jerry created a limited edition flavor in Teter's honor a few years back—it was called "Maple Blondie."
22. Kelly Sotherton, Great Britain Track & Field
On the Field Fact: Sotherton has competed in a number of track & field events, but the heptathlon, which she has medaled in at the Olympics, is her specialty.
Off the Field Fact: She dreams about Tom "Sex Bomb" Jones—recently tweeting: "My dream last involved Tom Jones asking me if he needed to cut his hair, while I asked him to sign my Tom Jones glasses case?! #dreams"
21. Kiira Korpi, Finland Women's Figure Skating
On the Field Fact: Korpi hasn't done much in terms of international competition in ladies figure skating, but she is a three-time Finnish National Champion.
Off the Field Fact: She recently finished reading Mauela Bosco's memoir and thought it was wonderfully written and that Bosco seems like a really beautiful person inside and out.
20. Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Women's Swimming
On the Field Fact: Coughlin is currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London and if history is any indicator, this 11-time Olympic medalist is in for one great summer.
Off the Field Fact: On a recent day off she went to see the movie Safe House at the suggestion of many of her Twitter followers and she was disappointed. Way to go, people.
19. Jade Bryce & Mercedes Terrell, Bellator Girls
On the Field Fact: Jade Bryce and Mercedes Terrell are two of MMA's hottest ring girls and they get paid very well to give men the impression that they make out when they aren't at work.
Off the Field Fact: They don't actually make out.
18. Guo Jingjing, China Women's Diving
On the Field Fact: China diving champion Guo Jingjing has won more Olympic medals than any other female diver in history—four gold, two silver.
Off the Field Fact: She's actually a tabloid staple in China—kind of like Kim Kardashian meets Michael Phelps.
17. Lindsey Vonn, U.S. Women's Skiing
On the Field Fact: Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is one of the greatest female athletes in American history. Vonn has racked up countless medals in international competition and in 2010 she was named the AP's Female Athlete of the Year.
Off the Field Fact: She was at the center of some Tim Tebow-related hubbub in late 2011, but claimed to be just a good friend of the family. Twitter seems to confirm that assertion.
16. Lolo Jones, U.S. Women's Track & Field
On the Field Fact: Jones is a track & field athlete who specializes in hurdles and is currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Off the Field Fact: She's a really good friend to have if you're moving, recently tweeting: "I'm in Indianapolis. Just throwing it out there Peyton Manning, if you need any help moving...I can lift 200 pounds on a good day."
15. Christina Vukicevic, Norway Track & Field
On the Field Fact: Christina Vukicevic is a Norwegian track & field athlete who specializes in hurdles and is currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Off the Field Fact: She mostly tweets in her native language, but apparently "WTF" "haha" and "ROFLMAO" are the same in every language.
14. Logan Tom, U.S. Women's Volleyball
On the Field Fact: In 2000, Tom was the youngest woman to ever be selected for the USA Olympic volleyball team at age 19—the year after she was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association's National Freshman of the Year.
Off the Field Fact: If you aren't into volleyball, you probably recognize Tom best from her 2004 feature in FHM magazine.
13. Nastia Liukin, U.S. Women's Gymnastics
On the Field Fact: Nastia Liukin is one of the greatest female gymnasts in American history—winning five medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She's currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Off the Field Fact: She is practically perfect in every way…except for that she tweets advice and words of wisdom from Oprah. No offense to Oprah, but I'm not interested.
12. Miesha Tate, MMA
On the Field Fact: Tate is the former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion and the current Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Champion. She must have picked up some of those skills wrestling on the boys team in high school.
Off the Field Fact: She likes a man who she can talk about work with—Tate is dating Team Alpha Male fighter Bryan Caraway.
11. Natalie Gulbis, LPGA
On the Field Fact: Gulbis is an LPGA golfer who has been playing on the tour since 2002 and has won one tour tournament in that time.
Off the Field Fact: She was briefly linked with a PGA golfer in early 2011, but after her recent body-paint appearance in SI, she should be setting her sights a little higher.
10. Stephanie Rice, Australia Women's Swimming
On the Field Fact: Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice won three gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and currently holds a number of world records. She's currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Off the Field Fact: Naturally she takes her training very seriously, but recently indulged in her first drink in a very long time. Mmmmmmm, alcohol.
9. Julia Mancuso, U.S. Women's Skiing
On the Field Fact: Julia Mancuso has been competing professionally since the age of 15, and her three Olympic medals are the most ever for any female American alpine skier.
Off the Field Fact: She spends her downtime kicking back and taking it easy, recently tweeting: "Seriously!? Some of my friends "invited" me to do a 2000 pushup challenge in one week. Who wants to join?? It's only like 385 a day;)"…worst challenge ever…
8. Ana Ivanovic, Women's Tennis
On the Field Fact: Ana Ivanovic has been competing professionally since 2003 and achieved the No. 1 ranking in the world in 2008 after winning the French Open.
Off the Field Fact: She has been dating the very handsome Adam Scott, an Australian golfer, since late 2011. The couple had dated previously before giving it another go.
7. Kaylyn Kyle, Canada Women's Soccer
On the Field Fact: Kaylyn Kyle is a professional soccer player who plays midfield for the Vancouver Whitecaps F.C. and a member of Canada's national women's soccer team.
Off the Field Fact: She may be a successful professional athlete, but that doesn't mean she's above a blonde moment every now and again. Kyle recently tweeted: "I'm officially ann idiot, chillin at the airport this morning but I dont fly out till tomorrow!!!! #EPICFAIL check ur itinerary!"
6. Alex Morgan, U.S. Women's Soccer
On the Field Fact: Soccer superstar Alex Morgan plays forward for the Seattle Sounders Women and was the youngest player on the U.S. women's national team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Off the Field Fact: Her life of world travel and photo shoots isn't all it's cracked up to be, there are plenty of drawbacks…like timezones? Man, that sounds rough.
5. Leryn Franco, Paraguay Women's Track & Field
On the Field Fact: Leryn Franco is a Paraguayan model/athlete who became an Internet sensation after being spotted competing in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She's currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Off the Field Fact: She's actually on Twitter, which isn't really a surprise. What was surprising is that even a former Miss (Bikini) Universe contestant isn't above the standard iPhone self-portrait in the mirror photo. You're welcome.
4. Melanie Adams, Australia Women's Track & Field
On the Field Fact: Melanie Adams is another model/athlete making a name for herself in track & field. She specializes in the pole vault but in 2010, she also took up the heptathlon.
Off the Field Fact: In 2007, she was one of the finalists in a national modeling competition conducted by Cosmopolitan Model management company to find Australia's "next big-name model."
3. Arianny Celeste, UFC Ring Girl
On the Field Fact: Arianny Celeste is one of the UFC's hottest attractions and was named the UFC Octagon Girl of the Year for 2011—taking the honor for an impressive third year in a row.
Off the Field Fact: After winning again, she did a photo shoot for Zoo magazine…and there's video of the blessed event.
2. Sophie Horn, British Golfer
On the Field Fact: Horn's website claims she is "a prodigious golfer and, having grown up on a golf course, has been playing golf since she can remember." I really have no reason to doubt her on this.
Off the Field Fact: But then again…just a few paragraphs down in the same bio, she lists her inclusion on a B/R "sexiest something" list as an accomplishment. Now I'm starting to doubt the "prodigious" claims.
1. Kim Glass, U.S. Women's Volleyball
On the Field Fact: Kim Glass is a professional volleyball player who currently plays overseas for Rabita Baku. She competed with the U.S. team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and helped Team USA win the silver medal.
Off the Field Fact: She's also a sometimes model who has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue—yet she was turned down by America's Next Top Model five times. Tyra sure can spot the talent.