While the legendary women of sports continue to permanently cement their names in the minds of fans, there is an influx of eager new babes ready to create a stir.
From exotic WAGs and voluptuous cheerleaders to feisty athletes and fearless reporters, these professionals are anxiously scraping the edge of stardom.
With the new year approaching, let's look back at the 100 hottest sports babes of 2011.
While it's never been difficult for this sensual racer to attract attention, Danica Patrick is seemingly in the peak of her career.
As Yahoo's most-searched athlete in 2011, it is clear that Patrick is close to reaching immortality.
This Dutch television personality and model is known as the wife of footballer Rafael van der Vaart, but it's her own athletic talent that gets fans' attention.
While it's doubtful Sylvie van der Vaart practices her footwork and the exhilarating game of "keepie uppie" with her husband, who she has been with since 2003, her skills with a soccer ball are undeniable.
It's only natural that this budding young star eventually became a sports WAG following an early entrance into the acting world.
Once known as the obnoxiously-vocal daughter of coach Bill Yoast from Remember the Titans, Hayden Panettiere has carved out a role as the illustrious ex-girlfriend of heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko and the current belle of Gang Green quarterback Mark Sanchez.
New York won't allow this relationship to be kept quiet.
While this Canadian freestyle skier is clearly known for her beautiful appearances in FHM, it's her accolades on the halfpipe that impress fans the most.
Sarah Burke won the gold in Aspen this year with a stellar score of 91.33, proving to fans that she indeed can't be beat.
Arguably no athlete has increased her exposure in the past year more than this soccer star.
From comical commercials and cute videos to a breathtaking appearance in ESPN's Body Issue and her sexy participation on Dancing with the Stars, Hope Solo is seemingly on the cusp of stardom.
On second thought, she's already there.
While this Russian tennis player is known for her subtle sexiness and her career-high singles ranking of No. 18, Maria Kirilenko is now flooding the tabloids with news of her new fling.
It seems a new power couple has been formed, as Kirilenko and NHL star Alexander Ovechkin have found a mutual happiness.
As one of the first females to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the beautiful, yet vicious Kyra Gracie has plenty of expectations placed on her shoulders.
She is a three-time ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Champion, with her most recent victory coming this year.
Whether she dominates on the golf course or not, Blair O'Neal's beauty always reigns supreme.
Her website is constantly updated, her sexiness never dwindling.
This MMA extraordinaire and model may be known as the Karate Hottie, but it's Michelle Waterson's intimidating style of play that scares opponents and excites fans.
With Waterson set to return to MMA in January to face Diana Rael at Jackson's MMA Series 7, it's only a matter of time before fans are reintroduced to this beautiful star.
Some know her as the wife of NBA veteran Shelden Williams, others as only the second player to dunk in a WNBA game, but Candace Parker and her pensive glare begs us to learn more.
While she did average 18.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this year, Candace Parker is making news more for her thoughts on playing pick-up games against men.
While her 2011 production may not have been elite in the track-and-field world, Kristine Eikrem Engeset still has the beautiful aura to dominate the camera and the vivacious nature to improve Puma's sex appeal.
As the new face of the illustrious brand, Engeset continues to engage eager fans.
While this American alpine skier is known for having won three consecutive overall World Cup and downhill championships from 2008 to 2010, it's her 2011 relationship status that has fans excited.
After four years of marriage, it was reported that Lindsey and Thomas Vonn were set to begin divorce proceedings.
With one detrimental loss comes a beautiful opportunity.
While this sexy singer is known for selling more than 4.3 million albums and 6.9 million digital tracks in the United States alone as of 2010, it's her new relationship with Knickerbockers star Amar'e Stoudamire that has fans excited for basketball.
At least she and La La Vazquez can still go shopping together.
While his career record in December may be 8-10, Tony Romo has a new beauty to help him through the tough part of the NFL season.
Candice Crawford may be known for winning the Miss Missouri USA competition in 2008, but she's now on her way to becoming a legendary WAG.
The Chicago Bears may have an unspectacular 7-5 record and be in need of a healthy quarterback, but Jay Cutler has his engagement to sexy television personality Kristin Cavallari to keep him busy.
His injury treatment can't be too boring.
South African model Dominique Piek may be exciting fanbases with her provocative photo shoots, but it's her status as C.J. Wilson's WAG that keeps the baseball world excited.
His Texas Rangers did lose the World Series for a second year in a row, but at least their star pitcher has this beauty to come home to.
Being the daughter of former Washington Redskin's signal caller Mark Rypien, there are naturally high expectations placed on this Lingerie Football League star's shoulders.
Her recent production from the quarterback position has caused fans to concentrate just as much on her wide array of abilities as they do on her beauty.
While this Russian model is revered for her 2007 through 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, it's her (somehow) lasting relationship with notorious playboy and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo that has fans intrigued.
As the cover model for the 2011 issue, Irina Shayk continues to make her presence felt.
This soccer cheerleader makes any mundane match a bit more engaging.
While all we know about Anna is that she loves sushi and Lady Gaga, her beauty tells us the rest of the story.
No wonder the Houston Dynamo are 12-9.
While she is known as the current Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion, Miesha Tate is seemingly dealing with one eager fighter who is awaiting an illustrious battle.
With youngster Ronda Rousey hoping to go head-to-head with the legendary MMA fighter, an epic fight is essentially moments away.
But Tate apparently doesn't believe her peer is ready.
This sexy golfer may not be known for her athletic achievements, but she's seemingly quite popular with the media.
If her careless beauty doesn't attract fans, her informational new fitness video will certainly get the job done.
While she has long been known for being the wife of Manchester United and England football star Wayne Rooney, Coleen Rooney is seemingly switching things up... with her style.
The sexy television presenter apparently dyed her hair red, undoubtedly attempting to match her illustrious wardrobe.
With 1,143 yards receiving, Wes Welker may be on his way to a career year, but it's his lasting relationship with Hooters model Anna Burns that has the NFL world paying attention.
She is clearly the more prolific star in the couple.
This Canadian model and race car driver may have gained fame as a model on The Price is Right, but it was her appearance in the August 2011 issue of Maxim that stimulated fans' senses.
Having also raced in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and Nationwide Series, Maryeve Dufault is only beginning to test the waters of immortality.
This sexy country singer and former American Idol winner may be known as NHLer Mike Fisher's wife, but it was her role as one of the headliners of the iHeartRadio Music Festival this past September that kept fans in awe.
Carrie Underwood pleasantly won't go away.
While she's known as the sexy WAG of Heat star Dwyane Wade, actress Gabrielle Union is recently finding out from her beau that he likes his woman to be careful when getting manicures.
Some might say that the Miami celebrity wouldn't have minded a lockout considering he has this beauty to come home to.
The former Miss Lithuania and current Miss World Boxing Council may intimidate opponents with her exotic nature, but it's her sensual glare that has fans excited.
This year's photo shoot with FHM seemingly gave fans a deeper look into the life of a female boxer.
While she has been married to Irish footballer Robbie Keane since 2008, Claudine Keane is now garnering attention as possibly the next Posh Spice.
There's truly no comparison.
While this Norwegian hurdler clearly has the blood lines to succeed (her father participated for Yugoslavia in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow), Christina Vukicevic is beginning to create her own legacy.
She opened 2011 with a national record in the 60-meter hurdles (7.92 seconds) and earned a bronze with a 7.83 time at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Her beauty may be her most threatening trait.
It seems as if sexy track-and-field star Allyson Felix may be able to bring back respect to a tarnished sport.
Following the Marion Jones catastrophe, the sport has been yearning for a new influence.
With 19 cuts made and 23 tournaments played in this year, Spanish golfer Beatriz Recari continues to improve her exposure.
Her confident pose and firm grip gives fans reason to believe that she is invincible.
The former Miss California may please Michael Phelps when he isn't in the pool, but she gives fans plenty to smile about when she advertises fast food.
Just another day in the life of a rookie WAG.
This Brazilian surfer may have ranked No. 15 on the ASP Women’s World Tour, but she ranked first in the hearts of Sports Illustrated fans, considering she earned a spot in the 2011 issue.
Her relaxing lifestyle never gets old.
While most fans remember this former cheerleader from her days pumping the pom poms for the Oregon Ducks, Amanda Pflugrad is garnering a newfound respect for her work with Fox Sports Arizona.
We can't possibly escape her vivacious nature.
The NHRA star may be expected to dominate the track with her fearless attitude and sexy aura every year, but she took this one off to have a baby.
With a name like Ashley Force, this beauty can't possibly be kept away for long.
This MMA model may be known nationally for her work in the sports world, but her beautiful poses have garnered her worldwide acclaim.
Photoshop likely doesn't have the capability to enhance this picture.
While this sexy sportscaster is known for her engaging journalism, it was her recent run-in with an allegedly-inappropriate former ESPN executive that has fans cringing.
Erin Andrews may be the most significant pioneer in the world of erotic reporters.
It's easy to see why the fiery Baltimore Ravens play with such relentless intensity every week, considering they have a stellar cheer squad rooting them on.
Serena headlines a potent crew that has helped propel the Ravens to a 9-3 record.
While she may not be the sexiest sister in her family (Kourtney anyone?), Kim Kardashian is still the most dramatic and business savvy.
Following her short-lived marriage to NBA journeyman Kris Humphries, fans are likely curious as to who is the next victim.
Somehow we believe we know who.
No matter how this team performs on the field, they will forever be remembered for their sexy pictures in Playboy.
With some "risque" poses, this team is seemingly working their way towards immortality in the sports world.
While she reached the No. 8 ranking in 2000, this sex icon has been known for her prowess in doubles (as a former No. 1).
However, with the recent news of a potential pregnancy with beau Enrique Iglesias going viral, fans are clinging to their seats in hopes there is still more to come.
This sexy reporter was known for her work with Versus, but she continues to climb the ranks with her new position.
Not only did she join ESPN, but Charissa Thompson now co-hosts the show Numbers Never Lie with Michael Smith.
While the Philadelphia Eagles are undoubtedly disappointed with the team's 4-8 season, there cheer squad has to be just as furious.
As a member of this year's squad, Ivelisse seemingly has plenty of adversity to face in trying to rile up an unhappy fanbase.
From rags to riches, this beauty first garnered attention as a Golden State Warriors cheerleader.
After rotating her pom poms for the Dallas Cowboys as well, Bonnie-Jill Laflin eventually got into acting.
She then found her true calling as the first female scout for the NBA, working with the Los Angeles Lakers and as the assistant general manager of the Lakers' developmental team (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
While the interest regarding these sexy Brazilian twins was undoubtedly at an all-time low in recent years due to a lack of news, it just took a significant jump back to the top.
With Bia and Branca Feres allegedly getting breast implants and quitting synchronized swimming, now seems like the ideal time to appreciate their greatness...
...one last time.
The San Diego Chargers may be 4-7, but tight end Antonio Gates is undeniably thrilled with his new life-partner.
While he's making news for recently marrying hip-hop video vixen Sasha Dindayal, he should embrace it considering he'll most likely be enjoying the couch with her during the NFL playoffs.
This sexy part of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad may excite NFL fans with her enthusiastic loyalty, but Brooke Sorenson is now ready to dilate the pupils of MLB hardcores with her upcoming marriage to Washington Nationals outfielder Laynce Nix.
She seems up to the task.
This English poker star and model may have garnered instant fame for winning the 2010 European Poker Tour in San Remo for €1,250,000, but it's her beauty and exotic nature that has fans drooling for more.
She undoubtedly makes it quite difficult for opponents to concentrate.
The eldest daughter of arguably the greatest NHLer ever clearly wants to find her own niche and achieve legendary status like her father.
Paulina Gretzky's twitter feed, however, has caused somewhat of a stir, forcing her father to close it down twice.
Her sexy nature can't possibly be ignored.
Not only was she named "The Sexiest Reporter in the World" by FHM in 2009, but Spanish reporter Sara Carbonero is known around the world for her engaging eyes and sexy aura.
She undoubtedly never has a problem getting an interview.
While this Lady Cat is known for her breathtaking cheerleading during Charlotte Bobcats games, Jordan Fish is also revered for her WAG status.
NASCAR star Denny Hamlin may be pleased with this catch, but NBA fans are now even more excited that the lockout is over.
While Ryan Braun did earn himself the National League MVP award, he is likely more pleased with his new companion.
Beautiful model Larisa Fraser is the perfect compliment to his often-tedious profession.
As a recent MMA ring girl of the week, Belle Rodriguez is on her way to an illustrious career.
Her sexy tendencies can't possibly go unnoticed.
He may not be a star on the soccer field, but Russian footballer Diniyar Bilyaletdinov seemingly has his love life down pat.
Izabel Goulart is a Brazilian model who undeniably makes her beau feel like he's won the World Cup.
Pole vaulter Allison Stokke may have garnered attention in the States for her naturally-sexy poses on the track, but Sara Galimberti is seemingly exciting Italy with a similar, yet more adventurous nature.
She is clearly embracing her status with full force.
While he has 552 yards and eight receiving touchdowns this season, Denver's Eric Decker is likely more pleased about his new relationship with sexy singer Jessie James.
Her influence has seemingly helped the streaking Broncos.
While it's rare to see two athletes of the same sport ignite a romance, Natalie Gulbis and Dustin Johnson fought the odds.
Gulbis may not have any wins this year, but her new beau can certainly help her with her mechanics.
After marrying Chicago Fire soccer player Krzystztof Krol last year after only dating for seven weeks, fans were undeniably pleased with this sexy model and Playboy Cybergirl's adventurous dive into the sports world.
This year, however, the two took the next step. Mikula gave birth to their son Cristiano in March.
While her most recent win came with a second-place finish at the Swatch Girls Pro Junior France, sexy surfer Sage Erickson is beginning to garner more attention for her sexy nature than for her accolades.
Now that she has qualified for the 2012 ASP Tour, Erickson is undoubtedly excited to make a name for herself.
While two-time and reigning WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch is clearly intimidating enough on his own, his girlfriend's aggressive chants likely scare opponents away.
Rachael Cordingley seemingly knows how to light up any stage.
Former New York Giant Tiki Barber may not have found a job in the NFL during his attempted return, but he's still got this former NBC intern to keep him smiling.
While the prolific running back waits for his divorce to finalize before marrying Traci Lynn Johnson, he undoubtedly reminisces about his classless acts...
...Such as leaving his pregnant wife for their desperate nanny.
The former World no. 1 Serbian tennis player is no stranger to the eager eyes of fans, considering her stunning beauty and her on-and-off relationship with golfer Adam Scott.
However, Ana Ivanovic seems to be approaching the spotlight again, despite being currently ranked No. 141 in the world.
This swimsuit model may have garnered attention on The Bachelor, but she is also climbing the charts of the sports world.
Known for dating Carl Pavano, Gia Allemand is now allegedly turning to the NBA in Magic forward Ryan Anderson.
Getting acquainted with every sport.
While she is known as the wife of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Scott Podsednik, Lisa Dergan Podsednik has created her own reputation as a sportscaster for FOX Sports Net.
Her husband may continue to disappear from baseball with his injury-prone nature, but this beauty clearly never escapes fans' minds.
The former contestant and eventual winner on The Bachelor is seemingly entering a new playing field as the new WAG of NFL tight end Jeremy Shockey.
The fiery Carolina Panther finally has someone who can successfully keep him calm.
Kyle Busch may be hated in the sport of NASCAR, but with his recent fall towards notoriety, he will be counting on his WAG Samantha Sarcinella to carry the celebrity load.
She can certainly handle the responsibilities.
She may be engaged to American footballer Sacha Kljestan, but Jamie Lee Darley garnered attention long before her WAG status.
This model has been lighting up stages since competing in the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Model Search.
This Big Ten Network reporter may be known as the girlfriend of NHLer Scottie Upshaw, but it's her recent tweeted pics that have fans eager for more.
Melanie Collins continues to fight her way towards Erin Andrews status.
As sexy as she is, Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander is intriguingly the perfect catch for her strength rather than her beauty.
Shaquille O'Neal can atone to that first hand.
He may have an unspectacular quarterback rating of 76.6, but Christian Ponder is seemingly on his way to achieving elite status considering he has already caught a beautiful woman to support him.
While his name insinuates a Tim Tebow thought, his play makes Vikings fans optimistic.
While this sexy singer is known for her sensual moves on stage and her relationship with racer Lewis Hamilton, her role as a judge on The X Factor has garnered her the most recent attention.
However, after she and Paula Abdul eliminated a popular contestant, fans were a bit furious.
The Dallas Cowboys' cheer squad may be known as arguably the best in the league, but their leader Kelsi Reich continues to steal the spotlight.
Her recent hug with Buffalo Bills beau David Nelson during their teams' game undoubtedly gave fans plenty to smile about.
While she's been on the WAG scene for awhile, Danielle Lloyd's lasting relationship with star footballer Jamie O'Hara gives fans hope that she'll be around for awhile.
She even brought the couple's toddler to a match against Liverpool in support of her beau.
While Tom Brady continues to surgically-dissect opposing NFL defenses, his Brazilian-model wife owns her reputation as arguably his best achievement.
In August of this year, Gisele Bundchen ranked No. 60 on the Forbe's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women.
Some might say she is the breadwinner in the family.
With arguably the most iconic name in the world of WAGs, Brooklyn Decker undeniably improves Andy Roddick's celebrity status.
He may have the hardest serve in tennis, but Roddick still pleads for his beautiful wife to cheer him on. She seemingly always comes through.
Some know her as the first woman ever to complete a rodeo 720, others as arguably the sexiest athlete alive.
Freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen continues to keep fans engaged with her enthusiastic blog and riveting pictures.
She may be a rookie on the Washington Redskins cheer squad, but Teleza seemingly has the adventurous nature to dominate the sidelines.
Her 4-8 team could certainly use her vivacious tendencies.
This hot surfing babe is undoubtedly more revered for her beauty than her water skills.
In a recent interview with Mankind Unplugged, Erica Hosseini shares everything from how she got involved in surfing to the "goofiest thing" she's ever done.
A breathtaking catch.
While her father was a journeyman NFL quarterback who is remembered for his one epic Hail Mary pass against Miami while with Boston college, Alexa Flutie is seemingly carving out her own legacy.
As if the New England Patriots need any more help, this sexy rookie is ready to shine.
Considering free agent wide receiver Hank Baskett has yet to find a home with any NFL team, it's safe to say he is spending plenty of time with his illustrious wife.
Kendra Wilkinson loves to share her activities and passions with her fans, and seemingly loves holiday shopping with the beau.
The Bellator ring girl may have been lacking the attention she deserved in the past, but this year the underdog has seemingly begun to garner some love.
Mercedes Terrell has the name and the sexiness to dominate her craft for a long time.
She may be the less-illustrious member of the United States National Team, but Alex Morgan is quietly awaiting her moment to shine.
The soccer star has the innocently-sexy aura to dominate the camera.
While she is known as the ex-girlfriend of the retired Italian football legend Christian Vieri, model and actress Melissa Satta is now expanding her resume.
She is now dating Ghanaian soccer player Kevin-Prince Boateng, who plays for Serie A club A.C. Milan in Italy.
Her international exposure continues to expand.
We must give this former Playboy Playmate credit for marrying a lesser-known athlete who may not earn the biggest bucks, but is still willing to lay a hit on a vulnerable tight end.
Safety Adam Archuleta was clearly tough enough to strike up a conversation with the sexy Jennifer Walcott.
While this German model is known for as the girlfriend of footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger, it's her recent photo shoot with GQ that has fans panting.
Sarah Brandner may look sexy enough in the stands as she cheers on her beau, but her planned poses are breathtaking.
This Argentine fashion model may be known for her relationship with footballer Juan Roman Riquelme, but it's her appearance in COED's recent WAG-off that has fans intrigued.
It's safe to say she can't lose.
Kelsi Reich may garner the most attention for her WAG label and illustrious nature, but Ashton Torres headlines arguably the sexiest cheer squad in the NFL.
It's somewhat understandable why the cowboys continue to display inconsistency, considering this beauty's new photos.
This Argentine actress and model may be known as Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain’s girlfriend, but it's her vivacious nature that has the camera shaking.
With her recent "WAG of the Week" status, it's safe to say she'll never be forgotten.
This billiards hottie may be known for her sexy athleticism, but Jennifer Barretta is seemingly just as talented with her typed words as she is with the pockets.
There's seemingly no endeavor she can't master.
While her husband continues to warm NFL benches, former Miss California USA 2009, Carrie Prejean, is undoubtedly taking care of the baby she had in May.
Kyle Boller must be loving the backup-quarterback lifestyle.
The 9-3 Houston Texans may miss their star signal caller, but at least they have this beautiful cheerleader to look to for support.
T.J. Yates has plenty of motivation moving down the stretch, considering arguably the hottest sideline girl in the NFL has his back.
Randi's recent photo shoot does not disappoint.
Like Doug Flutie and his brilliant Hail Mary pass during college, Jenn Sterger will forever be associated with one occurrence.
The sexting scandal she was involved in with legendary Green Bay Packer Brett Favre got her plenty of (unwanted?) attention early on, but then the sexy former FSU Cow Girl seemingly disappeared.
She's clearly back with a vengeance.
This Paraguayan model and athlete continues to develop her illustrious reputation through stellar athleticism and unavoidable beauty.
Known for specializing in the javelin throw, Leryn Franco achieved her personal best throw of 55.66 meters this year in Buenos Aires.
It was her appearance in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition that truly kept fans panting.
This Canadian pop star may be known for her eerie resemblance to Kim Kardashian and her ironic relationship with Reggie Bush, but it's Melissa Molinaro's sexy vibe that has fans constantly enthused.
While she never shies away from the camera, only time will tell whether Molinaro will last in the high-flying world of wives and girlfriends.
While this aspiring artist had previously left the UFC to attend art school, it has been confirmed that the sexy ring girl is returning.
MMA fans are surely thrilled with the news.
This Victoria's Secret Angel's marriage to former NBA backup Marko Jaric gives all men hope.
As Jaric continues to fade into the abyss, Adriana Lima continues to excite fans.
While it's safe to say Peter Crouch is the luckiest man in the United Kingdom, he is on his way to raising another celebrity.
Abigail Clancy may excite fans with her lingerie modeling, but she is undeniably not looking forward to her daughter's obnoxious pre-teen years.
Irish singer-songwriter and musician Una Healy has the eyes to attract a stadium and the naturally beauty to properly support her team.
England national rugby union player Ben Foden has the ultimate motivation to knock heads.
The couple is expecting a baby this year, and Healy is not afraid to share her "baby bump."
She may be an innocent (albeit sexy) ring girl, but Arianny Celeste is seemingly unafraid to get into a twitter battle with any fighter, including Chael Sonnen.
Arguably the sexiest part of the UFC, this octagon girl never ceases to amaze fans.