Mo'ne Davis Named 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 29, 2014

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Davis, who became an instant celebrity in August when she became the first girl to win a Little League World Series game, is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis made a big impression on the sports landscape in 2014—enough to garner Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year honors.  

The Associated Press, via ESPNW.com, reported the news of Davis' prestigious accolade on Monday, as the 13-year-old pitching sensation became the youngest recipient of the award.

Davis helped her Philadelphia Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory in their first game of the Little League World Series against Nashville, registering eight strikeouts in the win.

Being featured on the Sports Illustrated cover and making multiple high-profile public appearances evidently haven't caused Davis to lose her humility.

"A lot of adults around me help out, taught me to be respectful, to be calm during everything and not let anything get to you," said Davis, per the AP report.

Davis is also an exceptional soccer and basketball player, which appear to be more viable paths to pursue in terms of becoming a professional athlete someday.

Then again, very few could have anticipated Davis bursting onto the scene in South Williamsport. Now Davis has received a most prestigious piece of hardware to add to what's been an amazing year for the teenage prodigy.

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