Top 20 Female Athletes of the Year

The O-Zone Staff has narrowed its Female Athlete of the Year watchlist down to a Top 20. See the full list in alphabetical order below.

As we narrow down our Athletes of the Year there are many considerations that go into our voting process. 18 of the 20 athletes on this list play multiple sports with some playing as many as four sports. Just because a photo is of an athlete playing one sport does not mean that sport was the sole reason for their selection to this Top 20.

We will narrow down to a Top 5 later this week with the announcement of Female Athlete of the Year on the final O-Zone Show of the year Sunday, Jun. 2.

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TOP 20 FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Paiton Acord, Parkview
Riley Arnold, Blue Eye
Alexis Barber, Ozark
Natalie Basham, Camdenton
Izzy Erickson, Reeds Spring
Alana Findley, Fair Grove
Piper Francis, MV-BT/Liberty
Hayley Frank, Strafford
Kayley Frank, Strafford
Autumn Garrett, Skyline
Kaesha George, Monett
Faith Gilkey, Walnut Grove
Birdie Hendrickson, Rogersville
Madison Hicks, Crane
Tayte Kozlowski, Kickapoo
Harper Little, Clever
Maci McHenry, Rogersville
Makayla McVay, Walnut Grove
Priscilla Williams, Branson
Reagan Zibilski, Catholic