Awarded to North American snowsports participants who have distinguished themselves in amateur or professional competition during the current season. The winner will be selected by online vote of Active Press, Retired Press and Corporate members.
Jessie Diggins is the first U.S. woman to win the FIS Cross-Country World Cup title. Diggins enjoyed an outstanding 2020-21 season, winning four events, including becoming the first American to win the prestigious Tour de Ski. Diggins and teammate Kikkan Randall won the first U.S. Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing with their team sprint victory. The 29-year-old from Afton, Minnesota, is also a four-time world medalist, including a gold medal in 2013 in team sprint. For more information see: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2021/March/09/Jessie-Diggins-Becomes-First-US-Woman-To-Win-Cross-Country-World-Cup-Title