The Lynx were honored by ESPNW among the 2016 IMPACT25 Women of the Year and nominated for Woman of the Year this week. The Lynx continue to be one of the best teams in the WNBA, but the team are is being honored for its support of Black Lives Matter.
The nomination reads "Aside from a stellar season and Maya Moore being one of the best basketball players alive, the team was a pioneer of athlete activism by showing up to a July game in warm-up shirts printed with 'Black Lives Matter' — the first of any pro sports team to do so."
Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, U.S. gymnasts the "Final Five," WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike, pro softball pitcher Monica Abbott, NFL and MLB team doctor Robin West, and actress Kylie Bunbury, a Minnesota product, are among the nominated honorees.
The winner will be announced Tuesday.