FanShot

Sue Bird Seventh Most Popular Female Athlete in The Harris Poll

6

The yearly Harris Poll has named the Seattle Storm's Sue Bird as the seventh most popular female athlete in the United States. She was tied overall with retired tennis champion Martina Navratilova. Six of the top ten female athletes are tennis players - the only non-tennis players are race car driver Danica Patrick at #3, retired soccer player Mia Hamm at #5 and beach volleyball player Kerry Walsh tied with golfer Michele Wie for the #9 spot. Serena Williams was the #1 favorite female star among both men and women. She was also the favorite among all age groups, except for those between 18 to 34, where Venus Williams was the favorite. Among groupings by race/ethnicity, there was disagreement: Danica Patrick was the favorite female athlete among whites and Serena Williams was the favorite among blacks. Among Hispanics, Danica Patrick and Sue Bird tied as the favorite.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker