Mo’ne Davis Named a “Most Influential Teen”
Philly pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis can add another superlative to her stockpile of honors: She’s been named one of Time’s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.
The magazine explains:
It’s not every day that a black female athlete appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated—let alone one who’s 13. So Mo’ne Davis made quite a splash in August when she landed that spot (cover line: “Remember Her Name”) after pitching a shutout game in the Little League World Series. Her team, Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, was eventually knocked out of the tournament, but not before Davis got accolades from Michelle Obama, Kevin Durant and Ellen DeGeneres, among others. Many hope she will be a role model for girls in sports, especially those that are typically male-dominated.
The year’s not over yet. There’s no reason Davis couldn’t be named SI’s “sportswoman of the year.” We’ve got a feeling she’ll be on a few more lists before it’s all over.