Mo’ne Davis is “Sports Kid of the Year”

Gets congratulations from Michelle Obama.

Sports Illustrated: Kids has named Philly’s Mo’ne Davis as its “Sports Kid of the Year.”


The honor comes complete with another magazine cover:

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The magazine explains:

Mo’ne became the most talked about pitcher this summer when she threw two shutouts in August. The first one advanced the Philadelphia Taney Dragons all-star team to the Little League World Series. The second one propelled her into the history books, as Mo’ne became the first girl in the 75-year history of the Little League World Series to pitch a shutout in the tournament. Off the field, Mo’ne also excels in the classroom. She has been on the honor roll since she was in the second grade, and last year she received an award given to the student who “has great tenacity in everything she does and inspires others to do their best work.”

When Mo’ne pitched the historic shutout at the LLWS, she did more than just play a boys game. She dominated it, showing the nation that a girl can throw heat, too. She also inspired countless kids to dream big. That’s why Mo’ne Davis is the 2014 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year.

Here’s the real question: Can she become the “Sportswoman of the Year” for SI, competing against athletes in all sports and levels for the honor? The way the accolades keep piling up for Mo’ne, we wouldn’t be surprised.