Four Marylanders earn Team USA Awards
Marylanders Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Tatyana McFadden and Brad Snyder won Team USA Awards at the United States Olympic Committee’s live taping of its Best of the Games ceremony Wednesday night at Georgetown in Washington. The presentation will be aired Tuesday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Ledecky, a swimmer from Bethesda, won Female Athlete of the Olympic Games; Phelps, a swimmer who grew up in Rodgers Forge and attended Towson High, won Male Athlete of the Olympic Games; McFadden, a wheelchair racer who grew up in Clarksville and attended Atholton, won Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games; and Snyder, a swimmer who attended Navy and lives in Baltimore, won Male Athlete of the Paralympic Games. North Baltimore Aquatic Club received the Building Dreams Award. Winners were determined by online fan voting and members of the Olympic and Paralympic family, plus a panel of journalists.