espnW Announces Impact25 List of Athletes and Influencers of 2016

Each year, espnW announces the Impact25 List – the 25 women from the past year who have had the greatest impact on women in sports and women in general.

The list includes athletes and influencers involved in a range of topics from the Olympics, to primetime TV, activism, the election, and more.

Simone Biles was nominated for Woman of the Year and MAKER Hillary Clinton is just one of the 25 women who made an impression on 2016.

Below is the full list of the Impact25 athletes and influencers:

  • Hillary ClintonPresidential nominee
  • Kylie Bunbury, "Pitch" star
  • Monica Abbott, Record-setting pitcher
  • Final FiveGymnastics heroes
  • Jessie Graff, "Ninja Warrior" star
  • Ashleigh Johnson, Water polo gold medalist
  • Leslie Jones, Comedian
  • Angelique Kerber, Top-ranked tennis player
  • Katie Ledecky, Rio swimming sensation
  • Jessica Luther, Journalist
  • Elizabeth Marks, Invictus Games swimmer
  • Helen Maroulis, Wrestling gold medalist
  • Simone Manuel, Barrier-breaking swimmer
  • Tatyana Mcfadden, Paralympic multimedalist
  • Minnesota Lynx, Athlete activist
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, Pioneering fencer
  • Mira Nair, Director women’s champion
  • Nneka Ogwumike, WNBA MVP
  • Claressa Shields, Boxing gold medalist
  • Kathryn Smith, Full-time NFL coach
  • Brenda Tracy, Advocate speaker
  • UConn Women, 4 consecutive hoops titles
  • U.S. Women’s Eight, Rowing dynasty
  • Robin West, NFL and MLB physician

NEXT: Hillary Clinton in Post-Election Speech: "Never, Ever Give Up" »

Related Stories:
MAKERS Celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics
Nostalgic Moments When Women Dominated the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Photo Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images