Sports Illustrated Women Century's Greatest Sportswomen

Sports SI

Published November 29, 1999. Both Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding share the 95th spot.

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

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37

1

Jackie Joyner Kersee

Athlete

0% (0 of 2 votes)

15

2

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Golfer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

20

3

Billie Jean King

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

93

4

Sonja Henie

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 3 votes)

35

5

Martina Navratilova

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

10

6

Chris Evert

Tennis Player

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

7

7

Bonnie Blair

Athlete

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

14

8

Wilma Rudolph

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

9

Nadia Comaneci

Gymnast

0% (0 of 10 votes)

84

10

Tracy Caulkins

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

36

11

Suzy Chaffee

Athlete

0% (0 of 2 votes)

33

12

Mia Hamm

Soccer Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

16

13

Nancy Lopez

Golfer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

14

Steffi Graf

Tennis Player

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

12

15

Cheryl Miller

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

86

16

Margaret Court

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

59

17

Mary T. Meagher

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

31

18

Olga Korbut

Gymnast

0% (0 of 0 votes)

94

19

Peggy Fleming

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 2 votes)

45

20

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

24

21

Dawn Fraser

Swimmer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

3

22

Teresa Edwards

Basketball Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

41

23

Julie Krone

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

101

24

Ann Meyers

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

89

25

Jean Driscoll

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

78

26

Fanny Blankers-Koen

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

99

27

Mickey Wright

Golfer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

39

28

Maureen Connolly Brinker

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

92

29

Janet Evans

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

13

30

Althea Gibson

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

34

31

Mary Decker Tabb Slaney

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

40

32

Dorothy Hamill

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 3 votes)

68

33

Suzanne Lenglen

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

21

34

Lyubov Egorova

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

98

35

Kathy Whitworth

Golfer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

67

36

Larissa Latynina

Gymnast

0% (0 of 0 votes)

50

37

Grete Waitz

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

38

Katarina Witt

Figure Skater

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

38

39

Amy Van Dyken

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

74

40

Michelle Akers

Soccer Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

58

41

Pat McCormick

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

91

42

Gertrude Ederle

Swimmer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

49

43

Wyomia Tyus

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

69

44

Nancy Lieberman-Cline

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

8

45

Picabo Street

Athlete

45.56% (41 of 90 votes)

88

46

Anne Donovan

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

75

47

Dr. Tenley Albright

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

48

Lynn Hill

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

61

49

Rosi Mittermaier

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

82

50

Susan Butcher

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

51

51

Nera White

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

53

52

Helen Wills Moody Roark

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

18

53

Ruffian

Animal

0% (0 of 1 votes)

6

54

Chamique Holdsclaw

Basketball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

23

55

Lisa Fernandez

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

87

56

Anita DeFrantz

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

57

Mary Lou Retton

Gymnast

100% (1 of 1 votes)

17

58

Marion Jones

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

62

59

Annemarie Moser-Proll

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

63

60

Paula Newby-Fraser

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

95

61

Shirley 'Cha Cha' Muldowney

Auto Racer

0% (0 of 3 votes)

19

62

Jenny Thompson

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

44

63

Dawn Riley

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

79

64

Carol Blazejowski

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

48

65

Ann Trason

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

97

66

Lynn Jennings

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

77

67

Shirley Babashoff

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

22

68

Kornelia Ender

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

96

69

Flo Hyman

Volleyball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

80

70

Hassiba Boulmerka

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

83

71

Connie Carpenter

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

30

72

Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

85

73

Alice Coachman

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

73

74

Silken Laumann

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

56

75

Alice Marble

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

76

76

Lisa Anderson

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

100

77

Manon Rheaume

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

72

78

Tegla Loroupe

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

52

79

Willye White

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

43

80

Aileen Riggin Soule

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

54

81

Lynette Woodard

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

11

82

Donna De Varona

Swimmer

9.09% (1 of 11 votes)

57

83

Helene Mayer

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

71

84

Donna Lopiano

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

42

85

Kristin Otto

Swimmer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

55

86

Sheila Young-Ochowitz

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

29

87

Sheryl Swoopes

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

25

88

Juli Furtado

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

47

89

Louise Suggs

Golfer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

90

Cynthia Cooper (WNBA)

Basketball Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

90

91

Camille Duvall

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

60

92

Fu Mingxia

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

46

93

Lyn St. James

Auto Racer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

66

94

Marion Ladewig

Bowler

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

95

Tonya Harding

Figure Skater

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

32

95

Nancy Kerrigan

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 0 votes)

26

96

Cammi Granato

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

70

97

Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

81

98

Ila Borders

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

64

99

Margo Oberg

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

65

100

Dorothy Kamenshek

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)