The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports performances for the prior calendar year. The 19-year-old, deaf motocross champion was also nominated in 2009, losing out to surfing’s Maya Gabeira for the prestigious award.
"I had so much fun at the ESPYs last year. It was so cool to be with the world’s greatest athletes at the show and at the parties," remarked Ashley. "I’m proud to represent the motocross community to try and win an ESPY for our sport again this year."
The Female Action Sport ESPY will go to the athlete with the most votes from fans. All fans of Ashley and motocross are encouraged to vote online or by mobile device at www.espn.com/espys or on the ESPN Facebook page: www.facebook.com/espn.
The 2010 ESPYs will be televised live on ESPN July 14 from Los Angeles. This year’s show will be hosted by Seth Meyers.