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US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) member and 2008 Paralympic Gold Medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.) has been named a finalist for the 2009 ESPY Awards. McKinnon-Tucker is one of four finalists in the category of Best Female Athlete with a Physical Disability. In 2008, McKinnon-Tucker won the gold medal with Nick Scandone at the Paralympic Games in China in the SKUD-18 class. With that impressive win, McKinnon-Tucker was the first female sailor ever to win a Paralympic gold medal. She is the only sailor on the list of finalists in all of the awards' categories.

Please vote for USSTAG member Maureen McKinnon-Tucker to win an ESPY! Online voting is now accepted at  

In its 17th year, the ESPY Awards will commemorate the most exciting moments, greatest achievements and top performances in athletics around the globe. The ESPYs will be televised on Sunday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.