Mo'ne Davis is Sports Kid of the Year

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Monday, December 1, 2014

PHILADELPHIA -- It's another W for Mo'ne Davis. Sports Illustrated Kids has named the Little League star its Sports Kid of the Year.

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her praise Monday.

Davis, a 13-year-old honor roll student from Philadelphia, became a sensation in August after leading the Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennessee. She is the first girl to win a Little League World Series game.

She since has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, has starred in a Spike Lee-directed car commercial and has her jersey displayed in baseball's Hall of Fame.

Sports Illustrated Kids says Davis shows that everyone has the ability to make an impact and inspire no matter age, gender or race.

She's the ninth person honored as Sports Kid of the Year since 2007. Two brothers shared the award in 2012.

Davis' hometown Philadelphia Phillies also sent some congratulations her way.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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