Grace Norman attends ESPY Awards

Grace Norman, with Michael Phelps, at the ESPY Awards/Mark Weinstein

LOS ANGELES, California (WDTN) — Cedarville University track standout Grace Norman traveled to Los Angeles for the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.

Norman, a sophomore at Cedarville, was nominated for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

The Xenia Christian graduate did not win the award, but got the experience of a lifetime, meeting the biggest names in sports, including U.S. Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps.

Norman won the gold medal in the triathlon and a bronze medal in the 400-meters at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

She is majoring in nursing at Cedarville University.

Swimmer Becca Meyers won the 2017 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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