Olympian Megan Rapinoe has been named Sports Star of the Year by gay entertainment website GregInHollywood.com.

The 27-year-old Rapinoe scored three goals and four assists for the U.S. women's soccer team at the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England.

She announced her sexual orientation shortly before heading to the Olympics in an interview with gay glossy Out, making her one of less than two dozen openly gay athletes to compete in the summer Olympics.

I think it's just nice to be open, there's no more sort of omitting anything,” she said. “It's living my life as an open book which is really nice.”

I'd been thinking about it for about a year. It kind of got to the point in my life where it was, 'Why am I not out?' It's an important thing. It's important to me and I think it's important in general. I think my fans knew that I was gay and accepted me anyway and I think now it's even been more of an embrace and more people have accepted me. I guess it's just my rose colored glasses but I thought it was going to be positive.”