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Earps played every minute for Sarina Wiegman's side at the tournament, keeping three clean sheets and conceding only four goals in seven matches.
She also produced what looked at the time to be a crucial penalty save in the closing stages of August's final in Perth but England ultimately finished as runners-up to Spain.
Ben Taylor, editor of The Sunday Times said: 'Mary Earps’ performance at the 2023 Football World Cup cemented her spot as one of the game's greatest goalkeepers.
Mary Earps (pictured above) has been named The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
Earps posed alongside Spain's Golden Ball winner Aitana Bonmati after the World Cup final
The 30-year-old also produced a wonderful penalty save in the closing stages of the final
'Her and the rest of the Lionesses showed determination, skill, and resilience to reach the finals and will continue to inspire many young girls for years to come.'
Two-time heptathlon world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson, seven-time Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft and English cricketer Tammy Beaumont were also among the nominees.
The prestigious awards, which are now in the 36th year, recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made to sport by women at all levels.
Previous winners of the Sportswoman of the Year accolade include Emma Raducanu, Dina Asher-Smith, Elise Christie, Sally Gunnell, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Denise Lewis, Dame Kelly Holmes, Zara