Tribute to Summitt Highlight of 2012 Espy Award Winners Show
The 2012 Espy Award Winners were announced during a special presentation at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on July 11.
A hightlight of the awards show was a special presentation honoring the most winning women’s college basketball coach in history, Tennessee’s Pat Summit, who retired recently due to advancing dementia.
Summit received the Arthur Ashe Award. Another touching moment in the ceremonies came when former Rutgers Football great Eric LaGrand, currently in a wheelchair due to a game injury that left him paralyzed, was presented with the Jimmy V Courage Award.
Other 2012 ESPY honorees included Tim Tebow, Drew Brees, Jeremy Lynn and the LA Kings.
Here’s the complete list of winners for the 2012 ESPY Awards:
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Jeremy Lin
Best Female Athlete: Brittney Griner
Best Record Breaking Performance: Drew Brees
Best Game: The 49ers vs. The Saints
Arthur Ashe Award: Pat Summitt
Best Comeback Athlete: Matthew Stafford
Best Upset: Los Angeles Kings
Best Play: Christian Watford
Best Moment: Tim Tebow
Best Male Athlete: LeBron James
Best Championship Performance: LeBron James
Best Coach/Manager: Tim Coughlin, New York Giants
Best International Athlete: Lionel Messi
Best NFL Player: Aaron Rogers
Best MLB Player: Josh Hamilton
Best NHL Player: Jonathan Quick
Best Driver: Tony Stewart
Best NBA Player: LeBron James
Best WNBA Player: Diana Taurasi
Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Male Golfer: Bubba Watson
Best Female Golfer: Cristie Kerr
Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova
Best Male College Athlete: Robert Griffin III
Best Female College Athlete: Brittney Griner
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Shaun White
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson
Best Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
Best Male Athlete With a Disability: Kyle Maynard
Best Female Athlete With a Disability: Jessica Long
Best Bowler: Sean Rash
Best MLS Player: David Beckham
Best Track & Field Athlete: Walter Dix
Best Team: Miami Heat