UConn’s run to the dual national championships is a gift that keeps on giving. The latest accolades beckoning the Huskies are the ESPYs – ESPN’s glitzy award show, which will be aired live on July 16 from Los Angeles. Drake is your host.
- Breanna Stewart is up for best female athlete, along with former Husky Maya Moore.
- Stewart is also up for top college female athlete, and Moore for best WNBA player.
- The UConn women, who went 40-0, are up for best team, along with the Red Sox, Kings, Spurs, Seahawks, Florida State football.
- The UConn men’s run from No. 7 seed to the championship is nominated for “Best Upset,” along with Mercer’s win over Duke in men’s basketball, and Weidman over Silva in UCF.
- Shabazz Napier is nominated for Best Championship Performance, along with David Ortiz, Kwahi Leonard and Jimmie Johnson.
- In the Best Coach/Manager category, Geno Auriemma and Kevin Ollie are both nominated, along with John Farrell, Pete Carroll and Gregg Poppvich – that is quite a group.