Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, and Jessica Long win 2013 ESPY Awards

Michael Phelps wins an ESPY Award in the Best Male Olympian category. Also in the running for the award was swimmer, Ryan Lochte and decathlete, Ashton Eaton.

Phelps‘ second ESPY Award of the night is for the Best Record Breaking Performance. Phelps tallied up 22 Olympic Medals throughout his Olympic Career in his fourth and most recent Olympic Games. 18 of his 22 Olympic medals were Gold.

Missy Franklin was nominated for Best Female Athlete as well as Best Female Olympian. Franklin won ESPY for Best Female Olympian. She was nominated for the award with Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, two members of the “Fierce Five.” Tennis player, Serena Williams, won the ESPY for Best Female Athlete.

Along with the Best Male Olympian, Phelps was also nominated for Best Record Braking-Performance, Best Male Athlete, and Best Play, although his best play nomination was for a 153 foot putt, rather than for his swimming abilities. LeBron James won the ESPY for the Best Male Athlete.

Jessica Long was nominated for an ESPY in the category of Best Female Athlete with a Disability. She wins the ESPY for the third time. Also nominated for the award was swimmer, Victoria Arlen, Muffy Davis, Tatyana McFadden, and Shirley Reilly.

Lt. Bradley Snider was nominated for Best Male Athlete with a Disability. Jeremy Campbell, a pentathlon athlete, won the award.

The ESPY for the Best Women’s College Athletic Program went to North Carolina. North Carolina Women’s Swimming finished 15th in the 2013 CSCAA Coaches Poll. UCLA won the ESPY for the Best Men’s College Athletic Program. UCLA has not had a men’s swimming program since the team was cut in 1994.

 

 2013 ESPY Awards:

Best Coach/Manager: Rick Pitino

Best MLB Player: Miguel Cabrera

Best Male Olympian: Michael Phelps

Best Male Collegiate Athlete: Johnny Manziel

Best Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Best MLS Player: Thierry Henry

Best WNBA Player: Candace Parker

Best Championship Performance: LeBron James

Best NBA Player: LeBron James

Best NFL Player: Adrian Peterson

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Colin Kaepernick

Best Comeback: Adrian Peterson

Best Game: Miami Heat Vs. San Antonio Spurs (Game 6)

Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby

Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams

Best Female Athete: Serena Williams

Best Upset: Florida Gulf Coast University over Georgetown (NCAA Tournament)

Best Record Breaking Performance: Michael Phelps

Best Moment: Jack Hoffman – TD run in Nebraska Spring Game

Best Male Athlete: LeBron James

Best Female Olympian: Missy Franklin

Best Male Fighter: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Best Female Collegiate Athlete: Brittany Griner

Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic

Best International Athlete: Usain Bolt

Best Male Golfer: Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer: Stacy Lewis

Best Team: Miami Heat

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Jessica Long

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Jeremy Campbell

Best Play: Jadeveon Clowney’s Hit

Best Male Action Sport Athlete: Nyjah Huston

Best Female Action Sport Athlete: Stephanie Gilmore

Best Bowler: Pete Weber

Best Jockey: Joel Rosario

Best Men’s College Athletic Programs: UCLA

Best Women’s College Athletic Programs: North Carolina

Arthur Ashe Award For Courage: Robin Roberts

Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance: Dick and Rick Hoyt

 

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Congrats MP!

Kevin Cheney

it will be many generations if we ever even see the likes of Michael Phelps again congratulations Michael what inspiration you are and have been and will continue to be

Beverly Morr

Go Phelps, and he took his new and utterly sexy girlfriend Win McMurry win with check her here http://fabwags.com/win-mcmurry-is-michael-phelps-girlfriend-photo/

NoLochteFan

Lochte is probably bent out of shape over the who thing…two ESPY’s and he also brought his own trophy along.

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