ESPY Awards 1996

4th ESPY Awards 1996 Winners

Category Winner
Best Male Athlete Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles
Best Female Athlete Rebecca Lobo, University of Connecticut Basketball
Best Breakthrough Athlete Hideo Nomo, Los Angeles Dodgers
Game of the Year AFC Championship between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh
Outstanding Team University of Connecticut Women's Basketball
Best Coach/Manager Gary Barnett, Northwestern
Best NFL Player Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
Best Major League Baseball Player Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves
Best NHL Player Eric Lindros, Philadelphia Flyers
Best Driver Jeff Gordon
Best NBA Player Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
Best Boxer Roy Jones, Jr.
Best Male Golfer Corey Pavin
Best Female Golfer Annika Sorenstam
Best Male Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Best College Football Player Eddie George, Ohio State
Best Male College Basketball Player Ed O'Bannon, UCLA
Best Female College Basketball Player Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut
Best Jockey Jerry Bailey
Best Bowler Mike Aulby
Best Male Track Athlete Michael Johnson
Best Female Track Athlete Kim Batten
Best Comeback Athlete Kim Batten
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Baseball Play of the Year Braves catcher Javier Lopez in the World Series
NBA Play of the Year Back-to-back buzzer-beaters by Scottie Pippen and Walter Bond
NHL Play of the Year Tomas Sandstrom scores winner from the seat of his pants
College Basketball Play of the Year Tyus Edney's game-winning drive in the NCAA Tournament
College Football Play of the Year Nebraska's Tommie Frazier's TD scramble in Fiesta Bowl
NFL Play of the Year Kordell Stewart scrambling TD pass
Outrageous Play of the Year Fan Mike Pantazis' jump from stands on Monday Night Football
Showstopper of the Year Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2,131st game
Outstanding Performance by an Athlete in Entertainment George Siefert does the Bossa Nova