ESPY Awards 2012

ESPY Awards 2012 Winner

Best Male Athlete

* LeBron James, NBA
Novak Djokovic, Tennis
Aaron Rodgers, NFL
Justin Verlander, MLB

Best Female Athlete

* Brittney Griner, Baylor Basketball
Maria Sharapova, Tennis
Lindsey Vonn, Alpine Skier
Abby Wambach, Soccer

Best Championship Performance

*LeBron James, NBA Playoffs
David Freese, World Series
Eli Manning, Super Bowl
Tony Stewart, Sprint Cup
Jonathan Quick, Stanley Cup

Best Breakthrough Athlete

* Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
Anthony Davis, Kentucky Basketball
Robert Griffin III, Baylor Football
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Alex Morgan, Soccer

Best Record-Breaking Performance

* Drew Brees, Passing Yards Record
Coach K, Wins Milestone
Mariano Rivera, Saves Milestone
Lexi Thompson, Youngest Winner

Best Upset

* L.A. Kings, Stanley Cup win
Iowa State over Oklahoma State, NCAA Football
Lehigh over Duke, NCAA Tournament
Norfolk State over Missouri, NCAA Tournament

Best Game

* 49ers vs. Saints, NFL Playoffs
Missouri at Kansas, College Basketball
Rangers - Cardinals, World Series Game 6

Best Moment

* Tebow to Thomas, Sudden Death TD
Derek Jeter, 3,000th Hit
Bubba Watson, Masters Win
MLB Season Ends, Drama On Final Night

Best Play

* Christian Watford, Game Winner
Joe Adams, Punt Return
Derrick Salberg, Catch
Edson Barboza, K.O.

Best Coach/Manager

*Tom Coughlin, NY Giants
John Calipari, Kentucky Basketball
Kim Mulkey, Baylor Women's Basketball
Patrick Murphy, Alabama Softball
Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat
Darryl Sutter, L.A. Kings

Best Comeback Athlete

* Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Johan Santana, New York Mets
Maria Sharapova, Tennis

Best International Athelete

*Lionel Messi, Soccer
Novak Djokovic, Tennis
Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer
Yani Tseng, Golfer

Best NFL Player

*Aaron Rodgersm, Green Bay Packers
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens

Best MLB Player

*Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Best NHL Player

* Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Best Driver

* Tony Stewart, NASCAR
Dario Franchitti, IndyCar
Sebastian Vettel, F1
Del Worsham, NHRA

Best NBA Player

* LeBron James, Miami Heat
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

Best WNBA Player

*Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lynx
Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun
Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream

Best Fighter

*Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing
Jon 'Bones' Jones, MMA
Anderson Silva, MMA
Andre Ward, Boxing

Best Male Golfer

*Bubba Watson
Luke Donald
Bill Haas
Rory McIlroy
Webb Simpson

Best Female Golfer

* Cristie Kerr
Yani Tseng
So Yeon Ryu

Best Male Tennis Player

*Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player

* Maria Sharapova
Victoria Azarenka
Petra Kvitova
Samantha Stosur

Best Male College Athlete

*Robert Griffin III, Baylor Football
Jack Connolly, Minnesota-Duluth Hockey
Anthony Davis, Kentucky Basketball
Andrew Luck, Stanford Football
Mike Zunino, Florida Baseball

Best Female College Athlete

* Brittney Griner, Baylor Basketball
Alex Jupiter, USC Volleyball
Caitlin Leverenz, Cal Swimming
Teresa Noyola, Stanford Soccer
Jackie Traina, Alabama Softball

Best Male Action Sports Athlete

*Shaun White
Kelly Slater
Ryan Villopoto
Travis Rice

Best Female Action Sports Athlete

*Jamie Anderson
Kelly Clark
Carissa Moore
Kaya Turski

Best Jockey

* Mario Gutierrez
Javier Castellano
Ramon Dominguez
John Velazquez

Best Male Athlete with a Disability

*Kyle Maynard
Baxter Humby
Raymond Martin
Oz Sanchez
Tyler Walker

Best Female Athlete with a Disability

*Jessica Long
Chelsea McClammer
Tatyana McFadden
Alana Nichols
Melissa Stockwell

Best Bowler

*Sean Rash
Jason Belmonte
Mike Fagan

Best MLS Player

*David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy
Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo
Dwayne De Rosario, DC United
Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

Best Track & Field Athlete

*Walter Dix
Carmelita Jeter
Jason Richardson
Christian Taylor

Best Team of the Year

* Miami Heat
Alabama football
Baylor women's basketball
Kentucky men's basketball
Los Angeles Kings
New York Giants
St. Louis Cardinals