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UPDATE: "WHO WILL WIN BIG AT THE 2024 ESPYS? CHECK OUT THE NOMINEES FOR THIS YEAR"

Updated: Jun 28


 


 

UPDATE: Per tradition, The 2024 ESPYS will also showcase the achievements of inspiring and courageous athletes who embody the spirit of The ESPYS through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage Award, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance Award, and The Pat Tillman Award for Service. The honorees for each of these awards have now been announced. The ESPYS will honor Steve Gleason with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, Dawn Staley will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service.




The 2024 ESPYS presented by Capital One were announced earlier this week on June 26th with the show set to air live on Thursday, July 11 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC, hosted by Serena Williams. ESPYS fans can start voting in all categories at the link here. You can read the complete list of the 2024 ESPYS nominees down below. The star-studded ceremony will relive the highlight moments of the year, honor leading athletes and performances, and bring together the sports industry’s fan favorites and biggest stars. The ESPY's top nominees include Simone Biles, Caitlin Clark, Jaylen Brown, Coco Gauff, Patrick Mahomes, and Shohei Ohtani, with WNBA player Caitlin Clark having the most nominations. Sports stars Patrick Mahomes and Shohei Ohtani seek their second win for "Best Athlete, Men's Sports" hoping to join LeBron James, Lance Armstrong, and Tiger Woods as the only athletes to win the category multiple times. Some other highlights include Haleigh Bryant, Coco Gauff, C.J. Stroud, Juju Watkins, and Victor Wembanyama being first-time nominees.

 

The 2024 ESPYS Nominees:


BEST ATHLETE, MEN’S SPORTS

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels / Los Angeles Dodgers

Scottie Scheffler, Golf

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers


BEST ATHLETE, WOMEN’S SPORTS

Caitlin Clark, Iowa Women’s Basketball

Coco Gauff, Tennis

Nelly Korda, Golf

A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces


BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE

Haleigh Bryant, LSU Gymnastics

J. Stroud, Houston Texans

Juju Watkins, USC Women’s Basketball

Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs


BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

49ers Christian McCaffrey scores a TD for a record breaking 17 straight games

Caitlin Clark becomes NCAA’s All Time Scoring Leader breaking Pete Maravich’s Record

Tara VanDerveer, Stanford Women’s Basketball – gets 1,203rd win to pass Coach K for most by any coach in NCAA basketball history

Max Verstappen wins record 10th consecutive race with victory at Italian Grand Prix


BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE

Michigan’s Blake Corum and Will Johnson, 2024 College Football National Championship MVPs

Kayla Martello, Boston College Women’s Lacrosse

Midge Purce, NJ/NY Gotham FC – NWSL Championship MVP

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics


BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE

Simone Biles, Gymnast

Paige Bueckers, University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball

Joe Flacco, Cleveland Browns

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans


BEST PLAY

Jayda Coleman calls GAME sending Oklahoma to their 4th Straight Championship (6/4/24)

Anthony Edwards Dunk of the Year (3/18/24)

Alabama scores on 4th & 31 to win Auburn (11/25/23)

Lamar Jackson Caught His Own Pass & Ran With it (1/28/24)


BEST TEAM

South Carolina Gamecocks, NCAA Women’s Basketball

Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Football

Las Vegas Aces, WNBA

University of Connecticut Huskies, NCAA Men’s Basketball

Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA Softball

Boston Celtics, NBA

Florida Panthers, NHL

Texas Rangers, MLB


BEST COLLEGE ATHLETE, MEN’S SPORTS

Jayden Daniels, LSU Football

Zach Edey, Purdue Men’s Basketball

Ousmane Sylla, Clemson Soccer

Pat Kavanagh, Notre Dame Lacrosse


BEST COLLEGE ATHLETE, WOMEN’S SPORTS

Haleigh Bryant, LSU Gymnastics

Caitlin Clark, Iowa Basketball

Sarah Franklin, Wisconsin Volleyball

Izzy Scane, Northwestern Lacrosse


BEST ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

Jaydin Blackwell World Champion Sprinter

Ezra Frech, World Champion High Jumper

Brenna Huckaby Snowboarding Champion

Oksana Masters, Cross-Country Skier/Hand Cyclist


BEST NFL PLAYER

Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers


BEST MLB PLAYER

Ronald Acuña, Atlanta Braves

Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees

Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Corey Seager, Texas Rangers


BEST NHL PLAYER

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers


BEST NBA PLAYER

Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder

Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics


BEST WNBA PLAYER

Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx

Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun

A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces


BEST DRIVER

Ryan Blaney, NASCAR

Matt Hagan, NHRA

Álex Palou, IndyCar

Max Verstappen, F1


BEST UFC FIGHTER

Islam Makhachev

Sean O’Malley

Alex Pereira

Zhang Weili


BEST BOXER

Terence Crawford

Seniesa Estrada

Naoya Inoue

Oleksandr Usyk


BEST SOCCER PLAYER

Aitana Bonmatí, Spain

Naomi Girma, USWNT

Vinicius Junior, Brazil/Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappé, France/Real Madrid


BEST GOLFER

Nelly Korda

Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler

Lilia Vu


BEST TENNIS PLAYER

Carlos Alcaraz

Novak Djokovic

Coco Gauff

Iga Swiatek


 



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