Steph Curry, Ronda Rousey headline 2015 ESPY Winners
Santino Honasan on Jul 16, 2015 03:35 PM
(Photos via @ESPYS on Twitter)
It has been a big year so far for NBA champ and MVP Steph Curry, as well as reigning UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Both athletes have been dominant in their respective sports this year, with Curry leading his Warriors to a franchise best record and ultimately their first NBA title in 40 years while Rousey kicked off 2015 with a 14 second win over Cat Zingano, who many believed would pose as the biggest threat to her title reign.
To add to their 2015 milestones so far, both Curry and Rousey were winners during this year’s ESPYs, not once, but twice, with Curry taking home Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player honors, while Rousey took home Best Female Athlete and Best Fighter honors.
It’s worth noting that Rousey edged out the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr and Gennady Golovkin to win the Best Fighter award.
LeBron James and Lionel Messi were also winners that night, taking home Best Championship Performance and Best International Athlete awards respectively.
Recent Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams took home Best Male and Best Female Tennis Players, while the US Women’s national soccer team were hailed as the Best Team for their FIFA Women’s World Cup Win.
Check out the complete list of winners below!
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Caitlyn Jenner
Best Play: Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL)
Best Moment: Lauren Hill (Women’s College Basketball)
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Mo’ne Davis (Little League Baseball)
Best Male Athlete: Stephen Curry (NBA)
Best Female Athlete: Ronda Rousey (MMA)
Best NBA Player: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Best Game: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots (NFL)
Best Fighter: Ronda Rousey (MMA)
Best Driver: Kevin Harvick (NASCAR)
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
Best Comeback Athlete: Rob Gronkowski (NFL)
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Peyton Manning (NFL)
Best Upset: Mississipi State Bulldogs (College Football)
Best Championship Performance: LeBron James (NBA)
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)
Best International Athlete: Lionel Messi (Soccer)
Best Male Golfer: Jordan Spieth
Best MLS Player: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
Best Male College Athlete: Marcus Mariota (College Football)
Best MLB Player: Mike Trout (LA Angels)
Best Female College Athlete: Missy Franklin (Collegiate Swimming)
Jimmy V. Perseverance Award: Leah Still (Daughter of NFL Player Devon Still)
Best Bowler: Jason Belmonte
Best WNBA Player: Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock)
Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Rebecca Meyers (Para swimming)
Best NFL Player: Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
Best NHL Player: Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)
Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Krige Schabort (Track and Field)
Best Team: US Women’s national soccer team
Best Jockey: Victor Espinoza
Best Male Action Sport Athlete: Ryan Dungey (Motocross)
Best Coach/Manager: Steve Kerr (NBA/Golden State Warriors)
Best Female Golfer: Lydia Ko
Icon Award: Derek Jeter (MLB)