The ESPY Awards – 2017


Best Championship Performance: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors forward
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Best Record-Breaking Performance:  Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer
Best Coach: Bob Hurley, Sr., St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, N.J.) basketball coach

Best Upset: Mississippi State women’s basketball team
Best Moment: Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series
Best Game: Super Bowl 51
Best Play: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completing pass to tight end Jared Cook against the Cowboys
Best Comeback Athlete: Jordy Nelson, Packers receiver
Best Team: Golden State Warriors
Best Male Athlete: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder guard
Best Female Athlete:  Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast
Best International Athlete: Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
Best NFL Player: Aaron Rodgers, Packers quarterback
Best MLB Player: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels outfielder
Best NHL Player:  Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins center
Best NBA Player:  Russell Westbrook, Thunder guard
Best WNBA Player:  Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks center
Best MLS Player:  David Villa,  New York City FC
Best Male College Athlete:  DeShaun Watson, Clemson quarterback
Best Female College Athlete:  Kelly Barnhill, Florida softball player
Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Best Male Golfer: Sergio Garcia
Best Female Golfer:  Ariya Jutanugarn
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Mark McMorris, snowboarder
Best Female Action Sports Athlete:  Anna Gasser, snowboarder
Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Steve Serio, wheelchair basketball
Best Female Athlete with a Disability:  Becca Meyers, paralympic swimmer
Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete:  Michael Phelps, swimmer
Best Female U.S. Olympic Athlete:  Simone Biles, gymnastics
Best Driver: Lewis Hamilton, Formula One
Best Fighter: Demetrious Johnson, UFC
Best Jockey: John Velazquez
Best Bowler: Jason Belmonte
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Eunice Kennedy Shriver (posthumously)
Pat Tillman Award for Service: Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro
Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award:  Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames defenseman


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