The 2015 ESPYS Nominees

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Best Male Athlete

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

  • 2015 NBA MVP, led the Warriors to a league-best 67-15 record and their first NBA Championship in 40 years
  • Broke his own 3-point record with 286 treys
  • 48.7 FG%, 44.3% beyond the arc, 91.4% from the free-throw line

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Led his team to 53 wins and the 2015 NBA Finals in his first season back in Cleveland
  • Led the NBA Finals in points (35.8), rebounds (13.3), and assists (8.8)

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

  • 38 passing TDs & 5 interceptions (fewest int. for a full-season starter)
  • 112.2 passer rating (2nd in the league among starters)
  • Undefeated at home, 133.2 passer rating with 25 TDs and 0 interceptions
  • NFL MVP

JJ Watt, Houston Texans

  • 20.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 10 broken-up passes, 59 solo tackles, 2 defensive touchdowns, and 3 receiving touchdowns
  • First player to record a 2nd 20-sack season
  • First unanimous Defensive Player of the Year in NFL history

 

Best Female Athlete

Ronda Rousey, MMA

  • Defended the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title with a 16-second KO of Alexis Davis and a 14-second armbar submission of Cat Zingano
  • Her 14-second victory over Cat Zingano was the fastest in UFC Championship history

Breanna Stewart, UConn Basketball

  • 2015 AP Player of the year, 2015 Naismith Player of the Year
  • NCAA tournament MOP

Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

  • Set a new world record for Women’s World Cup wins (67)
  • Joined legend Ingemar Stenmark as the only other skier to capture 19 season titles

Serena Williams, WTA

  • Won the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open, and 2015 French Open
  • Became 5th women’s tennis player to be world No. 1 for at least 200 weeks

 

Best Championship Performance

American Pharoah, Race Horse

  • Won the Triple Crown for the first time since 1978.

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

  • 2014 World Series MVP
  • Lowest ERA (.43) in a World Series since Sandy Kofax in 1965
  • First pitcher to record at least 2 wins, throw a shutout, and earn a save in a single World Series

Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball

  • • MOP of the 2015 Women’s College World Series
  • • Led in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, wins, and ERA
  • • Pitched a complete game in the winner-take-all game 3 of the WS, in addition to driving in a run

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • First player in Finals history to lead both teams in points (35.8), rebounds (13.3), and assists (8.8)
  • Accounted for the 2nd-highest percentage of team points in Finals history (38.3%), just behind 1993 Jordan (38.4%)

 

Best Breakthrough Athlete

Odell Beckham Jr, New York Giants

  • 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Set records for most receptions and receiving yards in the first 12 games of a career
  • Tied Michael Irvin’s NFL record of at least 90 receiving yards in 9-straight games

Mo’ne Davis, Little League Baseball

  • First girl to earn a win in the Little League World Series
  • First girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series

Cardale Jones, Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Won the College Football National Championship in just his 3rd start as the Buckeyes quarterback
  • In his 3 starts, Cardale completed 46 of 75 passes for 742 yards and 5 TDs

Jordan Spieth, PGA

  • Won the 2015 Masters and 2015 US Open
  • 2nd-youngest person to win the Masters; youngest US Open winner since 1923
  • Tied Tiger Wood’s 72-hole Master’s record; broke records for best 36-hole and 54-hole scores

 

Best Record-Breaking Performance

Lauren Chamberlain hits 91st home run in NCAA softball

  • The Oklahoma senior overtook a 13-year-old record to become college softball’s career leader in home runs
  • Chamberlain achieved the record in 52 fewer games than the previous record holder

Devin Hester takes punt in for 20th touchdown return

  • Devin Hester’s 62-yard punt return touchdown was his 20th, surpassing Deion Sanders’ record for most career return TDs

Peyton Manning throws record-509th touchdown pass

  • Manning’s 8-yard TD toss to Demaryius Thomas was the 509th TD pass of his career, breaking a league record held previously by Brett Favre

Klay Thompson scores 37 points in a single quarter

  • Thompson set a new NBA record for most points in a single quarter, scoring 37 in the 3rd quarter of a regular season game

 

Best Upset

Georgia State over Baylor, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

  • 14th-seeded Georgia State came back from a 12-point deficit to beat 3rd-seeded Baylor in the 1st round of March Madness
  • RJ Hunter hit a game-winning 3-pointer to send his team to the next round and their coach, his father, toppling to the ground

Kansas City Royals wins AL Pennant

  • In their first playoff appearance in 29 years, the wild card-winning Kansas City Royals made postseason history with 8-consecutive wins to start the playoffs, earning an unexpected World Series berth

Mississippi over Alabama, FBS

  • The No. 11 Rebels rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat their rivals, the No. 3 Crimson Tide, for the first time in over a decade

 

Best Game

A’s vs. Royals, MLB AL Wild Card

  • The Kansas City Royals began their cinderella postseason run with a dramatic extra-innings victory over the Oakland A’s
  • The nearly 5-hour, 12-inning game saw the Royals mount 2 late comebacks, ultimately winning out 9-8

Spurs vs. Clippers Game 7, NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals

  • The Clippers rallied around Chris Paul to win the deciding game of their highly competitive first-round series against the Spurs, 111-109
  • Paul, who overcame an early hamstring injury to return to the floor, made an improbable last-second bankshot to give his team the decisive 2 points

Patriots vs. Seahawks, Super Bowl

  • This hard-fought, thrilling contest culminated in a late comeback by New England, who battled back from a 10-point deficit to take a 4-point lead with just 2 minutes remaining
  • Seattle marched right back down the field, and after a bobbling circus catch by Jermaine Kearse, found themselves inches from the Patriots’ endzone, where they attempted a quick pass into the endzone but were intercepted by Patriots rookie CB Malcolm Butler

 

Best Play (bracket-style)

  1. Odell Beckham catch vs. 16. Albany goalie lacrosse goal
  2. Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary vs. 15. Dwayne Bravo cricket catch
  3. Lionel Messi goal  vs. 14. Jerian Grant dunk
  4. Malcolm Butler INT  vs. 13. Josh Sheehan triple back flip
  5. Stephen Curry step back 3 vs. 12. Ameer Abdullah TD run
  6. Ronda Rousey armbar vs. 11. Gerald Green dunk off the glass
  7. Tyler Ennis goal vs. 10.  Shoni Schimmel circus shot
  8. Kevin Pillar catch vs. 9.  Jeremy Menez goal

 

Best Coach/Manager

Geno Auriemma, UConn Huskies

  • Won his 10th NCAA Tournament title for UConn, and 3rd consecutive
  • Led the team to a 38-1 record

Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

  • Won his 4th Super Bowl with the Patriots
  • Piloted the team through a rocky start to win 10 of their last 12

Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors

  • Won the NBA Finals in his rookie year as a head coach
  • Led the Warriors to a league-best 67-15 regular season record

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Blue Devils

  • Led Duke to their 5th national title
  • Became first D1 Men’s basketball coach to reach 1000 wins
  • Coached US National Team to FIBA World Cup Gold

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Coached Ohio State to victory in the inaugural National Championship game, despite losing 2 QBs to injury over the course of the season

 

Best Comeback Athlete

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

  • After his 2013 season was cut short by ACL and MCL tears, Gronkowski returned in 2014 to lead all tight ends in receiving yards (1,124) and share the lead for most receiving touchdowns (12)

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

  • Finally back with the Yankees, A-Rod has spent this season attempting to prove that he can still be a productive contributor to an MLB team.
  • Thus far, he is batting. 274 with 12 HRs and 33 RBIs (as of 6/18).

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

  • Rose’s appearance in the 2015 playoffs marked not just a return from his most recent knee injury, but a long-awaited return to the postseason. Rose delivered, averaging 21.5 points in the Bulls’ first series against the Bucks and hitting a game-winning buzzer-beater against the Cavs.

Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

  • After a partial ACL tear kept her out of the Sochi Olympics and necessitated 2 surgeries, Vonn returned to the podium in 2015.
  • She set a new world record for most Women’s World Cup wins (67) and joined legend Ingemar Stenmark as the only other skier to capture 19 season titles.

 

Best International Athlete

Novak Djokovic, ATP

  • Won the 2015 Australian Open, the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals
  • 2014 ATP Player of the Year, finishing World #1

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One

  • 2014 Formula One World Championship Champion
  • 11 victories put him 67 points ahead of the closest competition

Lydia Ko, LPGA

  • Became the youngest golfer ever (17) to be ranked world #1
  • 2014 LPGA Rookie of the Year
  • Tied Annika Sörenstam’s LPGA record for most consecutive rounds under par (29)

Lionel Messi, Barcelona/Argentina

  • Became career leading scorer in both La Liga and Champions League
  • 2nd-highest scorer in La Liga ‘14-’15 (43); highest assister (18)
  • Helped Barcelona claim the Champions League title as the joint top scorer (10) and the top assister (6).

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid/Portugal

  • 2014 Ballon d’Or winner
  • Fastest player in La Liga history to score 200 goals
  • Leading scorer in LA Liga ‘14-’15 (48); 2nd-highest assister (16)

 

Best NFL Player

Tom Brady, New England Patriots

  • MVP of his 4th Super Bowl Championship
  • Led the Patriots to a 12-4 regular season record, winning 10 of their last 12 games

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Led the league in receptions (129) and receiving yards (1,698)

DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

  • The 2014 leading rusher (1,845 yards)
  • First NFL player to rush for 100 yards in each of the first 8 games of the season

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

  • 38 passing TDs & 5 interceptions (fewest int. for a full-season starter)
  • 112.2 passer rating (2nd in the league)
  • Undefeated at home, 133.2 passer rating with 25 TDs and interceptions.
  • NFL MVP

JJ Watt, Houston Texans

  • 20.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 10 broken-up passes, 59 solo tackles, 2 defensive touchdowns, and 3 receiving touchdowns
  • First player to record a 2nd 20-sack season
  • First unanimous Defensive Player of the Year in NFL history

 

Best MLB Player

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

  • 2014 World Series MVP
  • Lowest ERA (.43) in a World Series since Sandy Kofax in 1965
  • Most innings pitched in postseason history (52.2)

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

  • 2014 NL MVP & Cy Young Award
  • MLB-leader in wins (21) and ERA (1.77)

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

  • 2014 AL Cy Young Award
  • 269 strikeouts (2nd most in the AL)
  • 18 wins (tied for most in the AL)

Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

  • Led NL in HRs (37), slugging percentage (.555), and total bases (299)
  • 2nd in NL in RBIs (105), on-base percentage (.395), on-base + slugging (.950), and walks (94)

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

  • AL MVP & All-Star MVP
  • Posted AL-leading 111 RBIs and MLB-leading 115 runs scored

 

Best NHL Player

Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

  • 2015 Playoff MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy)
  • Recorded the most assists in the playoffs (18) and tied for 4th-most points (21)
  • Joined Bobby Orr as the only other defensemen to win the Conn Smythe Trophy and score the Stanley Cup-winning goal

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

  • League-leading 53 goals, 10 more than next best.
  • Tied for 4th-most points (81)

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

  • As a goalkeeper, led the league in wins (44), goals against average (1.96) and save percentage (.933)

John Tavares, New York Islanders

  • 2nd in the league in points (86)
  • 4th in goals (38)

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

  • 21 points in the playoffs (10 goals, 11 assists)
  • Helped lead the Blackhawks to their 3rd NHL title in 6 years

 

Best Driver

Erica Enders-Stevens, NHRA

  • Won the 2014 NHRA Pro Stock Championship
  • Named “Racer of the Year” by Racer Magazine

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One

  • 2014 Formula One World Champion

Kevin Harvick, NASCAR

  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion
  • 2014 Driver of the year

Juan Pablo Montoya, IndyCar

  • Won the 2015 Indy 500

Will Power, IndyCar

  • 2014 IndyCar Series Champion

 

Best NBA Player

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

  • 2015 NBA MVP, led the Warriors to a league-best 67-15 record and their first NBA Championship in 40 years
  • Broke his own 3-point record with 286 treys
  • 48.7 FG%, 44.3% beyond the arc, 91.4% from the free-throw line

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

  • Led the NBA in blocks (200, 2.94 blkpg)
  • League-leading player efficiency rating (30.89 PER)

James Harden, Houston Rockets

  • Ranked 2nd in scoring (27.4 ppg) and a far-away 1st in free-throws made (715).
  • Led Rockets to 2nd-place finish in the West, despite the team’s numerous injuries.
  • 2nd in 2015 NBA MVP voting

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Led his team to 53 regular season wins and the 2015 NBA Finals in his first season back in Cleveland
  • Led the NBA Finals in points (35.8), rebounds (13.3), and assists (8.8)

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Led the NBA in scoring (28.1 ppg)
  • Put up 11 triple-double performances, 7 more than his closest competition

 

Best WNBA Player

Skylar Diggins, Tulsa Shock

  • 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player
  • 2nd in the league in scoring with 20.1 PPG; 4th in assists with 5 APG

Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury

  • 2014 Defensive Player of the year
  • Led the league in blocks (3.8 blocks per game)
  • Team won 2014 WNBA Finals

Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx

  • 2014 WNBA MVP
  • Set WNBA record with 12 30+ point games
  • 2014 FIBA World Championship MVP

Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

  • 3rd in the league in scoring with 19.4 PPG
  • 5th in both assists (4.3) & blocks (1.4)

Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

  • Led Mercury to a 29-5 regular season and to victory in the 2014 WNBA Finals, their 3rd Championship
  • 2014 WNBA Finals MVP

 

Best Fighter

Donald Cerrone, MMA

  • Undefeated in a busy 5-fight year
  • Current 8-fight UFC winning streak is the longest in the lightweight division and 3rd longest among active UFC fighters

Terence Crawford, Boxing

  • Named 2014 “Fighter of the Year” by The Boxing Writer’s Association of America and ESPN
  • Current WBO and IBA Light Welterweight champion

Gennady Golovkin (GGG), Boxing

  • Successfully defended his middleweight title in 4 separate bouts in the past year
  • Deemed a “super champion” in the middleweight category
  • Improved record to 33-0 with 30 KOs

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Boxing

  • Defeated Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision to bring his record to 48-0

Ronda Rousey, MMA

  • Defended the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title with two record-speed wins
  • Beat her own 16-second record with a 14-second armbar submission

 

Best Male Golfer

Rory McIlroy

  • 2014 PGA Player of the year, 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year, and 2014 Arnold Palmer Award (PGA money leader)
  • Won the 2014 British Open and the 2014 PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth, Men’s Golf

  • Won the 2015 Masters and 2015 US Open
  • 2nd-youngest person to win the Masters; youngest US Open winner since 1923
  • Tied Tiger Wood’s 72-hole Master’s record; broke records for best 36-hole and 54-hole scores

Billy Horschel

  • Won the 2014 FedEx Cup

 

Best Female Golfer

Lydia Ko

  • Became the youngest golfer ever (17) to be ranked world #1
  • 2014 LPGA Rookie of the Year
  • Tied Annika Sörenstam’s LPGA record for most consecutive rounds under par (29)

Stacy Lewis

  • 2014 LPGA money leader and Player of the Year on points
  • Runner up in 2015 Ana Inspiration

Inbee Park

  • Finished 2014 world #1
  • Won the 2014 LPGA Championship, the 2015 HSBC Women’s Champions, and the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (her 3rd consecutive)

 

Best Male Tennis Player

Marin Cilic

  • 2014 US Open Champion
  • Became just the 2nd Croatian to ever capture a Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic

  • Won the 2015 Australian Open, the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals
  • 2014 ATP Player of the Year, finishing World #1

Roger Federer

  • Became the older player ever (33) to finish 2nd in ATP rankings
  • Joined Jimmy Connor and Ivan Lendl in the 1000-win club

Stan Wawrinka

  • 2015 French Open Champion
  • In 2014, became the first player since Andre Agassi to win his first Grand Slam and first Davis Cup in the same year

 

Best Female Tennis Player

Simona Halep

  • Finished world #3 on 2014 WTA Tour
  • Runner-up in WTA Tour Final

Petra Kvitova

  • 2014 Wimbledon Champion
  • Led the Czech team to their 3rd Fed Cup victory in 4 years

Maria Sharapova

  • Finished world #2 on 2014 WTA Tour
  • Reached her 4th Australian Open final in 2015

Serena Williams

  • Won the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open, and 2015 French Open
  • Became 5th women’s tennis player to be world No. 1 for at least 200 weeks

 

Best Male College Athlete

Jack Eichel, Boston University Hockey

  • 2015 Hobey Baker Award winner for best college hockey player
  • League leader in points (71), assists (45), and plus-minus (+51)

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Basketball

  • 2015 Naismith Player of the Year
  • 2015 Wooden Award
  • Led Wisconsin to NCAA finals

Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football

  • Heisman winner
  • Led Oregon to college football championship

Logan Stieber, Ohio State Wrestling

  • 2015 NCAA tournament MOP
  • Captured 4th Individual National Championship Title (only the 4th wrestler in history to achieve that feat)
  • Led Ohio State to their first-ever team National Title

Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt Baseball

  • Led SEC in hits (91), runs scored (75), total bases (171), and doubles (23)
  • Drafted 1st overall in the 2015 MLB Draft.

 

Best Female College Athlete

Taylor Cummings, Maryland Lacrosse

  • Won her 2nd-straight Tewaaraton Award as the best player in women’s college lacrosse.
  • Led the Terps to their 2nd-straight national championship
  • Won her 2nd-straight Honda Sports Award for lacrosse

Missy Franklin, Cal Swimming

  • NCAA Champion in 200 IM, 200 Freestyle, and 200 Backstroke
  • 2015 NCAA Swimmer of the Year
  • Broke her own record in the 200 Free

Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball

  • 2015 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year
  • Joined Babe Ruth as only other member of the 70/70 club — 70 pitching wins and 70 HRs
  • MOP of the WCWS

Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball

  • 2014 AVCA DI National Player of the Year
  • Guided Penn State to their 2nd-straight national title

Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball

  • 2015 AP Player of the year, 2015 Naismith Player of the Year
  • NCAA tournament MOP

 

Best Male Action Sports Athlete

Ryan Dungey, Motocross

  • Won 8 of 17 rounds on the 2015 AMA Supercross series, claiming the overall title by a large margin
  • A very close second overall on the 2014 AMA Motocross series; podiums in all 8 post mid-June events, including 3 wins
  • Won 2 of the first 5 2015 AMA Motocross events

Tucker Hibbert, SnoCross

  • Won 8th-straight X Games SnoCross gold, now the longest active streak at X Games
  • Won 13 of 17 National series SnoCross races and took his 9th overall title
  • Earned his 100th National series pro-class win

Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding

  • Decisively won 2015 X Games Skateboard Street gold, his 11-point lead over the silver greater than the margin between 2nd and 6th
  • 2014 Street League series winner; swept the season
  • Won all three post-XG Austin 2014 Street League stops, won the May 2015 Barcelona Street League comp, and took second at the April 2015 Tampa Pro

Mark McMorris, Snowboarding

  • Won 2015 X Games gold in both Slopestyle and Big Air
  • The only double gold medalist in the 2015 X Games

Josh Sheehan, Freestyle Motocross

  • Landed first-ever FMX triple backflip
  • Won 2014 X-Fighters series title, which included two victories and a second place after X Games Austin 2014

 

Best Female Action Sports Athlete

Paige Alms, Surfing

  • Won the Women’s Best Performance at the 2015 Big Wave Awards
  • Became the first woman to get barreled at Jaws, one of the biggest, most intimidating waves in the world

Kelly Clark, Snowboarding

  • Won 5 of the 6 major women’s halfpipe events in 2014/15, including silver at X Games Aspen 2015

Stephanie Gilmore, Surfing

  • Won another World Surf League title in 2014
  • Runner-up at the first two WSL events in 2015, before a knee injury at the third competition slowed her season

Laia Sanz, Enduro/motorbike

  • Claimed her 4th Enduro X gold at X Games Austin 2015
  • Finished 9th out of 168 in the January 2015 Dakar Rally, as one of only 2 female competitors
  • Won World Enduro Championship title in 2014

 

Best Jockey

Javier Castellano

  • Won 2014 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey of the year (his 2nd straight)
  • Finished #1 on the 2014 National Earning List at over $25 million

Victor Espinoza

  • Won the 2015 Triple Crown — Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont stakes

Joel Rosario

  • Finished #2 on the 2014 National Earning List at over $21.5 million
  • In April 2015 he surpassed 2,000 career wins

 

Best Male Athlete with a Disability

Joe Berenyi, Cycling

  • Earned two world titles at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in men’s C3 3km individual pursuit and 1k time trial.
  • At the 2015 road nationals, he also won titles in the time trial and road race in the men’s C3 class.

Josh Pauls, Sled Hockey

  • Named Best Defenseman at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship
  • Helped the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team win its third gold medal in the last four world championships.
  • Recorded 13 points in 13 games, including an overtime goal in the championship game of the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge, to lead Team USA to an undefeated season for the 2nd time in team history.
  • On the club level, Pauls tallied 25 points, including 22 goals

Krige Schabort, Triathlon

  • Won 3 major events in the men’s PT1 (wheelchair) class: the 2015 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon, the 2015 Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships, and the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton event.

Mike Shea, Snowboarding

  • Ranked #1 in the world in all Paralympic Snowboard disciplines.
  • Earned the overall World Cup title in Paralympic boardercross; current

US national champion in boardercross.

  • Won 5 golds and a silver in the 2014-2015 World Cup season
  • Won gold in the banked slalom event at the 2015 IPC Para-Snowboard World Championships.

Andy Soule, Nordic Skiing

  • Earned the IPC World Cup Cross Country Overall title after winning five world championship medals.
  • Made U.S. history with the most medals of any U.S. Nordic skier during a world championships. During the 2014-2015 world cup season, he collected 10 total medals and had four wins.

 

Best Female Athlete with a Disability

Kendall Gretsch, Triathlon

  • Earned the title of world champion in the women’s PT1 (wheelchair) class at 2014 worlds in August.
  • Undefeated in every event she’s competed in, both domestic and international, since May 2014.

Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing

  • Won the IPC World Cup Cross Country World Cup Overall title
  • Won two world championship medals and also earned 12 total medals during the 2014-2015 world cup season with a total of eight wins.

Tatyana McFadden, Track and Field

  • Set fours new world records in the women’s T54 400, 800, 1500m, and 5000m events in the 2014 season.
  • Won the women’s wheelchair division of the 2015 Boston, New York, Chicago, and London Marathons.
  • Her victory at the London Marathon–where she set a new course record–crowned her the world champion of the IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships.

Becca Meyers, Swimming

  • Set two world records (400m free and 200IM) and earned six medals (four gold, two silver) at the 2014 Pan Pacs.
  • Set four world records in non-Paralympic events (200m free, 800m free, 1500m free and 50m butterfly) in the 2014-2015 season.

Greta Neimanas, Cycling

  • Earned her first world champion title at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in the women’s C4-5 scratch event.
  • Earned a third place finish in pursuit.

 

Best Bowler

Jason Belmonte

  • 2014 Player of the Year
  • Won the 2015 USBC Masters
  • Won the 2015 Tournament of Champions

Parker Bohn III

  • Won the 2015 Players Championship
  • Tied Mark Roth for 5th on the all-time titles won list

Mike Fagan

  • Won the 2014 PBA World Championship

 

Best MLS Player 

Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

  • 19 goals, 14 assists (2g, 3a in playoffs)
  • 2014 MLS MVP
  • Scored game winning goal in 2014 MLS Cup Final

Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders

  • 17 Goals, 13 assists (0g, 0a in playoffs)

Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution

  • 18 goals, 5 assists (2g, 3a in playoffs)

Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls

  • 27 goals, 2 assists (4g, 1a in playoffs)