The 2011 ESPY Awards will be live this Wednesday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. MT on ESPN. Host duties will go once again to Seth Myers, so there's a chance that there will be some good jokes throughout the show. None of the Colorado Sports teams is up for an award, but Vail, Colorado's Lindsey Vonn is up for "Best Female Athlete."
These are her 2011 accomplishments for the category, from ESPN:
- Won the Super G, Super-Combined and Downhill titles in 2011.
- Finished the season with eight race wins.
She won the 2010 award for her Winter Olympics exploits, as well as 11 race victories. She's going up against a tough crowd in this year's competition. Snowboarder Kelly Clark, WNBA star Lauren Jackson and UConn star Maya Moore are all up for the award.
The safe bet and likely winner is Maya Moore. Her 22.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and becoming the fourth-leading scorer in NCAA history are astonishing. If Moore wins, she will join Rebecca Lobo, Chamique Holdsclaw, Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker as basketball players who have won the award.