ESPYS: Jimmer Fredette awarded Best Male College Athlete

Published: Friday, Oct. 9 2015 12:48 p.m. MDT

LOS ANGELES — Jimmer's done it again.

After winning nearly every collegiate national player of the year honor including the Naismith, Wooden and AP awards, former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette added one more award Wednesday night: the ESPY for Best Male College Athlete.

He beat out the University of Connecticut's Kemba Walker — who was drafted one spot before Jimmer — as well as top hockey player Andy Miele (Miami-Ohio), Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton (Auburn) and Cornell lacrosse star Rob Pannell for the award given at Nokia Theater.

The 6-foot-2 Fredette averaged 28.9 points his senior season for BYU and set career records at the school for points, 3-pointers, 30-point games, 40-point games and wins in a career.

After accepting the award, Fredette thanked his family, everyone back in Glens Falls, N.Y., his girlfriend, who accompanied him to the event and everyone at BYU.

"I couldn't have done it without my teammates," he said.

Winners at the 19th annual ESPY Awards presented Wednesday:

Male Athlete: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Female Athlete: Lindsey Vonn, skiing

Team: Dallas Mavericks

Coach-Manager: Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks

Breakthrough Athlete: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Game: Eagles rally to beat the Giants, 38-31

Championship Performance: Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

Moment: Roy Halladay's playoff no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds.

Upset: Virginia Commonwealth men's NCAA basketball tourney

Sports Movie: "The Fighter"

Male College Athlete: Jimmer Fredette, BYU Basketball

Female College Athlete: Maya Moore, Connecticut basketball

Male Action Sport Athlete: Shaun White, snowboading

Female Action Sport Athlete: Stephanie Gilmore, surfing

Baseball Player: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia

NBA Player: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

WNBA Player: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

NFL Player: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

NHL Player: Tim Thomas, Boston

MLS Player: Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy

Bowler: Jason Belmonte

Driver: Jimmie Johnson

Fighter: Manny Pacquiao

Male Golfer: Rory McIlroy

Female Golfer: Cristie Kerr

Jockey: John Velasquez

Male Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal

Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams

Track and Field Athlete: Tyson Gay

Male Athlete with a Disability: Anthony Robles, wrestling

Female Athlete with a Disability: Mallory Weggemann, swimming

Performance Under Pressure: Arian Foster, Houston Texans

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Dewey Bozella

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