Baylor’s Griner and Mulkey among 2012 ESPY nominees along with WNBA players and paralympic wheelchair basketball player Alana Nichols

Baylor’s Brittney Griner. Photo © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved.

Baylor’s Brittney Griner has two ESPY award nominations this year while Lady Bear coach Kim Mulkey has one.  ESPN’s annual awards extravaganza takes place in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET.  Former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle will host the awards.

Griner received nominations for “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Female College Athlete” while her coach is nominated for “Best Coach/Manager”. Other categories that include women’s basketball players include “Best WNBA Player” and “Best Female Athlete with a Disability.” Fans can vote for their picks online at

Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The award is for individuals  whose contributions go beyond sports.

List of Women’s Basketball Nominees

Best Female Athlete
Brittney Griner, Baylor

Best Coach/Manager
Kim Mulkey, Baylor

Best Team
Baylor Women’s Basketball

Best WNBA Player

  • Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lynx
  • Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
  • Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun
  • Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream
  • Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

Best Female College Athlete
Brittney Griner, Baylor

Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Alana Nichols

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