The honors just keep rolling in for the Gym Dogs’ Courtney Kupets, who now is in the running for best female college athlete in ESPN’s ESPY Awards, due to be handed out July 15 at the Nokia Theater in L.A, with Samuel L. Jackson as host. The awards will be telecast on ESPN at 9 p.m. on July 19. Fans may vote through 11:59 p.m. on July 11 in all or some of the 37 categories; one vote per day may be cast in a category. Registration is required.
Kupets is up against Notre Dame soccer player Kerri Hanks, Washington softball player Danielle Lawrie, Connecticut basketball player Maya Moore and California swimmer Dana Vollmer.
The nominees for best male college athlete? Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, Boston U. hockey player Matt Gilroy, Oklahoma basketball player Blake Griffin, San Diego State baseball player Stephen Strasburg and Florida’s god playing among mere mortals, Tim Tebow.
The ESPYs being the ESPYs, of course, you can count on a high cheese content, typified by the nominees for best sports moment of the year: Helio Castroneves winning the Indy 500, the U.S. swim team’s thrilling finish in the Olympic relay and “Tim Tebow’s speech” — you know, the one after the Gators’ loss to Ole Miss last season that’s been immortalized on a plaque at Florida Field.