Fredette Named Best Male College Athlete

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LOS ANGELES – Jimmer Fredette was named the Male College Athlete of the Year at the 2011 ESPYs, adding to the numerous awards he has garnered this year. The ESPYs were held at the Nokia Theatre.

Fredette captured hearts of college basketball fans around the nation during the 2010-11 season as he was the NCAA's leading scorer at 28.9 points per game. He led the Cougars to 32 victories and a trip to the Sweet 16 and finished his career as BYU's all-time leading scorer. Fredette set BYU's single-game scoring recorded when he scored 52 points against New Mexico in the MWC Tournament.

By winning the Naismith Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy and numerous others, Fredette made it a clean sweep of the national player of the year honors.

Fredette was up for the Male College Athlete of the Year award along with Andy Miele (Miami-Ohio hockey), Cam Newton (Auburn football), Rob Pannell (Cornell lacrosse) and Kemba Walker (Connecticut basketball).

Fredette's Awards in 2010-11

  • 2010-11 Male College Athlete of the Year - ESPYs

  • 2010-11 Nations leading scorer (28.9 points per game)

  • 2011 National Player of the Year (Naismith, Wooden, AP, Oscar Robertson, NABC, Adolph Rupp, Sporting News, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com)

  • 2011 Lowes Senior CLASS Award

  • 2011 first-team All-American (John R. Wooden Award, AP, Sporting News, State Farm Coaches for NABC Division I, USBWA, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Yahoo! Sports, FoxSports.com, Lute Olson)

  • 2011 MWC Player of the Year

  • 2011 All-MWC First Team

  • 2011 MWC Tournament MVP

  • 2011 NABC All-District 17 First Team

  • 2011 USBWA All-District VIII First Team

  • 2011 USBWA District VIII Player of the Year

  • 2011 Dick Vitale National Player of the Week (Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Jan. 17)

  • 2011 ESPN.com Weekly Watch National Player of the Week (Jan. 10, Jan. 17)

  • 2011 MWC Player of the Week (Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 28)

  • 2011 South Padre Island Invitational MVP

  • 2011 Bob Cousy Award Finalist (Final 5)

  • 2010 USBWA National Player of the Week (Dec. 13)