Wilson Nominated for ESPY
June 22, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. â€“ South Carolina great A’ja Wilson is one of four nominees for Best College Athlete at the 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, ESPN announced this week. The ultimate winner of the category will be determined by fan voting and revealed at the ESPYS, hosted by Danica Patrick, on July 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The Best College Athlete category features two female and two male nominees as Katie Ledecky (Stanford swimming), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma football) and Jalen Brunson (Villanova basketball) join Wilson in the category.
Wilson capped her Gamecock career by sweeping National Player of the Year honors from every organization and media outlet that bestows the honor, including picking up the Naismith Trophy, the Wade Trophy and the Wooden Award. She became the first player in SEC history to earn league Player of the Year honors three times, and was the first Gamecock to earn First-Team All-SEC honors all four years of her career. Closing her notable career as the second player in program history to amass 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, Wilson’s name appears at the top of 86 categories in the program’s record book. She went on to be selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 WNBA Draft, and is enjoying a successful start to her professional career as she ranks among the league’s top five in scoring with 20.8 points per game.
Voting for all categories of the ESPYS is underway now and concludes at the beginning of the live show on Wed., July 18, at 8 p.m. ET.