VIDEO: Hopkins-grad Paige Bueckers wins ESPY for Best Women's College Athlete | KSTP.com

VIDEO: Hopkins-grad Paige Bueckers wins ESPY for Best Women's College Athlete

Chris Long
Updated: July 11, 2021 12:02 AM
Created: July 10, 2021 11:53 PM

Hopkins-grad Paige Bueckers won the ESPY for Best Women's College Athlete and used her acceptance speech to shine light on gender and racial disparities in sports.

Click the video box on this page to watch Paige Bueckers' acceptance speech after winning the ESPY Award for Best Women's College Athlete

Bueckers earned the award for her record-shattering freshman season at the University of Connecticut that saw her smash multiple record for the powerhouse program.

Several of the records Bueckers broke were held by former Minnesota Lynx superstar Maya Moore, who was also took the stage at the ESPYs Saturday night to accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

RELATED: Maya Moore's speech after accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs

The award winners were honored Saturday at The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City.

Bueckers beat out fellow nominees Madison Lilley of Kentucky volleyball, Florida State soccer player Jaelin Howell and Jame Madison softball standout Odicci Alexander.

Bueckers spoke with ESPN interviewers after the ceremony about her decision to tackle the issues she focused on in her speech.


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