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Rob Mendez accepts the Jimmy V Award For Perseverance during the 2019 ESPYs.
Rob Mendez accepts the Jimmy V Award For Perseverance during the 2019 ESPYs.

(CNN)ESPN’s 2019 ESPY awards honored the world’s finest athletes and their impact out of uniform. Take a look at the complete list of winners.

Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Rob Mendez

Mendez, a high school football coach born without arms or legs, took home the flagship award with a rousing speech.

“I’m not done yet,” he told the audience. “I made it this far. Who says I can’t go further? Who says I can’t? Nobody.”

Pat Tillman Award for Service: Kirstie Ennis

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Bill Russell

The first black coach in the NBA and professional sports in the United States, Russell received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 for “redefining the game of basketball.”

Best Coach: Jim Calhoun

Best NFL Player: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Best NBA Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Best WNBA Player: Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Chloe Kim

The 19-year-old snowboarding sensation won Americans over in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, where she earned gold in the halfpipe competition.

Chloe Kim was honored Wednesday night for her performance in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Nyjah Huston

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Allysa Seely

Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Mark Barr

Best Boxer: Canelo Álvarez

Best MMA Fighter: Daniel Cormier

Best Male Golfer: Brooks Koepka

Best Esports Moment: Timothy “oLARRY” Anselimo returns to 2K League after surviving Jacksonville shooting

Anselimo returned to the world of competitive gaming in 2019 after surviving a 2018 mass shooting at a tournament for the video game Madden NFL in Jacksonville.

Best Viral Sports Moment: Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10 in floor exercise routine

The UCLA gymnast’s viral performance was her last on the collegiate level. Clearly, she nailed it.

Best WWE Moment: Roman Reigns returns from his bout with leukemia

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

Best College Athlete: Zion Williamson, Duke Blue Devils

Duke’s star forward might’ve lost the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but he was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He’s headed to the New Orleans Pelicans with the hope that he’ll re-create some of his undergraduate magic.

Zion Williamson poses with his ESPY for Best College Athlete.
Zion Williamson poses with his ESPY for Best College Athlete.

Best Record-Breaking Performance: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints breaks Peyton Manning’s career passing mark

Best Comeback: St. Louis Blues

Best Moment: Lindsey Vonn, Rob Gronkowski, Dwyane Wade (all three retired this year)

Best Female Athlete: Alex Morgan

The US Women’s National Team fever hasn’t let up. The forward scored five goals in the first game of this year’s Women’s World Cup and co-captained the team to victory.

Best Play: Katelyn Ohashi

Best Game: Los Angeles Rams defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football

Best Male Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Accolades continue to pour in for Antetokounmpo, who was named the NBA’s most valuable player last month.

Best Team: US women’s national soccer team

Best International Women’s Soccer Player: Sam Kerr

Best International Men’s Soccer Player: Lionel Messi

Best MLB Player: Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

Best NHL Player: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Best Female Golfer: Brooke Henderson

Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams

No surprises here: Williams continues to dazzle fans with her passion on and off the court, and she’s the world’s highest-paid female athlete.

Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer

Best MLS Player: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Best NWSL Player: Sam Kerr

Best Driver: Kyle Busch

Best Jockey: Mike Smith

Best Upset: Andy Ruiz Jr. defeats Anthony Joshua

Best Bowler: Norm Duke

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