The trophies just keep rolling in for former UConn forward Breanna Stewart. She was the Final Four Most Outstanding player for the fourth year in a row, won AP Player of the Year, the Honda Award and was nominated for two ESPYs individually last month. On Wednesday night, she won both of them.
Stewart won both the Best Female Athlete and Best Female Collegiate Athlete categories after her impressive senior season, leading the Huskies to their 11th national championship, fourth in a row. Stewart and Moriah Jefferson became the only collegiate basketball players to win four national championships in a row. John Wooden's UCLA Bears won seven consecutive titles from 1967-1975, but freshmen were not allowed to play varsity sports at the time.
Stewart also became the first player to win four Final Four Most Outstanding Player awards. She also grabbed headlines with her acceptance speech for Best Female Athlete, which can be seen here.
Stewart used her spotlight to call for equality in women's sports, saying that female athletes don't get quite the fame that they should.
"Now that I'm in the WNBA, playing with other amazing female athletes, I'm trying to understand why we, as professional female athletes, don't receive anywhere near the fame." She said. "This has to change."
She concluded her speech calling for everyone to do their part in making the effort for equality.
"Equality for all takes each of us making an effort. Thank you for this honor and together let's be better."