Sportsperson of the Year: Past winners

  • Updated: December 28, 2011 - 10:22 PM

 

2010: EARL SANTEE

The architect of Target Field turned a desolate urban parking lot into the "best ballpark in America."

2009: BRETT FAVRE

The future Hall of Fame quarterback led the Vikings to a 12-4 regular season and into the NFC Championship Game. At 40 years old, Favre completed 68 percent of his passes and threw 33 touchdown passes.

2008: LINDSEY VONN

Vonn, who got her start on Burnsville's Buck Hill, became the most successful downhill skier in U.S. history and the first American woman in 25 years to win the World Cup overall championship.

2007: ADRIAN PETERSON

The Vikings' rookie sensation became an instant star, and in only his eighth game set an NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards against the Chargers.

2006: TWINS ORGANIZATION

A playoff team with a Cy Young Award winner (Johan Santana), an MVP (Justin Morneau) and a batting champ (Joe Mauer) also got approval for a new outdoor stadium.

2005: GREG ESLINGER

Virtually unnoticed by recruiters, the consensus All-America center became one of the greatest Gophers and won the Outland Trophy.

2004: LINDSAY WHALEN

The driving force behind the transformation of the Gophers women's basketball program.

2003: JOHN GAGLIARDI

The St. John's coach earned his 409th victory on Nov. 8, 2003, becoming college football's winningest coach, and his team won the NCAA Division III national title.

2002: HARRY CRUMP

The Hennepin County judge issued a restraining order that kept the Twins out of baseball's contraction plans.

2001: JOE MAUER

The baseball, basketball and football star at Cretin-Derham Hall was one of the state's all-time great prep athletes.

2000: JAC SPERLING

The Wild's chief executive officer led the NHL back to Minnesota and started the rally to build the "X."

1999: GLEN MASON

The Gophers' most successful football season in three decades earned him Coach of the Year honors from his Big Ten peers.

1998: RANDALL CUNNINGHAM

Out of football before joining the Vikings as a backup, he led the team to a 15-1 regular season.

NOTE: Candidates are nominated by members of the Star Tribune sports department, and a selection committee of staff members makes the final choice.
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St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke 3
Texas - WP: C. Lewis 12 FINAL
Seattle - LP: E. Ramirez 4
Washington 3 Bottom 4th Inning
Philadelphia 2
Tampa Bay 3 Bottom 6th Inning
Baltimore 1
Boston 2 Bottom 7th Inning
Toronto 1
NY Yankees 8 Bottom 4th Inning
Detroit 1
Atlanta 3 Bottom 6th Inning
NY Mets 1
Chicago Cubs 2 Bottom 5th Inning
Cincinnati 6
Cleveland 1 Top 3rd Inning
Chicago WSox 0
Minnesota 0 Top 4th Inning
Kansas City 0
Oakland 0 Top 3rd Inning
Houston 0
Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo 8:10 PM
San Diego - O. Despaigne
Los Angeles - C. Kershaw 8:40 PM
Arizona - W. Miley
Miami - H. Alvarez 9:05 PM
LA Angels - H. Santiago
Colorado - F. Morales 9:15 PM
San Francisco - T. Hudson
Atlanta 8/28/14 5:00 PM
Jacksonville
Detroit 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Buffalo
Indianapolis 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Kansas City 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Green Bay
NY Jets 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Philadelphia
St. Louis 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Carolina 8/28/14 6:30 PM
Pittsburgh
New England 8/28/14 6:30 PM
NY Giants
Washington 8/28/14 6:30 PM
Tampa Bay
Baltimore 8/28/14 7:00 PM
New Orleans
Chicago 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Denver 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Dallas
Minnesota 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Tennessee
San Francisco 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Houston
Arizona 8/28/14 9:00 PM
San Diego
Seattle 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Oakland
(21) Texas A&M 8/28/14 5:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Wake Forest 8/28/14 6:02 PM
ULM
Boise State 8/28/14 7:00 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Tulane 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Temple 8/28/14 8:15 PM
Vanderbilt
Rutgers 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 8/28/14 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
BYU 8/29/14 6:00 PM
Connecticut
(6) Jacksonville St 8/29/14 6:30 PM
(8) Michigan State
Bowling Green 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Western Ky
TX-San Antonio 8/29/14 8:00 PM
Houston
Colorado State 8/29/14 8:00 PM
Colorado
UNLV 8/29/14 9:30 PM
Arizona
Penn State 8/30/14 7:30 AM
UCF
Troy 8/30/14 11:00 AM
UAB
(7) UCLA 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Virginia
Western Mich 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Purdue
(5) Ohio State 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Navy
Appalachian St 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Michigan
Ga Southern 8/30/14 11:30 AM
NC State
Boston College 8/30/14 2:00 PM
Massachusetts
West Virginia 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(2) Alabama
Rice 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(17) Notre Dame
(10) South Dakota St 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(24) Missouri
Fla Atlantic 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(22) Nebraska
California 8/30/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Marshall 8/30/14 2:30 PM
Miami-Ohio
UC Davis 8/30/14 3:00 PM
(11) Stanford
Arkansas 8/30/14 3:00 PM
(6) Auburn
(16) Clemson 8/30/14 4:30 PM
(12) Georgia
Liberty 8/30/14 5:00 PM
(23) North Carolina
Ohio U 8/30/14 5:00 PM
Kent State
Louisiana Tech 8/30/14 6:00 PM
(4) Oklahoma
Idaho 8/30/14 6:00 PM
Florida
Stephen F Austin 8/30/14 6:10 PM
(20) Kansas State
Fresno State 8/30/14 6:30 PM
(15) USC
Southern Miss 8/30/14 6:30 PM
Miss State
Texas-El Paso 8/30/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico
North Texas 8/30/14 7:00 PM
Texas
(1) Florida State 8/30/14 7:00 PM
Oklahoma State
(14) Wisconsin 8/30/14 8:00 PM
(13) LSU
South Dakota 8/30/14 9:30 PM
(3) Oregon
(25) Washington 8/30/14 9:30 PM
Hawaii
Utah State 8/31/14 6:00 PM
Tennessee
SMU 8/31/14 6:30 PM
(10) Baylor
Miami-Florida 9/1/14 7:00 PM
Louisville
D.C. 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Montreal
Winnipeg 8/31/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
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