Barton College Bulldogs
Los Angeles, CA - Anthony Atkinson's heroics to lift Barton College in the Division II National Championship game weren't enough to sway ESPY voters in the Best Finish Category Wednesday night. The ESPY is the signature award handed out by ESPN for outstanding plays and achievements in the world of sports.
The L.A. Dodgers beat Barton and the 2007 Daytona 500 to win the ESPY in the first year for the Best Finish category. The Dodgers hit 4 homeruns in the bottom of the 9th to tie the Padres then beat them in extra innings on a Nomar Garciaparra homerun.
Atkinson led the Bulldogs to their first ever Division II championship by scoring the team's final 10 points including the game winning layup at the buzzer.