Caitlyn Jenner awarded ESPY over Lauren Hill, social media erupts

Caitlyn Jenner awarded ESPY over Lauren Hill, social media erupts

Lauren Hill’s courage trumps Caitlyn Jenner’s.

The internet erupted with upset Lauren Hill fans following ESPN’s announcement this week that Caitlyn Jenner would recieve the Arthur Ashe Courage Award over her.

Lauren Hill, a college basketball player who attended Cincinnati’s Mount St. Joseph University, passed away in April after a battle with brain cancer. Hill’s Layup4Lauren campaign raised more than $1.5 million for the Cure Starts Now Foundation.

The first annual Arthur Ashe Award honored North Carolina State basketball coach Jimmy Valvano for fighting cancer. Valvano delivered a memorable acceptance speech at the ESPY’s eight weeks before he lost his battle and died in 1993.

ESPN announced Monday that the 23rd Arthur Ash Award will honor Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, who was featured on a cover of Vanity Fair magazine for her transition into womanhood earlier this week.

Here are a few of the reactions Lauren Hill fans posted on Twitter in response to the decision:

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