Whitney Wonnacott, Jimmer Fredette girlfriend & Chatfield grad, gets love at ESPYs (PHOTOS)

Our roundup of Coloradans at the ESPYs focused on Tim Tebow, Lindsey Vonn and expatriate LaLa Vasquez. But another prominent person with ties to the state received both an on-stage shout-out and some notable camera time: Whitney Wonnacott, girlfriend of super-shooter Jimmer Fredette.

What's her Colorado connection?

As we noted in a February post, Wonnacott is a graduate of Chatfield High School and often returns to the area from Brigham Young University, where she and Fredette met. Example: Last year, my twin daughters attended a graduation party for a friend whose special surprise gift was the presence of Jimmer, who Wonnacott had brought along.

At the ESPYs, Wonnacott, a cheerleader and broadcast journalism major, turned up on screen every time the camera turned toward Fredette -- which was frequently. And when he was named Male College Athlete of the Year, over such competitors as Connecticut's Kemba Walker and Auburn Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton, Fredette thanked Wonnacott for helping him look good on the red carpet.

Look below to see our earlier collection of photos featuring Wonnacott, Fredette and friends.

More from our Things to Do archive: "Denver Broncos Cheerleader Calendar 2011: See a sneak preview of the photos here."

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