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Brittney Griner - Baylor
With 2013 national honors pending, already was a three-time consensus First Team All-America and Big 12 Player of Year (2011, '12, '13). Four-time Big 12 honors include Defensive POY, All-Conference First Team, and All-Defensive Team. Honda Cup winner as Collegiate Woman Athlete of Year in 2012 when Nat' POY honors included Wade and Naismith trophies, Wooden Award, AP, ESPN.com. Led Baylor to 2012 NCAA title as MOP of Final Four; also led Lady Bears to last three Big 12 Tournament crowns as Baylor went 49-0 in conference play the last two regular seasons. Finished career with 3,283 points, 1,305 rebounds, 748 blocks, 18 dunks, a .569 FG percentage, and 63 double-doubles. The points rank No. 2 Div. 1 history behind only Jackie Stiles; also No. 2 in double-figure scoring games (146 of 148, including 116 straight). The all-time career blocks leader among men and women, she recorded at least one in 86 straight outings and in 144 of 148 games; her 18 dunks are by far the most by any female. 2012-13: Memorable final game at Baylor's Ferrell Center included Big 12-record 50 points and a dunk; finished regular season as Big 12 season leader in scoring, blocks, FG percentage; was seventh in rebounds. Withdrew from 2012 Olympic team consideration in April to attend summer classes. 2011-12: ESPY winner as overall female athlete of the year; female collegiate athlete of year honors included Honda Cup; AP and USBWA Player of Year; Wooden Award, Naismith and Wade trophies. Recorded a double-double in NCAA title game win vs. Notre Dame (26 pts., 13 rebs., 5 blocks), and just missed a triple-double in regionals vs. Tennessee (23/15/ 9 blocks). 2010-11: Nat'l Defensive POY (WBCA) and unanimous All-American; finalist for Wooden Award, Wade Trophy, Honda and Naismith Awards and first female evaluated in-studio on ESPN's Sport Science. 2009-10: 2nd-team All-America, USBWA?Nat'l Freshman of Year, Big 12 Co-Def. POY, Baylor MVP as Lady Bears reached Final Four .Set NCAA record with 223 blocks; logged consecutive triple-doubles (at Okla., vs. Colo.). MISC: Physical presence includes 88-inch (7'4" wingspan), a standing one-arm reach of 9'2", and a size 17 (M) shoe. Enjoys working on cars and watching football. Committed to BU prior to junior year at Houston's Nimitz HS.