Bio: Brittney Griner, Baylor
As seen on Baylors official website.Height: 6-8
Honda Award - women's basketball
AP National Player of the Year
USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Year
ESPN.com National Player of the Year
WBCA Defensive Player of the Year
AP All-America (unanimous)
MOP Final Four
MOP Des Moines Regional
WBCA All-Region 5
Big 12 Player of the Year
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
All-Big 12 - first team
All-Big 12 Defensive Team
Big 12 Championships Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament Team
USBWA National Player of the Week (Dec. 20)
Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 21, Dec. 18, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, March 5)
Slated to graduate in May 2013 ... Lone collegiate player to make USA Basketball roster ... Played on 2011 European Tour with USA Basketball, averaged 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds ... Withdrew from U.S. Olympic team consideration to attend summer classes ... Holds the Big 12 Conference career block record with 599, ranks No. 2 on NCAA career list, trails Louella Tomlinson's career mark of 663 by 64 ... Has scored in double figures in 80 straight games and in 110 of 112 in her career ... Reached 2,000 career points in 95 games ... First NCAA player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots, totals include 2,425 points/599 blocks ... Has seven career dunks to her credit, recorded four dunks as a freshman, one as a sophomore and two in 2012 ... 88 inch (7'4") wing span, standing one-arm reach is 9'2" ... Size 17 (M) shoe..
Honda Cup winner ... AP and USBWA Player of the Year, also won the Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy ...WBCA All-Region 5 selection ... AP All-American (unanimous) ... ESPN.com National Player of the Year ... Received two ESPYs, most outstanding female athlete and most outstanding female collegiate athlete ... Recorded 18 double-doubles in 40 starts ... Threw down first dunk of season and sixth of her career with a drop-step, right hand slam vs. Florida in NCAA Championship second round game ... Second woman to dunk in NCAA Tournament play ... Threw another down vs. No. 15 Georgia Tech ... Recorded a double-double in NCAA Championship title game vs. Notre Dame with 26 points and 13 rebounds, also added five blocks ... Narrowly missed a triple-double in NCAA Tournament regional final victory over No. 9 Tennessee with 23 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and a season-high-tying nine blocks ... Named MOP of both Final Four and Des Moines Regional ... Scored a Big 12 Championship-record and career-high 45 points vs. Kansas State in the tournament semifinals, added 10 rebounds, seven blocks and four assists ... Named Big 12 Player of the Year, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Big 12, Big 12 All-Defensive team, MOP of Big 12 Championship ... Poured in a then-career-high 41 points, the second 40-point performance of her career, vs. Iowa State ... Sank her first trey of the season, second of her career at Oklahoma ... Had a career high 13 free throws vs. Oklahoma, was 13-13 from the line ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in blocks (5.2), No. 2 in field goal percentage (.611) and No. 6 in scoring (23.4) ... Led all scorers vs. No. 6 Tennessee with 26 points, added seven blocks ... Narrowly missed a triple-double vs. No. 2 UConn with 25 points, nine rebounds and a season-high nine blocks ... Seven-time Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 21, Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, March 5) ... USBWA National Player of the Week (Dec. 19) ... Preseason WNIT MVP. .
Named National Defensive Player of the Year by the WBCA ... Listed as a first-team All-American on every list ... Finalist for Wooden Award, Wade Trophy, Honda and Naismith Awards ... Was the team's Most Valuable Player and also earned the squad's Defensive Award ... Appeared on ESPN's Sport Science (first female to be evaluated in studio) ... Reached 1,000 points in just 51 games (vs. Texas, Jan. 12, 2011) ... Made 26 straight free throws, was 3-4 at Oklahoma State (Feb. 6) missing her first attempt and then sank 11-of-11 at Nebraska (Feb. 9), 11-of-11 against Texas (Feb. 12) and missed second free throw vs. Texas A&M on Feb. 14 (8-10) ... Threw down only dunk of the season and fifth of her career at Texas Tech (Feb. 19) ... Nailed first trey of her career vs. Missouri (3/2/11) ... Big 12 Conference Player and Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 first-team honors and MOP of Big 12 Championship .... Team co-captain ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in blocked shots (170), No. 2 in triple-doubles (1), No. 4 in points per game (23.0) and No. 26 in field goal percentage (.543) ... Scored in double-digits in every game, 20-plus points in 23 games, 30-plus three times (35 vs. Liberty, 31 vs. Texas A&M, 30 vs. West Virginia) ... 10 double-digit rebounding contests ... Registered 19 points, nine blocks. and seven rebounds vs. No. 1 UConn ... Recorded fourth career triple-double vs. SLU: 28 points, 10 rebounds., 10 blocks ... Scored a then-career-high 35 points vs. Liberty ... Tallied 21 points and nine blocks vs. No. 6 Tennessee ... Produced fourth double-double of season with 27 points and 10 rebounds vs. Texas ... Notched fifth double-double of year with 22 points and a season-high 15 rebounds at Kansas ... Scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds vs. No. 6 Texas A&M for sixth double-double of season ... Poured in 29 vs. No. 13 Oklahoma ... Tallied 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks vs. Texas ... Recorded eighth double-double of season and second straight with 26 points/11 rebounds vs. Texas A&M ... Scored 21 points in first half vs. Kansas State, finished game with 26 ... Tallied a team-leading 22 points in win over Missouri to clinch Big 12 championship ... Drained first 3-point basket of career vs. Missouri ... Scored a career-high 40 points vs. Green Bay, also added 10 rebounds and 6 blocks in winning effort ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week four times (Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 20, March 6) ... MVP of Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout.
Earned the team's Most Valuable Player and Rebounding Award ... Earned second-team 2010 All-America honors from Associated Press, as well as USBWA Freshman of the Year and Memphis Regional Most Outstanding Player honors ... 2010 Naismith & Wooden Award Watch List member ... 223 season blocks rank No. 1 on NCAA (all divisions), Big 12 and Baylor season lists; No. 2 on BU and No. 6 on career Big 12 charts ... 223 rejections stand No. 1 on NCAA's single-season list, 28 ahead of St. Mary's Louella Tomlinson, who had 195 blocks in 2009-10 ... Registered an NCAA Tournament record 40 blocks in five 2010 tourney games; includes tournament single-game record 14 snuffs vs. No. 13 Georgetown ... Recorded the program's first-ever triple-double with a career-high 34 points, 13 rebounds and a Big 12- and a then-school-record 11 blocks vs. ORU ... Became seventh female to dunk in a regular-season college game with slam against Jacksonville State; then registered two dunks vs. Texas State and one at K-State ... Altered 114 shots (223 blocks not included in total) ... Led Big 12 in blocks (6.4 bspg), was No. 2 in double-doubles (16, includes Big 12 season-record tying three triple-doubles), No. 3 in scoring (18.4 ppg), No. 4 in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and No. 9 in field goal shooting (.503) ... Point total ((644) was most-ever by a BU rookie ... The WBCA/State Farm All-Region 5 selection earned first-team 2010 coaches All-Big 12 honors and was named league freshman and co-defensive player of the year while also landing on the All-Big 12 defensive and freshman honor squads ... Led nation in triple-doubles (3) and blocks per game (6.4), No. 20 in double-doubles, was No. 28 in scoring, No. 45 in field goal percentage and No. 77 in rebounding ... Averaged 18.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 6.8 blocks over last 17 starts, with back-to-back (CU, at OU) triple-doubles for first time in program history ... 15 outings of 20+ points (BU was 14-1 in those games) and 12 double-digit rebounding efforts; double-digit scoring in 33 starts ... Blocked three or more shots in 29 of 35 starts with a school-, Big 12- and NCAA Championship record 14 vs. No. 13 Georgetown, 11, four times (ORU, OU, CU, at OU); 10, three times; nine, once and eight, eight times ... Swept Big 12 Player and Freshman of the Week (Feb. 8) ... Seven-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week (March 1, Feb. 8, Jan. 18, Jan. 4, Dec. 21, Dec. 14 and Nov. 30) ... Tallied 13 points, six rebounds and five blocks vs. Connecticut in NCAA semifinal contest ... Recorded 16th double-double of season with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks in 40 minutes vs. No. 6 Duke ... Had 27 points, seven rebounds and 10 blocks in 40 minutes vs. No. 3 Tennessee in Sweet 16 ... Seven points, 14 blocks and six rebounds in 27 minutes vs. No. 13 Georgetown; had 18 points and eight rebounds in 39 minutes vs. Fresno State ... Returned from two-game suspension to collect 13 points and 10 blocks vs. No. 12 OU in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal game ... Had 21 points and five rebounds in 31 minutes at Texas Tech before being ejected for flagrant foul ... 20 points and 10 blocks in 33 minutes vs. Kansas ... Totaled 22 points, including game-winning lay-up with 16 seconds left, a career-high 21 rebounds (fifth-best single-game total in BU history), four blocks and a career-high four assists in 40 minutes at No. 12 Texas A&M ... Recorded BU's first-ever back-to-back triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 11 blocks in career-high 42 minutes at No. 12 Oklahoma and 24 points, 11 blocks and 10 rebounds in 34 minutes vs. Colorado ... Had 26 points, seven rebounds and eight blocks in 40 minutes at Kansas State; also registered fourth career dunk .. Named 2009 Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic MVP and World Vision Classic All-Star.
Arguably Baylor's most decorated recruit in any sport ever... Ranked as the nation's top player by all of the recruiting services ... Dunked the ball 52 times in 32 games as a senior ... Averaged 33.0 points (1,290), 15.5 rebounds (608), 11.7 blocks (459), 3.4 steals (136) and 3.1 assists (122) as a senior at Houston's Nimitz High School ... Career totals include 3,114 points, 1,586 rebounds, 939 blocks, 268 steals and 198 assists ... Set a National Federation of State High School record when she rejected 25 shots against Aleif Hastings (Nov. 11, 2008), former record 23, was held by (Myeisha Jones, Oakland Castlemont, Calif., Feb 2, 1997) ... Set a record for dunks in a game with seven versus Aldine (Jan. 23, 2009) ... Produced a quadruple-double against second-ranked College Park (Dec. 2, 2008) with 36 points, 15 rebounds, 15 blocks and 10 assists ... Recorded 19 triple-doubles and 21 double-digit block efforts as a senior ... Helped the Nimitz Lady Cougars capture the Class 5A Region III championship and the school's first-ever state tournament berth ... Scored 44 points, hauled down 18 rebounds and blocked eight shots against Plugerville in the Class 5A state semifinals, setting a Class 5A state tournament single-game scoring record ... Nimitz lost to Mansfield Summitt in the Class 5A state championship game (52-43), but Griner recorded 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks in the effort ... High school jersey is one of 25 displayed in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's Ring of Honor ... Parade Player of the Year ... Parade All-American ... Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Player of the Year ... USA Today Player of the Year ... USA Today All-American ... Gatorade's Texas Girls' Player of the Year ... Miss Basketball by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) ... Houston Chronicle Player of the Year and All-Greater Houston first team ... WBCA All-Star Game MVP (20 points, 10 rebounds, eight blocks) ... McDonald's All-American ... Selected to play in the McDonald's All-America game and TABC All-Star game ... Honored by the city of Houston when Mayor Bill White proclaimed May 7, 2009, as Brittney Griner Day ... Featured on cover of RISE magazine (December 2008) andSlam magazine (February 2009) ... All-state and all-region by TABC ... Received MVP and first-team All-District 19-5A honors. 2007-08 - Parade All-America second team ... TABC all-state ... Co-MVP District 19-5A ... Houston ChronicleAll-Greater Houston first team.
Full name is Brittney Yevette Griner ... Daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner of Houston ... Born Oct. 18, 1990, in Houston ... Has three older siblings: D, Shkera and Pier ... Verbally committed to Baylor prior to her junior year of high school over Tennessee, Texas and LSU among others ... Chose Baylor because of its family atmosphere and she wanted to stay in Texas ... Aspires to play professional basketball ... Enjoys working on cars and watching football in her spare time ... Volunteers with Salvation Army, Waco Zoo, Waco's Gospel Cafe, South Waco Recreation Center and Woodway Family Center ... Frequent speaker at local schools ... General studies major with an emphasis on outdoor recreation.