Griner now the NCAA’s all-time leading shot blocker and Big 12’s all-time leading scorer
It’s been a busy week for Baylor Lady Bear Brittney Griner.
In an 82-65 win over No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday, she tallied eight blocks in the process of setting the NCAA career record for blocked shots. The 6-foot-8 Griner has now blocked 672 blocks in her career — more than any man or woman, at any level of college basketball, ever.
Then on Wednesday, the Houston native added another record to her name, recording the fourth 40-point game of her career while setting a new Big 12 Conference mark for career scoring. Baylor now holds both the Big 12 men’s and women’s career scoring marks, as LaceDarius Dunn set the men’s record two years ago.
Griner has now scored 2,873 points in 132 games, an average of 21.8 points per game; she ranks 12th in NCAA history in career scoring, with an outside shot at holding that record, too, before all is said and done.
[For more on Griner, check out this feature from the latest Baylor Magazine on how she is changing the face of women’s basketball — and having fun doing it.]
For good measure, Griner also added another dunk to her resume last night — the 12th of her Baylor career (and fifth this season). That, too, is an NCAA women’s record; the next closest competitor is Tennessee’s Candace Parker, with seven career dunks. [See video of Griner’s dunk at the 3:10 mark here.]
Griner also holds the NCAA record for single-season blocks and nine other Big 12 marks in addition to her scoring, blocks and dunks numbers. She could have as many as 20 more games to build on her records, but only five of those will be in Waco. If you haven’t yet made it to campus to see her play in person, don’t miss out.
Sic ’em, Brittney!