Jan. 29, 2013
WACO, Texas -
Brittney Griner earned double player of the week honors this week for her performances vs. two ranked opponents. Griner has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week and was selected as ESPNW's National Player of the Week.
Griner extended her Big 12 record for career women's basketball weekly honors to 25 and earned her sixth, including fifth straight, weekly award of the season.
Griner, a 6-8 senior post, averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks in Baylor's wins over No. 24 Iowa State and No. 20 Oklahoma last week while becoming the NCAA's all-time leading shot blocker for both women or men. She recorded 14 blocks to raise her career total to 665, breaking Louella Tomlinson's (St. Mary's [CA]) record of 663.
The 6-8 senior shot .517 (15-of-29) from the floor and .636 (7-of-11) from the charity stripe. She also dribbled the length of the court after a steal and threw down her fourth dunk of the season during the ISU game to raise her NCAA career record to 11.
With 2,833 career points, Griner needs three points to become the Big 12's all-time scoring leader.