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Baylor’s Brittney Griner tabbed as Naismith Women’s Player of Year, again

Apr 8, 2013, 7:39 PM EST

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Brittney Griner’s season may have ended in the Sweet 16, but the Baylor senior is still capping off her career with more awards.

Griner, who finished her career as the all-time leader in men’s or women’s Division I college basketball history in career blocks (748), won her second consecutive Naismith Women’s Player of the Year Award, according to a release Monday afternoon.

On the season, Griner averaged 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 blocks for the 34-2 Bears, who were upset by Louisville in Oklahoma City.

Griner beat out Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike for the honor. She also became the seventh repeat winner of the award.

Griner may go down as the greatest women’s college basketball player ever, and she’s definitely up there in terms of being the most dominant forward/center ever. The Bears were 74-2 over the last two seasons with Griner in the post, including a 40-0 record and the NCAA Women’s National Championship last season.

Griner exits college as the second all-time leading scorer in women’s Division I college basketball history, finishing with 3,269 points, and is the first player in history to amass over 2,000 points and 500 blocks in their career.

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