Across the NCAA, WNBA and international levels, Brittney Griner has emerged as a dominant player that has made an impact wherever she goes. This summer in Paris, she's poised to be a key player in Team USA’s effort to secure an eighth-straight Olympic gold medal.

Career highlights

How many Olympics has Brittney Griner been to?

Brittney Griner is a two-time Olympian, having competed for Team USA at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. The Paris Games will be her third Olympic appearance.

How many Olympic medals does Brittney Griner have?

Brittney Griner has won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. women’s basketball team.

How many World Cup medals does Brittney Griner have?

Brittney Griner has won two World Cup gold medals in 2014 and 2018 with Team USA. She was named to the 2014 FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team, and in 2018 won the Player of the Game award for the gold medal game.


When was Brittney Griner drafted?

Brittney Griner was the first pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft.

How many dunks does Brittney Griner have?

Brittney Griner has made 26 dunks over her career. One of only two active players to have recorded a dunk, Griner holds the record for most dunks in the WNBA and is the only player to have dunked more than twice. Only eight players in the WNBA have ever recorded a dunk.

In 2009, she was the second NCAA women’s basketball player to dunk twice in one game after recording a pair of dunks against Texas State.

What’s Brittney Griner’s record for blocks in a game?

Brittney Griner holds the WNBA record for most blocks in a game with 11. She also holds the WNBA records for most blocks in a season with 129 and average blocks per game in a season with 4.0. 

How many points does Brittney Griner average?

Brittney Griner is currently playing with the Phoenix Mercury during the 2024 WNBA season. As of July 2, she is currently averaging 20.0 points per game this season, slightly higher than her career average of 17.7 points per game. Her highest scoring season was in 2017, where she averaged 21.9 points per game.

Griner, who has led the Mercury to sixth in the league, is also leading the team with 6.8 rebounds per game this season.

How many WNBA All-Star Games has Brittney Griner played in?

Brittney Griner was named to her ninth WNBA All-Star team in 2023, including her honorary appointment during the 2022 season when she was detained in Russia.


How many NCAA championships does Brittney Griner have?

Brittney Griner won the 2012 NCAA championship at Baylor, leading the team to a perfect 40-0 record that season and being named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. In her four years at Baylor, she recorded a 135-15 record (.900) and led the Bears to four NCAA tournaments and two Final Fours.

What NCAA records does Brittney Griner hold?

Brittney Griner holds the NCAA record for most career blocks in either men’s and women’s basketball with 748. She also holds the record for most blocks by anyone in a season with 223, which she set during the 2010 season.

In addition, she's the only NCAA player to score 2,000 points and record 500 blocked shots.

When did Brittney Griner win AP Player of the Year at Baylor?

Brittney Griner is a two-time AP Player of Year winner at Baylor, earning the honor in 2012 and 2013. During both seasons, she swept the major basketball awards, winning the Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award, Ann Meyers Drysdale (USBWA) Player of the Year and unanimous AP All-American selections. She is also the 2012 Honda Cup winner, a three time Big 12 Player of the Year, three-time First Team All American, and three-time WBCA Defensive Player of the Year winner.

Will Brittney Griner be competing at the 2024 Olympics?

Brittney Griner was named to Team USA’s 12-woman roster that will look to capture the program’s eighth straight gold medal in Paris this summer. It will be her third Olympic Games.

Team USA

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