Baylor retired Brittney Griner's No. 42 jersey, honoring the two-time AP national player of the year and career blocks leader during her first visit to a Bears home game in 11 years. Griner, part of the 2011-12 national championship team and a two-time AP player of the year, was visibly emotional during the ceremony at the new Foster Pavilion. She completed her Baylor degree in 2019 and currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.

By the Numbers
  • Griner averaged 22.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 5.1 blocked shots per game in her 148 games at Baylor.
  • Her 3,283 total points set a Big 12 record and rank fifth on the NCAA career list, while her 748 blocks remain an NCAA record for women or men.
State of Play
  • Griner has been a six-time All-Star in the WNBA and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
  • Baylor has retired seven women's basketball jerseys, including Griner's, and she currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.
Bottom Line

Baylor retired Brittney Griner's jersey, honoring her exceptional career and impact on the program, as she continues to excel in the WNBA.