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SUPERB WOMAN: Brittney Y. Griner

Brittney Griner, an athlete, author and advocate, is one of 11 women to receive an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA Championship, a Fiba World cup gold and a WNBA Championship.

Brittney Y. Griner
Brittney Y. Griner

When people hear the name Brittney Griner, they think about her outstanding performances on the basketball court in high school, college and with the Phoenix Mercury. A Houston native, who played at Baylor, Brittney is currently detained in Russia where she played for the UMMC Ekaterinburg. At 6’9” Brittney is the NCAA record-holder for most dunks and she is by far one of the Greatest of All Times. And there’s more to Brittney. The author of “In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court,” published in 2014; Brittney speaks out on issues of social justice and human dignity. She is passionate about addressing bullies and she was very outspoken about the playing of the national anthem during games. This wife and U.S. citizen is being unlawfully detained in Russia and every effort should be made, including the raising of voices demanding her release.

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