Outsports has named WNBA star Brittney Griner its "Female Athlete of the Year," citing her memorable year both on and off the court.
What a year for the WNBA's Brittney Griner. Last year she entered the league as the overall No. 1 draft choice of the Phoenix Mercury and did not disappoint. She was the defensive player of the year in 2014 and set a record for blocked shots. She was a key cog as the Mercury won this year's WNBA title.
Off the court, Griner has been a great inspiration as an out-and-proud openly lesbian athlete. After leaving Baylor, she is totally free to be herself and this summer announced her engagement to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson.
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