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Husker hoops to honor Griffin

2013-11-06T15:30:00Z 2013-11-07T19:54:32Z Husker hoops to honor GriffinBy the Lincoln Journal Star
November 06, 2013 3:30 pm  • 

Many people knew it wouldn't be long before Kelsey Griffin joined the Nebraska women's basketball "Wall of Honor" at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Griffin, one of the most accomplished Huskers both on and off the court, will have her No. 23 jersey retired Jan. 29 when the Huskers host Michigan.

"Having my jersey retired is such an incredible honor," Griffin said. "Nebraska is such an incredible university and amazing place."

Griffin was a first team All-American and national player of the year finalist in 2010, in addition to earning three first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors during her career (2006-10).

In her final season, Griffin helped lead Nebraska to an undefeated regular season (29-0), 30 consecutive victories, a Big 12 Conference regular-season title and Nebraska's first trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

Griffin ranks No. 3 on Nebraska's all-time scoring list with 2,033 points, and No. 2 on the all-time rebounding list (1,019). Griffin joins Karen Jennings as the only two players in Nebraska history with at least 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Griffin, who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, recently completed her fourth season with the Connecticut Sun.

Griffin joins Jennings (No. 51), the 1993 Wade Trophy winner, and 1988 Big Eight player of the year Maurtice Ivy (No. 30) as former players whose jerseys have been retired.

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