Griffin’s stellar basketball career made her a star on two continents. The University of Nebraska retired her jersey number as a reward for four fine years, and Australia has embraced her throughout a long professional career there. Griffin, a 6-foot-2 forward from Eagle River, enjoyed an epic senior season at Nebraska (20.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game; first-team All-America; Big 12 Player of the Year) and was the third pick in the 2010 WNBA draft. She made the all-rookie team the next year for the Connecticut Suns, but her real success came in Australia, where she’s a four-time WNBL champ, a three-time Grand Prix MVP and the 2019 league MVP.