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Brittney Griner, WNBA Phoenix Mercury Player, Nominated For 2013 BET Award

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 10: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury poses for a photo during 2013 Phoenix Mercury Media Day on M
PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 10: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury poses for a photo during 2013 Phoenix Mercury Media Day on May 10, 2013 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

College basketball star Brittney Griner has yet to play her first game with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury but she's already being nominated for awards.

As Vibe Vixen notes, the Baylor University, soon-to-be graduate has been nominated for a 2013 BET Award.

Alongside Gabrielle Douglas, Candace Parker, Serena and Venus Williams, Griner is in the running for a "Subway Sportswoman of the Year" award, note MTV News.

The dunk enthusiast, who came out as lesbian in April, recently graced the stage at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, where she shared an encouraging message for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Griner makes her debut on the court as a professional athlete at the end of this month. The Phoenix Mercury opener is on May 27 at 2pm MST. Griner encourages fans to come out and support.

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