Currently playing professional in Australia, Connecticut Sun forward Kelsey Griffin will return to the United States in January when the University of Nebraska retires her college number – 23.
Griffin was a first-team All-American, national player-of-the-year finalist and Big 12 player of the year in 2010. She led the Cornhuskers to 30 straight wins before their first loss, the Big 12 regular-season championship and Nebraska’s first appearance in the NCAA regional semifinals. She also led the Huskers to the NCAA tournament in 2007 and 2008.
Griffin and Karen Jennings are the only players in program history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Jennings’ No. 51 and Maurtice Ivy’s No. 30 are the other jerseys retired by Nebraska.