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

05/16/2013 01:50 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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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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