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.
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.
Opener is on the 27!!! Come on out and support!
— Brittney Griner (@brittneygriner) May 16, 2013