Griner played college basketball at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. As a freshman, Griner’s 223 blocked shots set the all-time single-season record, establishing her as one of the greatest shot blockers in women’s basketball history. On December 16, 2009, Griner recorded Baylor’s first triple-double with 34 points, 13 rebounds, and Big 12 Conference record 11 blocked shots. In January 2010, ...
The 2018–19 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women’s basketball season. Returning as head coach was Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey for her 18th season. The team played its home games at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, and were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season ranked #1 ...
The Baylor Bears were crowned as the national champion for the 2020–21 season after beating the then-undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs, 86–70. The game was played on April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gonzaga was the first team to enter the national championship game undefeated since Indiana State in 1979. Baylor became the second consecutive first-time NCAA champions ...
The teams participate in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as one of only two private school members of the Big 12 Conference. Prior to joining the Big 12, Baylor was a member of the Southwest Conference from their charter creation in 1914 until its dissolution in 1996. Baylor is also a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.
College Sports Established
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1922 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1996 – Present / Big 12 Conference
1915 - 1996 / Southwest Conference
Bears - Former student George Baines Rosborough offered a $5 gold piece to the student who submitted the winning entry. Despite competition from two dozen rivals including the buffalo, antelope, frog and ferret, Baylor students chose the bear as the University's mascot, and Doyle Thrailkill of San Antonio won the $5 prize. Baylor's student newspaper the Lariat soon carried the headline "Bruin is Elected Patron Saint of All Baylordom."
Although Baylor adopted "Bears" as its official nickname in 1914, it was not until the 1920s that a real bear mascot came to the University.
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