Nebraska to retire Kelsey Griffin's No. 23 jersey

The Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Former Nebraska women's basketball star Kelsey Griffin will have her No. 23 jersey retired in January.

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.

Nebraska announced Wednesday that Griffin, who plays in the WNBA and Australia, will be honored Jan. 29 when the Huskers host Michigan.

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