By Glennisha Morgan

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been nominated for Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards. The only woman in the category,  she’s been nominated for “Gnarliest Newcomer”  alongside Yasiel Puig, Lance Coury and Tavon Austin.

Griner is no stranger to being recognized. In 2012, she received the Outstanding Female Athlete ESPY Award and last year, Griner was nominated for a BET Award in the “Subway Sportswoman of the Year” category.

The award ceremony premieres on the network February 17 6/7 CST. You can vote for her here.

Fans of the WNBA star can also see her during the WNBA All-Star game, which takes place July 19 in Phoenix. Griner’s team, the Mercury, will be hosting the event. The Mecury has not hosted the All-Star game since 2000 and this will be their second time.

Glennisha Morgan serves as ELIXHER’s Entertainment Editor. She is the founder of The Fembassy (a blog site that is solely dedicated to women MCs), a multimedia journalist, photographer and filmmaker. During her career she has interviewed people like Russell Simmons, La La Anthony, MC Lyte, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Laverne Cox, and Marsha Ambrosius. In 2010, Glennisha was featured in BET’s first original music documentary, ‘My Mic Sounds Nice.’ 

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