Brittney Griner's career as a Baylor Bear will go down as one of the greatest in the history of college sports. She dominated women's college basketball in a way that was previously unseen.
Now, Griner has moved on to the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, but she hasn't forgotten about her time in college. In her new memoir entitled In My Skin, Griner reveals how she didn't feel like she could be herself at Baylor due to the school's policies against homosexuality. In short, Griner believes the university benefited from her greatly without letting her be who she actually was.
The more I think about it, the more I feel like the people who run the school want it both ways: they want to keep the policy, so they can keep selling themselves as a Christian university, but they are more than happy to benefit from the success of their gay athletes. That is, as long as those gay athletes don’t talk about being gay.
The 23-year-old also wrote how she would like to be an ambassador for the university. However, she doesn't feel welcomed to on the account of her being gay.
I would love to be an ambassador for Baylor, to show my school pride, but it's hard to do that. I've spent too much of my life being made to feel like there's something wrong with me. And no matter how much support I felt as a basketball player at Baylor, it still doesn't erase all the pain I felt there.
Griner spent 2009-2013 with the Bears and racked up numerous awards, accolades, and records along the way, including leading Baylor to an undefeated 40-0 season in 2012.
Via Bleacher Report