(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Brittney Griner has won quite a lot in her young career. Adding Olympic gold now has put her in some very select company.
Griner became the 10th American woman to win an NCAA national championship, a WNBA title, a FIBA World Championship and Olympic gold when the United States beat Spain 101-72 on Saturday.
And this gold medal for playing for her country means the most to Griner.
"I can’t believe it’s on my neck right now,'' Griner said after the medal ceremony. "I can’t believe I’m wearing gold right now. I can’t believe I just played in an Olympics.”
Griner also plans to keep this gold medal very close and in a place of honor.
"This is going up in my house. I don’t have any medals, any jerseys, I don’t have anything up at my house,'' Griner said. "This is going up my house. This will be the only thing up in my house."
Several of her teammates on this Olympmic team already are on the list, including Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Tamika Catchings and Maya Moore.
The others are Swin Cash, Cynthia Cooper, Asjha Jones, Sheryl Swoopes and Kara Wolters.
Winning is nothing new to Griner, who won her NCAA title at Baylor with an 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in 2012.
Griner celebrates Baylor's national title April 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Griner added a world championship gold in 2014 and followed up with a WNBA title that same year. She was with the Phoenix Mercury when they swept the Chicago Sky in three games in the finals.
Griner holds the WNBA championship trophy with Diana Taurasi on Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
The moment of winning a gold medal is something Griner celebrated by hugging coach Geno Auriemma.