Brittney Griner Dunks Again | The Women Dunk Timeline 1984-2012

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| March 25th, 2012 | 9,004 Views

It used to be historic moments when a female basketball player dunked in a game but now Brittney Griner is making it a daily routine to appear on Sportscenter with a 1 or 2 hand dunk.

A lot of people might think women dunking started with Griner or Candace Parker or for the slightly older people Lisa Leslie but it actually started back in 1984 when West Virginia’s 6’7 junior center Georgeann Wells dunked in a college game.  There was only about 100 people in the crowd to witness it but lucky for us one of them had a video camera and recorded it so we do have proof.

Unfortunately, we would have to wait  10 years for another dunk and 16 years for more video proof.  In 1994, UNC’s Charlotte Smith put down an uncontested dunk with 17 seconds left in a game against North Carolina A&T but it wasn’t until 2000 when Michelle Snow dunked in a college game that we had footage to show on SportsCenter.

1984: Georgeann Wells becomes first women to dunk in a college game

2000: Michelle Snow Dunks for the Lady Vols

2002: Lisa Leslie becomes the first women to dunk in a WNBA game

2004: Candace Parker beats JR & Josh Smith in the McDonalds High School Slam Dunk Contest

2006: Michelle Snow’s reverse dunk in the WNBA AllStar Game

2006: Candace Parker’s “Poster” against the Army

2006: Candace Parker & Michelle Snow Dunk Contest

2007:  Houston news & Ballislife does a feature on high school player Brittney Griner that has a repertoire of dunks

2008: Maya Moore & Tina Charles dunking 

2008: Candace Parker becomes the 2nd women to dunk in a WNBA Game

2010: Brittney Griner Dunks Twice in a Game

2012: Brittney Griner Dunks at Baylor


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