Mimi Senkowski Griffin

Mimi Senkowski Griffin
J. Freeland Chryst Award

Mimi Senkowski Griffin was at the forefront of televising women’s basketball games.

Griffin was ESPN’s top women’s basketball analyst from 1983-99 and was also seen on CBS from 1985-91. In addition to providing courtside color commentary, she worked as a studio analyst along with Robin Roberts for for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament from 1996-99.

She was a star basketball player for Lancaster Catholic and first in school history to score 1,000 career points. In her four years in the team, the Crusaders lost just four games. They won a state title in 1974, with Griffin, who was Mimi Senkowski then, as the team’s senior shooting guard. They had a 62-game winning streak that stretched from her older sister Barbara’s sophomore year to Griffin’s sophomore year.

Griffin was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.