Mimi Griffin

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Mimi Griffin


Class of 2014


• Griffin is considered to be the first broadcast expert for women’s basketball

• She served as the “face” for women’s basketball in its early television exposure and laid the foundation and groundwork for women’s basketball on television

• She was the National Director of Promotion for Women’s Athletics for Converse from 1983-85

• Griffin was the ESPN primary women’s basketball analyst from 1983-1999 and was the color analyst for the NCAA Women’s Final Four from 1985-1991

• In 1990, she was the first woman color analyst for a NCAA men’s tournament game on ESPN.

• In 1991, she became the first woman to broadcast the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on CBS Sports

• Griffin was the Championship Director of the US Senior Open in 1992 and 2000, and was the Championship Director of the US Women’s Open in 1995 and 2009

• She was the Director of Marketing and Championship Administration for the US Open in 1995 and 1998

• She was the 1994 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award winner

• In 2009, Griffin was named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” by Pennsylvania Governor and the Department of Community and Economic Development


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