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Lauren Jackson

One of Australia Greatest Basketball players and Motivational Speakers.

From humble beginnings in country Victoria, Lauren’s story takes you on an incredible journey from when she left home at the tender age of 15 to pursue her dream at the Australian Institute of Sport to today where she is arguably one of the best Basketballers ever.

In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Lauren Jackson was given Australian sports highest honour in becoming the Australian flag bearer. This came as no surprise due to her immense sporting achievements and leadership qualities. Not only has this honour confirmed her status as the number 1 Australian athlete, she is now one of the greatest in Australian sporting history. She also became the highest point scorer in Olympic women’s basketball history during the London Games.

Lauren has smashed yet another major milestone in her already exceptional professional career, becoming the youngest player ever to reach 6,000 career points in the US-based Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Jackson who will rejoin the Canberra Capitals in Australia’s own Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) this season scored her 6,000th career point for the Seattle Storm during last Friday’s win over the San Antonio Silver Stars. Jackson became just the fourth player ever in WNBA history to score 6,000 points.

She is the epitome of women’s basketball in Australia, following in the footsteps and carrying on the traditions of grand mentors in the likes of Michele Timms, Rachael Sporn, and her mother Maree. These pioneers paved the way for Australian basketball to excel on the international stage, and Lauren stepped into the spotlight to lead her contemporaries and future generations to come with inspiration.

A leader by example, her work ethic and emotional divulgence into the game she so clearly loves is left on court for all to witness in awe and wonder. From Australia to Korea, to the USA and across Europe, Lauren has left a lasting impression wherever she plays. Her athleticism, ability, attitude, strength, and above all her passion, contribute to the phenomenal player and ambassador that she is for the game worldwide.

Lauren has a diploma of Business Management majoring in Development Psychology and is currently studying through Macquarie University for a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Gender Studies.

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