Lauren Jackson, Ambassador
Lauren Jackson OA was the world’s best female basketballer and comfortably remains Australia’s greatest ever player as one of our most accomplished sportspeople.
Standing at 6 foot 6, the Australian native entered the world of professional basketball starting her international career in the WNBA, playing for the Seattle Storm, before taking her talents globally playing professionally in Russia, Spain, China and Korea.
Throughout her illustrious career, she also represented Australia at the World Championships, the Olympics & the Commonwealth Games whilst also playing for the Canberra Capitals in the Australian WNBL.
Lauren’s achievements are as long as her wing span :
- 4 x WNBL MVP
- 5 x WNBL All Star
- 7 x WNBA All Star
- 3 x WNBA MVP
- 2 x WNBA Champion
- 7 x All WNBA First Team
- 3 x Best WNBA Player ESPY’s
- 4 x Olympic medals (3 silver, 1 bronze)
- World Championship & Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist ……… just to name a few.
In 2016, Lauren announced her retirement from professional basketball due to complications with a persistent knee injury. Later that year, the Seattle Storm retired her #15 jersey which continues to hang from the Key Arena rafters. Prior to her retirement, Lauren was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She currently works as the Assistant General Manager of the Melbourne Boomers in the Australian WNBL.