Michele Timms

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Michele Timms



Class of 2008


• Three-time Olympian

• Played 14 years for the Australian National Team; led the Australian National Team to its first Olympic medal (bronze) in 1996; named Australian Player of the Year in 1996; captain of the Australian team that won the silver medal in 2000

• First Australian woman to play professionally overseas

• Inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame in 2003

• Named the Women’s International Player of the Year in 1994 and 1996

• A member of the Phoenix Mercury from 1997-2001, WNBA All-Star starter in 1999, had her number 7 jersey retired, becoming the first Mercury player and just second WNBA player to have a jersey retired

• Served as development coach for the NBL Club team, South Dragons, becoming just the second woman to be part of an NBL club’s coaching staff, this past winter.

• Served as assistant coach for the Chinese Olympic Team in 2008


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