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Background

2002:
Appeared in 27 games with six starts ... Activated prior to the June 4 contest at Seattle after missing the first three games; placed on the Injured List (recovering from left knee surgery) on May 24 ... Averaged 3.6 ppg and 2.0 apg ... Tallied a season-high nine points (3-for-8 FG, 3-for-5 3FG), four rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes Aug. 11 vs. Los Angeles ... Scored seven points with two rebounds and a team-high five assists in a season-high 34 minutes Aug. 9 vs. Charlotte ... Started the final three games, her first starts since June 25 vs. Houston; she logged 26.3 mpg in six August contests (with Minnesota going 3-3) ... Averaged 6.5 ppg (37.8%) and 3.2 apg in the final six games, while committing just nine turnovers ... Had a career-high three steals Aug. 6 at New York ... Pulled down a season-high five rebounds Aug. 4 vs. Seattle ... Handed out a season-high six assists June 21 at Los Angeles ... Her 35.0% career three-point field goal percentage with Minnesota ranks fourth all-time in franchise history ... Sat out the July 24 game vs. Utah due to soreness in her left knee.

2001:
Played in four games with one start ... Left the June 12 game vs. Indiana with 15:17 to play in the second half after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and sprained medial collateral ligament in her left knee ... Placed on the Injured List on June 13 and missed the final 28 games ... Underwent surgery on her left knee on July 2 ... Averaged 5.3 ppg and 2.8 apg prior to the injury ... Popped in 13 points, including a halfcourt three-pointer at the first-half buzzer, on Opening Night (May 31) at Portland.

2000:
Did not play in the WNBA, electing to train with the Australian National Team in preparation for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

1999:
Averaged 4.5 ppg, 3.0 apg and 20.8 mpg in 32 games with the Mercury ... Her 3.0 apg ranked 13th in the WNBA ... Dished out a career-high nine assists in 27 minutes vs. Minnesota on July 29 ... Scored a career-high 20 points (3-for-5 FG, 12-for-12 FT) with six rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes vs. Los Angeles on July 17 ... Played a career-high 36 minutes and scored a team-best 16 points vs. Orlando on July 23 ... Ranked 15th in the league in free throw percentage (81.0%, 59-for-73) ... Set a Phoenix single-game record for most consecutive free throws made with a 12-for-12 performance vs. Los Angeles (7/17/99) ... Averaged 9.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.0 apg and 32.3 mpg in three starts ... In 29 appearances off the bench, averaged 3.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.0 apg and 19.6 mpg ... Finished second on the Mercury in assists (96) ... Led the team in assists in nine games ... Had 5+ assists 10 times and 5+ rebounds on three occasions ... Led the Phoenix bench in minutes played (596, 19.6 mpg) ... Concluded the season having doubled her statistics in almost every category from the 1998 campaign.

1998:
In her first WNBA season, averaged 2.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg and 1.7 apg in 11.8 mpg ... Played in 30 games ... Scored a season-high seven points at Sacramento on Aug. 16 ... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Houston on July 21 ... Tallied a season-high seven assists at Washington on June 28.

PLAYOFFS:
1998: Played in all six Phoenix playoff games ... Averaged 4.5 ppg, 1.2 apg and 13.0 mpg ... Recorded a playoff career-high 12 points in 20 minutes in Game 2 of the 1998 WNBA Finals at Houston on Aug. 29 ... Scored seven points in 16 minutes in Game 1 of the 1998 WNBA Finals vs. Houston on Aug. 27 ... Posted four points in five minutes in Game 3 of the semifinals at Cleveland on Aug. 25 ... Dished out three assists in nine minutes in Game 1 of the semifinals vs. Cleveland on Aug. 22.

PROFESSIONAL:
2002-03: Played in France for Aix en Provence ... 2000-01: Played in Germany for GoldZack ... Averaged 8.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 2.6 apg in 12 games ... Has played for three teams in Australia's WNBL: Melbourne Tigers, AIS and Adelaide Lightning ... Won the WNBL Championship with the Lightning in 1994 ... Two-time member of the All-Star Five (1997, 1998) ... In 139 career WNBL games, averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 assists and 1.90 steals.

INTERNATIONAL:
2002 FIBA World Championships: Earned a bronze medal as a member of Australia's women's basketball team at the 14th FIBA World Championships in the People's Republic of China in September 2002 ... Started five of nine contests and finished among the Opals' leaders in the following categories: scoring (sixth, 6.3 ppg), rebounds (T-fifth, 3.1 rpg), assists (first, 28), steals (T-third, 13) and minutes (second, 24.6 mpg) ... Shot 45.5% (20-for-44) from the field and 50% (14-for-28) from beyond the three-point arc ... 2000 Olympics: Won a silver medal with the Australian Olympic Team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... Averaged 6.3 points and 3.8 assists in eight games ... Other: Played for the Australian National Team at the 1998 FIBA Women's World Championships in Germany ... Member of the gold medal-winning Australian Under-21 World Championship Team in 1993.

Personal

  • Nickname is "Shrimpy Shrimp"
  • Enjoys listening to music
  • Favorite band is Matchbox Twenty
  • Favorite movie is Notting Hill
  • Started playing basketball at age seven
  • Favorite fruit is pineapple
  • Calls former Phoenix teammate Michele Timms her most difficult opponent
  • Worked as a customer service representative at GIO Australia
  • Sports role model is Michael Jordan
  • Says if she was not a basketball player, she would have been a sports commentator
  • Her father is head coach of the Bendigo Lady Braves basketball team in Australia
  • Calls her parents her greatest inspiration
  • Enjoys watching Australian "Footie" (Australian Rules Football), going to movies and spending time with family and friends

Career Transactions

Activated on June 4, 2002 ... Placed on the Injured List to start the 2002 season ... Placed on the Injured List on June 13, 2001 after suffering a torn ACL and sprained MCL in her left knee ... Acquired by Minnesota from Phoenix on Oct. 27, 1999 along with center Marlies Askamp and forward Angela Aycock for forward Adia Barnes, guard Tonya Edwards and forward Trisha Fallon ... Allocated to Phoenix by the WNBA on May 8, 1998.

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