Grace Rasmussen

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Grace Rasmussen
Personal information
Born (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 26)
Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Relatives Rachel Rasmussen (sister)
Netball career
Playing position(s): WD, C, WA
Last updated: 13 December 2010

Grace Rasmussen (born 18 March 1988 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand netball player. Rasmussen played in the National Bank Cup for the Auckland Diamonds from 2005–07. She continued playing in Auckland for the Northern Mystics in the ANZ Championship, starting in 2008. Grace Rasmussen is the younger sister of fellow Mystics player Rachel Rasmussen.

Rasmussen was a member of the New Zealand U21 team from 2004–09, winning gold (2005) and silver (2009) medals at the World Youth National Championships. In 2009, she travelled with the senior national team, the Silver Ferns, as a member of their extended training squad.[1] Rasmussen earned a place in the Silver Ferns lineup the following year,[2] making her debut against Samoa.[3] She later travelled to Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and was named in the 2010 Fastnet Ferns for the World Netball Series.[4]

She suffered a season ending ACL injury in 2011, which left her out of the end of year squad. She made the squad again for the 2012-13 season, and was named in the twelve for the Australian leg of the 2012 Quad Series, but a stress fracture left her unable to take part.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Silver Ferns profile: Grace Rasmussen". Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  2. ^ ONE Sport (30 July 2010). "One new cap for Silver Ferns". TVNZ. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Street, Toni (8 August 2010). "Rasmussen adds spark". TVNZ. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Johannsen, Dana (20 October 2010). "Wider Silver Ferns squad join defence of Fastnet title". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 

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