Mikaela Dombkins

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Mikaela Dombkins
Mikaela Dombkins.jpg
Dombkins during a game between the Capitals and Logan Thunder at AIS Arena
No. 14 – Canberra Capitals
Position Guard
League Women's National Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-08-01) 1 August 1986 (age 27)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australia
Listed height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Career information
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
Australian Institute of Sport, Sydney Uni Flames

Mikaela Dombkins (born 1 August 1986) is an Australian model, fashion designer and basketball player. She has played for several teams in the Women's National Basketball League including the Australian Institute of Sport, the Sydney Uni Flames and the Canberra Capitals.

Personal[edit]

Dombkins was born on 1 August 1986 in Waratah, New South Wales.[1] She is 181 centimetres (71 in) tall.[1][2] She ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament while at the Australian Institute of Sport on a scholarship, and has twice injured her back.[3] After rupturing a disc in her back in 2010 forced her to take a break from basketball, she returned to modelling. She has appeared in Cleo magazine, Handle magazine and the Australian men's magazine Alpha. She earned a diploma in fashion design,[4][5] and has specialised in designing her own swim wear.[6]

WNBL[edit]

Dombkins plays guard and wears number 14.[1]

Australian Institute of Sport[edit]

Dombkins came to the Australian Institute of Sport on a scholarship when she was 16.[5] She represented Australia at the Under 19s World Championship for Women in Tunisia in 2005,[7] and at the Under 21 World Championship for Women in Russia, where the team won silver.[7] She played for the Australian Institute of Sport team in the WNBL,[2] starting with the 2003/2004 season.[8] During that season, she had a knee injury.[9] She was part of the team during the 2005/2006 season.[8] During that season, she was the most senior player on the squad.[8] Early in that season, she had an injury to her foot.[8] In an October 2005 game against the Perth Lynx, she scored 24 points.[10] In a December 2005 game against the Capitals, she scored 11 points.[11] While playing for the team, she ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament.[3]

Sydney Uni Flames[edit]

During the 2006/2007 WNBL season, Dombkins played for the Sydney Uni Flames.[2] She played two positions for the team, guard and forward.[2] During a game in February 2007 against the Capitals, she earned a technical in a game because she appeared like she had struck another player.[12] She was also part of the 2009/2010 team. In a January 2010 game against the Canberra Capitals, she made a three point shot to win the game for her team.[13] She played for the team during the 2010/2011 season.[14] She had an opportunity to play for the team again in 2011/2012 but accepted a contract to play for the Canberra Capitals instead.[14]

Canberra Capitals[edit]

Dombkins is one of several players warming up before a 15 October 2011 game against the Townsville Fire.

Dombkins played six seasons for other teams in the WNBL before joining the Canberra Capitals. While playing for these teams, she developed a dislike for Canberra and had to learn to change that when she joined the team in 2011.[14] Dombkins was the given the last contract to play for the team during the 2011/2012 season[15] after a three week tryout.[16] There were some concerns by team management about her potential performance ability because of a previous back injury.[15] The Capital's coach said that Michelle Cosier's injury in the pre-season provided an opportunity to look at Dombkins as an option off the bench.[17] She played in the first game for the team during the pre-season when they played the Sydney Uni Flames.[18] In an October game against the Bulleen Boomers, she played for the team for the first time during the regular season, scored 11 points and had 8 rebounds as a non-starter.[19] In a match in November 2012, she was scored 14 points with eight rebounds and was named player of the match.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Canberra Capitals: Player Profile". WNBL.com.au. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Flame's burning desire to be like Sun - Basketball - Sport". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  3. ^ a b Dutton, Chris (23 September 2011). "Lewis ready to force her way into Caps' starting five - Local News - Sport - Basketball". Canberra Times. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Page, Fleta (8 November 2012). "Dombkins determined to be a model basketballer". Canberra Times. p. p. 23. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Model Mikaela Dombkins". Wix.com. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Design Portfolio for Mikaela Dombkins - Fashion Designer". StyleApple. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Australia - 2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship". FIBA. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d Rwiasak (2005-09-27). "AIS plays give and take to fix shaky roster - Local News - Sport - Other". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. [dead link]
  9. ^ Benson, Andrew (2003-10-08). "AIS on top but crippled for tough times ahead - Local News - Sport - Other". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. [dead link]
  10. ^ Basketball (2005-10-09). "Promising start but AIS falls short against Perth - Local News - Sport - Other". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. [dead link]
  11. ^ ADAMM (2005-12-09). "Caps head north after claiming first scalp - Local News - Sport - Other". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. [dead link]
  12. ^ Julia Whyte In Sydney (2007-02-03). "Capitals left reeling after Flames go on a hot run - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. [dead link]
  13. ^ Chris Dutton (2010-01-24). "Jackson beats heat and buzzer - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. [dead link]
  14. ^ a b c Dutton, Chris (2011-12-09). "Fear the secret weapon in Caps' aresenal: Dombkins - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  15. ^ a b Dutton, Chris (2011-09-14). "Short will be sweet for seasoned Caps - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  16. ^ Dutton, Chris (2011-09-08). "Capitals take a hit as Lacey steps out - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  17. ^ Dutton, Chris (2011-09-22). "Caps rocked by Cosier injury - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  18. ^ Dutton, Chris (2011-09-21). "Capital's Bibby nurtures Olympic hope - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  19. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (2011-10-09). "Bulleen hands Caps another lesson - Local News - Sport - Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

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