Susan Fuhrmann

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Susan Fuhrmann
Personal information
Full name Susan Elizabeth Fuhrmann
Born (1986-07-30) 30 July 1986 (age 27)
Katoomba, New South Wales
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Occupation Student
Netball career
Playing position(s): GK
Last updated: 2009-03-14

Susan Elizabeth Fuhrmann (born 30 July 1986), known as "the Fuhrmannator", is an Australian retired international netball player. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. Fuhrmann debuted for the Australian national team in 2006,[1] and was also a member of the Australian team that won silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, gold at the 2007 Netball World Championships and gold at the 2011 Netball World Championships. She used her height advantage to intimidate her opponents, especially Irene van Dyk, New Zealand's top shooter.[2]

ANZ Championship[edit]

Fuhrmann played in the ANZ Championship for the West Coast Fever, where she was the tallest player in the competition,[3][4] along with Queensland Firebirds shooter Romelda Aiken, both standing at 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in). She previously played for the Perth Orioles (now West Coast Fever, 2007) and the AIS Canberra Darters (2004–06) in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy.[5]

Australian Netball Diamonds[edit]

Fuhrman has made 33 appearances for the Australian Netball Diamonds, her last appearance being at the end of the 2011 season and was not selected for the squad in for the 2012 season. On 2 February 2013, Fuhrman announced her retirement from netball after a highly decorated international and domestic career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 ANZ Championship profile. Retrieved on 2008-06-29.
  2. ^ Lulham, Amanda (19 September 2009). "Fuhrmann in fine form". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ 2009 West Coast Fever profile. Retrieved on 2009-03-14.
  4. ^ Johannsen, Dana (2008-04-25). "The high achiever". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  5. ^ 2008 West Coast Fever team profile. Retrieved on 2008-06-29.