Lucille Hamilton

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Lucille Hamilton
Lucille Bailie.jpg
Lucille Bailie watches Jess Bibby break her record of 377 WNBL games at the AIS arena in Canberra on 14 November 2014
Personal information
Born (1969-05-25) 25 May 1969 (age 48)
Melbourne, Victroia

Lucille Maree Hamilton (born 25 May 1969) is a former Australian women's basketball player.[1] Her married name is Lucille Bailie.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Hamilton played for the Australia women's national basketball team during the late 1980s and early 1990s and competed for Australia at the 1990 World Championship in Brazil.[4] Hamilton also represented Australia at the 1989 World Championship for Junior Women held in Spain, where she won a bronze medal.[5][6][7]

In the domestic Women's National Basketball League (WNBL), Hamilton played 377 games for the Dandenong Rangers and Canberra Capitals. This equalled the all-time record held with Rachael Sporn,[8][9] until it was broken by the Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby on 14 November 2015.[10] In 1988, Hamilton won the inaugural Australian WNBL Youth Player of the Year, now known as the Betty Watson Rookie of the Year.[11][12][13] In 1998, Hamilton was awarded Life Membership to the WNBL.[14] Hamilton's younger sister, Jacinta Hamilton, also played for the national basketball team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.[9]

She ran as a Liberal Party candidate in the 2004 Australian Capital Territory general election,[15] but was not elected.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA Archive. World Championship for Women. Player Profile: Lucille Hamilton. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  2. ^ Canberra Capitals Club History. Basketball Australia. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  3. ^ Stateline Canberra. Transcript Broadcast: 30/04/2004. Australian Broadcast Corporation. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  4. ^ FIBA Archive. 1990 World Championship for Women. Australia. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  5. ^ FIBA Archive. 1989 World Championship for Junior Women. Team: Australia. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  6. ^ FIBA Archive. 1989 World Championship for Junior Women. Final Standings. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  7. ^ Basketball Australian Representative History (1989) Archived 11 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Australian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  8. ^ Women's National Basketball League. Players with 100 or more career games Archived 17 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  9. ^ a b Howell, Stephen (5 December 2005). Little awesome Jacinta. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  10. ^ Huxworth, Jon (14 November 2015). "WNBL: Jess Bibby's big moment fails to snap Canberra Capitals out of slump". Canberra Times. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Tayla Roberts named Women's National Basketball League Rookie of the Year (25 March 2010). Australian Sports Commission. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  12. ^ Betty Watson. Basketball Australia. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  13. ^ Youth and Rookie Player of the Year. Basketball Australia. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  14. ^ WNBL Life Members. Basketball Australia. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  15. ^ Hyland, Kathleen (30 April 2004). "Stateline Canberra". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "List of elected candidates - 2004 Election". Elections ACT. Retrieved 15 November 2015.