Renae Camino

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Renae Camino
Australian Institute of Sport
Townsville Fire
Adelaide Lightning
Logan Thunder
Bendigo Spirit
Sydney Flames
Position Guard
League WNBL
Personal information
Born (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 31)
Wollongong, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Career highlights and awards

Renae Lisa Camino (born 19 November 1986) is an Australian women's basketball player, who has represented the country at both junior and senior levels.[1] In 2014, Camino married her long-time partner Tom Garlepp.[2]


Camino commenced playing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in 2004. Since then, Camino has played for the AIS (2004/05), Townsville Fire (2006/07), Adelaide Lightning (2007/08 to 2009/10), Logan Thunder (2010/11 to 2011/12), Bendigo Spirit (2012/13), and Sydney Flames (2013/14 to current).[3][4] Camino missed the entire 2005/06 WNBL season with a serious knee injury.[4]

In season 2004/05, Camino won the WNBL Rookie of the Year Award for the most outstanding first year player.[5] Then, in 2006, Camino was awarded the Australian Institute of Sport Junior Athlete of the Year.[6] AIS Women’s Basketball head coach, Dean Kinsman said, Renae is a leader, with a fantastic work ethic who is dedicated to being the best she can be as an athlete and a person.[6]

In the 2007/08 (2008) Grand Final, Camino won the MVP award after setting a league record for an individual score with 32 points.[7] After her success in the 2008 Grand Final, Camino's career was stalled by further knee injuries.[8][9] To resurrect her career, Camino was one of the first Australian athletes to have the controversial LARS surgery in 2009.[10][11]

Camino nominated for the 2006 WNBA draft, and was selected in round 2 (pick 24 overall) by the Houston Comets, but did not play because of a knee injury.[12][13] Camino was drafted again in the 2009 dispersal draft (pick 7) by the Sacramento Monarchs, but returned to Australia without playing a WNBA game.[14]

At official FIBA events, Camino played for Australia at the 2005 World Championship for Junior Women; the 2007 FIBA Under 21 World Championship for Women, where she won a Silver medal; and the 2007 FIBA Oceania Championship for Women, where she won a Gold medal.[15] At the 2005 World Championship, Camino top scored the tournament with 173 points an average of 21.6 points per game and was named to the All-Star Five.[4][16]


  1. ^ FIBA Archive. 2001 World Championship for Junior Women. Jancinta Hamilton. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  2. ^ National Basketball League (22 May 2014). Kings wed their Queens Archived 22 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  3. ^ Women's National Basketball League. All Time Playing Roster Archived 15 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  4. ^ a b c Fox Sports Pulse. Player Profile: Renae Camino. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  5. ^ Women's National Basketball League. Youth and Rookie Player of the Year. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  6. ^ a b Langford, Simon (21 February 2006). Basketballer Renae Camino wins AIS Junior Athlete of the Year. Australian Sports Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  7. ^ Nagy, Boti (28 November 2011). Back in the Day: Top 10 teams in WNBL history. Basketball Australia. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  8. ^ Nagy, Boti (5 March 2013). The fairytale finale. Basketball On The Internet. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  9. ^ Peterson, Joel (14 June 2013). Opals for Camino. Bendigo Weekly. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  10. ^ Cox, Michael (21 January 2011). Renae Camino can hear London calling. Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  11. ^ Sygall, David (20 February 2011). Surgeon says LARS knees sure to fail. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  12. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. All-Time WNBA Draft List: 2006. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  13. ^ Keeble, Tim (23 June 2014). Renae Camino back and starring at Snakepit. Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  14. ^ 2008 Houston Comets Dispersal Draft Analysis. 8 December 2008. WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  15. ^ FIBA Archive. Player Search: Renae Camino. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  16. ^ FIBA Archive. 2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship. Player Leaders. Retrieved 2015-02-07.