Sara Blicavs

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Sara Blicavs
No. 15 – Dandenong Rangers
PositionForward
LeagueWNBL
Personal information
Born (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 25)
Sunbury, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Career information
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2012Australian Institute of Sport
2012–2013Dandenong Rangers
2013–2015Bendigo Spirit
2015–presentDandenong Rangers
Career highlights and awards
  • WNBL champion (2014)

Sara Blicavs (born 15 February 1993) is an Australian professional basketball player. She currently plays for the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL.

Career[edit]

Blicavs plays in the guard or forward positions.[1]

WNBL[edit]

Blicavs began her career, playing for the Australian Institute of Sport. After a brief stint with the Dandenong Rangers, Blicavs moved to the Bendigo Spirit. There, she won her first WNBL championship. For the 2015–16 WNBL season, Blicavs returned to the Dandenong Rangers. Blicavs has been re-signed for a third season with the Rangers.[2]

National team[edit]

Youth Level[edit]

Blicavs made her international debut with the Under-17 program at the FIBA Oceania Under-16 Championship in 2009. She would then go on to represent Australia at the FIBA Under-17 World Championship in France, where Australia placed seventh. She would then go on to represent the Gems at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Chile, where Australia narrowly missed out on bronze, placing fourth.

Senior Level[edit]

Blicavs made her debut with the Opals at the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship, where Australia took home Gold and qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics. She also participated in the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, in January 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Blicavs is from Victoria, Australia.[3][4] She is of Latvian descent through her father and Jersey (Channel Islands) descent through her mother.[5][6] Her parents, Andris Blicavs and Karen Blicavs, both played for Australian national basketball teams,[7] and her brother Mark plays for the Geelong Football Club. Her parents' careers in basketball both ended because of knee injuries.[3][1] She was one of three Australian female athletes based at the Australian Institute of Sport to test a sport bra designed by Berlei.[8] She is 188 centimetres (74 in) tall.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tuxworth, Jon (2011-11-18). "Caps, AIS to catch Graf's eye — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  2. ^ "Sara Blicavs Re-Signs For Rangers". wnbl.com.au.
  3. ^ a b c Basketball By Jon Tuxworth (2011-11-27). "Blicavs just the shot to give AIS a much-needed boost — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  4. ^ Ward, Roy (2012-01-30). "WNBL: Rangers hand out a drubbing — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Greater Dandenong Weekly. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  5. ^ http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/1895680/bendigo-bucket-list/
  6. ^ Geelong Cats community camp sees players go to Diversitat
  7. ^ Basketball By Jon Tuxworth (2011-11-27). "Blicavs just the shot to give AIS a much-needed boost — Local News — Sport — Basketball". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  8. ^ 3 Oz Olympic hopefuls test new sports bras to boost performance | TruthDiveTruthDive