Maree Jackson


Maree Jackson represented NSW on many occasions, both at the junior and senior level and established herself as Australia’s premier player of her era. If truth be told, she represented and excelled for Australia when the national women’s team was striving for international recognition and status.

Maree played in two World Championships ( 1975 and 1979) and in the Moscow Olympic Qualification Tournament in 1980. She was a member of the Opals team that finished fourth at the World Championships in 1979, thereby establishing Australia’s legitimate place in the upper ranks of women’s world basketball. A stand-out competitive player, she was the first female Australian basketball player to win a scholarship to an American University (LSU). In the American college system, she established herself as one of the premier players in the USA.

The Australian Under 18 Women’s Championships is named in her honour. She was inducted into the BA Hall of Fame in 2006.

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