Trisha Fallon

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Trish Fallon
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Born (1972-07-23) 23 July 1972 (age 46)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Trisha Nicole Dykstra (née Fallon; born 23 July 1972) is an Australian retired basketball player in the Australian Women's National Basketball League and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) of the United States. She also played with the Australian national team during the three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996, including as captain at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Fallon started her career at age sixteen.

Fallon was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the second round (19th pick overall) of the 1999 WNBA draft. After the 1999 WNBA season, she was traded to the Phoenix Mercury along with Adia Barnes and Tonya Edwards in exchange for Marlies Askamp, Angela Aycock and Kristi Harrower on 27 October 1999.

Fallon was married to Stuart Dykstra on 29 July 2007 in Port Douglas, Queensland.[1]

Her former partner Rodney Overby was found guilty of an assault charge against her in 2007.[2] The assault by Overby was featured as a top story in the Daily Telegraph. After the assault she posted an AVO against him.

In 2008, Fallon (now Trish Dykstra) returned to Sydney Uni Flames, for whom she had played in two periods from 1993 to 2007, as Operations Coordinator. Fallon now works for the Dandenong Rangers Basketball Association in Victoria.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22411919-5001021,00.html

External links

  • WNBA player profile
  • 16 February 2005 article
  • 21 June 2005 press release on Fallon's association with Group Event Travel


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