Participants

Natalie TAYLOR

Natalie TAYLOR
    Basketball
Birth Date:  24 Dec 1982
Age:  35
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  182
Weight (Kg):  72

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
BKB Basketball Women 3 Bronze

Natalie TAYLOR - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 21:00
Women Preliminary Round Pool B
New Zealand
86
Malaysia
44
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:30
Women Preliminary Round Pool B
New Zealand
80
Jamaica
49
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 17:30
Women Preliminary Round Pool B
India
55
New Zealand
90
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 18:30
Women Qualifying Final
Mozambique
63
New Zealand
79
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 21:00
Women Semifinal
Australia
109
New Zealand
50
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 18:00
Bronze Medal Event Women Bronze Medal Game
New Zealand
74
Canada
58
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
Year Location Rank
2008 Beijing, CHN 10

Asia Cup
Year Location Rank
2017 Bengaluru, IND 6

Oceania Championship
Year Location Rank
2015 Various 2
2011 Australia 2
2009 Various 2
2007 Dunedin, NZL 2

Previous names

Natalie PURCELL (Basketball New Zealand YouTube, 5 Aug 2015)


Hobbies

Photography, art (gosoutheast.cstv.com, 2006)


Occupation

Athlete, gym owner at Brisbane Strength & Movement (Instagram, 25 Jul 2017)


Education

Hutchinson Community College, Kansas, USA; integrated marketing communications, Southeast Missouri State University, USA


Languages spoken

English


Coach

NATIONAL: Guy MOLLOY (AUS) (basketball.org.nz, 12 Feb 2018)


Position style

Small Forward


Sporting relatives

Husband Ezra TAYLOR played in the Super Rugby and PRO12 competitions, and represented Samoa. 

Older sister Charmian MELLARS represented New Zealand in basketball at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and took a silver medal at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. 


Younger sister Kalani PURCELL represents New Zealand internationally in basketball and is a member of Team NZL at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Brother Nic played American football, selected by Philadelphia Eagles preseason squad. 

Sister Hailey represented Samoa in basketball, played college basketball at University of Tennessee-Martin and plays in the New Zealand national women's league. (Twitter, 6 Aug 2017; stuff.co.nz, 7 Aug 2013; stuff.co.nz, 27 Aug 2013; espn.com, 4 Nov 2016; goffrugbyreport.com, 20 Jul 2016)


National league

Brisbane Spartans, AUS (Queensland Basketball League)


Memorable

"Beijing Olympics (2008), that was awesome and probably the best thing I've achieved so far." (wnbl YouTube, 6 Jan 2014)


Hero

USA basketballer Michael JORDAN (gosoutheast.cstv.com, 2006)


Additional information

FAMILY TIES
Teammates with both her sisters, Charmian MELLARS and Kalani PURCELL, while playing for New Zealand. "I'm lucky that I've been in the middle and able to play with both sisters. When I play now, I just really want Kalani to be successful, it's just that older sister care and love. If she doesn't have a good game, then I'm gutted as well." (nzherald.co.nz, 22 Jul 2015)


COMMITMENTS
Missed Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying campaign through pregnancy. (nzherald.co.nz, 22 Jul 2017)


AWARDS
Irish Superleague Import Player of the Year in 2011. (Basketball New Zealand YouTube, 5 Aug 2015)


PLAYING CAREER
Hutchinson Community College, USA (2002-04); Southeast Missouri State, USA (2004-06); Harbour Breeze, NZL (2007); Christchurch Sirens, NZL (2007-08); Logan Thunder, AUS (2008-10; 2011-14); University of Limerick, IRL (2010-11); Auckland Counties Manukau Lady Hawks, NZL (2014); Gladstone Power, AUS (2015); Brisbane Spartans, AUS (2014-15; 2017- )


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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