Jacinta Anne Kennedy (née Hamilton, born 3 May 1982) is an Australian women's basketball player, who represented the country at both junior and senior levels. She currently plays for the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL. Kennedy picked up the nickname "Little Awesome" from Melbourne's basketball writers in 1998 and is the younger sister of Lucille Hamilton. Kennedy is married to Socceroo player Josh Kennedy.
|Born||3 May 1982|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Position||Forward / Centre|
|1999–2001||Australian Institute of Sport|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kennedy commenced playing in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in 1999. Since then, Kennedy has played for the AIS (1999/00 to 2000/01), Canberra Capitals (2001/02) and Dandenong Rangers (2003/04 to 2005/06), totalling 132 games.
Kennedy was also selected to the WNBL All-Star Five on two occasions; 2003/04 and 2005/06. In season 2004/05, Kennedy was awarded the Grand Final Most Valuable Player. After nine years away from the game, she returned to the game in the Rangers uniform, now playing under her marital name, Jacinta Kennedy. After the 2016/17 season, Kennedy retired from her prolonged and impressive career. 
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