Kathleen MacLeod

Kathleen MacLeod (born 23 October 1986)[2][3] is an Australian basketball player who was part of the Australian team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]

Kathleen MacLeod
No. 44 – Dandenong Rangers
Personal information
Born23 October 1986 (1986-10-23) (age 33)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Listed height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Career information
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2003–2005Australian Institute of Sport
2005–2007Dandenong Rangers
2007–2008Bendigo Spirit
2010-presentDandenong Rangers
Career highlights and awards


MacLeod is from Melbourne.[3] She has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters.[3] She is 168 centimetres (66 in) tall.[2][3]


MacLeod is a guard.[2] As a competitor at the 2005 Australian Under-20 national championships, she won the Bob Staunton Award.[5] She played junior basketball for the Victorian-based Nunawading Spectres.[3] She played basketball in Hungary in 2008/2009 and France in 2009/2010.[3]


MacLeod had a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport in 2003 and 2004,[6][7] and was a member of their team during the 2003/2004 and in 2004/2005 seasons.[3] MacLeod joined and played the Dandenong Rangers during the 2005/2006 season,[3] and continued to play for them in 2006/2007.[3][8] She missed the first third of the season because she was injured.[8] In the team's 66-61 preliminary loss to the Adelaide Lightning, she scored only 11 points as the only other player on the team to score in the double digits.[9] For the 2007/2008 season, MacLeod was a member of the Bendigo Spirit.[3] In a January 2008 game against Townsville, she scored 28 points in an 83-78 loss for Bendigo.[10] MacLeod played for the WNBL's Dandenong Rangers in 2010/2011, where she was the team's leader alongside Abby Bishop.[3][11] In a February 2011 game victory for the Dandenong Rangers over Townsville Fire with a score of 70-54, she scored 14 points.[12] She continued to play for Dandenong in 2011/2012,[3] helping guide her team to the WNBL's championship.[2][13] She was named to the WNBL's All-Star Five.[14] She played guard for the Rangers.[3]

National teamEdit

MacLeod was a member of the 2005 Opals.[15][16] In March 2007, she was named to the national team what would prepare for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[17] In late March, early April 2008, she participated in a week-long training camp with the national team in Canberra.[18] She played in a three-game test series Taiwan in May 2008.[19][20] She was named to the 2012 Australia women's national basketball team.[14] She was scheduled to participate in the national team training camp held from 14 to 18 May 2012 at the Australian Institute of Sport.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kathleen Macleod". london2012.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "London 2012 - 2012 Australian Opals squad named". Australian Olympic Committee. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Dandenong Rangers: Kathleen Macleod". WNBL.com.au. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Kathleen MacLeod Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  5. ^ Brad Graham Creative, ed. (2012). "The Bob Staunton Award". Play Up (19–25 February ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Basketball Australia. Official Event Program: 8.
  6. ^ Australian Institute of Sport; Basketball Australia (2011). AIS Basketball 2011. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. p. 60. This is a booklet published by the Australian Sport Commission, has a copyright notice on the page following the cover page.
  7. ^ "Past Athletes : Australian Institute of Sport : Australian Sports Commission". Australian Institute of Sport. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  8. ^ a b "O'Hea Puts Best Foot Forward". Herald Sun. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Lightning strikes out Rangers | Star Dandenong | Star News Group Local News, Sport, Entertainment". Starnewsgroup.com.au. 8 February 2007. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Lightning edge out Sydney in a thriller — ABC Sydney — Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Abc.net.au. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  11. ^ Smith-Gander, Diane, ed. (2011). "The Season That Was; Basketball Australia". IiNet WNBL Finals Series (2010/2011 ed.). WNBL: 3. Official Programme
  12. ^ "Dandenong snuffs out struggling Fire — ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  13. ^ a b "AUS — Opals announce training camp squad". FIBA. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Basketball Australia : 2012 Squad". Basketball Australia. 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  15. ^ "Anstey in from the cold to join Tigers — Basketball". www.theage.com.au. 10 March 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Jessica Foley Selected To 'Price Attack' Opals Team For 2005 :: Foley has set a school record with 66 three-pointers this season". Cstv.com. 9 March 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Phillips keeps Opals place". Adelaide Now. 12 March 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  18. ^ "News Article". SportsAustralia.com. 8 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Three Olympic dreams likely over | Sports News". Fox Sports. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  20. ^ "Big names bounced from Opals as Games dream fades — Beijing2008 - Sport". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 May 2012.