At 24 years of age and 203cm (6ft8), Elizabeth Cambage has stamped her authority as a global force in women’s basketball and a role model for many young Australian women.
Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, and now based in Melbourne, Liz debuted for the Opals at the World Championships in the Czech Republic in 2010 and her domination of the tournament resulted in her being picked at number 2 in the 2011 WNBA Draft for the Tulsa Shock - the best result for an Australian since her former Opals team mate Lauren Jackson.
A graduate from the acclaimed Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Liz has represented Bulleen Boomers (now Melbourne Boomers) in the Australian Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL), where in she won league MVP and lead her team to a championship in the 2010/11 season.
Liz created history at the London Olympics in 2012 when against Russia she became the first woman ever to slam dunk at the Games. This rare feat in the women’s game, combined with her presence and scoring ability on court, lead to her signing a lucrative contract with the Women’s China Basketball Association (WCBA). Liz dominated this league for 3 seasons, becoming a league leader in numerous statistical categories including blocks, points and rebounds.
A torn achilles injury sidelined Liz for 2014 and she spent 12 months recovering to become fitter and stronger, despite the setback.
Elizabeth has a commercial partnership with Swisse Vitamins – Australia’s leading health and wellness brand – and has released a range of designer shoes for women with larger feet at Myer – Australia’s largest department store