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Kara Lawson

Basketball player from United States of America

Kara Marie Lawson (born February 14, 1981) is an American professional women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and a women's basketball television analyst for ESPN. Lawson primarily plays as a shooting guard. She won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Lawson signed a three-year contract with the Connecticut Sun prior to the 2010 WNBA season. Lawson attended Sidwell Friends School her freshman year, then went to West Springfield High School, where she played on the girls' basketball and soccer teams. Lawson was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 1999 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored twenty points, and earned MVP honors. Lawson attended the University of Tennessee (UT) and played for the Lady Vols basketball team, coached by Pat Summitt. She enrolled in UT's College of Business, and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Finance. Lawson received the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as the best senior player under 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m). On April 24, 2003, Lawson was selected by the Detroit Shock in the first round (fifth overall) during the annual WNBA  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Kara Marie Lawson
Date of birth
1981-02-14
Place of birth
Alexandria
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Damien Barling
Profession
Basketball player

Education

Institution From To
University of Tennessee
West Springfield High School

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

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