Ballarat Rush has completed its international recruiting with the signing of Olivia Hackmann.
She joins Chanise Jackson as the Basketball Ballarat elite women’s program’s second signing from the United States.
This is the 24-year-old’s first overseas contract.
Hackmann is a Southeast Missouri State University graduate, who averaged 15 points and seven rebounds in her final year.
Hackmann said she had holidayed in Australia with her family, but did not know a lot about the country.
“I’m excited to learn all about it.”
Ballarat Selkirk Rush head coach Eric Hayes described Hackmann as a “very talented” player and “super” competitor.
“She will bring a real competitive spirit to our program on both ends of the court,” Hayes said.
“Offensively she is a very good scorer from all over the floor and she is also crafty with moves to the ring. On defence she is a hard worker,” he said.