Tully Bevilaqua could have had a career in tennis if not for a determined basketball manager in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.
- Tully Bevilaqua played a number of sports growing up in the town of Merredin, 260km east of Perth
- Some considered her “too short” to play international basketball
- Bevilaqua won a Silver medal with the Australian Opals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Gold at the 2006 World Championships
The Australian Olympian and WNBA champion has come a long way from playing in the wind and sun on asphalt courts in Merredin to becoming one of Australia’s best-ever women’s basketballers.
But her tenacity and passion for the game, together with some solid hometown support, propelled Bevilaqua to a WNBA championship ring, an Olympic medal and World Championship Gold.
Bevilaqua is one of 11 inaugural inductees into the Basketball WA Hall of Fame, alongside names such…