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Jenna O'Hea

Jenna has proven herself to be one of the most complete players in women’s basketball, with her ability to score, facilitate and defend making her key player for the Australian National Basketball team, the Opals, of which she is now Captain.

Jenna won the 2004 Betty Watson WNBL Rookie of the Year award and if not for injury would have been a key player in the 2005 FIBA Under 19 World Championships.

Despite this absence, O’Hea was soon again in national team colours for the 2007 FIBA Under 21 World Championships on the back of an outstanding season with the Bendigo Spirit.

Jenna cemented her spot in the Opals squad for the 2010 FIBA World Championships after her first WNBL All-Star Five honour with the Melbourne Boomers. This saw the Los Angeles Sparks giving her a WNBA contract for the 2011 season.

A move to the Dandenong Rangers followed, winning the 2012 WNBL Championship before helping the Opals win the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. A third WNBL All-Star Five honour was boosted by a new contract with the Sparks ahead of the 2013 WNBA season.

At 26, Jenna enjoyed the best season of her WNBL career in 2013/14, claiming a fourth WNBL All-Star Five honour in five seasons and setting a career high for scoring as the Rangers returned to the WNBL post-season.

2014 saw O'Hea move WNBA teams, leaving the Los Angeles Sparks for the Seattle Storm. Along with this move, she also returned to Europe to play for Basket Lattes-Montpellier Agglomeration (BLMA) in France. BLMA went on to win their third French Cup, with O'Hea collecting 18 points and 5 rebounds in the final.

Returning home in 2017, Jenna came back to the Boomers and immediately found success as she helped them reach the playoffs while winning a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with the Opals in 2018.

Jenna then returned to major tournament action with the Opals at the 2018 World Cup where she helped the Opals win the Silver medal.

Off the court, Jenna is a mental health advocate and a Lifeline Community Custodian with the AIS.

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