Hall of Fame Class: 2010
Trish Fallon was a cornerstone of the Opals during a period where expectations changed; now, instead of hoping to win medals, we expect to win medals and challenge for the gold. In her 224 games for Australia, Fallon won three Olympic medals (two Silver, one Bronze) and one World Championship medal (Bronze). At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Fallon was the captain of an Opals team that won every game until narrowly losing the Gold medal match to the United States 74-63. It was a disappointing end to an international career that also included the 2003 Maher Medal for Female International Player of the Year.
Trish appeared in 251 games in the WNBL and played a vital role in two championship teams (the Sydney Flames of 1993 and 1997), including winning the Grand Final MVP trophy in 1997. She was one of the faces of the League in the mid-1990’s. In 1999/00, Trisha was named co-Most Valuable Player of the League alongside Lauren Jackson. Finally, in 2004 she was selected in the WNBL’s 25th Anniversary Team.
Like many of her contemporaries, Trish also played for a number of seasons in Europe and in the WNBA. In 2003, she was part of a Ros Casares Valencia team that won the Spanish Cup and Super Cup double.
As an integral member of the administration of the Sydney Uni Flames, Trish Fallon continues to grace the sport for which she has been an outstanding ambassador, making her a valuable member of the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.