Kara Lawson

Kara Marie Lawson ( born February 14, 1981, Alexandria, Virginia, United States) is a professional basketball player. She currently plays for the Sacramento Monarchs in the Women's National Basketball Association.


College (1999 to 2003)

Kara Lawson played until 2003 under Pat Summitt for the Lady Volunteers, the women's basketball team at the University of Tennessee. In 2003, she received her degree in Finance.

WNBA (since 2003)

Lawson was selected by the Detroit Shock in the fifth spot in the WNBA Draft 2003. But five days later, she was transferred to the Sacramento Monarchs Kedra Holland -Corn and for a second-round pick in the WNBA Draft 2004. In their first five seasons Lawson played only rarely in the starting lineup of the Monarchs, yet they got to about 22 minutes per game a remarkable season. In the 2005 season, she won the WNBA championship with the Monarchs. Lawson had with their points average of 11.3 points per game a considerable part in this success. Your strongest season for the Monarchs played so far in the 2007 season when she set a new personal record with 11 points, 0.9 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in each of these categories. In the 2008 season, Lawson was an integral part of the starting lineup. You could put up with a points average of 12.2, a new personal best in the season. They also reached with the Monarchs for the sixth time in a row the playoffs, where the Monarchs in the Conference Semifinals were eliminated with 1:2 in games against the San Antonio Silver Stars. The 2009 season was team performance is not nearly as successful as the previous ones, as Lawson with the Monarchs missed the playoffs for the first time and finished the season as the worst team in the league. Although Lawson was in the course of the season rarely in the starting lineup, though their season was almost as high as in the previous season. In the end, Lawson was the season with a personal sense of achievement to complete when it was awarded the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.

International ( 2008)

In 2008 she won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing with the U.S. national basketball team.