Kristy Wallace


Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

Personal Details

Home town:

Loganholme, Queensland

Occupation / Area of Study / Work:


Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Penny Taylor

Date of birth:

3 January 1996



Sporting Details

Positions played:


Home Club:

Coffs Harbour Suns & Southern District Spartans

Olympic / Paralympic History:

2024, Paris Olympic Games - Qualified

World Championships History:

2023, FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup, Bronze

2022, World Championships, Bronze

Sporting Highlights:

Current team: Melbourne Boomers WNBL / Indianna Fever, WNBA

2023, Traded from the Atlanta Dream to Indiana in January

2021, Australian Opals debut at 2021 FIBA Asia Cup, bronze

2018, Drafted with the no.16 overall pick by the Atlanta Dream in the 2018 WNBA Draft

About Kristy Wallace:

Kristy Wallace is one of basketball’s poster girls for resilience.

The Queensland-born guard has overcome two devastating knee injuries to reach her childhood dream of representing the Opals.

A brilliant college career with Baylor finished on a disappointing note in 2018 when Wallace ruptured her ACL. Cruelly, her comeback the following year only lasted two games when she again suffered the injury this time while playing for the UC Capitals in the 2018-19 WNBL season.

Wallace made a triumphant return via the NBL1 with Melbourne Tigers in 2021 and on debut with the Opals was part of the bronze-medal FIBA Asia Cup winning-team in Jordan.

After winning sixth woman of the year in the 2021-22 WNBL season, she made her long-awaited WNBA debut with the Atlanta Dream, four years after the franchise drafted her, with her former Caps coach Paul Goriss now an assistant coach of the Dream.

The year only got bigger and better for Wallace who was part of the Australian team which claimed bronze on home soil at the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney.

In 2024, Wallace will hit the court in her third WNBA campaign and second with the Fever.

Credit: Basketball Australia

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