Kara Lawson was born into a family of Kathleen Lawson, William Lawson Susan Lawson. Earning the unknown along his career, Kara Lawson is a Basketball player. As a professional athlete, this person has one numerous awards and trophies, including: Naismith Girl’s High School Player of the Year. A decorated career started in school University of Tennessee, Sidwell Friends School, West Springfield High School and later progressed, launching Kara Lawson into stardom. Born on unknown in unknown, this Basketball player stood out from the rest of the crowd as early as in their child years. Making them a globally known and cheered superstar, their career earnings through winnings and sponsored deals have guaranteed Kara Lawson a lot of money. Want to know how much exactly? Well it is estimated that the net worth of Kara Lawson is around $1 Million
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Kara attended Sidwell Friends School, and later transferred to West Springfield High School, where she played for the school’s soccer and basketball teams. She became part of the 1999 WBCA High School All-America Game, earning MVP honors, and was also named as a WBCA All-American. After matriculating, she attended the University of Tennessee studying finance, and played for the school’s basketball team, the Lady Vols, before graduating in 2003. During her senior year, she won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award which was given to her by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
In 2003, Kara joined the WNBA Draft, and was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Detroit Shock, but just a few days later she was traded to the Sacramento Monarchs. She would perform well and would help the Monarchs win the championship two years later. In her subsequent WNBA career, she started to become more involved with the commentary team of various sports broadcasting networks, doing commentaries for women’s and men’s college basketball games. In 2010 the Monarchs folded, and Lawson became a free agent, signing a three-year deal with the Connecticut Sun, helping to increase her net worth further. In 2014, she was traded to the Washington Mystics.
Aside from playing in the WNBA, Lawson was a part of the USA team during the 2001 World University Games. She became instrumental in helping the team to reach medal contention, including scoring 25 points against Japan. The team made it to the quarterfinals, and would win a lot of hard fought games to get the gold medal against the host team China. She finished the event as the third leading scorer, and led the team in assists as well as steals. In 2008, she joined the USA women’s national basketball team for the Summer Olympics. She helped the team once again get the gold medal, scoring a perfect 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line. In 2009, she joined the National Team training camp and competed in the UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.
Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the final roster for the 2012 Olympics.
Kara now spends a lot of time as part of ESPN, covering the NBA and college basketball games. She is the first woman to work as a nationwide broadcast analyst covering NBA games.
For her personal life, it is known that Lawson married Damien Barling in 2008. She is an advocate of personal health and fitness, and participated in the Let’s Move Campaign by Michelle Obama. She also became a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and Race for the Cure.
- Full Name: Kara Lawson
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Date Of Birth: February 14, 1981
- Place Of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
- Height: 1.75
- Weight: 68.04
- Profession: Basketball player
- Education: University of Tennessee, Sidwell Friends School, West Springfield High School
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Damien Barling
- Parents: Kathleen Lawson, William Lawson
- Siblings: Susan Lawson
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraLawsonBarling
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/karalawson20
- IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7734685/
- Awards: Naismith Girl’s High School Player of the Year