Donna Wilkins (nee Loffhagen) was a dual New Zealand representative in netball and basketball.

An impressive career across two sporting codes, Donna competed in three Commonwealth Games and two Olympic Games resulting in three silver medals.

Donna has 56 caps for the Silver Ferns, representing New Zealand in netball in the positions of Goal Attack and Goal Shoot.

Competing in the New Zealand national netball league for the Southern Sting, later the Southern Steel as the franchise developed and also a member of the Canterbury Tactix.

Donna was a member of the women's netball team to compete at the Kuala Lumpur 1998 and Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, earning a silver medal from each of those games.

Moving her focus later into basketball, Donna represented Canterbury in the national league before signing on for two seasons with the Canberra Capitals in the Australian WNBL.

In 2006 Donna moved to the USA to play for the Connecticut Suns in the US WNBA.

Collecting 95 caps for the New Zealand women's basketball team, Donna was selected to represent New Zealand at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games earning another silver medal this time for basketball. She also competed in basketball at two Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 and later in 2004 Athens.


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Donna's Games History

  • Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

    • Basketball (Basketball - Women)
      Gold Medal Game Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 39-77
      Semi - Final Game 2nd Pool C vs 1st Pool D 74-67
      Preliminary Rounds - NGR vs NZL 83-53
      Preliminary Rounds - NZL vs MAS 113-56
      Preliminary Rounds - NZL vs MLT 127-47
      2
  • Olympic Summer Games Athens 2004

    • Basketball (Basketball - Women)
      Classification 7-8 83-87
      Quarterfinals 55-94
      Preliminaries 79-77
      Preliminaries 57-74
      Preliminaries 57-91
      Preliminaries 81-73
      Preliminaries 47-99
      Placed 8 of 12
  • Commonwealth Games Manchester 2002

  • Olympic Summer Games Sydney 2000

  • Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur 1998