Voted by the public, Ellis was number 12 on the list unveiled during the star-studded function held in the Great Hall at Parliament House (only the top 25 athletes were numbered).
Ellis is the most capped Australian Test player with 122 international appearances, and remains arguably the sport’s most decorated player with two Commonwealth Games gold medals, three World Championships, four National League titles and four Most Valuable Player awards.
Ellis represented NSW at underage and Open National Netball Championships from 1989-2004 and won national league titles with the Sydney Swifts in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Netball NSW Hall of Famer and Life Member Sargeant represented Australia for eleven years from 1978–1988, including two World Championship gold medals, and captained the Australian Team for six years from 1983–1988.
Sargeant represented NSW during the Open Team’s ‘Golden Boot Era’ of dominance at the National Netball Championships.
Fellow netballers, Melbourne Vixens’ Sharelle McMahon and Northern Mystics’ Julie Corletto join the NSW duo on the list.
Swimming legend Dawn Fraser was voted Australia’s greatest ever female athlete, edging out athletics great Betty Cuthbert and surfer Layne Beachley for the top honour.
Congratulations to all!
Sport for Women Top 12: 1. Dawn Fraser (swimming), 2. Betty Cuthbert (athletics), 3. Layne Beachley (surfing), 4. Margaret Court (tennis), 5. Lauren Jackson (basketball), 6. Heather McKay (squash), 7. Rechelle Hawkes (hockey), 8. Shirley Strickland (athletics), 9. Anna Meares (cycling), 10. Cathy Freeman (athletics), 11. Karrie Webb (golf) and 12. Liz Ellis (netball), 20. Sharelle McMahon (netball)