Former Drury basketball player Lauren Holtkamp has made a name for herself in the sport beyond college -- as a referee.
Having called games in college, the WNBA and, most important, the instructional NBA Development League, Holtkamp has made the jump to the big time -- the NBA. This season, Holtkamp became just the third woman to be named a full-time referee in the NBA.
USA TODAY chronciles her journey here.
As you might expect, Drury is one proud alma mater. Holtkamp played at Drury from 2000-04.
Former Lady Panther Lauren Holtkamp Featured In USA TODAY Story As NBA's Third Full-Time Female Referee http://t.co/OxHkV0YLYf— Drury Panthers (@drurypanthers) October 1, 2014
Always a great start to the day when you can read in @USATODAY about a @DULadyPanthers and @DruryUniversity alum! http://t.co/cWTax8m5p2— Drury Panthers (@drurypanthers) October 1, 2014
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