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NCAA.com | October 2, 2014

From Drury to the NBA

Lauren Holtkamp refereed six NBA games last season as a non-staff official. Lauren Holtkamp refereed six NBA games last season as a non-staff official.

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.

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