DOB: 3 September 1990
Tall Ferns Debut: 2009
Junior Association: Canterbury
High School: Marian College, Christchurch
Debuted for the Tall Ferns in Japan, 2009. Was a member of the 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning team.
Spent 4 years playing in the USA – two years at Monmouth University followed by a further two years at Fordham University.
Had an outstanding final year at Fordham leading the Rams to their first Atlantic 10 title in programme history. Rooney became the first player in Fordham women’s basketball history to record 500 points, 200 rebounds and 150 assists in the same season.
Played professionally in France with Arras in 2014-15 and the following year at Calais. This was followed by a stint with Polish club Artego Bydgoszcz and Swiss club Troistorrents.
Played at 2016 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in France.
MVP at 2008 Under 19 National Championships won by Canterbury.