- Natalie was born on November
30, 1970. While growing up she found that she had very strong
abilities in several sports, including basketball and volleyball.
She played throughout high school and then continued with both
sports through college.
- She attended UCLA and worked
her way toward a degree in Sociology while playing two sports. She
lettered in both basketball and volleyball all four years, earning
several honors during this time. She was the first woman ever to
earn All-American status in both sports.
- In 1990 and 1991 she helped
lead the Bruins to the national playoffs in volleyball, becoming
the NCAA Final Four MVP both years.
- 1996 saw her named the Pac-10
Athlete of the Decade, and the Utah's Woman Athlete of the
- After college Natalie had to
choose which sport she wanted to pursue. The American Basketball
League was forming and Natalie decided to follow basketball. She
was one of the ABL first team selections, becoming a member of the
Portland Power. During the first season Natalie set the league
mark for rebounds, getting 21 in one game, and was the league's
top rebounder for the season with an average of 12 per
- She is currently playing for
the Portland Power and during the 1997-1998 season helped lead
them to the Conference Playoffs.