Mary Goulding Car Accident – A 26-year-old woman has been injured following a fatal car accident that happened early this morning in Christchurch. The victim has been identified as New Zealand professional basketball player Mary Goulding. According to reports, Mary Goulding from Christchurch, New Zealand sustained life-threatening injuries after the crash. The accident took place in Christchurch early this morning, Saturday, the 20th of May 2023. She is currently in the ICU in a critical condition.
Sky Sport Tall Ferns released a statement regarding the incident: “The Tall Ferns are asking everyone to please send positive thoughts to Mary Goulding after she was involved in a car accident this morning in Christchurch. She is currently in the ICU in a critical condition. Mary is a much-loved member of the Tall Ferns family, so please join us in sending Mary and her family love, thoughts and prayers at this time.”
Who is Mary Goulding?
Mary Teresa Goulding was born on the 24th of August 1996 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She went to Rangiora High School in New Zealand and played for the Canterbury Wildcats in the Women’s Basketball Championship (WBC) in 2014 and 2015. She returned to the Wildcats for one game in 2018. Goulding averaged 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in five games at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup.
She was the team’s most efficient shooter, hitting 65% (17/26) of her shots from the field, 40% (4/10) of her 3-point attempts, and 100% (5/5) of her free throws. Goulding was a member of the Tall Ferns squad that came second at the William Jones Cup in 2019. Goulding attended Gillette College in Wyoming after high school before being recruited by Fordham University. In her final year at Fordham, she was named to the First Team All-Conference. At the Atlantic 10 Championship, he was voted Most Outstanding Player and was also named to the A-10 All-Academic team.
Goulding guided the Rams to their second Atlantic 10 Championship. Goulding played for IK Eos in the Swedish League after college (2019-20). After averaging 23.8 points and 13.5 rebounds with the East Perth Eagles, she was chosen to the 2021 NBL1 West Conference All-First Team. Goulding played in the Australian WNBL for the Bendigo Spirit in 2020 and has committed to a second season in 2021-22.
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