Bishop joins some of Australian basketball’s biggest names in receiving the Maher Medal, the star Aussie playing a critical role in the Jayco Opals' qualification for the London Olympic Games with a three-game series sweep over New Zealand in September last year.
Bishop had 15 points in game one, and finished off the series with a 26 point, eight rebound performance in game three.
In addition, Bishop was a dominant player in the 2011 Australian Women’s University Games team, leading the team in points per game, with the side bringing home a Bronze-medal at the Summer Universiade.
Bishop was also a member of the Jayco Opals team that swept China in a three-game friendly series in Queensland, which served as a warm-up series for the FIBA Oceania Championship.
Bishop joins superstars Lauren Jackson, Michele Timms and Sandy Brondello, among others, as recipients of the Maher Medal.