Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling

OFFICIAL #7
NBA Experience 7th season
Born November 24, 1980 (Jefferson City, Mo.)
Resides Atlanta, Ga.
High School Jefferson City (Jefferson City, Mo.)
College Drury University ‘03; M.S. at Drury '04 MDV from Emory University '10

Lauren Holtkamp has officiated 205 regular-season games over five seasons as an NBA referee.

Holtkamp has six seasons of NBA G League experience and worked the 2013 and 2014 NBA G League Finals. She also officiated four seasons in the WNBA, including the 2014 Conference Finals.

Holtkamp officiated in numerous collegiate conferences, including the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East and Colonial Athletic. She also refereed various FIBA competitions, including the 2010 World University Games and the 2012 and 2013 FIBA Americas Championships.

The Missouri native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2003 and a master’s degree in Communication in 2004 from Drury University, where she was a member of the 2003 women’s basketball team that competed for the Division II National Championship. She went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Emory University in 2010.

She is married to NBA official Jonathan Sterling.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Lovecraft Country
Favorite Musician Florence and the Machine
Favorite Book Needful Things
Favorite Meal Breakfast
Favorite App Garmin Connect and Google
Would Most Like To Visit Greece
Bucket List Travel Internationally
Hidden Talent Mixed Media Art