Former Colonial Kim Beck became the sixth GW graduate to make a WNBA squad Friday when she earned a roster spot on the Seattle Storm.
The Storm drafted Beck in the third round of the WNBA draft April 9, and Beck had been participating in the team’s training camp and preseason match-ups through last week.
Seattle opened its season Saturday against the Chicago Sky – which has 2004 graduate Cathy Joens among its ranks – and bested the Sky by a score of 67-61. Beck played two minutes near the end of the game and did not record any statistics. Joens saw six minutes of court time, missed her only shot attempt and picked up one foul.
Beck will battle fourth-year player Tanisha Wright for time as star point guard Sue Bird’s backup. The Storm will travel to Washington to play the Mystics July 20.