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Tinkle Signs With Storm
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/24/2013
Stanford women's basketball alumna Joslyn Tinkle signed a seven-day contract with the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, the club announced Saturday night.

"I'm very grateful for this opportunity and am honored to be a part of the Storm organization," Tinkle said in a press release from the Storm. "I'm excited to be here in Seattle amongst so many great players and people."

Tinkle will join the team Sunday in San Antonio in time for the club's 1:30 p.m. PT contest against the Silver Stars. She will wear No. 31 for the Storm.

Should Tinkle see time on the court for the Storm over the next week it would make her the 26th Stanford player to play in a WNBA regular-season game. Currently Stanford is the most-represented Pac-12 school in the league with six players: Nicole Powell '04 (Tulsa Storm), Candice Wiggins '08 (Tulsa Storm), Jayne Appel '10 (San Antonio Silver Stars), Kayla Pedersen
'11 (Connecticut Sun), Jeanette Pohlen '11 (Indiana Fever) and Nnemkadi Ogwumike '12 (Los Angeles Sparks).

Tinkle was named to the All-Pac-12 Team in 2012-13 after averaging 11.8 points and 5.7 rebounds while leading the team with 66 blocked shots. The Missoula, Mont. native's 66 blocks were the third-highest single-season total in Stanford history while her 150 career blocks ranked fourth on Stanford's all-time list.

Tinkle finished her Stanford career with 1,091 career points, making her the 34th member of Stanford's 1,000-Point Club. A member of three Final Four squads (2010-12) on The Farm, Tinkle was also named to the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine All-Tournament Team in November 2012 after helping the Cardinal to an upset of then-No. 1 Baylor en route to the tournament crown.

A double-major in sociology and communication at Stanford, Tinkle will be the sixth Stanford graduate to wear a Storm uniform, following Katy Steding (2001), Sonja Henning (2000-02), Kate Paye (2002), Charmin Smith (2000-01) and Kate Starbird (2002).


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