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Clark makes opening night roster for WNBA’s Seattle Storm

Former All-American on 11-player roster

May 16, 2012 · Athletic Communications

SEATTLE – Former Middle Tennessee All-American Alysha Clark was one of 11 players included on the Seattle Storm’s opening night roster heading into the WNBA regular season. Clark, a 2010 MT graduate, is classified as a rookie because she has not played in a regular-season league contest.

Clark, a Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native was originally drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars with the 17th overall selection in the second round of the 2010 WNBA Draft presented by adidas. She is the third former Blue Raider to earn a WNBA regular-season roster spot during their respective careers, also including Chrissy Givens and Amber Holt.

Clark is one of two rookies on the 11-player roster, which also features veterans Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson, Camille Little, Katie Smith and Tina Thompson. Former Kentucky standout Victoria Dunlap and former Tennessee notable Shekinna Stricklen are among the final 11.

Clark has kept a Training Camp Blog for Seattle with her latest update Tuesday. Her entire blog, which includes photos, can be accessed here.

Head coach Brian Agler is in his fifth season in charge of the Storm and eighth overall in the professional league. He guided the team to the 2010 WNBA championship with a combined 35-6 record, earning league Coach of the Year accolades.

Seattle will open its 2012 campaign Friday by playing host to the Los Angeles Sparks at 9 p.m. Central on NBATV from the KeyArena. The Storm is slated to be featured nine times on national TV broadcasts, including five on ESPN2.

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