May 24, 2013
SEATTLE - Former Florida State All-America center Cierra Bravard made the Seattle Storm's regular season roster, the WNBA team announced late Thursday.
A 2012 FSU graduate and a three-time All-ACC selection, Bravard is one of 11 players on the Storm roster.
Bravard ranks in the top 10 in FSU history in scoring, rebounds and blocks. The 6-4 Sandusky, Ohio, native was an All-ACC First Team pick and captured honorable mention All-America honors in 2011 before nabbing All-ACC Third Team accolades in 2012. She was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2009.
Bravard, who spent training camp with the San Antonio SilverStars in 2012, averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 boards while shooting 52 percent from the floor last season for Spain's Uni Girona team.
Former Nole star Roneeka Hodges is also on a WNBA roster. The 2005 FSU graduate and one-time All-ACC First Team selection will begin her ninth professional season with the Tulsa Shock. A 5-11 shooting guard, Hodges has played in 230 WNBA games with 85 starts and has a 6.2 points per game average in her career.
The Storm opens its season on Sunday at 6 p.m. PT when it hosts the Phoenix Mercury and 2013 No. 1 overall pick Brittney Griner.
The Shock begins its season on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Atlanta Dream in Atlanta.
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