Storm Actives Vodopyanova

June 1, 2005

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm today activated forward Natalia Vodopyanova and placed forward Ashley Battle on the injured list with a right shoulder impingement.

Vodopyanova, who signed with the Storm as a free agent on April 6, 2005, missed three games with tendinitis in her right knee after being placed on the injured list on May 20. This marks her first game on the active roster.

Battle has seen action in two Storm games thus far. Seattle's 2005 second-round pick out of the University of Connecticut, Battle played eight minutes, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds.

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