TIME OUT WITH... ALANA BEARD
Washington's Alana Beard may just be a rookie, but she still likes to go old school. Beard lists "Golden Girls" and "The Nanny" among her favorite television shows and legendary coach John Wooden as one of her idols. Get to know the Mystics guard in the latest installment of WNBA.com’s "Time Out."
  • Time Out Index
  • Favorite artist or type of music?
    Usher
    Favorite song to karaoke to?
    Usher - U Make Me Wanna
    Best song of all-time?
    No Pain, No Gain
    Favorite actor or actress?
    Sanaa Lathan and Will Smith
    Favorite TV show?
    ”The Nanny” and "Golden Girls"
    Favorite color?
    Blue
    Favorite Food?
    My mom's cooking
    One surprising fact about yourself?
    I am goofy and love to have fun
    Do you have any nicknames?
    AB (teammates); Poohbear (parents)
    If you could play one-on-one against anyone, who would it be?
    Coach John Wooden - he is a legend from whom I could learn so much
    What was your major in college?
    I studied sociology at Duke
    What is your favorite place to visit?
    My parents' house
    Why do you wear No. 20?
    My mom wore it in high school
    Greatest on-court influence?
    My high school coach, Steve McDowell
    Greatest off-the-court influence?
    My parents
    What are your primary off-the-court interests?
    Having fun, relaxing, PS2, my family
    If not a basketball player, what would you be?
    Something associated with business
    When your playing career is over, what might you pursue?
    I will be my own boss
    What accomplishment are you most proud of?
    Being the person that I am no matter what.

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