MYSTICS BEARD NAMED WNBA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Washington, D.C. – Washington Mystics Guard Alana Beard was named the WNBA’s Player of the Week for games played June 15 though June 21. Beard averaged 25.5 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game and 3.0 steals per game in contests against the Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky. She also shot 59% from the field and 40% from the three point line.

Washington currently leads the Eastern Conference with a 4-1 record. The Mystics will host the 2007 WNBA Champion, Phoenix Mercury on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. Season and group tickets for the 2009 Washington Mystics season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship.