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Joslyn Tinkle #31 Forward

Joslyn Tinkle

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Background

CAREER:
Became the 26th Stanford player to play in a WNBA regular season game and following the conclusion of the 2013 season, Tinkle’s addition to the WNBA made Stanford the most-represented Pac-12 school in the league with 6 players (Nicole Powell ’04, Candice Wiggins ’08, Jayne Appel ’10, Jeanette Pohlen ’11 and Nneka Ogwumike ’12.
Tinkle is the sixth graduate of Stanford to wear a Storm uniform. Katy Steding (2001), Sonja Henning (2000-02), Kate Paye (2002), Charmin Smith (2000-01) and Kate Starbird (2002) are the others.

2013:
Recorded her first WNBA minute in the Sept. 7, 2013 loss to Minnesota
Played a career-high 3 minutes on Sept. 10, 2013 against Minnesota, recording her first offensive and first defensive rebound

COLLEGE:
2013 All-Pac-12 Team
2010 Pac-10 All-Rookie honorable mention
In 2012, became Stanford's 34th member of the 1,000-Point Club -One of just two players (along with Chiney Ogwumike) to start all 36 games in 2012-13
In 2012-13 led the team in blocks (66), was second in scoring (11.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.7 rpg)
Her total of 66 blocks in 2012-13 is the third-highest single-season total in Stanford history
Finished her Stanford career fourth on the program's career blocks list with 150
Her 89.5 free-throw percentage in 2011-12 is the second-highest single-season total in Stanford history
Named to the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine All-Tournament Team in November 2012 after helping the Cardinal to an upset of then-No. 1 Baylor en route to the tournament crown.

USA BASKETBALL:
Part of the USA Women's U18 National Team, which captured gold with a perfect 5-0 performance at the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina in July, 2008.

Personal

Born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived in Europe for over eight years as a child
Daughter of Wayne and Lisa Tinkle and has one sister, Elleson, and one brother, Tres
Both parents played basketball for the University of Montana
Father Wayne is currently Montana's men's basketball head coach and also played pro ball for 10 years in Europe
Double-major in sociology and communication at Stanford

Career Transactions

Signed with the Seattle Storm on Aug. 24, 2013