Laura Kurz comes from a basketball family. Her mother and cousin both played college basketball, and older brother Rob was a star at Notre Dame who played for the Golden State Warriors in 2008-09. Kurz started her college career at Duke, but transferred home to Villanova University for her final two seasons. As a senior, Kurz shared Big East Most Improved Player honors and was named to the conference's First Team. After spending the 2009-10 offseason playing in Greece, Kurz will join the Storm for training camp.