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Stella Beck One Hurdle From Rio Olympics

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MORAGA, Calif. -- Current Saint Mary’s women’s basketball sophomore Stella Beck has been named to the New Zealand Tall Ferns final roster of 12, to compete against Australia for a spot in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Beck has been playing valuable international minutes with the Tall Ferns, her native country’s most advanced team. This week New Zealand heads to the Preparation Camp in Melbourne from August 11-14. Beck and New Zealand will take on Australia on August 15th in Melbourne and August 17th in Tauranga. The reigning West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year enters her sophomore year with the Gaels in 2015-16.

Beck is joined on the Tall Ferns by future WCC student-athlete Kalani Purcell. Purcell will be joining the BYU roster as a junior transfer this upcoming season.