Renee Montgomery A Finalist For Broderick Cup
By Jim Linder
Lynx guard Renee Montgomery has been selected as one of five finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup. Finalists are chosen by over 1,000 NCAA members to choose the collegiate women athlete of the year. The award is given out to the athlete who has shown the best leadership skills, academic excellence, and their involvement in community service.
This past season Montgomery helped the University of Connecticut Huskies go a perfect, 39-0 this season on their way to winning the National Championship. Montgomery finished her senior season averaging 16.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. She is one of only three Huskies to record 1,500 points and 500 assists in her career and was the first Connecticut athlete to ever be named to the "Huskies of Honor" while still being an active player. Montgomery graduated from the University of Connecticut this past May with a degree in Communications and a 3.1 GPA.
Other finalists for the Broderick Cup are Jennifer Barringger of Colorado (track and field), Nicole Fawcett of Penn State (volleyball), Courtney Kupets of Georgia (softball), and Danielle Lawrie of Washington (softball). The award winner will be announced at a special press conference on June 22nd in New York. Last year's winner was current WNBA player Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks. Montgomery would be the third Husky selected in the history of the Broderick Cup; the two others were also Lady Husky basketball players. In 1995 Rebecca Lobo was honored and in 1996 Jennifer Rizzotti was awarded the Cup.
In four games this season Montgomery has come off the bench to average 6.0 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.0 steals per game for the Lynx.
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