March 23, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior Alex Montgomery was named a finalist for the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Wednesday.
The 40 finalists were voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions and are now eligible for the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team. The All-America Team will be announced at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 2, in Indianapolis during the WBCA National Convention, which is held in conjunction with the 2011 NCAA Women’s Final Four.
“It is an outstanding honor for Alex to be named a finalist for the All-America Team,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She has invested an incredible amount of time and energy to become one of the best players in the country. Alex has had a tremendous impact on our program and will be leaving it better than when she got here. She is a special player and extremely deserving of this recognition.”
Montgomery led the Yellow Jackets to a school record 24 wins, an NCAA Tournament berth, and helped Tech win only its third tournament game. This season she also helped the Jackets set a school record with a 13-game winning streak, and tied school records with 14 home wins and nine ACC victories.
Montgomery, along with classmate Deja Foster, will graduate Georgia Tech as the school’s all-time winningest class with 91 career wins. Montgomery led Tech in points, 13.9 per game, and rebounds, 8.6 per contest, in her final season on The Flats, and was second on the team with 81 assists and 73 steals.
Montgomery finished her career sixth on the Georgia Tech all-time scoring list with 1,565 points, third in three-pointers made, 237, fourth in rebounds with 837, fifth in steals with 226 and tied for second in games played, 123. Her 237 career threes rank tied for ninth in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
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