Renee Danielle Montgomery ( born December 2, 1986 in St Albans, West Virginia, United States) is a professional basketball player. Since 2009 she plays for the Minnesota Lynx in the Women's National Basketball Association.
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College (2005 to 2009)
Montgomery studied from 2005 to 2009 at the University of Connecticut where she received her degree in 2009 in communications. During her time at college McCoughtry also played for the women's basketball team at the University of the Connecticut Huskies. In her freshman season, she was in 35 of 37 games the season in the starting lineup the Huskies. Her first season she finished with an average of 8.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game. For this good performance, she was appointed to the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year. Already in her sophomore year, she competed in all 36 season games in the starting lineup the Huskies. During the season they scored four times over 20 points in a game. In the end they came up with an average of 13.3 points and 4.5 assists per game. So she was the best team in both ratings. With the Huskies, she reached the final of the regional championship, where they had to give, however, clearly beaten the team from Louisiana State University this year. At the end of the season she was named team in the All -BIG EAST First. In summer 2007, she won the U -20 national team of the United States the gold medal at the FIBA U -20 Championship in Mexico. In her junior season, she played first time at the position of shooting guard, when Mel Thomas had to end the season early due to injury. Renee managed to increase their average to 14.1 points per game this season, also she was again in the All -BIG EAST First Team selected. On January 21 they scored against the University of North Carolina her 1,000 point for the Huskies. Renee reached with the Huskies for the first time the Final Four, where they but the basketball team, Stanford University documents with the Huskies. In her senior season, she won with the Huskies every game and thus first won the NCAA championship. With its average of 15.8 points and 5.2 assists per game had been instrumental in this success.
WNBA (since 2009)
Because of their outstanding performance for the Huskies, she was selected in the WNBA Draft 2009 by the Minnesota Lynx to the overall fourth place.