DENVER – (Feb. 12) Alexis Montgomery of Seattle University women’s basketball has been named Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Player of the Week for the fifth time this season. The senior put up the first triple-double by a WAC player since 2006 as SU won twice at the Connolly Complex this weekend.
In a 66-62 win over Kansas City on Feb. 8, Montgomery posted 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists for the first triple-double in SU’s Division I program history. It is just the fifth triple-double in WAC history and the first in 12 years.
Montgomery followed up with a 13-point, 17-rebound, six-assist performance in a 72-60 win over Chicago State on Feb. 10. She passed Lisa Hill on the Redhawks’ career scoring list in the contest. Montgomery ranks seventh in program history with 1,360 points.
The native of Beaverton, Ore., is the first player to win five WAC Player of the Week honors in a season since Adrienne Johnson of Louisiana Tech claimed five in the 2010-11 campaign.
Montgomery has now won seven conference weekly awards in her career. She leads the WAC in scoring (20.3), rebounding (10.1), and free throw percentage (84.7) this season.