SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s basketball product Alexis Montgomery has been named a finalist for the 84th Annual MTRWestern Sports Star of the Year. Montgomery is one of six finalists for the Seattle Sports Commission’s Female Sports Star of the Year.
Voting is open to the public. Fans can vote once a day from now until Jan. 25 by clicking here.
The other finalists for the award are Devon Adelman (Special Olympics USA Games), Sis Bates (University of Washington softball), Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign FC), and Morgan Weaver (Washington State University soccer).
The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Grand Seattle.
Montgomery is the first Redhawk to chosen a finalist since men’s soccer Coach Pete Fewing and Stephanie Verdoia of women’s soccer were nominated.
Last season, Montgomery led Seattle U to its first-ever WAC Tournament championship and the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The senior from Beaverton, Ore., paced SU in points, rebounds, assists, and blocks. She was the lone player in the NCAA Tournament to lead her team in all four statistical categories.
Before the start of the season, Montgomery’s mother, Pamela, died after a battle with breast cancer. Montgomery dedicated her final season at SU to her mother’s memory and put together her finest campaign, earning All-WAC First Team and All-WAC Defensive honors. She became the first player in conference history to win six WAC Player of the Week awards.