More National Recognition for Montañana

Oct. 18, 2004

NEW YORK, NY - Senior forward Anna Montañana has been named a preseason second-team All-American by the Women's Basketball News Service. It is the second preseason All-America accolade for the Valencia, Spain native, who was a preseason honorable mention selection by Street & Smith's last month.

Montañana is only one of two Atlantic 10 performers to earn preseason All-America recognition from the Women's Basketball News Service. She was joined by Tara Boothe of Xavier, who earned preseason third-team honors.

Montañana is one of two returning starters for the Colonials this year. She started all 30 games for GW in 2003-04 and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team. She ranked second in the A-10 in rebounds per game (7.6) and steals per game (2.33) last season. In addition, Montañana finished third in the league in assists average with 5.37 helpers per outing. She averaged 12.0 points per contest in 2003-04 and established a new personal best with 21 points in GW's win against Dayton. Montañana had one of the most productive games in school history on January 31, 2004 when she became the second Colonial to record a triple-double (11 pts., 12 rebs., 13 assts.) against La Salle.

The Colonials will open the 2004-05 campaign with an exhibition game at the Smith Center on Saturday, Nov. 6 versus Everyone's Internet and tips off the regular season on Friday, Nov. 19 at Georgetown at 7:30 p.m.

Women's basketball season tickets can be purchased by contacting the GW Athletics Ticket Office at 202-994-6050 or by sending an email to: Individual game tickets can be purchased at GW's Marvin Center (secondary box office) or through TicketMaster at 202-397-SEAT (7328) or by visiting For group tickets (10 or more), call 202-994-5778 or e-mail:

Preseason 2004-05 College All-America Teams

First Team:
Seimone Augustus, LSU
Nikki Blue, UCLA
Jamie Carey, Texas
Temeka Jackson, LSU
Kristen Mann, UC-Santa Barbara
Janel McCarville, Minnesota
Shawntinice Polk, Arizona
Khara Smith, DePaul
Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
Tan White, Mississippi State

Second Team
Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame
Steffanie Blackmon, Baylor
Shyra Ely, Tennessee
Yolanda Paige, West Virginia
Sandora Irvin, TCU
Anna Montañana, GW
Kathrin Ress, Boston College
Alesha Robertson, Texas Tech
Ann Strother, Connecticut
Barbara Turner, Connecticut

Third Team
Tara Boothe, Xavier
Jessalyn Deveny, Boston College
Katie Feenstra, Liberty
Katie Geralds, Purdue
Erin Grant, Texas Tech
Dionnah Jackson, Oklahoma
Noelle Quinn, UCLA
Heather Schreiber, Texas
Liad Suez, Villanova



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