Montañana Continues to Rack Up Awards

Nov. 4, 2004

Senior forward Anna Montañana was selected to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference First Team, according to a poll of the league's head coaches released at the A-10's basketball media day on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel. Freshman Lisa Steele also was honored in the poll by being selected to the conference's preseason all-rookie team.

Montañana paced GW in rebounds (228) and assists last season (161), while averaging 12.0 points per game on her way to first-team all-league honors. The 6-1 forward was joined by Tara Boothe (Xavier), Saona Chapman (Richmond), Candice Dupree (Temple), and Kate Flavin (Richmond) on the preseason first team.

Steele, a three-time Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American, averaged 23.6 points per outing as a senior and was rated the 48th best senior by Blue Star Basketball coming out of high school. The other members of the conference's preseason all-rookie squad were Jocelyn Chandler (Duquesne), Timisha Gomez (Saint Joseph's), Brittny Picconi (Xavier), and Alisha Tatham (Massachusetts)

In that same poll, GW was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10's West Division. The Colonials garnered six of the 30 possible first-place votes. Richmond was picked to win the division, receiving the other 24 first-place votes. Xavier was picked to finish third in the West, followed by La Salle, Duquesne, and Dayton. Temple was tabbed to win the East Division, receiving all 30 first-place votes.

The Colonials will begin their season with an exhibition contest on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Smith Center versus Everyone's Internet. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

Preseason All-Conference First Team
Tara Boothe, Xavier
Saona Chapman, Richmond
Candice Dupree, Temple
Kate Flavin, Richmond
Anna Montañana, George Washington

Preseason All-Conference Second Team
Stefanie Collins, St. Bonaventure
Cynthia Jordan, Temple
Monica Mack, Fordham
Tanya Rhodes, Rhode Island
Crista Ricketts, La Salle

Preseason All-Conference Third Team
Edris Bailey, Massachusetts
Christina Campion, Richmond
Suntana Granderson, Xavier
Jill Marano, La Salle
Ari Moore, Temple

Preseason All-Defensive Team
Saona Chapman, Richmond
Candice Dupree, Temple
Kate Flavin, Richmond
Monica Mack, Fordham
Tanya Rhodes, Rhode Island

Preseason All-Rookie Team
Jocelyn Chandler, Duquesne
Timisha Gomez, Saint Joseph's
Brittny Picconi, Xavier
Lisa Steele, George Washington
Alisha Tatham, Massachusetts



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