Montgomery among 5 finalists

Updated: June 15, 2009, 7:22 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Connecticut basketball star Renee Montgomery is among five finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup.

Montgomery helped lead the Huskies to the third undefeated season in school history and was the No. 4 draft pick in the WNBA by the Minnesota Lynx.

Colorado's Jennifer Barringer (track and field), Penn State's Nicole Fawcett (volleyball), Georgia's Courtney Kupets (gymnastics), and Washington's Danielle Lawrie (softball) also are finalists for the collegiate woman athlete of the year award.

They were chosen from the 12 Honda Sports Award winners.

The winner will be announced June 22 at Columbia University in New York. Softball great Lisa Fernandez, winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup in 1993, will present the award.


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