Lanay Montgomery

Lanay Montgomery

Sr. | 6-5 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Academy of the Holy Cross

  • Selected 30th overall in the third round by the Seattle Storm in the 2017 WNBA Draft
  • Finished her career with 937 rebounds (7.1 rpg), 855 points (6.5 ppg), 330 blocks (2.5 bpg), 71 steals (0.5 spg), and 49 assists (0.4 apg)
  • Set the school’s career field goal percentage record with a 59.6 shooting percentage (355-of-596)
  • Her 330 blocks are second in program history at West Virginia and fourth all-time in the Big 12 Conference
  • Ranks fourth all-time at WVU with 937 rebounds and 325 offensive rebounds
  • Her 7.1 rebounding average is tied for sixth all-time at West Virginia
  • Registered 20 career double-doubles, which ranks seventh all-time
  • Finished fifth all-time with 132 games played and 10th with 107 games started
  • Reached double-figure rebounding in 37 games and led the team in rebounding 47 times

2016-17 (Senior)

  • Team Co-Captain
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Leland Byrd Basketball Leadership Award
  • Allstate Good Works Team Nominee
  • Senior CLASS Award Candidate 
  • Three-time WVU Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 14, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12)
  • NCAA Starting Five (Dec. 7)
  • Paced WVU with a 66.5 field goal percentage (157-of-236), and led the team with 312 rebounds (8.9 ppg), 99 blocks (2.8 bpg), while finished third with 855 points (6.5)
  • Finished with a team-best 13 games in double-figure rebounding, while leading the team in rebounding on 17 occasions
  • Led the Big 12 in blocked shots per game (2.8 bpg), second in rebounds per game (8.9 rpg), second in field goal percentage (66.5%), third in offensive rebounds (3.2), fourth in defensive rebounds (5.7) and 25th in points per game (10.6 ppg)
  • Finished eighth in the NCAA with 99 blocks, 16th in blocks per game (2.8 bpg), 33rd in rebounds (312) and 57th in rebounds per game (8.9 rpg)
  • Broke her own single-season field goal percentage school record with a 66.5 shooting percentage; also setting the WVU senior record
  • Blocked 99 shots for second-most in a season by a West Virginia senior and fifth-most all-time
  • Her 312 rebounds are third on WVU’s senior list and sixth in a single-season
  • Snatched 113 rebounds for second on WVU’s senior ledger and tied for fifth all-time
  • Averaged 8.9 rebounds per game, ranking fourth on WVU’s sophomore list
  • Tallied 11 double-doubles for fourth by a Mountaineer senior and the most since 1992
  • Played in 35 games tied for fourth as a senior
  • Started 35 games, tying her for third-most as a Mountaineer senior
  • Only second player in school history to score at least 20+ points, grab 18+ rebounds and block 5+ shots, joining Hall of Famer Georgeann Wells after scoring a career-high 23 points, matching a season-high 18 rebounds and deflecting six shots against Morehead State (Nov. 30)
  • With her 17 points and 18 rebounds against Charleston Southern (Nov. 12), she became the first Mountaineer since Donna Abbott in 1991 to score at least 17 points and grab 18 rebounds
  • Scored the go-ahead layup with 12 seconds remaining against Auburn (Nov. 24), finishing with 13 points, five rebounds and three blocks
  • Connected on 9-of-9 from the field and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds in the win over Longwood (Dec. 17)
  • Her five blocked shots against Mount St. Mary’s (Dec. 21), moved her to No. 2 on WVU’s all-time blocked shots list, passing former teammate Asya Bussie (270) 
  • Inked 18th career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and made 6-of-8 from the field in the win over No. 24 Kansas State (Feb. 15)
  • Became first Mountaineer since Maria Tchobanova (1999) to reach 19 or more career double-doubles with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while blocking three shots at Iowa State (Feb. 18)
  • Tallied 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots vs. Oklahoma (March 4) in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal
  • Against Baylor in the Big 12 Championship final (March 6), she grabbed seven rebounds, scored six points and blocked three shots
  • Registered her 20th career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Elon in the NCAA Championship First Round (March 17)

2015-16 (Junior)

  • Team captain
  • All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
  • Started and played in all 35 games, which is tied for fourth all-time in games started and seventh in games played
  • Led West Virginia with 284 rebounds (8.1 rpg) and 97 blocks (2.8 bpg)
  • Set the school single-season record with a 58.9 field goal percentage (116-of-197)
  • Her 97 blocks are fourth-most in a single-season by a Mountaineer and second by a WVU junior
  • Paced the Mountaineers with 12 double-figure rebounding games and led West Virginia in rebounds 16 times during the season
  • Her 284 rebounds are 10th all-time in a single-season and fifth for a WVU junior
  • Pulled down 85 offensive rebounds, which ranks fifth all-time four a Mountaineer junior
  • Averaged 8.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 10th for a West Virginia junior 
  • Improved her point average by 4.1 points per game, finishing fourth on the team with 8.2 points per game (287)
  • Produced a career-high six double-doubles
  • Registered a career-best 11 double-figure scoring games
  • Ranked second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (58.9), second in blocked shots (2.8 bpg), fourth in defensive rebounds (5.7 drpg), fifth in rebounds (8.1 rpg), 10th in offensive rebounds (2.4 orpg)
  • Finished 13th nationally with 97 blocks and 21st with 2.8 blocked shots per game
  • Her 284 rebounds were 66th nationally, while her 8.1 rebounds per game ranked 137th in the NCAA
  • Pulled in 10 rebounds, scored seven points, deflected four shots and collected two steals against Gonzaga (Nov. 22)
  • Recorded first double-double of the season with 12 points and a season-high 18 rebounds vs. Morehead State (Dec. 2) 
  • Earned Chesapeake Energy MVP honors for a second consecutive year with 13 points, 12 rebounds, career-best seven free throws and three blocks against Marshall (Dec. 13)
  • Scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out a career-high two assists against Longwood (Dec. 16)
  • Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds in wins over James Madison and Indiana to earn Florida Sunshine Classic All-Tournament Team accolades
  • Set a career-high with 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Elon (Dec. 21)
  • Made 9-of-9 from the field against Elon, tying five others for a WVU single-game record and tying seven others for seventh in the Big 12
  • Inked her eighth double-figure rebounding game of the year with 10 boards, while blocking five shots and scoring four points at Oklahoma (Jan. 27)
  • Registered a game-best 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 19 minutes at Texas Tech (Feb. 2)
  • Recorded an impressive double-double vs. Iowa State (Feb. 10) with 15 points and 15 rebounds 
  • Matched a season-high with six blocks and grabbed nine boards in the win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 27)
  • Went 3-of-3 from the field and grabbed four rebounds, blocked three shots and had a steal against K-State in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal (March 5)
  • Led the Mountaineers with nine boards and scored four points in the opening round of the NCAA Championship vs. Princeton (March 18)
  • Corralled a team-leading 10 rebounds, blocked five shots and scored four points in the NCAA Championship Second Round at Ohio State (March 20)
  • Finished the season with two or more blocks in the final six games

2014-15 (Sophomore)

  • Finished the season with 294 rebounds, 156 points and 124 blocks in 38 games and 875 minutes played
  • Netted 11 double-figure rebounding games, three double-doubles and three double-digit scoring efforts Blocked two or more shots in 30 games, which included a streak of 12 consecutive games from Nov. 17 to Dec. 29
  • Led the Big 12 Conference and ranked 10th nationally with 3.26 blocks per contest
  • Ranked fifth in the Big 12 Conference and 151st in the NCAA with 7.7 rebounds per game
  • Sat third in the Big 12 with an average of 2.92 offensive rebounds per game and fourth with 4.82 defensive rebounds per contest
  • Blocked 124 shots on the season, tied for second most in a single-season with WVU legend Georgeann Wells
  • The 124 blocks are fifth most in a single-season in the Big 12 Conference
  • Tied for first with five others with most games played in a season (38)
  • Snatched 111 offensive rebounds for fifth most in a single-season at West Virginia
  • Her 294 rebounds are seventh most in a single season
  • Ranks fifth all-time at WVU with 134 blocks in her career
  • Sits on WVU's sophomore single-season leaders chart in multiple categories: first in blocked shots (124), first in games played (38), first in games started (37), second in rebounds (294), second in offensive rebounds (111), ninth in rebounding average (7.7 rpg) 
  • Became first player since Georgeann Wells to block five shots in three consecutive games with her five swats versus Duquesne (Dec. 10) 
  • Tallied 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds versus Marshall (Dec. 20) to earn Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic MVP honors
  • Corralled 17 rebounds and scored 12 points vs. Baylor (Jan. 10) for her third career double-double 
  • Her nine offensive boards against Baylor were the most for a Mountaineer since 2010 and tied for the fifth-highest in a game at the WVU Coliseum
  • Pulled in game-high 14 rebounds and scored four points vs. Texas Tech (Jan. 14) 
  • Posted six blocks and grabbed 12 rebounds in 32 minutes of action at Oklahoma State (Jan. 17)
  • Became first player since Georgeann Wells in 1985 to block nine shots in a single game, swatting away nine vs. K-State (Jan. 21) 
  • The nine-block effort was tied for second at the Coliseum with Wells
  • Pulled in a game-high 13 rebounds and deflected six shots at Kansas State (March 3)
  • Registered 10th double-figure rebound game of the year with 10 boards and scored seven points versus Hampton (March 24)
  • Set a career-high with 24 rebounds versus Temple on April 1, tied with Mary Hennen for third-most rebounds in a game at the Coliseum and fourth-most in a single game at WVU
  • The 24 rebounds ranked fourth in the Big 12 single-game ledger, tying Oklahoma's Courtney Paris (2007 vs. South Carolina)
  • Also collected eight blocks in the win over the Owls, which was tied for sixth-most in a game at the WVU Coliseum
  • Blocked four or more shots in nine consecutive games to close the season

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Appeared in 24 games, averaging 5.8 minutes, 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, respectively
  • Led WVU with three blocked shots in her first collegiate game against Ole Miss, while also pulling down seven rebounds, on Nov. 15
  • Recorded a career-best 11 points and led WVU in rebounding with a career-high eight boards against Delaware State on Dec. 18
  • Shot 60.9 percent (14-23) from the field
  • Totaled 41 points, 47 rebounds and 10 blocked shots

2012-13 (Freshman)

  • Medical redshirt

High School

  • A three-star prospect that was named to the WCAC All-Conference first team her sophomore and junior seasons
  • Named second team All-Metro, MVP of the holiday tournament and most improved player at Academy of the Holy Cross her junior year
  • Averaged 14.5 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game and 2.8 blocks per game totaling 463 points, 278 rebounds and 88 blocks her junior season
  • Was the MVP of sophomore all-star ‘Rising Star’ game sponsored by DCSportsFan
  • Blue Star rankings had her as the 59th-best player in the nation
  • JumpOffPlus ranked her at No. 60
  • Played AAU for the Maryland Lady Panthers and the Fairfax Stars
  • Did not play her senior season due to injury


  • Daughter of Robert Montgomery and Veronica Howard
  • Birthday is September 17
  • Has three brothers and five sisters
  • Is the cousin of New York Jets wideout Brandon Marshall
  • Graduated in May 2016 with a bachelors degree in psychology
  • Enrolled as a communications graduate student
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
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WVU Falls to Maryland in NCAA Second Round

By Russell Luna | March 19, 2017

The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a second quarter run by No. 3-seed Maryland, as the Mountaineers fell, 83-56, to the Terrapins in the NCAA Championship Second Round on Sunday at the XFINITY Center.

WVU, Terrapins Meet in NCAA Second Round

By Russell Luna | March 18, 2017

The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team faces No. 3-seed Maryland in the NCAA Championship Second Round on Sunday, March 19, at the XFINITY Center. Sunday’s tipoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. ET.

Mountaineers Open NCAA Journey vs. Elon

By Russell Luna | March 16, 2017

The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team makes its 12th NCAA Championship appearance against 11th-seeded Elon on Friday, March 17, in a 2:30 p.m. ET contest at the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland.