Anna Montañana

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Anna Montañana
Anna Montañana.jpg
Montakit Fuenlabrada
Position Assistant coach
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1980-10-24) October 24, 1980 (age 37)
Valencia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College George Washington (2001–2005)
WNBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 1998–2015
Position Forward
Career history
As player:
1998-2000 Valencia BFE
2000-2001 Halcón Viajes Avenida
2001–2005 George Washington
2005–2006 Ros Casares Valencia
2006–2007 Perfumerías Avenida
2008–2010 Ros Casares Valencia
2009 Minnesota Lynx
2010–2011 Perfumerías Avenida
2011–2012 USK Praha
2012–2013 İstanbul Üniversitesi
2013 Perfumerías Avenida
2013–2014 Cavigal Nice Basket 06
2014–2015 Perfumerías Avenida
As coach:
2018–present Fuenlabrada (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Anna Montañana Gimeno (born October 24, 1980) is a former professional basketball player, representing Spain. She spent most of her career in Europe, and went to play in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx in 2009.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Montañana was born in Alboraya, where she started playing basketball, and she went to play for nearby Dorna Godella, the most important Spanish team at the time. While playing for the cadettes and the junior teams, she made her debut in the top tier of the Spanish League with the senior team one day before her 14th birthday. She played in several Spanish clubs from 1998 to 2001, when she moved to the United States to complete a college degree and play for the George Washington team.

She continued most of her career in Europe (Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and France), playing also for the Minnessota Lynx in 2009. She retired in Perfumerías Avenida in 2015.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

On 8 February 2017, Montañana signed with Liga ACB team Baloncesto Fuenlabrada for being assistant coach, thus becoming the first woman to be part of the technical staff in the Spanish men's top league.[4]

National team[edit]

She made her debut with Spain women's national basketball team at the age of 25. She played with the senior team for 7 years, from 2005 to 2012, getting 129 caps and 11.1 PPG.[5] She participated in one Olympic tournament (Beijing 2008),[6] two World Championships and three European Championships:[7]

George Washington statistics[edit]

Source[8]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001-02 George Washington 26 126 41.5 18.2 60.0 4.0 2.0 0.9 0.3 4.8
2002-03 George Washington 32 308 48.6 33.8 80.0 6.2 3.5 1.3 0.5 9.6
2003-04 George Washington 30 361 44.0 31.8 81.8 7.6 5.4 2.3 0.2 12.0
2004-05 George Washington 32 535 41.9 32.9 78.4 6.8 4.0 2.4 0.4 16.7
Career 120 1330 43.9 31.3 78.1 6.2 3.8 1.8 0.4 11.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Montanana Basketball Player Profile, Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca, G.Washington, News, LFB stats, Career, Games Logs, Bests, Awards - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  3. ^ AS, Diario (2015-04-27). "Anna Montañana se retira tras veinte años como profesional | Más Baloncesto | AS.com". AS.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Anna Montañana, nueva entrenadora ayudante del Montakit Fuenlabrada" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Selección Española Absoluta Femenina de Baloncesto". seleccionfemenina.feb.es. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Anna Montañana Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  7. ^ "archive.fiba.com: Players". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  8. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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