What Up, Get Up Nation®? My name is Ben Biddick, the Creator and Host of the Get Up Nation® Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player and CEO of Lurong Living, Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with WNBA star Renee Montgomery. She currently plays starting Point Guard for the Atlanta Dream, is a 2-time WNBA Champion, was the WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year in 2012, was a member of the WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2009, and an Eastern Conference All-Star in 2011. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she honed her craft under the guidance of legendary Coach Auriemma. Renee led Connecticut to 138 wins and only 11 losses in her 4 year career at UCONN. She helped take UCONN to the NCAA Women’s Final Four twice, to four NCAA regionals, and 4 Big East regular season titles. She started 147 times, 139 of those were consecutive, the most by any player in UCONN program history as well as the most nationally. When she left Connecticut and launched her WNBA career, she was the only player in program history to rank in the top 10 in points, assists, steals, and three pointers. During her Senior year at UCONN, she led the team to a 39 and 0 record--one of only 5 perfect seasons in NCAA history--winning the National Championship. She was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the first round and was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 WNBA draft. She’s won numerous awards including 2009’s Nancy Lieberman Award and 2009’s Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in addition to her achievements on college and professional courts. I’m honored Renee took time to join me to share how she stays resilient in her pursuit of excellence. Please enjoy Episode 59 of the Get Up Nation® Podcast!
Music: Deep Blue by Dusty Marshall (Beauty in the Struggle), Just Jump by Ian Post
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