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Jami Montagnino

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Christian Life Acad.

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Jami Montagnino

Lisa Stockton and Tulane Senior Women's Administrator Maria Woods present Jami Montagnino with a ball commemorating her 1,000th career point, a mark she reached February 1, 2007 at Houston


As a Junior (2005-06): Tulane's all-time leading free throw shooter (83.4%, 141-169), Jami Montagnino is also eighth all-time on Tulane's career three-pointers made list... Finished 20th in Conference USA in scoring (12.0 PPG), 14th in assists (2.89 APG) and second in free throw shooting (.889)... Earned a spot on the Conference USA Women's Basketball All-Tournament Team after scoring a career-high 35 points in the Green Wave's triple overtime loss to SMU in the quarterfinals... Collected 35 points on nine-of-25 shooting from the field and five-of-12 shots from three-point range. Her back-to-back threes in the last 31 seconds of the second overtime erased a five-point deficit and sent the game to a third extra period... Tied a Conference USA Tournament record by making all 12 of her free throw attempts in that game... Montagnino's 35-point effort was the most scored by a Tulane player since Jan. 14, 2001 and ranks tied for 10th on the school's single-game scoring chart... Her 12 free throws made ties for the seventh-highest single game total all-time... led team in scoring in nine different games...Posted a double-double in Tulane's overtime win over Toledo with 22 points and 11 rebounds... tied her 11-rebound total, a season-high, with a double-double at home against Houston in which she added 10 points... Also cracked the 20-point plateau against East Carolina, Miami (OH), and at home against Tulsa... Scored in double-figures in 16 of 21 games.

As a Sophomore (2004-05): The only Tulane player to start in all 27 games, and one of four to play in each contest... Scored her career high with 14 points on four three-pointers in a loss at Memphis and matched that total in the Green Wave's win over Marquette... Scored in double figures in five of the first six Conference USA contests, scoring 10 points against TCU, 14 at Memphis, 12 at Saint Louis, 10 against eventual C-USA regular season champion DePaul and 14 vs. Marquette... Reached double digits nine times on the year, including back-to-back 10-point outings against Portland and Stephen F. Austin... Set a career best with six assists and tied a career record with seven rebounds against league foe USF... Registered six assists against Jacksonville State, UL-Monroe and top-ranked LSU... Connected on six-of-seven free throws in the three-point win over Jacksonville State... Played a career high 37 minutes at Saint Louis... Led the Tulane regulars by hitting 32.4 percent from behind the arc... Her 7.5 points per game ranked third on the club... Selected to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Also a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club... Represented the women's basketball team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).

As a Freshman (2003-04): Saw action in 27 games as a true freshman, earning 10 starts... Started more games than any other freshman since current WNBA standout Barbara Farris during the 1994-95 season... Finished the season averaging 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game... Also added 30 assists and 12 steals on the season... Ranked second on the squad in three-pointers made... Against Conference USA foes, she upped her averages to 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game... Scored a career-high 13 points against Conference USA opponents DePaul and UAB... Also had 12 points on the road against eventual conference champion Houston and 10 points in the league opener against Southern Miss... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds on the road against DePaul... Also pulled down six rebounds against Memphis, Houston and Marquette... Dished out a season-high four assists against league rival East Carolina... Hit four three-pointers against both Houston and UAB... Named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: Attended Christian Life Academy, earning five letters in basketball for coach Robert Dallimore... Helped lead the Crusaders to the 2003 Louisiana 2A state title and was selected as the Outstanding Player of the Class 2A Sweet 16... Was also named MVP of the All-State team as a senior... Named All-State in 2002 as well... Three-time all-district selection and was an all-metro selection in 2002... Finished her career with 1,925 points... Helped lead CLA to the state semifinals in 2001 and to the state championship game in 2002... During her final three seasons, Christian Life had a record of 101-17... Also earned five letters playing softball... Was a five-time all-district choice on the diamond... Chosen to the all-state team in 2001.

Personal: Jami Gaynell Montagnino was born March 31, 1985 in Baton Rouge, La... The daughter of Gordy and Barbara Montagnino... Has one younger sister, Jodi... Attended the same high school and is wearing the same number as former Green Wave standout Sarah Goree.

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