In addition to her incredible WNBA basketball career, Renee Montgomery is a vocal advocate for equality and social justice reform.

Why you should listen

Renee Montgomery, a native West Virginian, completed her 11th season in the WNBA in 2019. She was drafted fourth overall by the Minnesota Lynx in 2009. She won national championships with the UCONN Huskies in 2009 and professionally with the Minnesota Lynx in 2015 and 2017. She also won three state basketball championships during her high school career. She was named a WNBA All-Star in 2012 as well as WNBA 6th Woman of the Year in 2013. In the 2018 WNBA season, she broke a WNBA League record for most three-pointers (seven) made in a half. During the 2019 WNBA season, she reached the 500 mark for three-pointers made, making her 12th on the all-time list. 

Montgomery founded the nonprofit organization Renee Montgomery Foundation (RMF), with the mission to serve the youth and families of Atlanta through principles learned in sports such as leadership, self-discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence. Recently, she filled a full-time hosting position on TMZ Sports and makes multiple weekly appearances on TMZ Live as a contributor offering her take on sports and social justice causes.

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