This Sunday, Feb. 5 will be more than just another game for the Tulane women’s basketball team when they host Temple at 1 p.m. CT inside Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse, as the Green Wave will also be participating in National Girls & Women in Sports Day. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the annual event, which is a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.
On Sunday, Tulane will honor its own female student-athletes encompassing the whole athletic department periodically throughout the game. In addition, the Wave will host a special award ceremony for local standout Suzy Montero, for her continuous contributions towards women’s athletics.
Montero has been active in the Tulane women’s basketball mentoring program since 2011, mentoring the likes of Danielle Blagg, Taylor Emery, current starting point guard Leslie Vorpahl and Kayla Manuirirangi. A local attorney, Montero has a history of mentoring adolescents and young adults in New Orleans.
Montero has been practicing law for nearly 25 years in New Orleans, representing clients in areas that ranged from commercial litigation, toxic tort, personal injury and election challenges and serving as an adjunct law professor at Tulane Law School in its Trial Advocacy Program. During her decades of litigation, Montero has extensive experience trying cases throughout Louisiana in both state and federal court, and is now running for Judge, Civil District Court/Division B in Orleans Parish.
Reminder that tickets are just $5 for all women’s basketball games. In addition, fans in attendance will be receiving Angry Wave headbands.