Former Husky Andrea Lalum Named Director of Basketball Operations At Montana State

June 14, 2005

BOZEMAN - Former Washington standout and first-team All-Pac-10 performer Andrea Lalum has been named the director of basketball operations for the Montana State University women's basketball program, MSU announced Tuesday.

The position provides an opportunity for Lalum, a Montana native and 2000 graduate of Bozeman High School, to return home. While working with the MSU coaching staff, Lalum will also look to attend graduate school pursuing a degree in public administration. Since graduating from Washington in 2004, Lalum played professional basketball overseas.

During her tenure, Lalum led the Huskies to two NCAA Tournament appearances including a run to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2001. As a senior, Lalum earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors, averaging 16 points and 5.8 rebounds. She was also a two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention honoree, and a three-time second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection. Lalum's efforts in the classroom also garnered her a nod to the 2004 Verizon Academic All-District VIII first-team. She ranks second in school history in blocked shots (100) and 11th all-time in scoring with 1,462 points.

As just a freshman, Lalum was a key to the Huskies reaching the Elite Eight in 2001, earning NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team honors.

Prior to coming to Seattle, Lalum led Bozeman High School to back-to-back Montana state AA titles. She was the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year and the Montana High School Player of the Year for 1999-2000. As a senior, she led the state in scoring averaging 19.1 points per game.

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