|Follow PSU Women's Basketball:||Follow @PennStateWBB|
Montoya brings six seasons of experience with the Lady Lion program, along with an internship with the 2013 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx
Montoya served as a student manager for four seasons -- including three as head student manager - and, most recently, filled duties as the Recruiting Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator for the last two seasons.
As the Recruiting Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator, Montoya was tasked with the administrative aspect of recruiting, including booking recruiting travel and assisting the coaching staff during prospects on-campus recruiting visits. She was also a presence on game days, serving as the liaison for the Lady Lions Honorary Coach program and tracking in-game statistical trends.
During her four years as an undergraduate, she served as a student manager for the Lady Lions, including three seasons as the head manager for the program. Montoya was integral in helping stage and execute practice plans, prepare for team travel and compiled in-game statistics. Her efforts helped the Lady Lions win three consecutive Big Ten titles from 2012-2014.
Following Penn State's 2013 Big Ten championship season, Montoya interned with the Minnesota Lynx as the Assistant to the Director of Basketball Operations/Video Coordinator. During her time with the Lynx, she helped download, record, and analyze games for opponent scouting reports. She adapted to the fast paced, pressure filled world of the WNBA and played a vital role in their 2013 WNBA Championship season.
Her résumé also includes an internship with the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C. and helping to establish Fundagol, a non-profit that aims to provide equal opportunity for underserved communities to experience global and multicultural exchange through international football (soccer) competitions, tournaments and training in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Montoya graduated from Penn State in 2014 as a double major, earning her B.A. in International Politics, and Global and International Studies. She also earned minors in Spanish and Latino Studies. She also completed her Master's degree in International Affairs with a specialization in Dispute Resolution, in 2016 at the University Park campus.