2008 (Sophomore): Competed in six meets of the year on bars while also seeing time on beam ... averaged a 9.700 on bars (six meets) and a 9.567 on beam (three meets) ... earned a career-high-tying 9.825 on bars at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/12) ... posted a 9.800, her previous career high on bars, in the season-opener at Pittsburgh (1/11), good for third place ... tallied a fourth-place 9.800 on bars at Arkansas (1/25) ... tied her personal best with a 9.725 on beam versus Michigan (1/19) ... placed fifth on beam with a 9.675 at Pittsburgh (1/11).
2007 (Freshman): Competed in 12 meets of the season, mainly on bars but also saw time on vault, beam and floor ... averaged a 9.725 on vault (one meet), a 9.663 on bars (12 meets), a 9.450 on beam (two meets) and a 9.233 on floor (three meets) ... finished in the top five on bars in four meets ... earned a career-high 9.825 twice, including a second-place finish versus North Carolina State (1/27) and a first-place finish against Pittsburgh (2/10) ... finished with a 9.800 or above on bars in five meets ... scored a career-best 9.700 on beam against Ohio State (2/24).
Competed for Technique Gymnastics in Rancho Cordova, Calif., under the direction of Lisa Poarch, Rick Newman, Tara Gilmore and Mark Holtzclaw ... was a member of the first place team at the 2006 Level 10 Nationals ... earned first on the floor and second in the all-around at the 2006 Level 10 Regionals and at the 2006 Level 10 State, captured first on the bars and floor and third in the all-around while being named a State Team member ... earned seventh on the vault and was a member of the first place team at the 2005 Level 10 Nationals ... at the 2004 Level 10 Nationals, was a member of the second place team, placing fifth on the bars and second on the floor ... placed fifth in the all-around, second on the bars and second on the floor at the 2004 Level 10 Regionals ... was a State Team member at the 2004 Level 10 States, capturing first on the bars, beam, floor and all-around.
Born Lindsey Morgan Montross on Oct. 4, 1988 in Palo Alto, Calif. ... parents are Peter and Sandy Montross ... majoring in elementary education and after graduation would like to return home to California to teach ... names steak as favorite food, "Superbad" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" as favorite movies, Australia as favorite place to visit, Johnny Depp and Reese Witherspoon as favorite actor and actress, math as favorite school subject and the San Francisco Giants as favorite pro sports team ... names goals for this season as "I had knee surgery in May and I would really like to at least get back on bars in time for season. The other events will come when my knee is ready. I would really like to see our team win Big Tens and get to NCAAs!" ... nickname is Mont.
Why Penn State?
"I love the family atmosphere! Penn State also has amazing sport and academic programs!"
Quoting Coach Shephard
"Lindsey underwent knee surgery in the off-season. She is coming back strong, and we are hopeful she will make a complete recovery. If she does, she will help us on bars in particular, but could also contribute on all four events if her knee holds up."
Inside Women's Gymnastics: A Q&A with Lindsey