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Alina Ortega Jurado
Alina  Ortega Jurado

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Waldgirmes, Germany

High School:
Ricarda-Huch Schule

Height:
5-3

Position:
F/M

Club Team:
FFC Frankfurt

Major:
Psychology


10/05/2017

No. 14 WSOC Returns Home

Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.

09/06/2017

WSOC Becoming Bulletproof

12/13/2016

Seventy-Eight Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients

10/11/2016

BLOG: Penn State's International Players Making Their Mark in 2016

09/24/2016

BLOG: Defense Hitting its Stride as Penn State Wins Fifth Game in Last Six

BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2015)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2016)

2016
Academic All-Big Ten...Started all 21 matches on the Nittany backline...Played 1,932 minutes, which was second-best on the team...Ortega Jurado and the Nittany Lion defense recorded nine shutouts on the year...Tallied two points on the year (2a)...Recorded assists in back-to-back games (9/9-9/11)...Posted an assist in 3-0 win against San Diego State (9/9)...Recorded an assist in 2-0 victory against La Salle (9/11).

2015
Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team (Midfielder)...Appeared in 20 matches and started the season-opener against Hofstra (8/21)...Netted her first career point on an assist in a 4-2 victory over Arkansas (8/30)...Tallied back-to-back matches with at least one point (Iowa - 9/27 & Northwestern - 10/4)...Recorded a career-high two assists in a 5-1 victory over Iowa (9/27)...Scored her first career goal against Northwestern (10/4).

BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the German U-15, U-17 and U-19 Women’s National Teams...A member of the 1. FFC Frankfurt soccer club that won the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League...Competed at the U-17 European Championship (2013) and U-19 European Championship (2015).

PERSONAL
Alina Ortega Jurado was born on April 22, 1997, in Wetzlar, Germany...Parents are Maria Mercedes Jurado Cabrera and Valentin Ortega Sañudo...Has an older sister, Samira…Psychology major.

WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“It is the perfect place to develop myself in academics and athletics. As soon as I heard that there was any chance to become a part of Penn State, I knew that this was the best choice.”

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