Ashley Montano
Ashley Montano
Height: 5-3
Year: So.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Criminology
Gamer: Air Academy HS

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): HONORS - USTFCCCA All-Academic Team ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Track Team MVP ... Cross Country - ran in all seven meets ... was the team's top finisher in the Florida State Invitational and was the team's No. 2 runner in two other meets ... had two of the team's Top 10 5K times and three of the team's Top 10 6K times ... best finish was 27th at the SSC Championships (6K - 24:24.00, 10/26) ... her time of 24:24.00 at the SSC Championships was the team's third fastest 6K time ... posted a season-best 5K time of 19:26.81 at the USF Bulls Invitational (9/6) as she finished 53rd in her first collegiate event ... was the team's No. 2 finisher at the NCAA D-II South Regionals as she ran a 6K time of 25:47.40 to finish in 48th place ... Track - competed in four of five meets ... was the team's top finisher in three events at three different meets en route to earning Team MVP honors ... top finish was 9th in the 5,000 meter run (19:07.38) at the UT Ryan McCall Invitational (4/12) ... finished 23rd in the 5,000 meter run (20:28.04) at the Florida State Relays (3/22) and was 26th in the 3,000 meter run (11:41.51) at the USF Invitational ... ran a time of 12:03.45 to finish in 11th place in the 3,000 meter run at the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet (2/22) ... was 23rd in the 800 meter run (2:50.72) at the UT Ryan McCall Invitational (4/12).

Career Best XC Times: 5K: 19:26.81 / USF Invitational, 9/6/13; 6K: 24:24.00 / SSC Championships, 10/26/13.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2013 graduate of Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs ... ran cross country for two years and track for three seasons ... also played four years of basketball and one season of volleyball in high school ... also attended Rye High School in Rye, Colo. ... was a two-time Principal's Honor Roll selection and a three-time Merit Honor Roll honoree ... also was a National Honor Society member in high school.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Madeline Gaiser and Donald Montano ... has a brother, Brandon ... born 7/10/94 ... lists basketball and skiing as her hobbies ... is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority at FSC.