More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015: Ran at the first six meets of the season as a sophomore ... Saw her most action in the 800 meters with a best of 2:34.18 at the Cunningham Track Classic (3/7) ... Also ran the 400 meters three times with a 66.69 at Cal Poly (3/28) and the 1,500 once with a 5:25.15 at UC Irvine (3/21).
PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014: Did not compete at any track meets as a freshman.
PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at four meets as a freshman ... Ran the 6k twice (season-best 26:16.6 at the Santa Clara Bronco Open race) and the 5k twice (season-best 20:58.7 at the Titan Invitational).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dakota Ridge High School, located in Littleton, Colo., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity track and one year of varsity cross country ... Earned all-conference honors in the 4x800 relay as a junior and senior ... Was a team captain in both sports ... Qualified for the state meet in cross country as a senior ... Also played junior varsity basketball ... Was on the honor roll all four years, was a National Honor Society member and was the senior class president.
PERSONAL: Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Daughter of Judy and Lee Montgomery ... Has one brother, Bo ... Majoring in international business ... Chose Pepperdine because "it has been my dream school since the eighth grade. I love the quality of education, its location and size."
FAVORITES: Enjoys reading, traveling, Pinterest, shopping and trying new foods ... Favorites include Kevin Durant (pro athlete), the Oklahoma City Thunder (pro sports team), Game of Thrones and A Thousand Splendid Suns (books), The Count of Monte Cristo (movie), Doctor Who, Top Gear and Psych (TV shows), Mumford & Sons, Lumineers and Imagine Dragons (musical artists), sushi (food) and basketball, rugby and football (sports other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "I love challenging myself to improve athletically, and I love being with great runners who inspire me."