Career Notes (at conclusion of her playing career):
• At the end of her career, she was one of only two players, joined by Kim Mazzapica, to have graduate with three Mid-American Conference Regular Season Titles
• 2012 NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team
• 2012 CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC All-Conference First Team
• 2012, 2011 & 2009 First Team All-MAC
• 2010 Second Team All-MAC
• 2009 MAC All-Freshman Team
• Six-Time Career MAC West Division Player of the Week (April 13, 2009; March 22, 2011; April 19, 2011; March 13, 2012; March 27, 2012; April 24, 2012)
• Two-Time Career CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC Player of the Week (March 13, 2012 and April 24, 2012).
• In Ball State's Career Records (at end of her career): doubles (57, first), home runs (38, first), RBI (153, first), total bases (366, first), walks (112, first), runs scored (108, fifth), batting average (.341, fifth), hits (185, seventh) and games played (210, seventh)
• In Ball State's Single Season Records (at end of her career): doubles (19 in 2012, first), walks (39 in 2012, first), home runs (15 in 2012, second), runs scored (52 in 2012, third), total bases (138 in 2012, third), batting average (.402 in 2012, fourth), RBI (49 in 2012, fifth) and hits (66 in 2012, sixth) - highest listing only
2012 (Sr.): Earned fourth letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to just their third Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 40-15 (17-3 MAC) record ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team ... All-MAC First Team ... CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC All-Conference First Team ... three-time MAC West Division Player of the Week (March 13, March 27 and April 24) ... two-time CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC Player of the Week (March 13 and April 24) ... started all 55 games, with 28 starts as the designated player and 27 at catcher ... led the MAC and ranked 47th nationally with a .402 batting average ... recorded 66 hits in 164 at bats, with 38 being multi-base hits ... ranked first in the MAC and 12th nationally with a .841 slugging percentage ... her 19 doubles were a BSU single season record, while her 15 home runs were the second-best single season total in program history ... also tallied four triples to rank 28th nationally ... drew a Ball State single season record 39 walks to rank 34th nationally with a 0.71 walks-per-game average ... her .524 on base percentage ranked 18th nationally ... led the team with multiple base hits in 20 games and multiple RBI in 14 games ... reached base safely in the first 19 games of the season, which included a career-long 12 game hitting streak from Feb. 25 (vs. Dayton) through March 11 (vs. Northern Colorado) ... collected three hits in three games, including the second game of a doubleheader versus Eastern Michigan (April 20) in which she hit two home runs ... drew three walks in three games, with two coming in the MAC Tournament ... drove in a season-high four RBI versus Niagara (March 18), while collecting three RBI in three other games ... scored three runs in three games ... turned in a .992 fielding percentage with 125 putouts, five assists and one error.
2011 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State ... First Team All-MAC ... Two-Time MAC West Division Player of the Week (March 22 & April 19) ... played in 57 games with 39 starts at catcher and one start as the designated player ... posted a .329 batting average with 46 hits in 140 at bats ... of her 46 hits, 27 were multi-base knocks ... belted 12 home runs which is the fourth-best single-season total in program history ... added 14 doubles and a triple ... smashed a career-high four hits in BSU's MAC Tournament victory over Eastern Michigan (May 11) ... clubbed a pair of doubles and a homer versus Kennesaw State ... her 41 RBI are the 10th-best single season total in the BSU record book ... collected three RBI in five games ... scored 29 runs, with two runs scored in four contests ... drew 27 walks on the year, which is ninth on BSU's single-season charts ... turned in season-best seven-game hitting streak starting versus Kent State (April 22) through the second game at Bowling Green (May 1) ... drew four walks in the next game versus Western Michigan (May 6), while adding a hit in the night cap versus the Broncos to reach base in nine straight games ... reached base in the final four games of the season ... 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts ... earned a .966 fielding percentage with 217 putouts and nine assists in 234 chances, while recording just eight errors ... threw out five players trying to steal.
2010 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... helped guide Ball State to the program's second-consecutive MAC Regular Season Championship, as well as the MAC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament ... Second Team All-MAC ... played in 55 games with 33 starts at catcher and 22 as the designated player ... posted a .298 batting average with 45 hits in 151 at bats ... recorded 17 doubles which is the third-best single season total in program history ... added eight home runs ... tagged two hits in 15 games ... her 44 RBI are the seventh-best single season total BSU annals ... drove in a career-high five RBI in two games in the same weekend; in the second game of a double header versus Bowling Green (April 23) and against Toledo (April 25) ... started a six-game hitting streak in the contest versus Toledo which ran through BSU's MAC Tournament game against Buffalo ... drew a pair of walks in the next game, part of her 28 on the season which is the eighth-highest single season total in the BSU record books, to reach base safely in seven consecutive games ... hit by three pitches in the season-opener at Tennessee Tech, and finished the year being hit six times ... scored 19 runs, including two at Fordham (March 7) ... posted a .996 fielding percentage with 244 putouts and seven assists in 252 chances, while committing just one error ... threw out five runners trying to steal.
2009 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... helped lead the Cardinals to the program's first ever MAC Regular Season Championship ... First Team All-MAC ... MAC All-Freshman Team ... MAC West Division Player of the Week (April 13) ... played in 43 games, making 21 starts as the designated player, eight at catcher and one at first base ... posted a .318 batting average with 28 hits in 88 at bats ... recorded 10 multi-base hits, including seven doubles and three home runs ... earned MAC Player of the Week after posting a .700 (7-for-10) batting average and a .1400 slugging percentage in a single game at Bowling Green (April 10) and a pair of contests at Toledo (April 11-12) ... opened the run with a season-high three hits at BGSU ... drove in 19 RBI on the year, including a season-high four in the second game of a doubleheader versus Western Michigan (April 18) ... posted a .974 fielding percentage with 36 putouts and two assists in 39 chances, while committing just one error.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Kelly Glass at Palo Verde ... four-year letterwinner in softball ... helped her team to a fourth place finish in the North West Conference ... hit 0.495 with four home runs, 32 RBI and a 0.651 on-base percentage as a senior ... listed in the top 10 for batting average in the city during her entire senior season ... first team All-Conference ... 2008 team MVP ... Athlete of the Month for April 2008 as well as Athlete of the Week two weeks in a row ... played for the Rage Gold ASA team.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Dan and Renee Montalto ... has two brothers, Matt and Justin ... born Sept. 6, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... full name is Amanda Karen Montalto ... majoring in physical education.