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Rachel Montoya
Rachel Montoya

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Chicago Heights, Ill.

High School:
Marian Catholic

Event:
All-Around

Club:
Olympia Gymnastics Center


05/21/2012

UIC Student-Athletes Post Third-Straight Semester with 3.0 GPA

Flames' student-athletes post collective 3.0 GPA

05/16/2012

Women's Gymnastics Honors 2011-12 Team

The Flames completed the season ranked 29th in the nation.

04/27/2012

Women's Gymnastics: A Look Back On A Historic Season

The team earned its highest season ranking at No. 26

04/07/2012

Peter And Mary Jansson Named Regional Coach Of The Year

UIC posted a 194.150 in the Regional.

02/18/2012

Women's Gymnastics To Face SEMO

The team takes on conference rival, SEMO

AS A JUNIOR (2011): Competed in all 13 meets ... made her sophomore debut against SEMO on Jan. 9, tying for first on the beam with a 9.525 score ... finished third on the beam (9.675) against Ball State (Jan. 25) ... was second with a 37.575 tally in the all-around at SEMO (Jan. 30) ... claimed the all-around title against Bowling Green, (Feb. 6) scoring a 38.900 ... finished first for the Flames and 10th overall on the beam at the Illinois Classic on Mar. 20 (9.700) ... tallied a fifth-place finish with a score of 38.457 in the all-around at the MIC Championships (March 27) ... scored a 9.775 on bars at Northern Illinois (March 1) ... season highs on 9.6 on vault, 9.725 on beam and 9.7 on floor ... all-state and all-conference academic team honoree.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Set personal bests of a 9.725 on vault, a 9.725 on bars, a 9.775 on beam and a 38.825 in the all-around ... on floor her season high was a 9.8 ... established a 9.675 on vault, a 9.650 on bars, a 9.700 on beam, a 9.800 on floor and a 38.825 in all-around against Northern Illinois (March 6) ... scored 38.825 in all-around at Denver (March 13) ... Most Improved Gymnast Award honoree ... earned the Most Valuable Gymnast Award for outstanding effort and performance.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Appeared in nine meets for the Flames as a rookie ... established a 9.575 on beam, a 9.625 on floor and a 19.200 in all-around against Auburn (Jan. 4) ... scored on vault 9.225, on beam 9.3, on floor 9.575 and in all-around 28.1 against Western Michigan (Jan. 31) ... 9.775 on floor against Illinois Classic (March 14) ... scored a 9.625 on beam, a 9.650 on floor and a 19.275 in all-around at Illinois (March 7) ... competed on floor exercise in all but four meets this year hitting every one of these sets and scoring a 9.6 every time, tallying a season high of 9.825 against Illinois State (Feb. 28) ... all-state and conference scholastic team honoree, achieving a 3.25 or higher GPA for the fall.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Level nine all-around, vault and floor state champion in 2004 ... level eight all-around and beam state champion in 2002 ... six-time regional qualifier ... U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Association national team member ... state tumbling champion on three occasions ... also lettered in track for Marian Catholic, qualifying for state in the 4x200 ... born October 13, 1989 ... daughter of Rick and Donna Montoya ... currently enrolled as a psychology major.

Career Bests
Vault -
9.725

Bars - 9.775
Beam - 9.775

Floor - 9.825

All-Around - 38.825

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