TU Appoints Director of Operations for Athletics

University of Tulsa Director of Athletics Ross Parmley announced today the appointment of April Montgomery to the position of director of operations for athletics. Montgomery, a{}former TU and Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School track star, has spent the last year as a Golden Hurricane assistant track & field coach.{}Before her one season as an assistant track coach, Montgomery spent two years as a graduate assistant in the athletic operations department.A 12-time letterwinner at Tulsa, Montgomery ran track for four years (2005-09) after red-shirting in the 2004-05 campaign. As a senior, she was named one of 12 Conference USA student-athletes to earn the Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship Award. Montgomery maintained a 3.96 grade point average throughout her undergraduate career at Tulsa.In her senior season, Montgomery qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. She earned all-conference honors in outdoor track for the 400m hurdles and the 4x4000-meter relay, while also earning all-league merits for the indoor 4x400m relay. Montgomery's best mark for the 400m hurdles was a time of 58.71 at the 2009 NCAA Regional meet.Prior to beginning her collegiate career, Montgomery was a four-year letterwinner in track and three years in cross-country at Broken Arrow High School. She helped lead her high school to team state titles in track and runners-up in cross-country as a senior. Montgomery was the state champion in the 800-meters, 1,600m relay and 3,200m relay, while placing as the runner-up in the 300m hurdles in her senior season.Montgomery was a double major at TU, earning her bachelor's degrees in 2009 in psychology and exercise sports science. She received a master's degree in Education in May 2011.