Spring 2021 as a freshman
- Started all but two matches this season
- Led Iowa with 387 assists and averaged 5.2 assists per set
- Recorded 30+ assists twice this season and 20+ assists in eight matches; tallied double-digit assists in all but one match
- Set personal bests in assists (34) and digs (12) Feb. 20 against Rutgers
- Second on the team with 19 aces; recorded six matches with two aces
- Four-time all-conference honoree.
- Named All-Metro three times.
- Named Academic All-State her junior year.
- Named All-District her senior year.
- Two-time team captain during her junior and senior seasons.
- Played on the Iowa team in the Iowa vs Illinois All-Star match.
- Won the 17 National Division at USA VB Nationals in 2019.
- Three-year varsity basketball letterwinner and was named All-Metro and All-Conference.
- Invited to the USA HP A1 training program and team to play in the USA HP Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL. (placed fourth)
- High school coach was Heath Donath.
- National Honor Society member, Junior and senior year. Graduated with first honors (GPA of 3.75-3.99)
- Member of Ambassadors, Junior and senior year. Directed Dancing with the Stars fundraiser for 9 years, raising over $100,000 for Davenport North athletic teams with her mom. Student section leader her senior year.
- Born Oct. 17, 2001.
- Daughter of Shelly and Mike Ortega.
- Mom played basketball at Western Illinois University.
- Has one sibling – Blain.
- Brother played basketball at St. Ambrose and cousin plays volleyball at Blackhawks College.