Nearly 20 years after he played his final baseball game at Cal Poly, Monty Waltz still held several school records, including RBIs in a season (72). He hit .399 in his senior season and .338 for his four-year Mustang career. Waltz also hit 18 home runs in 1985, setting the school record which still stands today.
One of Cal Poly's all-time best offensive players, Waltz hit 30 career homers and is in the top 10 in numerous single-season and career statistical categories. Monty became Cal Poly's first baseball All-American in 1985, earning first-team honors, and also earned all-conference honors three times and was co-MVP of the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1985. He also earned three All-District 8 (Western Region) honors.
Monty was team MVP in 1985, earned Cal Poly's Most Outstanding Athlete for a team sport and his baseball jersey No. 9 has been retired. Despite his lofty credentials at the plate, Waltz elected not to play professionally.
Monty graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelor's degree in business and currently is Vice President of Sales for Manhattan Associates, a publicly traded computer software company. He founded the Berdy Harr Memorial Scholarship and is a founder of the "Building the Advantage" Capital Campaign.
Monty lives in Tustin, CA with his wife, Sue, and three children. Cal Poly's "Big Stick Award," annually presented to the baseball team's top offensive player, is named in Monty's honor.