Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition
Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor
Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday
Four Illini crack school's top-10 in events
Illini advance two relays and one individual to finals tomorrow
Illinois placed second at the Orange and Blue Preview with Meghan Frigo finishing first with a time of 21:27.
2013 XC - JUNIOR
Placed fourth overall at the Illini Challenge with a personal-best 4K time of 15:00 ... Finished ninth for the squad at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Finished seventh for the Illini at the Bradley Classic.
2012 XC - SOPHOMORE
Ran at NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing with a 6K time of 23:48 ... Placed sixth on the team and 88th overall at the Big Ten Championships, finishing the course with a time of 22:18 ... Ran in the Black Race at Pre-Nationals, finishing first for the Illini and 32nd overall with a career best 6K time of 22:03 ... Ran unattatched at the Notre Dame Invitational, finished with a career best 5K time of 18:04 ... Started season off with a 18:26 5K finish at Illinois Intercollegiate meet ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 XC - FRESHMAN
Placed fifth for the Orange and Blue and 24th overall at the Illini Challenge with a 4K time of 16:10 ... Finished fifth for the Illini and sixth overall at the Bradley Open with a 3 Mile time of 17:28 ... Clocked a 6K time of 22:30 at the Orange and Blue Preview coming in sixth for the Illini and 16th overall ... Tied for seventh for the Illini and came in 58th overall with a 5K time of 18:50 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational ... Placed fifth for the Illini and 32nd overall with a 5K time of 20:45 at the Illini Open.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 800m ... Part of Big Ten Championship squad, running the 800m ... Ran a season best 800m time of 2:08.64 at the Sun Angel Classic ... Ran on the 4x800m relay squad that finished second at the Drake Relays and finished with a time of 8:37.02 ... Set a career best 1,500m time of 4:30.35 at the Stanford Invitational ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
Indoor: Part of Big Ten Championship team, first team crown since 1996 season ... Big Ten point scorer, running the third leg of the third place DMR squad which finished in 11:16.03 which is the third fastest in school history ... Ran a season best 800m time of 2:08.54 at the SPIRE Invitational ... Improved her 600m time at the Indiana Relays, finishing with a time of 1:34.19.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor Set a personal-best time in the 800m prelims at the Big Ten Championships (2:08.85), which ranks as ninth-best in school history ... Clocked a career-best time of 4:35.89 in the 1,500m at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Also competed in the 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay.
Indoor Ran the 800m at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a personal-best time 600m time of 1:34.96 at the Illinois Orange and Blue Open ... Also competed in the 4x400m relay.
Was a five-time Pennsylvania state champion and six-time runner-up at the state meet ... Lead team to first outdoor state title in 31 years in 2011 ... Placed second in the 800m and second in the mile as a senior ... Was a 2010 indoor track All-American by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation ... Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track.
Daughter of Sara Schumacher and John Schmidt ... Born June 20, 1993 ... Has one sister, Lauren ... Hobbies include playing the piano ... Was an honor student all four years ... Majoring in civil engineering.
Schmidt's Personal Bests
3 mile: 17:28 - Bradley Open (9/9/11)
4K: 15:00 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
5K: 18:04 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)
6K: 22:03 - Pre-Nationals (10/13/12)
2012 Track and Field
800m: 2:08.85 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
1,500m: 4:30.35 - Stanford Invitational (3/30/13)
400m: 57.96 - Orange & Blue Open (2/22/14)
600m: 1:34.19 - Indiana Relays (1/25/13)
800m: 2:07.95 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/14)
Mile: 5:02.52 - Illini Open (1/11/14)
Updated March 2014