AS A JUNIOR: Claimed her first school record to highlight perhaps her best season to date at Notre Dame … posted season-best 800-meter time at the Notre Dame Invitational, going the distance in 2:14.17 … ran 2:53.70 over 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational … qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in both the 800 and 1,000 meters … her time of 2:51.25 in the preliminaries of the 1,000 meters broke Jacqueline Carter[apos]s school record, set earlier in the season at the Meyo Invitational … finished eighth in the BIG EAST 1,000-meter final to score points and help Irish secure team title … ran 2:14.39 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational … in the outdoor season, ran a career-best 2:13.71 in the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational … took sixth in the 800 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in 2:14.22 … placed 13th in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship … will look to earn regional qualification in her final season with the Irish in 2006-07.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Solid runner that served as one of Notre Dame[apos]s top middle distance competitors … also competed in two cross country meets in the fall, with her best finish being a 35th-place showing at the Valparaiso Invitational (25:33) … during indoor track season, established a new career best by winning the 800 meters at the Notre Dame Opener in 2:13.70 … bettered that mark and set another career best in a third-place 1,000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational (2:53.25) and also ran 2:13.28 in the 800 … competed in three events at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship — placed 11th in the 800 meters and fourth in the 4×800 meter relay with Jacqueline Carter, Rachel Heneghan, and Katie DeRusso … earned all-BIG EAST honors with the distance medley relay unit of Stephanie Madia, Crysta Swayzer, and Sunni Olding, finishing second in 11:32.29 … established her current career best in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, running 2:12.95 … best performance of the outdoor season came at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, when she finished fourth in the 800 meters in 2:15.06 … competed in two events at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, running the 800 meters and the 4×800 meter relay with Carter, DeRusso, and Kerry Meagher.
AS A FRESHMAN: An 800-meter specialist who showed some promising development in 2004 … competed in two cross country meets during her freshman season, finishing 53rd in the National Catholic Championship and 78th in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race … qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the 800 meters after running 2:16.18 at the Meyo Invitational … eventually finished 11th in the BIG EAST 800-meter field … came back the next week to run a personal-best 2:14.56 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational … competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 4×800-meter relay, finishing eighth … top outdoor effort was a second-place finish in the 800 meters (2:17.05) at the Indy Relays.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned four letters in cross country and track and field at Custer County District High School … specialized in middle distance events … won three Montana Class 3A state championships in the 800 meters … garnered all-state recognition in track and field all four years during her prep career and was an all-state selection in cross country during her junior and senior seasons … placed second as a sophomore and sixth as a junior at state cross country meet … led her team to two Eastern `A[apos] conference championships in cross country and three in track … served as team captain of both cross country and track teams during her junior and senior seasons … school record holder in 800 meters with a time of 2:13.67 … presented the Ashley Memorial as school[apos]s most outstanding athlete in 2003 … was a finalist for the Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman Award for the state of Montana … class valedictorian … National Honor Society member … served as student representative on school board … was president of sophomore class … born June 4, 1985 in Miles City, Mont. … daughter of Terri and Ray Schmidt … youngest of three children … sister, Melissa, is a 2003 Notre Dame graduate and was co-captain of [apos]02 Irish women[apos]s cross country team that finished third at the NCAA Championship (still the best finish in program history) … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major … earned Dean[apos]s List honors in fall of 2005 after logging a 3.90 semester grade-point average … twice named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.