Brentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Convention introduced that current Austin Peay State College (APSU) girls’s tennis graduate Fabienne Schmidt is among the league’s two nominees for the NCAA Girl of the 12 months award, Friday.
The NCAA Girl of the 12 months award honors graduating feminine student-athletes who’ve distinguished themselves all through their collegiate careers within the areas of educational achievement, athletics excellence, service, and management.
On the court docket, Schmidt was part of Austin Peay State College’s undefeated common season, OVC Common Season Championship, and OVC Event Championship in 2019. She then led the Governors to a second-straight match title throughout her senior season, serving to her crew erase a 3-1 deficit and are available from behind to beat top-seeded Southeast Missouri within the championship match.
With a profession singles file of 67-17, Schmidt was named the OVC Freshman of the 12 months and a First Staff All-OVC choice in 2017-18, earlier than taking residence Second Staff All-OVC honors in 2018-19 and 2020-21. Schmidt was simply as dominant in doubles play, posting a 58-17 mark in her APSU profession, whereas partnering completely with Danielle Morris to go 12-2 throughout her senior season.
Off the court docket, the Hillscheid, Germany native’s good educational profession is highlighted by her 2019-20 OVC Scholar-Athlete Award, which is given yearly to 6 scholar athletes within the convention. Schmidt is a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and has appeared on the Dean’s Checklist every semester she has attended Austin Peay State College.
A 3-time recipient of the OVC Educational Medal of Honor, Schmidt was additionally named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor thrice and was named to 2020 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports activities Scholar Groups, which have been chosen by Various: Points in Increased Training journal. On the time of her commencement in Might, Schmidt had an ideal 4.0 grade-point common whereas majoring in advertising and marketing with a minor in administration.
In June, Schmidt and the APSU Governors girls’s tennis program earned the ITA’s Ohio Valley Area Neighborhood Service Award for the third time in her 4 years at Austin Peay, with the Govs taking residence honorable point out recognition within the lone 12 months they didn’t win the award.
Schmidt and her crew achieved these honors by means of volunteer work at Burt Elementary, Learn Throughout America occasions, Buddy Ball, the Breast Most cancers Consciousness Run, Rise Up Academy and dealing at varied tennis clinics.
Schmidt will now transfer on to the nationwide choice committee, which is able to decide 10 deserving nominees from every of the NCAA’s three divisions. The committee will then choose three finalists from every division and the Committee on Ladies’s Athletics will decide the 2021 NCAA Girl of the 12 months from the 9 finalists.
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