Gina Schmidt

Gina Schmidt

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaverlodge, Alberta

High School:
Beaverlodge

Height:
5-11

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
05/18/1980

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: One of three team captains in 2001, Gina enters her senior year needing just 19 kills to become the ninth Beaver with 1000 career kills... Heads into the season with 981 career kills, which ranks 11th on OSUís career list... Could also become the ninth Beaver with 1000 career digs, as she starts the season with 796... Only four Beavers have finished their careers with 1000 career kills and digs... Trained with the Canadian National Team over the summer of 2001. (2000) Earned first team All-Pacific 10 honors, becoming only the fourth Beaver and the first since 1993 to receive that recognition... Led OSU with 548 kills and 397 digs... Her 548 kills made her only the third Beaver to record more than 500 kills in a season, and she was the first OSU player to record 400 kills since 1997... Her 397 digs puts her sixth on the single season charts after becoming the first Beaver since 1995 to have 300 digs in a season... Was the only Beaver to play in all 124 games... Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 for kills (4.42 kpg) and was sixth in the league for digs (3.20 dpg)... Had double-figure kills in 28 matches, with 20 or more in 12 matches... Had double figure digs 20 times, including three 20+ efforts... Had 19 double-doubles on the year, with two 20-20 matches... Posted a career-best 32 kills in a win at Washington to set a school record for kills in a four-game match... That was also good for the third best single-match total overall at OSU... Even more impressive was that she hit .569 with just three errors on 51 attempts in that match... Led the Beavers with 23 kills in OSUís first-ever win over UCLA and hit .306 in that match... Hit .417 with 24 kills and 20 digs in a four-game win against Arizona State... Her other 20-20 performance came against California, when she led OSU to a five-game win with 20 kills and a career-high 27 digs... Was the teamís leader for kills in 24 matches and for digs in 14 matches... Led the team in both digs and kills in 12 matches... Off the court, earned first team Verizon Academic All-America honors with a 4.0 grade point average, becoming the first OSU volleyball player to earn Academic All-America status... Was a first team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree as well as a first team District VIII All-Academic pick. (1999) Played in 22 of 26 matches, missing the first four of the season while competing for the Canadian Junior National Team at the Junior World Championships... Led the Beavers with 195 digs (2.64 dpg) and was third on the team with 207 kills (2.80 kpg)...Led the team in digs in 10 matches and in kills in three matches... Had a then-career-high 21 digs in a match at California... That total was the most by a Beaver in any match in 1999... Had 10 or more digs in eight matches... Had double-figure kills in 10 matches, including the first seven matches she played in... Had a season-high 17 kills at Arizona State, when she hit .484 (17k-2e-31ta)... Hit .769 with 10 kills and no errors in 13 attempts against Alaska Fairbanks... Tied for third on the team with 13 aces, with season-highs of three against Portland and Oregon... Earned Pacific-10 All-Academic second team honors and was a second team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII selection... Awarded the Drucilla Shephard Smith Scholastic Award, an honor presented annually to students who have a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. (1998) Was the only true freshman to see action... Played in 90 games and was third on the team with 204 digs... Had 226 kills and was one of three Beavers to finish the season with 200 kills and digs... Led OSU in digs in nine matches and in kills in three matches... Tallied double-figure kills in nine matches, including a then-career-high 19 kills at UCLA... Hit .600 (14-2-20) in a match at Ohio University... Had a then-career-high 21 digs against Portland and added 17 digs in a win over Portland State... In all, she had 10 or more digs in seven matches... Finished the season with 16 service aces (fourth on the team) and only 11 service errors (fewest on the team).

BEAVERLODGE HIGH SCHOOL: Was named team captain of the Canadian Junior National Team for the summer of 1998 and went to Mexico with the team to play in the Norceca tournament... In high school, was a three-year starter, playing both the middle and setter positions... Led her team to the 3A Alberta Provincial Championship in the 1996-97 season... In 1995-96, her team was 47-1, losing only in the Provincial final... Was a member of the Canadian Juvenile National Team that won the silver medal in Vancouver... Had the opportunity to try out for the Canadian National Team... Played with former Beaver Krista Kinsman as a prep... Earned several All-Star and Most Valuable Player Awards... Valedictorian of her class... Award of Distinction recipient all three years of high school.

PERSONAL: Born May 18, 1980 in Beaverlodge, Alberta... Parents are Gail and Gary Schmidt... Has two sisters, Karin and Carmen, and two brothers, Greg and Chris... Chris plays hockey for the Lowell Lockmonsters of the American Hockey League (Los Angeles Kings farm system) ... Carmen played volleyball at the University of Alberta-Edmonton... Business major... Chose OSU because ďI didnít want to stay close to home for University, and of all the schools I was choosing between, I liked the team and the campus in Corvallis the best. OSU is also part of one of the best volleyball conferences in the country, and I felt that being part of it would provide me with a great opportunity to improve my game.Ē

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