The pair is set to compete for All-America honors
For the second straight year, Purdue had a man and woman qualify
The Boilermakers had three all-regional performers Friday
She is just the second Boilermaker to pick up the honor
The youthful Boilermakers battled at the University of Minnesota
2014: Competed in five races, including Big Tens and the Great Lakes Championships ... season best 6k race took place at the Great Lake Championships with a time of 20.56.0 to finish 33rd overall ... came in third for Purdue at the Indiana Intercollegiates three-mile run with a time of 17.39.5 where the team took second ... was Purdue's second finisher at the Notre Dame Inviational 5k run with a time of 17.14.5 ... finished first for Purdue in the 6k blue run race at the ISU Pre-National Invitational with a time of 22.03.2 ... took fifth for Purdue at the Big Ten Championships in the 6k run with a time of 21.26.4 where the team finished eigth.
High School: Four year letterwinner in track and field and cross country; also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore; qualified for states as a senior in the two mile, mile, and the 4x800m relay; finished eighth in the state in the mile as a senior; was all-conference in cross country and track as a junior and senior; was amed the MVP of her track and cross country teams in her final prep year; was named Most Valuable Distance runner as a junior; cross country team finished second in the state when she was a junior and seventh as a senior; qualified for states as a junior in the mile, 4x400m and 4x800m relays; was a part of the state championships winning 4x800m relay team that set the state record by breaking the 9:00 mark; named all state that year; broke the five minute mile as a junior; was named the MVP of her sophomore basketball team; cross country team finished third in the state her freshman and sophomore years; finished second in the state as a sophomore in the 4x800m relay; all-conference and all-state in track as a sophomore and all-conference in cross country.
Personal: Hope Victoria Schmelzle was born Feb. 18, 1995, to parents Carl and Theresa Schmelzle; has three older sisters, Jacque, Jill and Audrey, and two brothers-in-law, Kevin and Brian; majoring in human services with an interest in health care; plans to become a nurse or another profession within the medical field; enjoys dancing, singing, country music and all sports including waterskiing and hiking.