Purdue wins its fifth consecutive match to improve to 10-7, 6-2 Big Ten.
HIGHLIGHT 2013 All-Big Ten second team selection Two-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
2012-13 Went 15-9 in spring singles and 16-10 in doubles ... teamed with Krisztina Kapitany to be the top doubles team ... qualified for the NCAA Doubles Tournament, the first Boilermaker pair to do so since 2000 ... picked up the highest ranked win of any kind when she and Kapitany defeated Bolender and Bektas of Michigan, the No. 2 doubles team in the country, 8-5 ... won eight-straight matches from Feb. 24 to March 30 including the win against Michigan, a victory over the No. 26 duo, Niedermayerova and Bonacic of Kansas State, the No. 44 pair, Hureau and Garre of Indiana and the No. 57 tandem, Januskova and Utting of Penn State ... also beat the No. 34 doubles team in the country, Seaborne and McCulloch of Iowa ... of the 10 doubles losses, two were against top 10 teams, two against top 20 and two more against top 30 opponents ... played at No. 1 and No. 2 singles including final nine matches at the top spot ... won six straight matches at No. 2 from Feb. 24 to March 15 ... picked up first ranked singles win of the season against No. 109 Melissa Kopinski of Illinois at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 ... biggest win of the season came in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 94 Jaklin Alawi of South Carolina as she won 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 and helped Purdue comeback from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 ... helped team tie a program record with 18 dual match victories ... went 6-5 in fall singles and 3-7 in doubles.
2011-12 Records - Singles: 19-8, 8-7 Big Ten; Doubles: 16-10, 8-7 Big Ten ... helped lead team to first Big Ten Tournament Championship ... played entire season at No. 3 singles ... went 4-0 in singles at the Big Ten Tournament to help team claim title ... beat two ranked singles players during season, No. 67 Nelly Ciolkowski of Clemson and No. 66 Brittany Wowchuk of Northwestern ... six of her eight singles losses went three sets ... began the season winning her first 12 matches including wins against No. 30 Yale, No. 22 Tulsa, No. 41 Indiana and No. 14 Clemson ... with double partner Jennifer Rabot won seven consecutive matches including No. 37 Long Beach State and No. 41 Indiana ... Schmidt and Rabot played as the No. 1 throughout the doubles season ... helped team win a program record 18 dual matches.
2010-11 Records - Singles: 21-15, 7-3 Big Ten; Doubles: 22-14, 5-5 Big Ten ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week recipient for clinching win against Ohio State with victory against Gabby Steele 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and defeat of Penn State's Denisa Zobeideh 6-3, 6-0 ... received highest all-time ITA ranking for a Purdue woman or team at No. 13 with doubles partner Jennifer Rabot ... had team's best singles record against Big Ten foes with 7-3 mark ... defeated Iowa's No. 46 nationally ranked doubles team of Molnar and Young ... led team in fall singles record at 9-4 and doubles mark at 9-3 with Rabot including wins over White/Falkin (Illinois), Plotkin/Fahoum (Duke), Brown/Fellerhoff (Louisville), and Harutyunyan/Jogasuria (Akron) ... strung together spring and Big Ten singles streaks of four matches against Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
BEFORE PURDUE Ranked 47th in class of 2010 by tennisrecruiting.net ... won consolation singles bracket at 2009 USTA Nationals in Tallahassee, Fla., defeating three ranked foes on way ... defeated 580th-ranked player in WTA in Nicaragua in 2009 ... advanced to semifinal of doubles bracket at 2009 Summer Splash Regional Championships in Delray Beach, Fla. ... advanced into fourth round of singles draw at 2009 USTA National Clay Court Championships in Memphis ... won three ITF G18's doubles titles ... won the "Bronze Ball" in G18's Doubles at the USTA National Clay Courts with her partner ... trained at Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
PERSONAL Given name is Mara Elizabeth Schmidt ... born Feb. 22 in Denver, Colo. ... parents are Paul and Rossana Schmidt ... younger sister to Bryanna Schmidt ... majoring in movement and sports science.