Purdue will meet top-seeded Michigan in the semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
HIGHLIGHTS Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) 2013 All-Big Ten second team Big Ten Women's Athlete of the Week (4/26/2011)
2013-14 Defeated No. 99 Joanna Henderson of Tennessee, 6-3, 6-3 (1/25) ... started season ranked No. 125 in ITA singles and also appeared in rankings on 1/2 tied for No. 110 ... had a trio of ranked doubles victories as she and Krisztina Kapitany defeated No. 41 Aishwaraya Argawal and Claire Yang of Fresno State, 6-1 (1/26); No. 23 Abigail Tere-Apish and Masa Grgan of Georgia State, 6-4 (2/7); and No. 30 Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett of Northwestern, 8-7 (9-7) (3/1) ... paired with Schmidt started the season ranked at an all-time high for a Purdue single, doubles or team at No. 12 in ITA doubles rankings ... duo finished season ranked No. 58 ... her and Andjela Djokovic defeated No. 17 Emina Bektas and Brooke Bolender of Michigan, 8-3, in Big Ten Tournament (4/26) ... duo appeared in the ITA doubles rankings at No. 72 on 5/1 ... won six singles matches in straight sets ... won first five doubles matches of the season ... played in four fall tournaments ... advanced to USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional doubles semifinals with Kapitany, falling to No. 58 Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine of, Louisville 8-3 (10/21).
2012-13 One of 32 teams selected to NCAA Championships with Mara Schmidt, the first Boilermaker pair to do so since 2000 ... posted five doubles wins against ranked opponents: No. 26 Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic of Kansas State, 8-6 (2/24); No. 44 Leslie Hureau and Sophie Garre of Indiana, 9-8 (4) (3/9); No. 57 Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting of Penn State, 8-3 (3/24); No. 2 Brooke Bolender and Emina Bektas of Michigan, 8-5 (3/30); and No. 34 Ruth Seaborne and Morven McCulloch of, Iowa 8-5 (4/7) ... victory over Bolender and Bektas was highest ever ranked win in program history ... duo appeared in the ITA doubles rankings at No. 38 on 3/12 and finished at No. 31 ... defeated a pair of ranked singles opponents: No. 109 Melissa Kopinski of Illinois, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 (4/21) and No. 94 Jaklin Alawi of South Carolina, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the NCAA championships (5/10) ... won six-straight singles matches from 2/24-3/15 .... participated in four fall tournaments.
2011-12 Went 4-0 in singles at the Big Ten Tournament to help team claim first-ever title ... beat two ranked singles players during season, No. 67 Nelly Ciolkowski of Clemson, 7-5, 6-2 (1/29) and No. 66 Brittany Wowchuk of Northwestern, 6-3, 6-3 (4/28) ... defeated a couple of ranked doubles opponents paired with Jennifer Rabot: No. 45 Natallia Pintusava and Magdalena Wiecha of Minnesota, 8-5 (4/15) and No. 72 Linda Abu Mushrefova and Veronica Corning of Northwestern, 8-3 (4/28) ... pair began the season listed at No. 46 in the ITA doubles rankings ... opened season by winning her first 12 singles matches, including wins against opponents from No. 30 Yale, No. 22 Tulsa, No. 41 Indiana and No. 14 Clemson ... won seven consecutive doubles matches ... competed in two fall tournaments ... won the Duke Fab Four Invite Flight C doubles teamed with Jennifer Rabot, defeating Cierra Gayton-Leach and Noel Scott of Texas, 9-8 (5) (9/18).
2010-11 Received then highest ITA ranking for a Purdue singles, doubles or team at No. 13 with doubles partner Jennifer Rabot on 1/4 ... tandem finished the season ranked No. 89 ... defeated No. 46 Sonja Molnar and Jessica Young of Iowa, 8-3 (4/3) ... won four-straight singles matches from 4/2-10 ... played in four fall tournaments.
BEFORE PURDUE Ranked No. 47 in class of 2010 by TennisRecruiting.net ... won consolation singles bracket at 2009 USTA Nationals in Tallahassee, Fla., defeating three ranked foes along the way ... defeated No. 580 player in WTA in Nicaragua in 2009 ... advanced to semifinals 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, Tenn. ... won three ITF G18's doubles titles ... won the "Bronze Ball" in G18's Doubles at the USTA National Clay Courts ... 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 ... majoring in movement and sports science.