Schmidt Receives Honorable Mention All-America Recognition

Schmidt Receives Honorable Mention All-America Recognition

UW-Oshkosh senior guard Taylor Schmidt was named to the NCAA Division III All-America honorable mention teams by both D3hoops.com and the Women's Basketball Coaches Assocation (WBCA).

Schmidt received honorable mention All-America honors by the WBCA for the third straight year and by the D3hoops.com for the first time.

The WBCA All-America Team was comprised of a 10-member first team and 30 players on the honorable mention list. D3hoops.com's All-America Team features five players on each of five teams.

Schmidt, the 2017 WIAC Player of the Year, led UW-Oshkosh this season with 10.9 points per game, a .750 (90-120) free throw percentage and 49 steals as the Titans clinched the regular-season league championship by three games. UW-Oshkosh finished atop the WIAC standings for the first time since 2006 and secured its first outright league title since 1999.

Schmidt scored in double-figures 20 times this year, including a season-high 20 points behind a career-best five 3-pointers during a 77-65 victory over UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 14. She also recorded 14 points and a career-high nine assists in a 68-56 loss to Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.) during the third round of the NCAA Championship on March 10.

Schmidt started each of her program-record 119 games, concluding her career as the school's leader in both free throws made (401) and attempted (513) while listing fifth on the school's scoring list with 1,281 points. She helped UW-Oshkosh become one of eight programs to win at least one game at each of the past four NCAA postseasons. The Titans advanced to the third round of the national tournament in 2014 and 2017 as well as second-round appearances in 2015 and 2016.

Schmidt also helped lead UW-Oshkosh to a 98-21 record during her four seasons, which included three straight WIAC tournament titles from 2014-16.

Schmidt's career totals also include 321 assists, 287 rebounds and 124 3-pointers. She averaged 10.2 points per game during her freshman season in 2014 and 11 points per contest in both 2015 and 2016.

Schmidt, who was selected to the WIAC All-Defensive Team this year, scored at least 10 points in 66 games during her career, including a high of 24 in a 94-71 win over UW-Stout in 2015. Her career-best games also include seven steals in a 64-58 victory over UW-Stout on Jan. 7 of this season.

The WBCA selected Ali Doswell from Amherst College (Mass.) as its 2017 Player of the Year while D3hoops.com named Kaitlin Langer from University of St. Thomas (Minn.) for its top honor.

D3hoops.com also chose Kendrea Williams from Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham as its Rookie of the Year and Amherst College's G.P. Gromacki its Coach of the Year.

Schmidt was the lone WIAC player to receive All-America recognition this season from either the WBCA or D3hoops.com.

2017 D3hoops.com NCAA Division III Women's Basketball All-America Team

2017 WBCA NCAA Division III Women's Basketball All-America Team