Updated Jan. 20, 2009
2008 / Junior
Appeared in 46 games with 30 starts...hit .261 (23-for-88) with six doubles and five home runs...drove in 17 RBI and scored 17 runs...was a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts and ranked third in the MVC with 11 steals...ranked No. 8 all-time for career steals with 34...recorded a .500 slugging percentage with 11 of her 23 hits accounting for extra-bases...set a season career-high for hits (23), doubles (6), home runs (5), RBI (17), and total bases (44)...went 2-for-3 in pinch-hitting at-bats...had six multiple hit games, five multiple RBI games and a season-best three-game hitting streak...went 2-for-3 with a double and home run to set a career-high with five RBI against Minnesota (2/9)...tied a personal-best with three hits against Wright State (2/16)...was named to the Bulldog Round-Robin (2/15-2/17) All-Tournament team after hitting 5-for-7 (.714) with four runs scored, two RBI, two stolen bases, a double and home run.
2007 / Sophomore
Played in 48 games, starting in 18 of them...recorded a .333 average, going 16-for-48 at the plate with two home runs...scored 17 runs and recorded seven RBI...stole 11 bases in 14 attempts, finishing second on the team in stolen bases...also finished ranked eighth in the MVC in stolen bases...hit her first collegiate home run on March 4 against Western Illinois...scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 1-0 victory at home against Missouri (3-21)...set a career-high with seven total bases and four RBI against Western Illinois (3-4)...hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the fifth inning against Wichita State (5-6).
2006 / Freshman
Saw action in 42 games, primarily in pinch-running situations, but started four games in the outfield...batted .278 (5-for-18) with a double, a triple and a RBI...stole 12 bases in 13 attempts, finishing second on the team in stolen bases...also finished in a tie for ninth in the MVC in stolen bases...had three at-bats in conference play, picking up one hit...played in 18 of 21 MVC games for SIU...hit her first career triple on Feb. 17 against Tennessee State...scored the game-winning run in her first game as a Saluki (Feb. 10 against Texas Tech)...tallied two game-winning runs on the season.
Pre-SIU / Belleville West High School
Three-time academic All-American, all-area first team and all-southwest conference...second team All-State as a junior...first-team All-Metro by St. Louis Post-Dispatch...team finished third in state as a freshman, advanced to sectional championship all four years...also lettered in volleyball (three years) and basketball (two years) at Belleville West.
Full name is Katie Marie Schmidt...a marketing major...carries a 3.93 cumulative GPA... has one brother, Aaron...daughter of Bill and Lynnette Schmidt...born on July 19, 1987 in Belleville, Ill.