Purdue's Schmidt Earns Final Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

April 26, 2011

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Mara Schmidt, Purdue
Fr. - Bradenton, Fla. - Edison Academics

Purdue's Mara Schmidt reels in the final Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week honor of the season after helping the No. 68 Boilermakers to back-to-back conference wins over the weekend. Schmidt and Jennifer Rabot, the 54th-ranked doubles pair in the country, defeated Penn State's Petra Januskova and Denisa Zobeideh, 8-4, at No. 1 before Schmidt downed Zobeideh at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-0, en route to a 6-1 team win. The Boilermaker duo then took an 8-5 decision over Ohio State's Kelsey Haviland and Cami Hubbs at No. 1 doubles on Sunday. Schmidt clinched the match at No. 3 singles, defeating Gabby Steele, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, to help Purdue claim a 4-3 win over the No. 62 Buckeyes and earn the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

Last Purdue Athlete of the Week: Bhavani Tirumurti (March 15, 2011)

2011 Big Ten Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 18: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH
Jan. 25: Natallia Pintusava, Fr., MINN
Feb. 1: Sam Critser, Fr., MICH
Feb. 8: Brittany Wowchuk, So., NU
Feb. 15: Whitney Taney, Sr., MICH
Feb. 22: Brooke Bolender, Fr., MICH
March 1: Stacey Lee, Jr., NU
March 8: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
March 15: Bhavani Tirumurti, Sr., PUR
March 22: Sonja Molnar, Jr., IOWA
March 29: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH
April 5: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
April 12: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
April 19: Brooke Bolender, Fr., MICH
April 26: Mara Schmidt, Fr., PUR