14 Tanya Schmidt
14 Tanya Schmidt
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
High School: The Harker School
Position: MB
Major: English

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AS A SENIOR IN 2011: Captained the Bronco squad in her final season on the Mission Campus, playing in 71 matches, recording 155 kills and was second on the team with 46 blocks … named to the WCC Preseason All-Conference Team as well as the WCC All-Academic Team, having the highest GPA of the 12-member team … collected 12 kills, hitting .381 against Washington State (Aug. 26) and backed that up with an 11 kill performance, hitting .688 vs. Seattle (Aug. 26) … had an all-around performance against Cal Poly (Sept. 2) tallying six blocks, four digs, and six kills … hit a season high .727 with 17 kills and four blocks vs. Utah Valley (Sept. 3) … totaled 13 kills, hitting .462 with three digs and four blocks against UTSA (Sept. 17) … earned 12 kills and four blocks vs. San Diego (Sept. 24) and registered four more blocks to go along with nine kills and a .529 hitting percentage against Portland (Sept. 29) … had 10 kills and five digs vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 1) and hit .500 with seven kills and four blocks against San Francisco (Oct. 8) … finished her senior season with eight kills, two digs, and two blocks, hitting .316 vs. Portland (Nov. 12).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: Named All-WCC First Team … Also honored as the only player from the WCC on the Academic All-American All-District team … Played in 102 sets and averaged 2.23 kills per set … hit .516 earning 17 kills, four blocks and five digs against Idaho (Sept. 2) … tallied 12 kills, hitting .750% with two digs and three blocks vs. CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 11) … 13 kills while hitting .423 vs. Pepperdine (Oct. 2) … hit .346 for 12 kills at Gonzaga (Oct. 9) … hit .500, while racking up nine kills, five blocks and one dig vs. St. Mary’s (Oct. 14) … 11 kills, five blocks and five digs while hitting .478 vs. San Francisco (Oct. 22) … five kills, blocking three balls with two digs at Pepperdine (Oct. 28) … hit .391 and racked up 11 kills, seven digs and eight blocks vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 4) …killed 12 balls hitting .550 vs. Portland (Nov. 6) … registered nine kills vs. San Diego (Nov. 11) … hit .500 with six kills at St. Mary’s (Nov. 14) … racked up eight kills with a .412 percentage and four blocks vs. San Francisco (Nov. 19). 

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Played in 59 sets and racked up 86 kills with a .326 pct and blocked 48 balls ... Collected six blocks while hitting .294 vs. Western Michigan (Aug. 30) ... contributed seven blocks and three kills against CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 5) ... hit .556 vs. Arizona (Sept. 11) ... earned an.818 hitting average with nine kills vs. Cal Poly (Sept. 18) ... produced seven kills, hitting .333 with a block assist vs. USF (Aug. 2) ... accumulated 12 kills, hitting .545 with four block assists vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 12).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Started in all 28 contests for the Broncos ... earned WCC All-Freshman team honors ... was named to the Shearton Four Points Arizona Invitational All-Tournament team ... made her first collegiate apperance against Utah Valley (Aug. 30), tallying eight kills and four total blocks ... tallied a 57.1 hitting percentage (9-1-14) and her first collegiate dig against Utah (Aug. 31) ... posted a season-high six total blocks against Arizona (Sept. 5) ... regsitered nine kills against Texas State (Sept. 6) ... tallied a season-high 12 kills against New Mexico State (Sept. 12) ... compiled a 61.5 hitting percentage (10-2-13) and collected a season-high three digs against Sac State (Sept. 16) ... registered a season-high 66.7 hitting percentage (2-0-3) against then-No. 22 Long Beach State (Sept. 20) ... tied her season-high one solo block against Loyola Marymount (Oct. 2) ... tied her season-high five block assists against then-No. 15 Pepperdine (Oct. 4) ... compiled a 46.2 hitting percentage (7-0-11) against Gonzaga (Oct. 11) ... posted five blocks against then-No. 19 Pepperdine (Oct. 30) ... posted three blocks against Portland (Nov. 8) ... posted three blocks against Saint Mary's (Nov. 21) ... tied her season-high 12 kills against then-No. 16 Kansas State (Dec. 5) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

AT HARKER: A 2008 graduate of Harker High School in San Jose, Calif. ... played volleyball for Theresa Smith and Evan Barth ... 2007 Prep Volleyball All-American and Academic All-American ... 2007-08 Harker Scholar-Athlete and Athlete of the Year ... named Division 4 MVP in 2007 ... four-time All-West Bay Athletic League first team honoree ... two-time WBAL MVP ... 2007 District 4 state finalists and Division 4 NORCAL champions (39-5) ... led the Eagles to two Central Coast Section IV quarterfinal appearances ... aided the team to the 2006 Section IV semifinals ... two-time team MVP and WBAL MVP ... senior year tallied 643 kills, 52 aces, 94 blocks and 248 digs ... National Merit Finalist ... member of Harker chapter of Cum Laude Society, National Spanish Honor Society ... co-president of the Red Cross Club.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Eno and Lillian Schmidt ... Her father went to UCLA and University of Chicago and is a financial consultant; her mother graduated from Soochow University (Taiwan) ... she has one older sister, Sylvia ... enjoyed watching Shakespeare plays, going on nature hikes and volunteering with St. Martin's Church in Sunnyvale and the Red Cross Youth Services ... major is English.