2010/SENIOR: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors ... Competed a three regular-season meets hosted by UC Irvine, Washington (Sundodger) and Santa Clara, where she posted a season-best 5K time of 19:10.5 ... Completed the 6K Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash. in 23:17.26.
2009/JUNIOR: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's "silver" honors ... Competed at the season-opening 5K Malibu Oceanside Open (9/1) and the 5K Santa Clara Bronco Invitational (10/17) ... Posted a season best time of 19:57 at SCU's Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with honors in 2007 from Saint Francis High School ... Received the 4.0+ GPA medal each year in addition to the cumulative 4.0+ GPA medal ... Collected excellence awards in biology, Spanish, anatomy and physiology ... Competed in equestrian sports throughout high school and was a year-round A-circuit competitor ... Member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association, the United States Equestrian Foundation and the California Professional Horseman's Association.
PERSONAL: Given name is Katherine Erika Schmidt ... Goes by 'Kat' ... Born in Mountain View, Calif. and raised in Auburn, Calif. ... Pre-med student majoring in nutritional science ... Daughter of Roland and Charlene Schmidt ... Brother to Stephen ... Trained and competed since age eight in hunter/jumper equestrian sports ... Earned nationally recognized equestrian medals and competed at the USET show jumping talent search ... Chose Pepperdine for its, "excellent academics and Christian environment."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include horseback riding, cooking and skimboarding ... Beezie Madden of the U.S. Equestrian team (pro athlete) ... The Bible and Running With The Buffaloes (books) ... The Patriot, Gladiator, Step Up (movies) ... House (TV show) ... Taylor Swift (musical artist) ... Buffalo steak (food) ... Equestrian stadium jumping (sport besides running).