Overview - Team leader ... Incredible work ethic ... Aggressive player with a solid all court game ... Plays a selective serve and volley style ... Uses serve and big forehand to get to the net ... Excellent doubles player ... Earned All-America honors in doubles as a freshman in 1997.
Fall 1999 - Owned a 5-3 record in fall action ... Reached the consolation finals of the ITA Regionals, falling to USC's Anita Loyola 6-3, 6-0 ... Teamed with Freshman Abigail Spears to go 5-2 ... Lost Bradshaw/Brown of ASU 8-5 in the ITA Regional Semifinals.
1998-99 - Began the year ranked No. 53 in the preseason rankings ... Finished the season 10-12 in singles and 8-9 in doubles ... Saw action mostly in the No. 4 slot ... Owned a six-match win streak from Jan. 9 to Mar. 12 ... Fell to No. 23 Anita Kurimay of Cal in the first round of the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai ... In doubles, reached the finals at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships (Flight#2) with Brandi Freudenberg, losing to ASU's Giardino/Pereyra 8-5 ... Posted a 5-3 overall record with Freudenberg ... Also teamed with Katia Roubanova to go 3-3 overall.
1997-98 - Team co-captain ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Competed in NCAA Singles Championship for second year but suffered a three-set upset in the first round to Lule Aydin of Wake Forest ... Finished No. 72 in national rankings ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... Finished the season competing in the No. 3 position, where she went 10-7 ... Opened season in the No. 2 slot, posting a 4-7 record ... Registered a remarkable 17-1 slate in matches when she won the first set ... Enjoyed her greatest success playing at home, where she posted an 11-3 record ... Reached the singles quarterfinals of the Rolex So. Calif. Regional before succumbing to No. 2-ranked Vicky Maes of Arizona ... Teamed with four different partners for an 11-16 record in doubles ... Played majority of matches with Katia Roubanova in the No. 1 position, posting a 4-10 overall record ... In fall doubles, upset top-seeded team of Champan/Muzamel from Mississippi in the opening round of the Riviera All-American Championships, then fell to eventual champion Lawrence/Csapo of Pepperdine.
1996-97 - Earned All-America doubles honors with fellow freshman Katia Roubanova ... Achieved final doubles rank of No. 16 in nation and No. 3 in West Region ... Listed No. 38 nationally and No. 8 regionally in final singles poll ... Played primarily No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles (with Roubanova) ... Selected second team All-Pac-10 ... Won seven straight singles matches in March, capped by an impressive win over Stanford's Katie Schlukebir on April 4 ... Reached the second round in Pac-10 singles ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Milwaukee Classic ... Doubles runner-up of the Pac-10 Championship in Ojai ... Forced to withdraw from second round of NCAA Doubles Championship due to injury to partner ... Team posted wins over Stanford's duos of Osterloh/Schlukebir and Bleszynski/Scott ... Posted a 4-2 record in tournament play with Roubanova ... Also paired with Annica Cooper for a 3-2 record early in season, including a semifinal finish at the Milwaukee Classic ... During fall, won six straight-set matches to advance through pre-qualifying and qualifying action and reach the main draw of the Riviera All-American Championships before loosing in the opening round ... Rebounded from that first round loss to No. 8 seeded Schlukebir to reach the finals in the consolation draw, where she extended Stanford's Julie Scott to three sets ... Reached the round of 16 in the Rolex West Regional before falling to top-seeded Vicky Maes of Arizona in three sets ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Regional in doubles with Cooper before losing to the No. 5 ranked team from ASU in three sets ... Totaled a fall record of 11-3 in singles and 3-2 in doubles ... Ranked No. 43 in preseason ITA doubles listing with Kelly Rudolph ... Improved ITA singles ranking from No. 73 in preseason to a tie for No. 29 in the fall.
High School / Juniors - Prince All-American ... Played in No. 1 position all fours years at Westlake High ... Helped team to the 4A Texas Team Championship as a freshman in 1992 ... Won the 4A Individual Singles State Championship in 1993 and 1994 and the 5A Title in 1995 ... Totaled an impressive high school record of 120-6 in singles and 62-4 in doubles ... Achieved a national ranking of No. 26 and a Texas state ranking of No. 1 in 1995 ... Played in the 1995 Olympic Festival ... Competed for the U.S. against Great Britain in the MCB Challenge Trophy.
Personal - Full name is Elizabeth Ann Schmidt ... Born Aug. 23, 1977 in Kansas City, MO ... Parents are Mary and Chuck Schmidt ... Has two older brothers, David and Brian ... Admires the work ethic and composure of Ryne Sandberg and the play of Stefan Edberg ... Enjoys snow and water skiing, playing golf, reading and spending time with friends ... Sociology major.
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