Schmidt Tabbed Mid-Con Tennis Athlete of the Week
Tuesday, February 22, 2005




Anja Schmidt

ELMHURST, Ill. – Centenary’s Anja Schmidt has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week after wiping out her competition last week, posting a pair of victories in No. 1 singles. The 5’8 junior is undefeated in spring action, 6-0, playing in the Ladies’ top slot.

Schmidt, who was ranked 75th in the country according to the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, cruised past Alcorn State’s top player, Swetha Devaraj, 6-4, 6-1 and overcame Lamar’s Andrea Martinez, 6-3, 2-6, 10-7. Her outstanding play boosts her overall record to 13-3 on the season.

This is the eighth conference award for the Gifhorn, Germany native, as she was named Mid-Con Player of the Week five times during the 2004 regular season and was honored with the 2004 Mid-Con’s Women’s Tennis Player of the Year award. She was the co-winner of the Mid-Con Scholar Athlete Award for the 2003-04 season.