Jan. 17, 2011
SEATTLE - Freshmen Kale Schmidt of the men's track and field team is the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 10-16. This is the first such honor for the Schmidt and the track and field team this year.
In his first collegiate meet as a Husky, Schmidt posted two top-five individual finishes at the UW Indoor Preview on Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor. He placed fourth in the long jump (22-11) and tied for fourth in the high jump (6-5).
He was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second with a time of 3:14.51. That time is already faster than any men's 4x4 that the Huskies ran last year, indoors or out.
Other nominees include: Ruby Engreitz (gymnastics), Isaiah Thomas (men's basketball), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (men's tennis), Chelsea Orr (women's track and field), Kristi Kingma (women's basketball) and Denise Dy (women's tennis).
2010-11 Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete's Of The Week:
Jan. 17 - Kale Schmidt (men's track and field)
Jan. 10 - Kristi Kingma (women's basketball)
Jan. 3 - Mason Foster (football)
Dec. 27 - Isaiah Thomas (men's basketball)
Dec. 20 - Scott Suggs (men's basketball)
Dec. 13 - Kindra Carlson (volleyball)
Dec. 6 - Chris Polk (football)
Nov. 29 - Chris Polk (football)
Nov. 22 - Allie Beahan (women's soccer)
Nov. 15 - Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (women's soccer)
Nov. 8 - Kindra Carlson (volleyball)
Oct. 25 - Valaree Fowler (men's crew)
Oct. 18 - Jermaine Kearse (football)
Oct. 11 - Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (women's soccer)
Oct. 4 - Jake Locker (football)
Sept. 27 - Karinn Dickinson (women's golf)
Sept. 20 - Stephen Fung (men's soccer)
Sept. 13 - Jermaine Kearse (football)
Sept. 6 - Kate Deines (women's soccer)
Aug. 30 - Kindra Carlson (volleyball)
Aug. 23 - Kellye Joswick (women's soccer)