By Nick Freimuth
Almost four years to the date Algoma point guard Taylor Schmidt learned she earned Packerland Conference Player of the Year, more big news was announced this week. Schmidt learned Tuesday she was named the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Taylor admitted she did not necessarily have the stats to earn the award but what she was told it was her basketball IQ that swayed WIAC coaches. She credited her charges taken, team leadership, ability to see and spread the court and the little things that don’t necessarily show up on a stat sheet.
Schmidt did fill up the stat sheet though too. She averaged 11.1 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game and tallied 44 steals on the season.
UW-Oshkosh teammate and fellow Packerland Conference standout athlete Alex Richard also received season end WIAC recognition. Richard was awarded WIAC Honorable Mention honors.
The Titans will play Friday night at the Kolf Center in the opening round of the Division 3 NCAA Tournament against Calvin College. If Oshkosh wins they will play for a chance at the Sweet 16 Saturday night again at 7:00 PM.
Taylor appeared on 104.1 FM WRLU this morning. To listen to the entire interview with the best women’s Division 3 college basketball player in the state of Wisconsin click on the audio link below.