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    Brianne Schmidt  
    Brianne Schmidt

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Miles City, MT

    High School:
    Custer County District

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    06/04/1985


    AS A JUNIOR: Claimed her first school record to highlight perhaps her best season to date at Notre Dame ... posted season-best 800-meter time at the Notre Dame Invitational, going the distance in 2:14.17 ... ran 2:53.70 over 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in both the 800 and 1,000 meters ... her time of 2:51.25 in the preliminaries of the 1,000 meters broke Jacqueline Carter's school record, set earlier in the season at the Meyo Invitational ... finished eighth in the BIG EAST 1,000-meter final to score points and help Irish secure team title ... ran 2:14.39 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... in the outdoor season, ran a career-best 2:13.71 in the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational ... took sixth in the 800 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in 2:14.22 ... placed 13th in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... will look to earn regional qualification in her final season with the Irish in 2006-07.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Solid runner that served as one of Notre Dame's top middle distance competitors ... also competed in two cross country meets in the fall, with her best finish being a 35th-place showing at the Valparaiso Invitational (25:33) ... during indoor track season, established a new career best by winning the 800 meters at the Notre Dame Opener in 2:13.70 ... bettered that mark and set another career best in a third-place 1,000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational (2:53.25) and also ran 2:13.28 in the 800 ... competed in three events at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship -- placed 11th in the 800 meters and fourth in the 4x800 meter relay with Jacqueline Carter, Rachel Heneghan, and Katie DeRusso ... earned all-BIG EAST honors with the distance medley relay unit of Stephanie Madia, Crysta Swayzer, and Sunni Olding, finishing second in 11:32.29 ... established her current career best in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, running 2:12.95 ... best performance of the outdoor season came at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, when she finished fourth in the 800 meters in 2:15.06 ... competed in two events at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, running the 800 meters and the 4x800 meter relay with Carter, DeRusso, and Kerry Meagher.

    AS A FRESHMAN: An 800-meter specialist who showed some promising development in 2004 ... competed in two cross country meets during her freshman season, finishing 53rd in the National Catholic Championship and 78th in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race ... qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the 800 meters after running 2:16.18 at the Meyo Invitational ... eventually finished 11th in the BIG EAST 800-meter field ... came back the next week to run a personal-best 2:14.56 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 4x800-meter relay, finishing eighth ... top outdoor effort was a second-place finish in the 800 meters (2:17.05) at the Indy Relays.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned four letters in cross country and track and field at Custer County District High School ... specialized in middle distance events ... won three Montana Class 3A state championships in the 800 meters ... garnered all-state recognition in track and field all four years during her prep career and was an all-state selection in cross country during her junior and senior seasons ... placed second as a sophomore and sixth as a junior at state cross country meet ... led her team to two Eastern `A' conference championships in cross country and three in track ... served as team captain of both cross country and track teams during her junior and senior seasons ... school record holder in 800 meters with a time of 2:13.67 ... presented the Ashley Memorial as school's most outstanding athlete in 2003 ... was a finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award for the state of Montana ... class valedictorian ... National Honor Society member ... served as student representative on school board ... was president of sophomore class ... born June 4, 1985 in Miles City, Mont. ... daughter of Terri and Ray Schmidt ... youngest of three children ... sister, Melissa, is a 2003 Notre Dame graduate and was co-captain of '02 Irish women's cross country team that finished third at the NCAA Championship (still the best finish in program history) ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major ... earned Dean's List honors in fall of 2005 after logging a 3.90 semester grade-point average ... twice named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

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