Schmit is only the second First Team Academic All-American in the UIC athletic program history.
2005 Notes: First Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American...First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American...Only Division I softball player to earn both athletic and academic First Team All-America accolades...First player in UIC history to earn First Team All-America honors...Horizon League Player of the Year, All-Great Lakes Region First Team and All-Horizon League First Team honoree...ESPN The Magazine All-District V Academic First Team...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week (2/21, 3/1)...set the UIC single-season record for batting average (.481), hits (102) and doubles (27)...also set personal career high-water marks in runs (63), triples (4), home runs (17), slugging percentage (.887) and on-base percentage (.560)...ranked in the top 10 nationally in batting average, slugging percentage and doubles per game...broke the UIC career record for doubles with 67 while finishing fifth on the all-time hits list with 275...led the Horizon League in every offensive category...her 17 home runs was second-most in UIC single-season history...hit six leadoff home runs...owned a team-best 32 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI outings...reached base safely in her last 48 games and in 65 of 67 outings during the year...tallied a hit in 59 of 67 games...batted .531 in Horizon League games...tied the UIC single-game record with four hits on a pair of occasions...collected her 250th career hit at Loyola on April 17th...owned a 16-game hitting streak between March 22-April 9...tied the NCAA single-game record with three doubles versus UNC Wilmington on March 19th...batted .476 (10-for-21) against nationally ranked opponents.
2004 Notes: All-Horizon League First Team and NFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team honoree...CoSIDA Academic Third-Team All-American...enjoyed a career year as team leader in batting average (.381), hits (82), runs scored (53) and doubles (25) while ranking second in home runs (9) and RBI (44)...earned All-Tournament Team accolades at the NCAA Region VI Championships after helping the Flames to a 3-2 record...went 2-for-4 at the plate in the Flames' 2-1, eight-inning victory over Bowling Green on May 20th...tabbed two hits and a trio of RBI in the Flames' 6-5 upset of #10 Tennessee on May 22nd...tallied 26 multi-hit games in `04...enjoyed a UIC record 23-game hitting streak from March 21st through May 1st...tied the UIC single-season doubles record of 25 set by All-American Edel Leyden in 1999...posted the first multi-homer game of her career with a pair of three-run homers versus Valparaiso on April 19th...tied the UIC single-game record with four hits in game two of a doubleheader with Indiana on March 31st...tied the NCAA single-game record with three doubles in game one of a twin-bill at Butler on April 12th...posted a .357 average at the Horizon League Tournament with three RBI.
2003 Notes: Started in centerfield in all 53 games she played in...was the Flames' second-leading hitter with a career-best .293 (44-for-150) average with six doubles, 15 runs scored and 10 RBI...earned All-Horizon League Second Team accolades following the season...ended the year on a career-long 15-game hitting streak while also tallying a hit in 19 of her last 21 games...batted .347 (17-for-49) in the month of April with five RBI...tallied a .444 (4-for-9) average at the 2003 Horizon League Tournament to tie for team-high honors...tabbed nine multi-hit games, including a career-best three-hit outing versus Butler on April 3rd...went 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBI at Northwestern on April 2nd.
2002 Notes: Started 61 games in the outfield as a freshman for UIC...batted .250 (47-for-188) with a home run and 16 RBI...batted .417 (5-for-12) at the Horizon League Tournament with two runs scored and four RBI...owned a personal-best six-game hitting streak between March 15-17...tallied eight multi-hit games and four multi-RBI outings as a rookie...knocked in a career-best two runs on four occasions, including a 2-for-3, two-RBI effort in UIC's 8-1 victory over Butler in the Horizon League Tournament title game...hit her first collegiate home run on March 8th versus Georgia Southern.
Prep Notes: Lettered four years at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes, Calif...led the Panthers in batting average, stolen bases, and singles all four years of her prep career...helped guide her team to a Bay League championship her junior year with a .487 batting average and 19 stolen bases...was voted First-Team All-Area following her sophomore, junior and senior seasons while earning First-Team All-Bay League honors after all four of her prep campaigns...her senior year was her most impressive as she lead her team with 25 stolen bases, two home runs, five triples and a .589 batting average en route to Bay League Co-MVP honors...played summer ball for the California Cruisers where she was an integral part in leading them to a first place finish in the 16-Under Nationals in 1999 and a second place finish at the 18-Under Gold Nationals in 2001...also named Second-Team All American at the 2001 18-Under Gold Nationals...former high school teammate of current Flame Alison Aguilar.
Personal Notes: Daughter of Mike and Diane Astiazaran...born October 24, 1983.