2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in eight matches...Recorded three kills on the year, with one each coming in matches vs. Elon (9/3), Kentucky (9/25) and Arkansas (10/9)...Recorded a dig vs. Arkansas (10/9).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the year after having shoulder surgery during the preseason and received a medical redshirt.
High School/Club: Earned four volleyball letters at Lexington High School for coach Chee Lee...A three-time member of The State's all-area team, she has twice been named the South Carolina Player of the Year by the publication...Also named 2009 South Carolina Coaches Association of Women's Sports (CAWS) 4A Player of the Year...Named to the CAWS all-state team three times...Three-time region player of the year...High School Sports Report (HSSR) named her Miss Volleyball for 2009...Gatorade bestowed its SC Volleyball Player of the Year award on her...Led the team to the state finals as a senior and semifinals as a junior...Team captured the regional title all four seasons...Three-time team MVP...Had 573 kills during her junior campaign before totaling 516 as a senior...A Prepvolleyball.com High School All-America selection as a senior...Played club with the Magnum Volleyball group in Columbia...Named to the USA Volleyball All-Region First Team three-straight years...Helped the club to a second place finish in the region in 2009...Also won a gold in the 200-meter freestyle relay at the Columbia city swim meet...Made the honor roll twice.
Personal: The daughter of Steven and Tricia, Kellie Ann Schmidt is her full name...Has one older brother, Matthew...Says her biggest influence in volleyball was her mother, who was at every match cheering...Lists Carrie Walsh as her favorite athlete...Majoring in art studio.
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