Paul Schmidt
Paul Schmidt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crown Point, Ind.

High School:
Crown Point

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

Birthdate:
06/28/1984



As a junior: Clutch swimmer who continued to lead Army's backstroke group while improving greatly in sprint freestyle events ... posted the team's top time in the 100 backstroke by leading off winning 400 MR against Navy in 51.39 ... for the second straight season, took seventh place overall in that event at the Patriot League Championships in 51.45 ... took fourth opposite Navy in the 200 back in a career-best 1:55.00 ... started swimming sprint freestyle events, scoring in the 50 free at Patriots (21.56) ... teamed with brother Bill Schmidt, Cameron Rice, and Ricky Babbitt to break the Academy Record in the 200 medley relay, leading off the backstroke leg in a swift 23.67 ... top returning senior swimmer who will be looked to for valuable point contributions during his senior year.

As a sophomore: Maintained status as Army's top sprint backstroker ... strength in the 100-yard back make him an integral part of every Army medley relay ... posted Army's top time in the 100 back (51.61) and third-fastest 200 back (1:55.79) ... earned a seventh-place finish in the 100 back at Patriot League Championships, and was victorious in the bonus final of the same event at EISLs.

As a freshman: Became Army's premier backstroker, breaking the Academy and plebe records in the 100 backstroke in a time of 51.23 ... won the 200 back and 100 back twice each during the dual meet season ... finished third at Patriots in the 100 back and 14th at EISLs ... also saw action in the 50 freestyle.

High School: Graduated from Crown Point High School in 2002 ... earned four letters in swimming, two in football and two in track ... captain of swimming team in 2002 ... MVP of swimming team all four years ... four-time Indiana state championships finalist ... holds high school record in 100 back.

Personal: Born June 28, 1984 ... son of William and Susan Schmidt ... grandfather, William Waugh, graduated from USMA in 1934 ... father, William, is a 1970 USMA graduate ... brother, Patrick, graduated from West Point in 2002, while brother Bill is a former swimmer and 2005 USMA grad ... majoring in Economics.

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