Tulsan Tennis Star Honored at LaTourneau
LeTourneau University men’s tennis team announced its team awards during a virtual ceremony from the school’s campus, located in Longview, Texas. Among the honorees is Tulsa Union graduate Nathan Schmidt. The sophomore was honored with the Sportsmanship and Spirit & Leadership Awards. The Sportsmanship Award honors the player who best exhibits sportsmanship in practice and matches with opponents, officials, teammates and coaches on a daily basis. The Spirit & Leadership Award is given to the player who best represents the team with work ethic and Christ-like attitude on and off the court, while working to inspire teammates to be their best at all times. Schmidt went a team-best 10-2 in singles and 7-5 in doubles.
As a sophomore, Schmidt was American Southwest Conference Academic All-Conference and as a freshman he was named ASC East-Division Freshman of the Year.
Prior to LeTourneau, Schmidt was a four-year letter winner at Union High School, recording a 108-55 overall record and appeared in three state championships. He was also three-time Academic All-Conference member and a Maxima Cum Laude for outstanding performance in the National Latin 1 examination, plus a three-time recipient of the Certificate of Mathematics Achievement.
He is the son of Tulsans Andrew and Ashley Schmidt and is majoring in mechanical engineering.