Schmidt has been a double-double machine for Lower Columbia

May 18, 2021

Danica Schmidt

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt has been twice as good as she was a year ago for the Lower Columbia College basketball team.

The sophomore small forward has doubled averages for points, steals and blocked shots while massively improving her rebounding and passing numbers.

She’s also tripled her double-double productivity.

The 5-foot-11 Alaskan is making a strong case for MVP honors for the last undefeated team in the NWAC.

Lower Columbia is 8-0 on the season and sits atop the league’s West Division standings with a 5-0 mark.

Schmidt, of SoHi fame, helped lead Lower Columbia to 21-9 record last season.

This season the Red Devils look to be one of the better teams in the NWAC.

Schmidt has been the leading force.

Here is a look at her improved from her freshman season to her sophomore campaign.

2021 2020
27.2 17.2 Minutes
12.6 5.8 Points
8.8 5.0 Rebounds
2.2 1.6 Assists
2.4 1.1 Steals
1.8 0.4 Blocked Shots