April 9, 2014
Louisville, Ky. - Junior guard Jude Schimmel was named one of Glamour 's Top 10 College Women, the magazine announced today. The magazine highlights 10 dynamic young women who show campus leadership, scholastic achievement, community involvement, and unique, inspiring goals. The 10 winners will be profiled in an editorial feature in the May 2014 issue of Glamour and they were honored Thursday night, April 17 at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Each year more than 1,000 women are nominated to take part in the ceremony -- based on the things they have achieved on campus. After a year of reviewing and pairing down applicants, 10 are chosen to spend a day in New York City.
Schimmel will join her fellow honorees in New York City next week at a ceremony/celebrity panel event Thursday night that includes Danielle Brooks (actress, Orange is the New Black), Greta Gerwing (actress and writer, Frances Ha), Gina Keatley (TV host, Healthy Soul with Gina Keatley), Dyllan McGee (Emmy award-winning documentarian), Shiza Shahid (CEO, the Malala Fund) and Colleen McGuinness (writer and producer, 30 Rock).
This season Schimmel helped lead the Cardinals to a 33-5 record this season while averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 assists per game. She was a WBCA Good Works team nominee and won the Elite 89 academic award last season as the player with the highest grade-point average participating in the Final Four.
Schimmel has been a leader on the hardwood and an active member in the community as well as a role model in the Native American community. When she began playing at Louisville, Schimmel made occasional speaking appearances at reservations and conferences around the country. After the Cardinals' run to the 2013 national championship game, Schimmel traveled to speak at 17 Indian reservations in nine states, shaking hands, taking pictures and delivering an encouraging message to Native American populations.