WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Women's golf captures Cardinal Cup
-We look at: Jude Schimmel
Led by Emily Haas' tournament record-setting 209, the Cards held on in Day Two of the Cardinal Cup at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, KY and won the event...edging Missouri by one stroke.
Haas' score also gave her the individual tournament title. The sophomore fired a 71 on the final day to capture the crown by five strokes.
It is Louisville's first win of their annual tournament since 2009. Other Cardinal golfers results:
Katie Petrino 225 tied for 18th.
Tara Lyons 228 tied for 27th.
Candice Wiley 234 tied for 78th.
Three members of the women's golf team competed as individuals and did not affect the team score. Meghan Theiss and Laura Restrepo both had 54-hole scores of 230. Maike Klein finished with a 240.
Good job, Louisville women's golf team! They return to action on Oct. 1st in the Johnie Imes Invitational in Columbia, MO.
(Cardinal Couple has been running a series of articles over the summer on the 2012-13 Louisville Womens' Basketball team members. Today, we look at sophomore Jude Schimmel.)
Jude Schimmel began her freshman year at the University of Louisville with no illusions on what her role would be for the Lady Cards. Joining a squad that was heavily-laden with guards, including her older sister Shoni Schimmel, she realized that her freshman year would be a year of learning the Cardinal plays and system, spelling the starters as a back-up point guard and getting used to the pace and tempo of the college game.
She succeeded in all three areas. Part of a Cardinal squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Jude provided valuable minutes off the bench as a capable point guard and defensive stopper.
This summer, she's been working with her teammates to prepare for what looks to be an exciting season for Jeff Walz's squad. Her main focus has been to become a steady play-caller from the point, practice her ball-handling skills and shot.
With the Cards returning four out of their five starters, Jude's role will most likely again be that of a reserve off the bench...needed for stretches when the starters are resting or saddled with fouls. Buoyed by the year of learning, we expect to see the younger Schimmel provide a instant spark off the bench and team leadership when she's on the court.
Quick...on or off the ball...and blessed with a skill for pin-point passing and leading the transition game, Jude's abilities mesh perfectly with the up-tempo, transition style of basketball the Lady Cards employ. She'll see time, along with reserve guard Shelby Harper primarily at the point...but has shown she can "light it up" from the perimeter and might be needed as a "zone buster" when situations warrant that the Cards bring opponents out of a sagging zone defense.
We expect to see plenty of Jude in the Cards' pre-conference games and how well she performs in these could be the key to her effectiveness and amount of playing time once the Cards enter BIG EAST Conference play.
The concept of team chemistry and dedication to the betterment of the squad is an important concept in "Walz Ball" and Jude is a prime example of a player who puts her teammates first and meshes very well in the schematics and philosophy of this concept.
Popular with the younger Cardinal fans and blessed with a great smile and sparkling personality, Jude embodies the overall appeal and charisma of the 2012-2013 Lady Cards!
She's certainly popular with our CARDINAL COUPLE readers. We had numerous calls, e-mails and inquiries when she wasn't seen with the other players at several UofL athletic events last weekend. Not to worry, she's doing great and took a little time to attend the big gala event in her hometown...the Pendleton Roundup...which occurs this time every year.
Games played Minutes per Pct. Pts. Avg.
2011-12 30 11.7 .328 50 1.7