2004 Maryvale High School Athletic Wall of Fame
Tammy Schmidt was a six-year member of the Maryvale varsity bowling team bowling. She won the Rookie of the Year Award in 7th grade and won the Most Valuable Player Award in the remaining five years of her varsity career. Schmidt was the only athlete in Maryvale history to be named an ECIC All-Star selection in her six varsity campaigns. She also co-captained the team in her senior year. Tammy also found time to be a member of the varsity volleyball team for four years. She was a 2nd team ECIC all-star selection in her senior year.
Tammy's awards continue to mount in her senior year. She won the New York State High School Single's Championship. Schmidt also won two scholarship tournaments that year, the Erie County YABA Scratch Tournament and the Erie County Proprietors Scratch Easter Tournament. She also won the Greater Buffalo Singles Championship that year. In addition Tammy was recruited by Coach Kerm Helmer to bowl for the Erie Community College bowling team.
Her accolades continued during her college career. Tammy Schmidt was named National Collegiate Rookie of the Year for 1997. In 1997 she was a National Collegiate 2nd Team All-American. In both 1997 and 1998, Tammy was a Junior College All-American. To add to all these honors she was National Junior Doubles Champion in 1998. Tammy was both Co-Captain and MVP of the ECC bowling team in 1998.
Tammy Schmidt's championships continued after her graduation from ECC. Tammy was the Tonawanda City Tournament Doubles Champion and Buffalo Women's Bowling Association Bowler of the Year in 1999. She was also a member of the Western team in the 1999 Empire State Games. She won Gold Medals in team, trios and doubles competition and a Silver Medal in the singles competition. In both 1999 and 2000 Tammy was the Buffalo City Tournament Singles Champion and the Tonawanda Kick-Off Champion in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Tammy Schmidt was the New York Eliminator Champion in 2000 and won the President's Award for High Set of the New York State Tournament in 2001.
Schmidt has bowled two 800 series (822 and 825) and two 300 games. Tammy has bowled in seven PWBA regional events as an amateur. She also bowled in one PWBA Tour event where she qualified for match play finals and finished 23rd as an amateur.
Tammy Schmidt graduated from ECC with an Associates Degree in Office Technology. She is currently working at Independent Health as a Claims Entry Staff Trainer/QA and living in Williamsville.