Mannix, Schmidt Earn Academic All-District Honors

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa tennis student-athletes Samantha Mannix and Marisa Schmidt were named Academic All-District by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) on Tuesday.

Mannix was an All-Big Ten honoree, winning a team-best 10 singles matches in 2023. She also recorded nine doubles wins, including a team-best six on court one. Mannix graduated with high distinction with a double major in communication studies and sport & recreation management, and will add a master’s degree in sport & recreation management this weekend.

Schmidt won eight singles matches, including a team-best five on court one, in 2023. The sophomore pre-business major also recorded eight doubles wins, including five on court one.

Mannix and Schmidt will advance to the national ballot. To qualify for the honor, each student-athlete was required to post at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA while seeing action in a minimum threshold of competitions.