University of Iowa Athletics

#20 Edina Schmidt

Height 6-1
Class RS So.
Hometown Berlin, Germany
High School Schul und Leistungssportzentrum Berlin
Edina Schmidt - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 as a junior

  • Saw action in 44 sets
  • Tallied 79 kills and 245 total attacks
  • Set a career high in solo blocks (2) at Northwestern on Sept. 27, 2021
  • Named to Academic All Big Ten
  • Letterwinner

Spring 2021 as a sophomore

  • Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree
  • Academic All-Big Ten (Fall 2020)
  • Led Iowa in total attacks (587) and ranked second in kills (183)
  • Only Hawkeye to record 20 or more kills in a match this season
  • Posted career highs in kills (21) and hitting percentage (.395) against Rutgers on Feb. 19
  • Recorded back-to-back matches with double-digit kills against Michigan State to raise her season total to eight matches with 10+ kills
  • Registered five straight matches with at least 11 kills
  • Tied career-best three service aces against Maryland on March 12

2019 as a Freshman

  • Appeared in 16 matches with three started.
  • Schmidt recorded 84 kills and seven aces in her first season at Iowa.
  • Tallied three double-digit kills matches, including a career-high 14 kills and .440 hitting percentage against Minnesota on Oct. 2.
  • Schmidt notched a career-high four blocks at Minnesota on Nov. 23.

Club Volleyball

  • Named two-time German Champion, six-time regional champion, and five-time Berlin Champion.
  • Honored with MVP medal two times in her final season in Berlin.


  • Born Sept. 2, 2000
  • Daughter of Dirk and Katrin Schmidt
  • Mother played for German National team
  • Coaches were Manuel Hartmann and Jens Tietboel
  • Exercise science major