Girls Basketball

Sarah Schmitt commits to Omaha

Girls' basketball: Junior-to-be averaged 13.4 ppg last year at Prairie

Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Sarah Schmitt (20) has orally committed to play women’s basketball at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Sarah Schmitt (20) has orally committed to play women’s basketball at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The offer came in July, on Sarah Schmitt’s birthday.

Her response came Friday. It was affirmative.

A junior-to-be at Cedar Rapids Prairie, Schmitt confirmed that she has orally committed to play women’s basketball at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

“I visited three times, and each time I really liked it,” Schmitt said. “The coaching staff is awesome. It’s an up-and-coming program. The coaches are really young and work really hard.”

A 5-foot-7 guard, Schmitt averaged 13.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game last season as Prairie finished 9-13. She has 470 points in her first two varsity seasons.

Omaha was 16-15 last season, including 8-8 in the Summit League. Schmitt said she is one of six commitments from the Class of 2019.

“They said I would fit in as a 1 and 2,” she said. “There’s not anyone else in the class that’s a guard, so hopefully I can come in and help pretty quickly.”

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