Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
D'Arcy Schmidt closed her Nebraska career as a mentor for younger Husker divers. The senior competed 10 times for NU in 2011-12, finishing eighth in the one-meter dive against Illinois (249.30).
Schmidt set a career-best against UNO in the one-meter dive with her score of 273.00. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native finished among the top three divers three times during the season and was able to provide guidance to the younger divers as the program's veteran.
Schmidt competed well in all three diving events throughout the course of her sophomore season. She registered 11 top-five finishes, including four first-place showings and three second-place finishes. Schmidt shined in the one-meter and three-meter dives, finishing with two victories in each event. Schmidt also set personal bests in each of her three events, with season-best point totals of 263.10 in the one meter, 295.50 in the three meter and 195.50 in the platform dive. Her three-meter and platform scores are career bests.
Schmidt was limited by injuries in 2008-09, as she missed several meets in the middle of the season. She was able to compete in Nebraska's final five meets of the year, and showed no ill effects from the injury that kept her out of competition. She was one of Nebraska's top divers, earning four third-place finishes in the team's final three dual meets. Schmidt earned a 16th-place finish on the three-meter board at the 2009 Big 12 Championships, and was the only NU diver to travel to the NCAA Zone Diving meet in Columbia, Mo., where she finished 20th on the three-meter board.
Schmidt was an All-American at Arcadia High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was a four-time state diving champ and three-time Class 4A Diver of the Year. Schmidt also swam the 50 freestyle in high school, and in 2008 finished second in the state in the event. A first-team all-state and all-conference selection, Schmidt was named Class 4A Athlete of the Year, and also set the 4A state diving record. Schmidt was a multi-sport athlete in high school, as was a three-time state qualifier in cross country in addition to her swimming and diving accolades.
D'Arcy was born on March 28, 1990, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the daughter of Phillip Schmidt and Heidi Stone. D'Arcy has one sister, Rory, who swam for the University of Virginia, and one brother, Gunnar, who swims at the University of Michigan. D'Arcy majored in art and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2012. She claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.