Two A. B. Freeman School of Business students have been honored by Tulane University for combining outstanding athletic success with exceptional performance in the classroom.
Claire Schelske (BSM ’15) was named the Tulane Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, while Brandon Schmidt (BSM ’15) was named Tulane Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The awards were presented at the Tulane Athletics Banquet, which took place on April 27 in the Lavin-Bernick Center.
Schelske is a repeat winner of the Tulane Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. She also earned the award in 2013. A member of the Green Wave swimming & diving team, she produced top times in seven events and was a key component on five of the Wave’s medley relay teams. In the classroom, Schelske has maintained a 3.981 GPA as a finance and management major and is a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club. She has also received the Conference USA Academic Medal on three occasions.
A member of the Green Wave football team, Schmidt played in nine games this past season, primarily on special teams, logging three tackles and helping Tulane to a berth in the 2013 New Orleans Bowl. Off the field, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA as a finance major and is a three-time recipient of the Conference USA Academic Medal, the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the Tulane 3.0 Club and Dean’s List.