Jude-SchimmelNot the kind of season University of Louisville fans were envisioning for Jude Schimmel during her senior year, replacing her sister Shoni in the starting lineup.

For the season, Jude has started in all nine games, averaging 4.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. She leads the team in steals with 25 and is third in assists with 24.  She also is the team leader in turnovers with 25.

Shoni is in the stands at many home games, cheering her on, and remains a source of strength off the court. Their days of teaming up for assists and break-away layups are fond memories.

The women’s basketball team is 8-1, but the only loss was an ugly one to Kentucky, which overcame a 16-point deficit to claim its fourth win in a row over Louisville. The women play Old Dominion (6-2) Monday at 7 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center.

In the loss to UK, Jude missed all six of her field goal attempts and was tagged with four turnovers before fouling out with 29 seconds remaining in the game.  To her credit, she did have two rebounds, three steals and four assists in a game she would rather forget.

 

Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Jude Schimmel watch

  • December 16, 2014 at 8:53 am
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    A look at the stat sheets doesn’t give a full and accurate on Jude’s game by game performance. She had a great game against Iowa and didn’t score a point. Against Old Dominion she may have been the best player out on the court. Jude gets the fast break going. She may not get an assist or basket but the creation pass…filling a lane. Jude has a role on this team….it may not be flashy or stat stuffing…but she starts for a reason. Watch the body of work, not the numbers.

  • January 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm
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    Jude was downright awful against Kentucky and not good before that. Since the Kentucky game she has a total turnaround. I was in Berkeley for the Cal game . Very intense affair and Jude helped turn the game around using her ball handling to beat the press. She did it two or three times and Cal stopped pressing. She also hit 3 big three’s in the first half to set the tone. Just an all around fabulous game including key rebounds and box outs as well as being a floor general. Looked like a different player. I still don’t think she is strong enough to overcome the pressure Duke, NC, and Notre Dame and FL State will come at her with. But she has come a LONG way since the Kentucky game!

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