Schneider Prepared For Senior Season

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ericka Schneider (Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ericka Schneider (Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 24, 2012

Schneider Prepared For Senior Season

Written by: Sarah Harden, Media Relations Student Intern

Ericka Schneider and the Ole Miss women’s golf team tees off today in the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo. During yesterday’s practice round, Schneider recorded her first career hole in one. Live stats can be found at golfstat.com.

VIDEO

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior Bradenton, Fla. native Ericka Schneider hopes to finish her college career with another impressive season with the women’s golf team.

Schneider, who won two national championships with Daytona State, was also a two-time NJCAA All-American. During her junior campaign at Ole Miss, she earned two top-20 finishes. Over the summer, Schneider won the Florida State Amateur in front of friends and family on her 21st birthday.

“That was really special,” she said. “It was really nice to have my family there. I shot a 68 the first day, and I had never opened up with a round in the 60s. It was kind of relaxing because I was really focused and it was a big learning experience. The girls I was playing with were playing really well, and it taught me how to fight for it. It was just icing on the cake that it was my birthday and that I won.”

Schneider has excelled both on and off the golf course in the past year. In addition to being named to the UMAA Honor Roll, she was also selected for the SEC Academic Honor Roll. She said although balancing golf and school is not easy, time management has helped her perform remarkably well on the golf course and in the classroom.       

“If you plan out your day and know what’s a priority, sometimes you can have a social life, but sometimes you have to know when not to,” she said. “It’s just being able to say no to going out to the movies because you have a test the next day or really being able to buckle down and study.

“It’s hard when you get to the golf course because if you have a test the next day you’re thinking about studying. But, when you’re at the golf course, you have to be there to play golf. Then when you’re done, you can work on school. If you can do that and kind of compartmentalize what you’re doing, it makes it a lot easier.”

Schneider said she chose to come to Ole Miss after visiting Oxford for the first time, in part because of its proximity to Memphis, where she has family, and because of Oxford’s small-town atmosphere.

“Everything I looked for in a school they had,” she said. “It’s in the SEC, it’s Division I golf and you can’t get any better than that. The competition is unbelievable. The facilities are phenomenal. I loved the hospitality when I came to Oxford. Everybody was so polite and so happy to see you. People held the doors open for you. I couldn’t find anything that I didn’t like about it.”

Schneider credits her parents, avid golfers, for being her biggest supporters.

“When I was younger, I played ice hockey, and the only thing I wanted to do was ride around in the golf cart,” she said. “When I got to high school and they didn’t have a hockey team, I said, ‘Why not play golf?’ You whack something with a stick in ice hockey, and you whack something with a stick in golf.

“My parents never pushed me to do it. They let me do it on my own, and no matter what I shoot, no matter where the ball goes, and no matter what I place in a tournament, they’re always there to support me. They’re always there to motivate me to become a better version of me and a better player and person. They’ve just been such a big positive aspect on my golf career.”

Schneider said her teammates and coaches are also one of the biggest influences on her performance.

“The team chemistry is unlike anything you’re going to see on any other team anywhere,” she said. “We are a family, and it’s so awesome to go out and want to beat the girls that you’re playing with, but at the end of the day be able to go home and watch a movie or go out to dinner with them, and the family that is Ole Miss Athletics is so supportive.”

 

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Rebels Not Lacking Motivation in Rivalry Matchup

      Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Football

      Head coach Hugh Freeze called the Egg Bowl the most prized possession of this university's football program, and getting the Egg Bowl back should be enough motivation for his team entering Saturday's game against Mississippi State.  An Independence, Mississippi, native,... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 17-23, 2014)

      Monday, November 24, 2014 -

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 17-23, 2014Men's Basketball- Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with wins over Southern University and Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic, improving to 3-1 on the season.- Ole Miss... read more

    • Golson Named Finalist for Conerly Trophy

      Monday, November 24, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson, one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year, will represent Ole Miss as one of 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which honors the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 23

      Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Athletics

      It's that busy time of the year with the Ole Miss football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball teams all in action. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was in Ole Miss sports:- A slow start (17-0... read more

    • Rebels Unable to Overcome Slow Start

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

    • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

      It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

      Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

      Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

    • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

      Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

      No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

      Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Nov. 9

      Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Football

      Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more

    • Wilkins, Dodson Shine in Blowout Win

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-PC

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more