Maddie Schmoker earns Dean's Award for highest GPA among WSU Applebaum student-athletes
A version of this story originally appeared on the WSU Athletics website.
In April 2021, the Wayne State University Department of Athletics' annual Academic Recognition event was held in three phases at WSU's Doris J. & Donald L. Duchene, Sr. Athletic Facility in order for social distancing to occur.
Nine students earned the Deans' Award for having the highest cumulative grade-point average among all student-athletes in their particular college. Mortuary Science senior and track and field thrower Maddie Schmoker was the recipient in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Originally from the small town of Kellogg, Minnesota, Schmoker first competed in track and field for Iowa Central Community College and was a three-time National All-American. She transferred to Wayne State specifically to pursue a bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science.
At WSU, she has been named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll (term GPA 3.5+) twice and the Coach's Honor Roll (term GPA 3.0–3.49) once. She competed at the 2020 and 2021 GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in the shot put and weight throw.
Schmoker is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Sport and Entertainment Business Association.