- June 12, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
You could say Minnesota native and avid sports fan Lydia Schmidtke grew up obsessed with all things related to her home state and athletics. But when it came time to leave home for college, she wanted a fresh start. Still, she knew she wanted her school to have a strong sports culture. Oregon fit that criteria. Her status as a fan of Oregon Softball helped cement her decision to head west.
Leaving her comfort zone paid off. Schmidtke not only graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in sports business, she also earned the honor of outstanding undergraduate student at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business.
When not working diligently on her schoolwork, Schmidtke stayed busy with several extracurricular activities—perfect for a sports fanatic like herself.
Her freshman year, she joined the Warsaw Sports Business Club, managed the UO track and field team, and began an internship with UO…