|Team:||Baseball; Inducted 2016|
Matt Schuld, who led the 2009 Tommies to the NCAA Division III Championship, finished his college career with a 30-5 record to become the conference career wins leader. He closed with 239 strikeouts in 264 innings to finish third in UST history behind Dick Washburn (263 from 1963-66) and Olean (246 from 1996-99). He closed with a 2.93 ERA in 44 career appearances, with seven shutouts. He went on to pitch in the Minnesota Twins organization and with the St. Paul Saints.
Schuld was a two-time All-American and in 2010 was named D3baseball.com's National Pitcher of the Year. He was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2010. Over the last two seasons, he was named National Pitcher of the Week three times MIAC Pitcher of the Week five times.
A finance and management major who graduated with a 3.70 GPA, Schuld was also a two-time Academic All-American and was named the 2010 College Division Baseball Academic All-American of the Year as the top achiever among 34 honorees.
Schuld was especially effective in the clutch. He went 7-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 10 career postseason games, including a 3-0 record in elimination games. In the lone loss, he pitched into the 10th inning in the 2008 NCAA playoffs in a game that was tied 1-1 through nine innings. He also started and pitched 12 innings in a no-decision against UW Stevens Point in the 2009 NCAA playoffs. He finished 11-1 in May games on his career.
Schuld guided St. Thomas to the 2009 NCAA championship with a 12-1 record, which included four postseason victories. He contributed to St. Thomas' four regular-season and three MIAC playoff championship teams in his era.
Schuld was part of a 2010 pitching staff that led all NCAA teams in ERA at 2.41 and kept the 35-9 Tommies ranked in the national top-ten all season. He went 10-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 2010, including wins over St. Scholastica, Carthage (twice), Concordia, St. John's (twice) and Augsburg. He collected a career win or save agianst nine of the ten MIAC opponents. He never faced Carleton.
In March 2008, he threw six shutout innings against Trinity (Conn.) and came out of the game in the seventh inning with two on base and St. Thomas leading 1-0 in an eventual 7-2 loss. Tirnity went on to win the NCAA Division III championship with a 45-1 record.