Strickland Added to DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee List
CHICAGO – Former DePaul men's basketball great Rod Strickland has been added to the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2006 it was announced today.
Strickland played for the Blue Demons from 1985-88 and earned All-American honors in both 1987 and 1988. He is one of three players in school history to lead the team in assists in three consecutive seasons and is still third on DePaul’s all-time assist list. The Blue Demons were 68-24 in his three seasons in a DePaul uniform. Strickland, who is also second on DePaul’s all-time steals chart, was the 19th pick of the 1988 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and spent 17 seasons in the league playing for 10 teams.
Along with Strickland, the 2006 class includes former men’s basketball player Bill Schyman, women’s basketball standout Sally Anderson, men’s soccer’s Joe Owerko, men’s track and field and cross country’s Jim Fox, men’s track and field’s Kerry Sloan, women’s track and field’s Sherri Bean-Dean, volleyball’s Lisa Slattum and softball’s Kandace Nied Lenti, softball coach Eugene Lenti. The annual Dr. Robert Hamilton Special Service Award will be given to long-time men’s basketball public address announcer Jim Riebandt.
The Hall of Fame class will be introduced at halftime of the Blue Demon men’s basketball game against third-ranked Villanova at the Allstate Arena on February 11 and at halftime of the Blue Demon women’s game against Notre Dame at the