Eight to Be Inducted Into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame
CHICAGO – DePaul will induct eight former student-athletes and reward another with a special service award during the annual DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame induction weekend on February 12-13 it was announced today.
The class includes former men’s basketball standouts Tyrone Corbin and Gary Garland-Houston, women’s basketball All-American Diana Vines, women’s track and field and cross country’s Anne Kuiken-Popek and Gloria Kuiken Iverson, men’s track & field and cross country’s Dan Candiano, women’ tennis’ Michele Ewers Decesare and men’s soccer’s Jason Cohen.
Corbin, one of the most popular men’s basketball players in school history was the last Blue Demon to lead the team in rebounding for three consecutive seasons. Garland-Houston was the Most Valuable Player of the 1979 NCAA West Regional when he helped DePaul reach the Final Four. Vines is the only women’s basketball player in school history to have 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
The Kuiken twins were two of the most decorated runners to ever compete for DePaul and helped the Blue Demons to North Star Conference cross country titles. Candiano still holds the school record in the mile run, which he set in 1970 (). Ewers Decesare was a standout in the early period of Blue Demon women’s tennis while Cohen, who is the first Blue Demon men’s soccer player to be enshrined, is still the school’s all-time leading scorer.
The annual Dr. Robert Hamilton Special Service Award will be given to former multi-sport standout Evelyn Johnson Duff for her volunteer efforts to DePaul Athletics and student-athletes.
The Hall of Fame class will be introduced at halftime of the Blue Demon men’s basketball game against Cincinnati at the Allstate Arena on February 12 and at halftime of the Blue Demon women’s game against TCU at the DePaul Athletic Center on February 13. There will also be a celebratory dinner on the evening of February 12 in the Athletic Center.