The BIG EAST Conference has announced the 21 winners of the 2013-14 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards, which recognize academic and athletic achievement as well as community service. DePaul's Jasmine Penny and Kirsten Verdun were recognized as the top scholar-athletes for women's basketball and softball.
DePaul Blue Demon senior student-athletes gathered at a luncheon hosted by Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto on Friday afternoon as a kickoff to DePaul University's Commencement Weekend.
Even though California Chrome could not close out a spectacular bid for a thoroughbred three-peat, DePaul Athletics came roaring down the home stretch to claim a "Triple Crown" of its own.
It was quite the occasion Saturday night in suburban Rosemont as Blue Demons from every sport gathered to celebrate one of the greatest seasons in the annals of DePaul athletics.
Folks in the DePaul community have every reason to puff out their chests and perhaps even salute the legacy of an inspirational Blue Demon and true American hero named Jack Dean.
The NCAA released the latest Academic Progress Rate report with four DePaul programs posting multi-year rates of 1000. Women's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf and women's tennis each recorded perfect rates while 12 of 15 programs at DePaul surpassed the NCAA overall APR of 976.