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Deirdre Naughton
Deirdre Naughton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnetka, Ill.

High School:
New Tier

Last College:
Wake Forest

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

03/27/2011

DePaul vs. Duke (Regional Semifinal)

DePaul vs. Duke (Regional Semifinal)

Career Notes: Received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA on Aug. 9... finishes career ranked 22nd in scoring with 1,198 career points in a Blue Demon... tallied 1,617 points in her six seasons including her freshman season at Wake Forest... her 146 3-pointers at DePaul ranks 11th all-time and her 427 attempts rank ninth all-time... 2010-11 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American... 2010-11 preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention... 2010-11 preseason Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American...2010-11 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30... 2010-11 Sporting News Preseason All-American... 2010-11 Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention Selection... 2009-10 Preseason John R. Wooden and Wade Watch Candidate... 2009-10 Sporting News preseason third-team All-American... 2008-09 Honorable Mention AP All-American... second team All-BIG EAST in 2008-09... honorable mention All-BIG EAST in 2007-08... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll once as a junior and once in 2009-10.. named MVP of the 2009 Maggie DIxon Classic... two-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team...... named to the ACC All-Freshman team and picked up ACC Rookie of the Week honors twice... 91 career games (90 starts)... 80 career games in double-figures (82.5 percent)... sat out the 2006-07 season under NCAA transfer guidelines... played freshman season at Wake Forest.

2010-11 (Senior): Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing the 2009-10 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee on Aug. 9, 2010... first action of the season against Illinois State on Dec. 1, 2010... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American... earned DePaul's Maggie Dixon Captain's Award, 3-point Award, Pat Ewers Courage Award and the Shirley Becker Academic Award... preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention... preseason Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American... appeared in 24 games and in the last 15... averaged 8.4 points during the post season (BIG EAST Championship and NCAA Tournament)... double-figures in two games... led DePaul in scoring twice this season -- at Syracuse and against Duke.... season-best 19 points at Syracuse... was 5-of-8 from 3-point range which were both season highs... added a season-best three assists.... 20 minutes at Villanova... dished out three assists and scored eight points... season-best 25 minutes against NJIT... started against Notre Dame on Feb. 28... first start since Nov. 24, 2009 at Northwestern... finishes career ranked 22nd in scoring with 1,198 career points in a Blue Demon... tallied 1,617 points in her six seasons including her freshman season at Wake Forest... her 146 3-pointers at DePaul ranks 11th all-time and her 427 attempts rank ninth all-time.

2009-10 (Medical Hardship): Tore her ACL at Northwestern on Nov. 24... preseaon Wade Watch, John R. Wooden, and Naismith Award lists... preseason All-BIG EAST Conference... preseason Associated Press All-American... preseason Sporting News third-team All-American... MVP of the Maggie Dixon Classic... scored her 1,000th career point at DePaul against North Dakota State on Nov. 15... became DePaul's 23rd 1,000 point scorer and first since Caprice Smith (2004-08) reached the century mark in 2008... she played her freshman season at Wake Forest and has 1,470 career points (1,051 at DePaul and 419 at Wake Forest).

2008-09 Season (Junior): Finalist for the State Farm Coaches All-America Basketball Team... AP All-American, Honorable Mention... second team All-BIG EAST... named to the Wade Watch List on Jan. 21... finished in double-figures in 24 of her last 30 games... led the Blue Demons in assists 18 times and scoring in eight games... started 32 games... led the team in scoring (15.5), 3-pointers (54) and assists (142)... 4.6 assists per game ranked 71st in the country... 1.56 assist/turnover ratio ranked 58th in the country... 16 points, four rebounds and two assists against San Diego State... grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds, added eight points, five assists, four steals, and a block vs. Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship... 18 points, five boards, two assists and two steals vs. West Virginia... 14 points, six rebounds and four assists at Cincinnati... 20 points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist vs. Marquette... scored 10 points, added four rebounds and two assists vs. USF... led team with 26 points and tied a career-high with six 3-pointers... scored seven points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist vs. Villanova... led the team with 17 points and four assists against Seton Hall... added three steals and two rebounds, six points, nine rebounds at Notre Dame... two points and five assists vs. Georgetown... led DePaul with 15 points, added four rebounds, two assists and a steal at St. John's... 10 points, five assists and one rebound vs. Rutgers... career-high 12 assists, added seven rebounds and eight points vs. Providence... led team with 21 points and nine rebounds at Connecticut... 24 points, four assists and four rebounds at Pittsburgh... seven assists and a rebound vs. Notre Dame... 21 points with seven rebounds and six assists at Louisville... 21 points, four assists and five rebounds vs. Green Bay... 17 points with four assists and five rebounds at UIC... 16 points with five assists and two rebounds versus Northern Illinois... 12 points against Northwestern with seven rebounds, six assists... 11 points, four rebounds and four assists at Missouri State... 27 points at Loyola-Chicago with five assists... 17 points, eight boards, six assists against Southern Illinois... 14-point, 10-rebound double-double at Tennessee with six assists and four steals... made 26 straight free throws in games against New Mexico, Southern, Hartford and Illinois State... 26 points against Illinois State with seven assists, six rebounds... 16-for-16 effort from the free throw line against the Redbirds is second all-time for consecutive free throws made without a miss in DePaul history (Sally Anderson, 17-17 vs. Wisconsin on Dec. 11, 1986)... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 24... named MVP of the DePaul Invitational... scored 35 points with three rebounds against Hartford... 15 points against Southern with five assists, four rebounds and three steals... named to the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tourney All-Tournament Team... 31 points at New Mexico with four boards, three assists... six assists, five rebounds, four points, two blocks and two steals against Alcorn State... scored eight points against Idaho State with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

2007-08 Season (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-BIG EAST... earned BIG EAST Academic honors... started 31 games... reached double-figures 27 times... nine games of at least 20 points... led the team with 67 three-pointers... tied for seventh on DePaul's season three-point field goal list... 177 three-point attempts is ranked eighth... played at least 35 minutes in 14 games... averaged 12.0 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game in postseason play... scored 13 points against Marist in the NCAA first round with nine assists and six rebounds... averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two BIG EAST Championship games... nine points, seven assists against Connecticut in the quarterfinals... 14 points in the first round against Marquette with five rebounds... 22 points, three rebounds at Seton Hall... 19 points against Connecticut off the bench with three boards, three assists... seven rebounds, four points and four assists at Rutgers... six points, six assists against Notre Dame... 11 points at Georgetown with four assists... named BIG EAST Player of the Week after 24 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and five assists at West Virginia... 22 points, five boards against Louisville... 14 points at USF with five rebounds, four assists... 21 points, four boards against Villanova... 20 points against Syracuse with five rebounds... 15 points and three assists against Cincinnati... 20 points, eight boards at Notre Dame... 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 42 minutes against St. John's... 13-point, 10-rebound double-double with three assists against Pittsburgh... 13 points, career-high nine assists and seven rebounds against Tennessee... 23 points against Appalachian State with seven rebounds, four assists... 14 points against Texas with six rebounds, four assists... 17 points, five boards and five assists at Northwestern... 16 points in 23 minutes at Northern Illinois... 16 points, five assists, three steals against Chicago State... 15 points, five assists, three rebounds, three steals against Loyola-Chicago... 20 points against Missouri State...16 points, six steals, five assists against Illinois-Chicago... 15 points, five steals and three boards at Illinois State... named to the DePaul Invitational All-Tournament team... 18 points against Florida International... opened DePaul career with 23 points on five three-pointers with five rebounds, five assists and three steals at Southern Illinois... 5-for-7 (.714) effort from behind the arc is tied for 15th (sixth time) in the program's record book.

2005-06 (Freshman at Wake Forest): Started all 28 games for the Demon Deacons... named to the ACC All-Freshmen team and earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors on two occasions... second on the team with 15.0 points per game while knocking down 57 three-pointers... the 57 3-pointers tied for fourth all-time on the ACC freshman single-season chart... also grabbed a team-high 5.5 rebounds per contest... ranked second on the team with 73 assists and 55 steals... scored in double-figures in 26 of 28 games overall... poured in a season-high 37 points at Savannah State for a Wake Forest freshman record... the 37 points were the third-highest single-game total in Wake Forest history... the Demon Deacons posted a 12-16 record.

High School: Ranked as the No. 33 recruit by the Blue Star Report... finished high school career with over 2,000 points... named Player of the Year by the Chicago Sun-Times... third team Parade All-American... picked up honorable mention All-American honors from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association... 21 points, four assists, four steals per game as a senior... attended the 2004 NIKE All-American camp... two-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State honoree... earned Chicago Tribune All-State recognition on three occasions... coached by Teri Rodgers.

Personal: Daughter of John and Julie Naughton... has two brothers, Patrick and Peter, and a sister, Mary Claire... grandfather, Clem Naughton, played football at DePaul and was a legendary high school football and basketball coach in Chicago's Catholic League... majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences.

Naughton by the Numbers
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Career Highs
Points:
37*, vs. Savahanna State (Feb. 21, 2006)
Rebounds: 15, vs. West Virginia (Feb. 16, 2009)
Assists: 12, vs. Providence (Jen. 17, 2009)
Steals: 6, vs. Illinois Chicago (Nov. 29, 2007)
Blocked Shots: 2 (2x), last vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 16, 2008)
Field Goals: 12 (3x), last at Syracuse (Feb. 17, 2009)
Field Goal Attempts: 25, at New Mexico (Nov. 17, 2009)
3pt. Field Goals: 6 (2x), last at Syracuse (Feb. 17, 2009)
3pt. Field Goal Attempts: 11 (2x), last at Syracuse (Feb. 17, 2009)
Free Throws: 16, vs. Illinois State (Nov. 28, 2009)
Free Throw Attempts: 16, vs. Illinois State (Nov. 28, 2009)
Minutes: 42 (2x), last vs. St. John's (Jan. 15, 2008)
Games in Double-Figures: 83
20+ Point Games: 26
30+ Point Games: 3
10+ Rebound Games: 6
5+ Assist Games: 32
10+ Assist Games: 2
Double-Doubles: 6
*at Wake Forest