Blue Demon pair are two of 10 women student-athletes honored
Women's basketball team fired up for Friday's first-round matchup against Minnesota
Friday's intriguing matchup against Big Ten foe at Notre Dame will be televised on ESPN2
Most Outstanding Player Podkowa leads the way as Blue Demons earn automatic berth to NCAA tournament
Megan Podkowa led DePaul with 22 points and 10 rebounds
at Notre Dame
DePaul vs. Seton Hall | Mar. 10
BIG EAST Championship Quarterfinals vs. Xavier
DePaul-Providence Photo Gallery
NCAA Womens Basketball: DePaul at Connecticut (USATSI)
Career Notes: Led DePaul as a sophomore in rebounding with 6.3 boards per game... 36 career starts including 32 as a sophomore... BIG EAST All-Academic team... earned DePaul's Shirley Becker Academic Award for recording a GPA above 3.5 in DePaul's fall and winter quarters... career-best four triples at Syrcause.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Started 32 games and appeared 35... missed one game due to injury... led DePaul and ranked 12th in the BIG EAST with 6.3 rebounds per game... led DePaul in rebounding in 11 games... averaged 6.7 rebounds in DePaul's three NCAA Tournament games... grabbed a team-best nine rebounds against Texas A&M... grabbed seven or more rebounds in 16 games... career-best 13 rebounds at Notre Dame... recorded 10 rebounds against Pittsburgh, at Seton Hall and at Xavier... 2.6 offensive rebounds per game ranked seventh in the BIG EAST... averaged 1.5 steals per game which ranked 11th in the BIG EAST... recorded a career-best six steals at Notre Dame... at least one steal in eight of DePaul's last 10 games... averaged 9.5 points per game which ranked 27th in the BIG EAST... scored double-figures in 18 games including seven of DePaul's last nine games... led DePaul with 35 blocks... her 1.0 blocks per game ranked eighth in the BIG EAST... season-high four blocks in DePaul's NCAA Sweet 16 game against Texas A&M... three blocks in five games including against Oklahoma and against Duke the the NCAA First & Second Rounds... .480 (122-of-254) field goal percentage ranked seventh in the BIG EAST and second on the team... boasted a .357 (35-for-98) 3-point field goal percentage which ranked seventh in the BIG EAST.
High School: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association first-team All-State in 2012... ESPN first-team All-Area in 2012... ESPN Athlete of the Week in 2010... tallied 2,065 point, 1,182 rebounds, 242 steals and 272 blocks in her career at Trinity High School... graduated as the school's all-time scorer, rebounder and shot blocker... as a senior averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, 1.8 steals and 2.2 blocks per game... helped Trinity to be ranked in the top 30 in the State of Illinois in all four seasons.. Trinity High School ranked as high as No. 42 in the country by Max Preps and was ranked No. 31 by USA Today High School Sports in 2011-12... Illinois State Scholar... National Honor Society... National Spanish Honor Society... recipient of the President's Award for Educational Excellence... Academic Excellence in English, Mathematics, Physics Award... 2012 Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete team.
Podkowa by the Numbers