NCAA Womens Basketball: DePaul at Connecticut (USATSI)
Career Notes: Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and BIG EAST Tournament MVP... DePaul's leading rebounder for the 2014-15 campaign...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.
2014-15 (Junior): Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team... I-AAA Scholar-Athlete... BIG EAST Tournament MVP... played in 34 games, starting 33... averaged 27 minutes per game... scored 20 points or more in seven games, averaging 14 points per game... led DePaul in scoring nine times and rebounding 12 times throughout the season... registered double-figures in rebounding for five games, collecting 16 against Northwestern on Nov. 29... tallied an 11-15 mark from the field against South Dakota State on Nov. 22... stole the ball six times against South Dakota State... finished the season with 47 steals... notched four double-doubles, scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds against Bradley on Nov. 18, 16 points and 16 rebounds against Northwestern on Nov. 29, 16 points and 10 rebounds against St. John's on Feb. 15 and 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. Villanova (Mar. 9)... put up 43 blocked shots for the season... averages a 76.2 free throw percentage... did not have a game were more than two free throws were missed. 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. 2012-13 (Freshman): Appeared in 26 games with four starts... missed seven total games due to injury or illness... appeared in DePaul's last 22 games and played double-digits minutes in all of those games... first career start at Cincinnati on Jan. 22... started the second half against Providence... season-best 14 points at Louisville which included a 7-for-8 effort from the free throw line.... recorded double-digit points in five games... season-best five blocks at Cincinnati... tallied four blocks against St. John's... season-high four triples at Syracuse... was 4-of-7 from behind the arc against the Orange... played a key role in DePaul's come-from-behind win over Hampton... scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds... played 35 minutes at Marquette... averaged 25.0 minutes in league games... collegiate debut against Nicholls State and recorded a season-high nine rebounds.
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.
Personal: Daughter of Richard and Maureen Podkowa... sister to Ricky, Danny, Katie and Kelly... majoring in psychology with a minor in information systems.