Career Notes: Started four games... 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. 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.