Brittany Hrynko helped the Blue Demons to the program's third Sweet 16 appearance this season
April 1, 2014
CHICAGO - DePaul junior guard Brittany Hrynko was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American it was announced on Tuesday.
Hrynko, who is also a WBCA All-Region nominee, led the BIG EAST in assists (5.6 per game) and steals (2.4 per game) and was a unanimous first-team All-BIG EAST selection for the second consecutive season.
The Philadelphia native, who is a finalist for the Dawn Staley Award averaged 12.5 points per game and reached double-figures in 25 games. Hrynko closed out the season by reaching double-figures in six of DePaul's last nine games which included a season-high 25 points at Villanova on Feb. 25. She also averaged 12.0 points in DePaul's three NCAA Tournament games and scored 19 points in the Blue Demons' first round win against Oklahoma.
Hrynko led DePaul in assists in 18 games, with the junior dishing out seven or more assists in 12 contests. She recorded a career-high 12 assists in DePaul's wins over Washington and Seton Hall.
An unselfish player, Hrynko became the first DePaul player to eclipse the 200-assist mark since Veronica Ross did it in 1989-90. Hrynko's 202 assists this season ranks third in DePaul's single-season record book while her 495 career assists rank second all-time at DePaul.
Hrynko becomes DePaul's 10th AP All-American while those 10 student-athletes have earned the status 14 times since 1994-95. She is also the only player from the BIG EAST Conference to earn All-America honors this season.
Hrynko helped the Blue Demons to the program's third Sweet 16 appearance this season, while DePaul was one of just nine teams to reach the NCAA Tournament the last 12 season. DePaul (29-7) finished its season with program records for games played (36), points (3,006) and assists (705).