The BIG EAST Conference has announced the 21 winners of the 2013-14 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards, which recognize academic and athletic achievement as well as community service. DePaul's Jasmine Penny and Kirsten Verdun were recognized as the top scholar-athletes for women's basketball and softball.
DePaul Blue Demon senior student-athletes gathered at a luncheon hosted by Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto on Friday afternoon as a kickoff to DePaul University's Commencement Weekend.
Even though California Chrome could not close out a spectacular bid for a thoroughbred three-peat, DePaul Athletics came roaring down the home stretch to claim a "Triple Crown" of its own.
It was close coming down the home stretch of DePaul's "Scholarship Month Derby," but a strong finish by the softball program alumni gave coach Eugene Lenti's team a repeat title.
After an impressive showing at the 2014 NCAA Tournament, DePaul softball finally cracked the national polls on Tuesday. The Blue Demons checked in at No. 24 in the NFCA rankings and No. 25 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com poll.
It was quite the occasion Saturday night in suburban Rosemont as Blue Demons from every sport gathered to celebrate one of the greatest seasons in the annals of DePaul athletics.