Over 2,000 student-athletes across 22 sports honored for academic success
Women's basketball, women's tennis, softball earn unprecedented trio of BIG EAST Conference titles
BIG EAST champion faces James Madison Friday in NCAA Regional at Lexington, Ky.
Connolly's blast leads DePaul to longest winning streak since 2011
Verdun, Braden, Coronado, Penna to be honored at Senior Day postgame ceremony on Sunday
CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
2014 (Senior Season): Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (5/5)... hit .364 overall, but bumped average up to .438 in conference play... tied for team-high with 63 hits and led team with 17 doubles... ranked 11th nationally with 0.35 doubles per games... finished career with an incredible starting streak of 144 straight games... recorded hits in 23 of her last 25 games, raised average from .244 to .363 from March 26 to end-of-season... 3-for-4 w/ three runs and two RBI in 9-1 BIG EAST semifinal win vs. Creighton (5/9)... Went 3-for-3 w/ three runs scored in 15-0 Senior Day win vs. `Nova (4/27)... Went 3-for-4 w/ go-ahead double in 5-3 road win at Illinois (4/16)... Scored a season-high three runs and homered in 9-1 win vs. Loyola (4/10)... Scored game-tying run in comeback win over Seton Hall (4/6)... GW RBI single in 8th Inning led DePaul to 1-0 win over FIU (2/9)... Two hits and two RBI in 3-0 win over Ole Miss (2/15)... Hit first HR of season vs. Binghamton (3/1)... Two hits, two runs in 5-2 win at Cal State Fullerton (3/15)...
2013 (Junior Season): Went 2-for-3 (triple) and scored the winning run in a 1-0 victory over Georgetown in the BIG EAST Championship opener... had a base hit against Notre Dame in BIG EAST Championship semifinals...leadoff batter hit home runs against New Mexico State, Providence, St. John's... led the team in doubles and triples whle scoring the most runs with 40... second on the team in hits... went 4-for-4 against Texas and 3-for-3 vs. New Mexico State.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Had home run and two RBIs at Hawai'i... pair of RBIs against Seattle and NIU... ripped three hits vs. Louisville and Longwood... also scored two runs against Louisville... scored a run against Massachusetts in the NCAA Regional.
2011 (Freshman Season): Had her first collegiate hit against North Florida... collected three hits and scored first collegiate run against Florida International... two hits, two runs and first collegiate RBI versus Boston College... season-high 3 RBIs against Connecticut... had 11 multi-hit games... named to BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll.
High School: All-Conference First Team... co-defensive player of the year... team MVP... competed in the Inland Valley High School All-Star Softball Game... standout on the Southern California Crunch summer team... All-Academic.
Personal: Daughter of Steve and Lynn Braden... has one brother, Drew and one sister, Angel... intended major in Business Administration.