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Dunja Antunovic
Dunja Antunovic

Position:
Graduate Assistant Coach

The definition of an exemplary student-athlete from 2005-09, Dunja Antunovic moved from a player on the court into the role of a graduate assistant coach in 2009.

Antunovic assists head coach Mark Ardizzone in all aspects of the Blue Demon program. Antunovic assists in recruiting while helping with player development on the court and in the classroom.

Now in her second season with the program, Antunovic's impact was felt immediately as the Blue Demons qualified for NCAA Team Championship for the first time in the program's history in 2010 after being ranked as high as No. 21 in the Campbell's/ITA rankings.

One of the most decorated women's tennis players, Antunovic won on the court while her leadership skills off the court garnered her recognition from DePaul University and from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The President of DePaul's Captains' Council in 2008-09, Antunovic served as the student-athletes' voice in the athletics department. As president, Antunovic spearheaded numerous community service efforts including DePaul's Feed the Homeless Sandwich Drive, and working in the St. Vincent DePaul Parish soup kitchen.

In 2009, Antunovic was awarded the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, which recognizes outstanding individuals who exhibit exceptional sportsmanship and leadership on the court, as well as scholastic, extracurricular, and tennis achievements. Antunovic was also awarded the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportmanship in 2008.

A three-time BIG EAST All-Conference selection, Antunovic finished her Blue Demon career with 97 singles victories and 90 doubles wins. Antunovic helped DePaul to a second place BIG EAST Championship finish in 2009 while she and doubles partner Kirsten Gambrell became the first DePaul pair to reach the ITA Midwest Regional Championship match in 2008.

Following a successful collegiate career, Antunovic played professionally in Hungary in the summer of 2009.

Antunovic received her Bachelors of Arts in communication and women's studies in 2009 and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Journalism.