DePaul finished the season 21-12, 10-6 C-USA, which was the most wins for the program since 1993 and marked the first time since 1990-91 that DePaul had registered back-to-back 20-win seasons.
Kara Jakusz was named All-Midwest Region. She became the second DePaul player in the last two years to be named to the team.
Jakusz and Stephanie Bishop were named First Team All-Conference USA. For Bishop it was the second straight year she had earned the honor. Christa Dirr added a second team all-conference nod.
Jakusz was named Conference USA "Setter of the Year."
Four players earned seven all-tournament nods during the regular season. Bishop and Katie Engel were named at the Butler Invitational with Engel taking home MVP honors. Bishop and Melissa Nordine garnered spots at the Amerihost Classic and Bishop, Engel and Jakusz were tabbed at the Blue Demon Invitational. Jakusz was the MVP of the Blue Demon Invite.
Jakusz also was named C-USA Player of the Week for Sept. 25. It was just the third time a DePaul player had earned the honor.
Several players passed career milestones during the past season. Three players, Bishop, Jakusz and Nordine topped the 1,000 dig plateau.
Bishop tallied her 1,500th career kill on Nov. 10 and has moved into fifth all-time in Conference USA.
Christa Dirr picked up her 250th block assist and is currently fifth all-time at DePaul.
Creeping up DePaul record books
Bishop--1,386: fourth in digs, 1,555: fourth in kills, 458: sixth single season digs
Jakusz--4,768: second in assists, 1,723: second best single season assists
Dirr--259: fifth in career block assists, 93: fourth in solo blocks,
113: second best single season block assists
C-USA records falling
Jakusz broke the single season assist mark for conference matches with her 21st assist against Saint Louis (11/11). She finished with 870 which broke the old mark of 833. Needing 78 assists during the conference tournament to break the conference's single season mark of 1,723, she accumulated that exact number and tied the league record. Jakusz also broke the junior record for C-USA topping the old mark of 1,473.
Improving with age
The Blue Demons have bettered their record each year under Dawn Dockstader and their 20 wins this season marked the first time since 1990-91 that the program registered back-to-back 20 win seasons.
For the first time since Dockstader assumed control of the program, DePaul claimed a tournament championship. The team picked up not one, but two titles this year with victories at the Butler and the Blue Demon Invitationals.