Jakusz and Williams Earn C-USA Scholar-Athlete Awards
CHICAGO - For the second consecutive season volleyball player Kara Jakusz was named Conference USA Scholar-Athlete of the Year while Lenae Williams earned the same honor for women's basketball. Williams follows Molly Watson, who was the 2000-01 C-USA women's basketball winner.
Jakusz, a setter, finished her career as the all-time assist leader in DePaul and C-USA history while leading the Blue Demons to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. The 2001 Verizon Academic All-District team member was the MVP of the 2001 C-USA Tournament in which the volleyball team won DePaul's first C-USA Championship. The Lemont, Ill., native was also was a two-time All-Midwest Region honoree.
Williams wrapped up her collegiate basketball career as an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press, Basketball Times and WomensCollegeHoops.com. She is the third Blue Demons to win the league's scholar-athlete honor as Molly Watson was the 2000-01 winner and Anne McDonald earned the honor in 1998-99. On the court, Williams is just one of two players in DePaul women's basketball history with at least 2,000 points and she currently plays for the Detroit Shock of the WNBA.
DePaul University's Scholar-Athlete Award Winners