DE PAUL BLUE DEMON TENNIS 2009-10 DePaul Women’s Tennis Guide
DePaul University Location............................................ Chicago, Illinois Founded.............................................................1898 Enrollment.......................................................25,072 Nickname............................................. Blue Demons Colors.........................................Royal Blue & Scarlet President................ Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. Athletics Director.........................Jean Lenti Ponsetto Associate Athletics Director/SWA......... Kathryn Statz Associate Athletics Director.............. Peter Tombasco Athletics Department........................ (773) 325-7526
2009-10 Women’s Tennis Roster
Head Coach.......................................Mark Ardizzone Year at DePaul.................................................... 14th Alma Mater (Year)............... NW Missouri State (1993) Record at DePaul...................................................227-125 Assistant Coach........................................Dunja Antunovic Year at DePaul...............................................................First Alma Mater (Year)....................................... DePaul (2009)
Name Kirsten Gambrell Cali Gustafson Gia McKnight Katarina Milinkovic Anna Redecsi Selma Salkovic Sandra Zmak
2010 Women’s Tennis Schedule
2009 Dual Record .............................................. 21-5 BIG EAST Record................................................... 5-2 BIG EAST Championship Finish.............................2nd Home Court.......................... Lakeshore Athletic Club Letterwinners Returning/Lost.............................. 7/1 Newcomers...............................................................0
Athletics Communications Director.............................................Greg Greenwell Office: ............................................... (773) 325-7546 E-mail: . ................................ firstname.lastname@example.org Tennis Contact/Assistant Director.........Alicia Powers Office: ............................................... (773) 325-4740 E-mail: . ................................ email@example.com Assistant Director................................Bob Sakamoto Graduate Assistant ............................... Dena Meiste
Tennis Guide Table of Contents Table of Contents......................................................1 Roster.......................................................................1 Athletics Mission Statement.....................................1 Head Coach Mark Ardizzone....................................2 Assistant Coach Dunja Antunovic.............................3 Student-Athletes................................................... 4-7 Kirsten Gambrell ....................................................4 Anna Redecsi..........................................................5 Sandra Zmak .........................................................6 Katarina Milinkovic & Selma Salkovic....................7 Cali Gustafson & Gia McKnight...............................8 Women’s Tennis Records..........................................9
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Hometown (Previous School) Bay Village, Ohio (Magnificat) Deerfield, Ill. (Deerfield) Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park) Belgrade, Serbia (Sportska Gimnazija) Gyongyos, Hungary (Clayton State/Berze Nagy Janos) Pula, Croatia (Gimnazija Pula) Pula, Croatia (New Mexico/Gimnazija Pula)
Date Opponent Jan. 23 Villanova/Butler Jan. 30 at Notre Dame! Jan. 31 vs. North Carolina or Boise St.! Feb. 5 at North Carolina State Feb. 6 at Wake Forest Feb. 13 at Indiana Feb. 14 at Western Michigan Feb. 20 at Louisville* Feb. 27 at Brigham Young Feb. 28 Utah Mar. 6 at Iowa Mar. 25 vs. Arkansas St. (Boca Raton, Fla.) Mar. 25 at Florida Atlantic Mar. 26 at Florida International April 2 Cincinnati* April 3 West Virginia* April 10 Akron April 11 vs. Rutgers* (Milwaukee, Wis.) April 16 at Notre Dame April 17 vs. Marquette (South Bend, Ind.) April 22-25 BIG EAST Championships (Notre Dame, Ind.) May 14-16 NCAA First and Second Rounds (TBA) May 20-30 NCAA Championship (Athens, Ga.) * BIG EAST Conference Opponent | ! ITA National Indoor Qualifier
Time (CST) 2/6 p.m. 3 p.m. tba 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 10 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 9 a.m. All-Day All-Day All-Day
DePaul University AthleticsFurthermore, Mission Statement athletics provides the campus community,
The mission of the Athletic Department at DePaul University is consistent with the purposes, goals and ideals of the University and the Division of Student Affairs. Primary to our purpose is to maximize the great potential of our students by exposing them to the wide variety of intercollegiate programs so vital to their total education. Complementing their more formal classroom education, the Athletic Department strives to teach and develop lifelong values inherent in the Vincentian character: integrity, leadership, competition, loyalty, cooperation, fair-play, selfconfidence, sacrifice and physical fitness among others. At the same time, athletic participation brings together men and women students from diverse ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds possessing various, unique skills working together towards common success, and a commitment to excellence.
our urban neighbors in Chicago, and alumni the opportunity for participation in the form of recreation, and as spectators for intercollegiate competition. The Athletic Department also has a unique opportunity and responsibility, as the most visible messenger of the DePaul story, to represent the highest qualities and standards of our education to an observant community, state, and nation. A clear, positive exposure of DePaul University, through athletics, can enhance the University’s mission and image, and directly effect the quality of faculty, enrollment and development. Not unimportant to our Mission is the emotion, school spirit and morale, so crucial to the soul of the University, that can be uplifted through participation in athletics.
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Mark Ardizzone is in his 14th season as the head coach of the DePaul women’s tennis program. The winningest coach in the program’s history, Ardizzone has established himself as mentor both on and off the court and continues to lead his squads to the highest level and compete against the nation’s elite. This past fall, Ardizzone coached Anna Redecsi and Selma Salkovic to the ITA Indoor Championship . Redecsi and Salkovic made DePaul history by becoming the first Blue Demon pair to be crowned the ITA Midwest Doubles Champion. The pair continued to set a new standard in Blue Demon tennis as they won their first match and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Indoor National Championship. Redecsi and Salkovic were again rewarded for their fall season as the pair begins 2010 as the No. 9 doubles pair in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings while the Blue Demon team enters the rankings at No. 45. A long list of program firsts highlighted the 2009 season, most notably a second place finish in the BIG EAST Conference Championship. The Blue Demons shut out league opponents on five occasions, while suffering just two narrow losses to the then-No. 3 team in the nation, Notre Dame. After cruising to the championship match, current Blue Demons assistant coach Dunja Antunovic, Katarina Milinkovic, Redecsi, and Salkovic were selected to the BIG EAST All-Conference Team. In addition, Ardizzone was voted BIG EAST Coach of the Year while he also picked up the ITA Midwest Region Coach of the Year award which is voted on by his peers. An accomplished recruiter, Coach Ardizzone has brought to DePaul some highly taughted recruits and his student-athletes have flourished in his system. A record-high three student-athletes were selected on four occasions as the BIG EAST Player of the Week in 2009. Antunovic and Salkovic earned the honor once, while Redecsi added the title to her resume twice that season. In addition, Gia McKnight had a breakout season, posting a team-high 30-8 singles record. The Blue Demons spent the entire 2009 season in the ITA team rankings and reached a program-best No. 26 while ending the year at No. 47. Individually, Redecsi registered as high as No. 84 on the singles poll, while she earned a doubles ranking as high as No. 64 with Salkovic as her partner. Antunovic and Kirsten Gambrell ended the season at No. 80 in the doubles poll, but spent more than a month as the No. 36-ranked team after a spectacular run at the ITA Midwest Regional. In the Midwest Region, the team ended the 2008-09 season as the No. 6-ranked squad. Redecsi and Antunovic represented the Blue Demons in the singles poll, registering in at No. 9 and No. 17, respectively. Gambrell and Antunovic ranked in at No. 9 on the doubles poll, while Redecsi and Salkovic ended the season at No. 10. 2009-10 DePaul Women’s Tennis Guide | Page 2
Off the court, Ardizzone has instilled a high standard of academic integrity and community involvement in his student-athletes. Antunovic earned the National ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, named to ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-District second team, and was the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award winner. As a team, they were recognized by the NCAA for having a perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) which ranked in the top-ten percent of all Division I women’s tennis teams. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention, and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The 2008 campaign saw a significant milestone occur in Ardizzone’s career. On March 8, 2008, he picked up his 200th victory as a Division I head coach. In BIG EAST action, the Blue Demons posted a 7-4 record to finish in fourth place, up two spots from the previous year. BIG EAST All-Tournament honors were given to Antunovic and Gergana Ganeva. DePaul ended the year No. 61 on the ITA National Rankings and No. 9 in the Midwest. Academic success was equally prominent in the women’s program during the 2007-08 season. Eight student-athletes were selected to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. Antunovic was named to the conference’s Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Team, in addition to being the recipient of the prestigious ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship. As a team, the women were honored by the BIG EAST as Team Excellence Award winners. The 2007 campaign saw the Blue Demons fight through a series of injuries to finish with a winning record of 13-12 and a BIG EAST record of 6-5 despite playing five weeks of the season shorthanded. Antu-
novic posted a 26-5 singles record, reached a national ranking of No. 77 and picked up All-BIG EAST Tournament honors. All eight members of the squad made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Petra Rehusova was the Midwest Region recipient of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. The 2005 season gave DePaul its first 20-win campaign. The Blue Demons went 20-8 overall and only lost one conference match in their final season in Conference USA. In 2000, DePaul spent four weeks ranked in the nation’s top 75. Off the court, the squad was honored by the ITA as an All-Academic Team for boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.47. Individually, Barbara Fuzesi was named to the ITA Scholar-Athlete All-American team. Ardizzone came to DePaul from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he was the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams. Both of those teams qualified for the National Junior College championships during his tenure. Truly committed to the game, he has served as Chairman of the NCAA Midwest Region ranking committee. Ardizzone has a long history of coaching tennis. He served as the Director of the Nike Tennis Camp in 1998 and has worked at the Northern Illinois Tennis Camp. Mark was also the assistant coach at Northwest Missouri State and was the professional at both the Arrowhead Swim and Tennis and Lockport Racket Clubs. As a player, Mark was a two-year captain at Northwest Missouri State where he was nationally ranked in both singles and doubles. Off the court, he was an Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award winner and captured numerous scholarships. Prior to playing at NWMS, Ardizzone played two seasons at the College of DuPage.
Coach Aridizzone’s Last Six Seasons Season Overall Conference Record Record 2003-04 19-10 7-2 2004-05 20-8 9-1 2005-06 16-8 7-4* 2006-07 13-12 6-5* 2007-08 18-8 7-4* 2008-09 21-5 5-2* Cumulative Record: 227-125 Cumulative BIG EAST* Record: 25-15
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The definition of an exemplary student-athlete from 2005-09, Dunja Antunovic moves from the court into the role of a graduate assistant coach in 2009. Antunovic will assist head coach Mark Ardizzone in all aspects of the Blue Demon program. Antunovic will assist in recruiting while helping with player development on the court and in the classroom. 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.
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 Science in communication and women’s studies in 2009 and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Journalism.
In 2009, Antunovic was awarded the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, which recognizes outstanding individuals who exhibit exceptional
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GAMBRELL HONORS & AWARDS
• 2009 Reached No. 36 with doubles partner Dunja Antunovic in the ITA College Tennis Rankings • 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2008 BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2007 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
GAMBRELL CAREER NOTES 2009-10 (Senior Season): Recorded six singles wins during the fall tournament portion of the season… went 2-1 alongside Sandra Zmak at the Rice Tennis Classic… earned two doubles wins with Cali Gustafson at the Wildcat Invitational. 2008-09 (Junior Season): Reached No. 36 on the ITA national doubles rankings along with partner Dunja Antunovic as well as No. 2 in the Midwest Region... tallied 14 singles wins while ending her season with a ninematch winning streak... reached a program-first ITA Midwest Regional doubles finals along with Antunovic... finished the season with 26 doubles wins to bring her career total to 70-42... notched eight victories when playing in the No. 6 singles slot. 2007-08 (Sophomore Season): Tallied 28 doubles victories... 13 of the doubles wins came in the No. 2 match... posted a 24-14 singles record... went 9-1 in doubles play when facing BIG EAST opponents... had a team-high record of 19-5 when partnered with Dunja Antunovic... won the Flight A doubles crown at the DePaul-DuPage Invitational with Katarina Milinkovic. 2006-07 (Freshman Season): Racked up 20 singles victories... posted an 8-2 record at No. 2 singles... recorded a pair of singles victories at the BIG EAST Championship... won seven consecutive singles matches... went 8-3 in singles action when facing BIG EAST opponents... participated in 16 doubles victories. High School: Lettered in tennis... team finished second in state in 2004 and 2005... finished third in state doubles... nationally ranked in singles and doubles... named team MVP in 2004 and 2005... voted school’s player of the year. Personal: Daughter of Douglas and Kristine Gambrell... has one brother, Todd... majoring in physical education with a concentration in sport and fitness management. Why DePaul? “It felt like home from the very moment I set foot on campus. Coach Ardizzone is incredibly dedicated to the game of tennis, his players, and making sure we represent the mission of DePaul.”
Gambrell Career Stats at DePaul Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles Matches 2006-07 20-15 6-5 8-2 3-4 3-4 3-4 16-15 2007-08 24-13 8-6 3-0 5-3 8-4 20-6 . 2008-09 14-6 5-5 1-0 8-1 26-17 2009-10 6-3 6-3 4-4 Totals 44-37 25-19 8-5 3-4 6-4 9-7 16-5 51-42 2009-10 DePaul Women’s Tennis Guide | Page 4
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REDECSI HONORS & AWARDS
• Begins 2010 ranked No. 9 with doubles partner Selma Salkovic in the ITA College Tennis Rankings • Begins 2010 ranked No. 17 in singles in the Midwest Region • 2009 Advanced to the quarterfinals of ITA Indoor National Championship with doubles partner Selma Salkovic • 2009 Won the ITA Midwest Regional with doubles partner Selma Salkovic • 2009 All-BIG EAST Conference • 2009 Reached No 64 in the ITA Doubles Rankings with Selma Salkovic • 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Week (March 4 & April 8) • 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete
REDECSI CAREER NOTES 2009-10 (Senior Season): Enters the season ranked No. 31 with doubles partner Selma Salkovic... ranked No. 61 in singles play to begin the season... with Salkovic became the first DePaul doubles pair to win the ITA Midwest Regional... participated in the Riveria All-American tournament. 2008-09 (Junior Season): Earned the Most Valuable Player Award... member of the BIG EAST All-Conference team... reached No. 64 with partner Selma Salkovic on the ITA doubles rankings... BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 4 and on April 8... tallied a team-high 21-4 doubles record with Salkovic... 26-11 overall in doubles and 26-10 in singles play... 14-0 in the No. 2 singles match... entered at No. 94 on the national singles rankings and No. 26 on the Midwest Region poll. 2006-08 at Clayton State DII (Freshman/Sophomore Seasons): Nationally ranked No. 15 on the FILA/ITA Division II poll... named a 2008 ITA Division II All-American for both singles and doubles competition. Personal: Daughter of Gabor Redcsi and Anna Petrik... has two older siblings, Gabor and Krisztina... double major in marketing and economics. Why DePaul? “I choose DePaul because of its location. The university is in a great city that provides so many opportunities. Chicago is a fun place to live.”
Redecsi Career Stats at DePaul Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles Matches 2008-09 26-10 4-8 8-2 14-0 26-11 2009-10 7-6 7-6 11-4 Totals 33-16 11-12 37-15 2009-10 DePaul Women’s Tennis Guide | Page 5
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ZMAK HONORS & AWARDS
• 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete • 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
ZMAK CAREER NOTES 2009-10 (Senior Season): Posted a 2-1 singles record at the Rice Tennis Classic… partnered with Kirsten Gambrell and tallied a 2-1 record. 2008-09 (Junior Season): Tallied a 23-13 singles record... racked up seven wins in the No. 3 singles match... 4-0 doubles record with Cali Gustafson... had a season-high singles match win streak of six... opened the tournament season at the Bronco Invitational where she won the Brown Flight singles title. 2006-2008 at New Mexico (Freshman/Sophomore Seasons): Mountain West all-conference singles, doubles and academic team... finished her freshman season with a 23-12 singles record and a 17-13 doubles record... during her sophomore campaign posted a 20-10 singles record and a 13-12 doubles record. High School: Attended Gimnazija Pula in Croatia. Personal: Daughter of Marijan and Gordana Zmak... has one brother, Deni... majoring in commerce. Why DePaul? “The reason why I chose DePaul is because of the people there and its diversity. I knew a few friends from DePaul who said nothing but the best about the university and the people there, which helped influence my decision to become a Blue Demon.”
Zmak Career Stats Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles Matches 2008-09 23-13 6-7 2-0 7-3 6-3 2-0 15-12 2009-10 2-1 2-1 2-1 Totals 25-14 8-8 2-0 7-3 6-3 2-0 17-13 2009-10 DePaul Women’s Tennis Guide | Page 6
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MILINKOVIC HONORS & AWARDS
• 2009 All-BIG EAST Conference • 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2008 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
MILINKOVIC CAREER NOTES
2009-10 (Junior Season): Won a singles flight championship at the Rice Tennis Classic… tallied six singles wins overall… partnered with Gia McKnight for a 5-2 record… collected seven total doubles victories during the fall tournaments. 2008-09 (Sophomore Season): Named to the BIG EAST All-Conference team after posting a team-high 5-1 overall record in singles and doubles... concluded the season with an 18 singles-match winning streak... accumulated 12 wins in the No. 6 singles match... is 8-1 in singles and 6-2 in doubles against league opponents... leads the team with singles match winning percentage of .806... tallied a 16-9 doubles record... key singles victory to clinch the team win against then-No. 30 Indiana. 2007-08 (Freshman Season): Posted a 20-11 singles match record... earned 13 of those victories in the No. 3 spot... had five wins against BIG EAST opponents... had a doubles match record of 18-7. High School: Member of Serbian national team... held top national ranking when under 16... reached No. 2 national U18 ranking... three-time national champion with Red Star team... won ITF 18 & Under singles and doubles titles at Macedonia Open... reached WTA ranking of 1048... held ITF U18 ranking of 219. Personal: Daughter of Milan and Snezana Milinkovic... has one brother, Nikola... commerce major, intends to study finance. Why DePaul? “As an international student whose home ismore than 5000 miles away, to me, DePaul proved itself right away as a second home. My teammates and my coach are my family. I love the downtown campus, and Michigan Avenue is my favorite street by far. Also, the staff is always very helpful and supportive making my life at DePaul fun and enjoyable.”
Milinkovic Career Stats Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles 07-08 20-12 9-4 3-3 6-4 2-1 17-8. 08-09 29-7 7-6 1-0 9-0 12-1 16-9 09-10 6-5 6-5 7-4 Totals 55-24 22-15 3-3 7-4 11-1 12-1 43-21
SALKOVIC HONORS & AWARDS
• Begins 2010 ranked No. 9 with doubles partner Anna Redecsi in the ITA College Tennis rankings • Begins 2010 ranked No. 17 in singles in the Midwest Region • 2009 Advanced to the quarterfinals of ITA Indoor National Championship with doubles partner Anna Redecsi • 2009 All-BIG EAST Conference • 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Week (March 11) • 2009 Reached No. 64 in the ITA Doubles rankings with Anna Redecsi • 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete • 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2008 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
SALKOVIC CAREER NOTES
2009-10 (Junior Season): 2009 ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champion… tallied a 10-2 fall tournament record alongside doubles partner Anna Redecsi… reached the quarterfinals of the Riveria All-American tournament… opened the season with a 6-2 singles record. 2008-09 (Sophomore Season): Named to the BIG EAST All-Conference team... tallied a teamhigh 21-4 doubles record with Anna Redecsi... reached No. 64 on the ITA doubles rankings... led the team with 32 doubles match wins... BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 11... 8-3 in the No. 3 singles match... opened dual schedule with a seven doubles-match winning streak and improved that streak to 10 later in the season. 2007-08 (Freshman Season): Was named the team’s Most Outstanding Player...had a team high victory total of 56... 27 of those victories were in singles matches, the majority being from the No. 3 match... posted a 29-12 doubles match record... recorded victories in the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 singles matches. High School: Reached ETA U16 ranking of 64th... held ITF U18 ranking of 344th... reached Croatian rankings of second in U16, first in U18 and 3rd in 18+... won seven national tournaments in one year... captain of national champion school team. Personal: Daughter of Sajto and Fadila Salkovic... has one sister, Amila... born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina... commerce major, intends to study finance. Why DePaul? “DePaul has a great location, just five minutes from downtown Chicago. DePaul offers me everything I need as an athlete. As a student coming from 5,000 miles away, DePaul is a community that I consider my new family.”
Salkovic Career Stats Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles 07-08 27-10 8-5 1-0 1-0 14-4 3-1 29-12. 08-09 20-13 7-9 2-0 8-3 3-1 30-10 09-10 6-2 6-2 12-3 Totals 53-26 21-16 1-0 3-0 22-7 6-2 71-25
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GUSTAFSON HONORS & AWARDS
M C K NIGHT HONORS & AWARDS
• 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete • 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
• 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
GUSTAFSON CAREER NOTES
2009-10 (Sophomore Season): Compiled a 5-2 doubles record when alongside Katarina Milinkovic… earned six doubles victories overall during the fall season… posted five singles wins in tournament play.
2008-09 (Freshman Season): Posted a 7-0 doubles record during the dual season... a combined 5-1 in both singles and doubles play when competing against conference opponents... tallied two wins in the No. 6 singles match and four victories overall.
2008-09 (Freshman Season): Tallied a team-high 30-8 singles record... posted a 4-0 record at the Bronco Invitational to win Gold Flight singles crown... earned nine wins from the No. 4 singles position and eight at No. 5... picked up two doubles victories at the BIG EAST Championships with partner Katarina Milinkovic... concluded the season with a 24-18 doubles record... recorded a tournament-season singles record of 12-4 to lead the team.
2009-10 (Sophomore Season): Tallied singles wins at the Rice Tennis Classic and the Wildcat Invitational… earned two doubles victories with Kirsten Gambrell at the Wildcat Invitational.
High School: Was the state runner-up in doubles play during her sophomore year... her team was the Illinois State Champion during that same season... took fifth place at state in doubles competition her senior year... won varsity letters in both tennis and basketball... recipient of the Sarah Page Sportsmanship Award... named to the All-State team. Personal: Daughter of Pate and Becky Gustafson... has an older brother, Reid, and sister, Taylor... majoring in Elementary Education. Why DePaul? “I chose DePaul because of the amazing opportunity I would have in both academics and athletics. The school provides a family-like atmosphere, paying close attention to the students and offering small class sizes. My teammates and Coach Ardizzone also had an incredible influence in my decision to become a DePaul Blue Demon.”
Gustafson Career Stats Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles 08-09 4-11 2-11 2-0 15-6 09-10 3-4 3-4 3-2 Totals 7-13 7-13 2-0 18-8
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M C K NIGHT CAREER NOTES
High School: A two-time individual city champion... four-time team city champion... placed seventh at the state competition in 2005... improved to a fifth place finish at State her junior year... four year varsity letter winner... was a captain of her team... graduated fourth in her class. Personal: Daughter of Edward and Cherie McKnight... biology major. Why DePaul? “I chose DePaul because of its prestigious reputation. Having a reputable academic standard, a history of athletic success, and a beautiful campus are reasons I chose to stay in my hometown of Chicago. I also felt immediate chemistry with the team and knew that DePaul was right for me.” McKnight Career Stats Season Cumulative Tournaments 1 2 3 4 5 6 Doubles 08-09 30-8 12-4 1-0 9-1 8-3 18-5 09-10 5-5 5-5 6-5 Totals 35-13 17-9 24-10
DE PAUL BLUE DEMON TENNIS DE PAUL WOMEN’S TENNIS RESULTS (SINCE 2004) 2009 2007 21-5 5-2 BIG EAST Highest Ranking: 26th 1/24 at No. 66 Wisconsin W, 6-1 1/25 Cleveland State W, 7-0 1/25 University of Chicago W, 7-0 1/31 vs. No. 24 LSU L, 1-4 2/1 vs. No. 64 Minnesota W, 4-0 2/6 Saint Louis W, 7-0 2/7 at No. 28 Texas L, 3-4 2/7 at Lewis W, 7-0 2/13 at Butler W, 7-0 2/14 at No. 30 Indiana W, 4-3 2/20 at No. 75 Iowa W, 5-2. 2/21 vs. Kansas W, 7-0 2/28 Connecticut* W, 7-0 3/1 No. 61 Western Michigan W, 5-2 3/6 Illinois State W, 7-0 3/7 Drake W, 7-0 3/7 Western Illinois W, 7-0 3/25 No. 24 SMU L, 4-2 3/29 St. John’s* W, 7-0 4/3 No. 3 Notre Dame* L, 5-2 4/4 Marquette* W, 7-0 4/10 Northern Illinois W, 7-0 4/11 Cincinnati* W, 7-0 BIG EAST Championship 4/17 Syracuse* 4/18 Louisville* 4/19 No. 3 Notre Dame*
W, 4-0 W, 4-0 L, 5-2
18-8 Overall 7-4 BIG EAST Higest Ranking: 51st 1/19 Butler 1/19 Western Illinois 1/26 at No. 47 Denver 2/2 vs. Ball State 2/3 at No. 66 W Michigan 2/8 at Illinois 2/10 at No. 46 Iowa 2/16 at No. 70 Princeton 2/17 at St. John’s 2/23 vs. Syracuse 2/24 at No. 51 Purdue 3/1 at No. 28 Indiana 3/2 vs. Rutgers 3/8 Northern Illinois 3/8 Bradley 3/9 Illinois State 3/27 at Florida Atlantic 4/5 Cincinnati 4/6 vs. Seton Hall 4/11 at No. 16 Notre Dame 4/12 vs. Marquette BIG EAST Championship 4/17 vs. Georgetown* 4/18 vs. Marquette* 4/19 vs. No. 17 Notre Dame* 4/20 vs. No. 41 Louisville*
W, 6-1 W, 7-0 L, 1-6 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 L, 1-6 L, 3-4 W, 4-3 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 L, 2-5 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 0-7 L, 3-4 W, 4-0 W, 4-1 L, 0-5 L, 2-4
13-12 Overall 6-5 BIG EAST 1/21 Bowling Green State 1/24 at Northwestern 1/27 at Indiana 1/28 at Ball State 2/4 at Purdue 2/10 Drake 2/11 at Wisconsin 2/16 Western Michigan 2/18 St. John’s* 2/23 at Iowa 2/25 vs. Connecticut* 3/2 at Ohio State 3/4 at Illinios State 3/9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 3/10 Bradley 3/31 at Cincinnati* 4/1 at Butler 4/7 vs. Seton Hall* 4/8 at Syracuse* 4/13 at Marquette* 4/14 vs. Notre Dame*
W, 5-2 L, 6-1 L, 5-2 W, 6-1 L, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 L, 5-2 W, 6-1 L, 6-1 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 4-3 W, 4-3 L, 7-0 W, 4-3 L, 7-0
BIG EAST Championship 4/19 Cincinnati* 4/20 South Florida* 4/21 Connecticut* 4/22 Syracuse*
W, 4-1 L, 4-0 W, 4-3 L, 4-1
16-8 Overall 7-4 BIG EAST Highest Ranking: 54th 1/21 at Michigan 1/27 Illinois State 1/29 Wisconsin-Green Bay 1/29 IUPUI 2/4 at Purdue 2/5 Bowling Green State 2/5 at Butler 2/10 at Western Michigan 2/12 at Indiana 2/18 Rutgers* 2/19 Drake 2/24 Ball State 2/26 Auburn 3/3 at Wisconsin 3/10 at West Virginia* 3/11 St. John’s* 3/21 at South Florida* 3/31 Seton Hall* 4/1 Syracuse* 4/7 at Notre Dame* 4/8 Marquette* BIG EAST Championship 4/21 St. John’s* 4/22 Notre Dame* 4/23 Louisville*
20-8 Overall 9-1 Conference USA 1/15 at Michigan 1/19 at Northwestern 1/22 at Indiana 1/22 Indiana State 1/28 at Illinois State 1/30 at Purdue 2/5 at Quinnipiac 2/5 at Connecticut 2/6 at Yale 2/11 Xavier 2/13 Bowling Green State 2/26 Memphis* 2/26 UAB* 2/27 Saint Louis* 3/4 at Ball State 3/5 at IUPUI 3/5 at Butler 3/12 at Wisconsin 4/2 Cincinnati* 4/3 Western Michigan 4/6 at UIC 4/9 at Marquette* 4/16 at Louisville*
L, 2-5 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 W, 6-1 W, 5-2 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 2-5 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 L, 2-5 W, 6-1 L, 3-4 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 5-2
Conference USA Championship 4/21 Memphis* 4/22 Houston* 4/23 East Carolina* 4/24 UAB*
W, 4-0 L, 3-4 W, 4-1 W, 4-1
2004 L, 3-4 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 1-6 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 2-5 L, 1-6 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 W, 4-2 L, 0-4 L, 2-4
19-10 Overall 7-2 Conference USA 1/17 at Michigan 1/18 Eastern Michigan 1/24 at Purdue 1/25 Valparaiso 1/25 Bradley 1/30 Illinois State 2/1 New Mexico 2/1 Chicago State 2/6 at Bowling Green State 2/7 at Michigan State 2/13 at Wisconsin 2/20 Ball State 2/21 Louisville* 2/22 Western Michigan 2/28 Butler 2/28 Northern Illinois 3/6 at Indiana 3/6 Indiana State 3/13 at Illinois 3/23 Northwestern 3/31 at Marquette* 4/2 Memphis* 4/2 Cincinnati* 4/3 at UAB* 4/7 at UIC 4/9 Saint Louis*
L, 1-6 W, 4-3 L, 0-7 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 L, 3-4 L, 1-6 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 L, 3-4 W, 5-2 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 L, 1-6 W, 7-0 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-0 W, 6-1 W, 7-0
Conference USA Championship 4/15 Cincinnati* W, 4-2 4/16 Louisville* L, 2-4 4/17 South Florida*
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DE PAUL UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION
REV. DENNIS HOLTSCHNEIDER University President
The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., became DePaul University’s 11th president on July 1, 2004. Since his inauguration, he has led the successful completion of the university’s prior strategic plan and creation of its current six-year plan, VISION twenty12. His leadership and expertise stem from a broad range of higher education experiences. He was an administrator with St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., from 1996 to 1999, first as assistant dean of Notre Dame College and later as associate dean of the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Concurrently he served as an assistant professor of higher education in St. John’s Graduate School of Education. He gained a university-wide perspective as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, N.Y., from 2000 to 2004, where he directed the university’s strategic planning efforts and daily operations of the campus. Adding research to experience, Father Holtschneider led two national studies of examining trends in governance and leadership in American Catholic colleges and universities. He is the author and co-author of one book and numerous articles on U.S. higher education and Catholic higher education, as well as a frequent consultant and speaker on these topics.
JEAN LENTI PONSETTO Athletics Director
One of the nation’s most widely respected leaders in intercollegiate athletics and a driving force behind the continuing expansion and development of DePaul’s athletics program, Jean Lenti Ponsetto is now in her eighth year as DePaul’s Director of Athletics and her 35th as a member of the Blue Demon athletic family. Ponsetto was named to her current position on July 1, 2002 and the Blue Demons have experienced tremendous success both on and off the playing field ever since. She also guided the DePaul efforts in 2003 when the University announced it would join the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. An advocate for student-athlete welfare, Ponsetto initiated and provided the leadership for the Sullivan-McGrath Athletics Capital Campaign which has yielded the funding resources for the renovation of Wish Soccer Field, the creation of the Cacciatore Softball Stadium and renovation of the Cherry Family Indoor Track at the Ray Meyer Center. During her seven years at the helm of the department, 14 of the 15 Blue Demon athletic programs have represented the school in NCAA championships including seven straight NCAA appearances by the women’s basketball team, two trips to the Women’s College World Series for the softball program, and the men’s soccer program’s initial trip to the NCAA Tournament after winning the BIG EAST Conference regular season title. Success has also come in the classroom during Ponsetto’s tenure as the athletics director as over 700 Blue Demon student-athletes have been named to conference academic honor rolls. The 2008-09 academic year saw the men’s track and field program post the highest cumulative grade-point average in the country by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Among the 16 programs in the BIG EAST Conference, the Blue Demons led the way academically in women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s indoor track and field, and men’s outdoor track and field. In the Spring of 2009, she was named Under Armour AD of the Year for the NCAA Division I Central Region. For the second time in her career, Ponsetto was presented NACWAA’s Administrator of the Year Award in 2003 and was the organization’s president in 2005-06. Most recently, she added duties as president of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (D1-AAA ADA) for 2009-10. Prior to being named president, she was the second vice president for the I-AAA Athletics Directors Association. Ponsetto currently serves the NCAA as a member of the Division I Men’s Basketball Enhancement Group and is an NCAA Champion, a program highlighting key NCAA administrators to
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His expertise has led to service on numerous external committees and boards. In January 2009, Father Holtschneider was appointed to the Illinois Reform Commission and was appointed to the School Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago for a three-year term. He is a member of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, which promotes excellence and best practices in management, finances and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. In addition, he currently serves as a trustee of Niagara University and the Chicago History Museum, and he is a director of the Economic Club of Chicago. He also chairs the Education Advisory Board of the Chicago 2016 Committee, working to bring the Olympics to Chicago, and he is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. He is a trustee for Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system. A Detroit native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Niagara in 1985. He studied for the priesthood at Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, Pa., and was ordained in 1989. Father Holtschneider studied at Harvard University and received his doctorate in administration, planning and social policy in 1997 after writing a dissertation on the early history of financial aid in the United States. He has been a case researcher and writer for Harvard’s schools of Education, Medicine and Public Health. After ordination, Father Holtschneider served as director and then rector of the Vincentian Community’s college seminary program at Ozone Park in New York City. While in New York, he served as a clinical associate professor of higher education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, teaching one doctoral seminar each fall. Currently, he is a faculty member and board member of the Boston College Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education. He continues to teach at Boston College’s summer Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education.
act as spokespeople from the membership on NCAA issues. Ponsetto also chairs the Honda Awards Board of Directors and the Wade Trophy Selection Committee and is the past president of NACWAA and a member of the NACDA Division I-AAA Board of Directors. In recent years, Ponsetto served on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee, the Division I Women’s Basketball Task Force, the Division I Recruiting/Early Scholarship Offer Working Group, the NCAA Amateurism Clearinghouse Advisory Group and the NCAA Work/Life Balance Task Force. Ponsetto also served as a member of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Marketing Committee, which developed a plan for the potential growth in attendance and television viewership for both men’s and women’s basketball. Since moving into an administrative position over 20 years ago at DePaul, Ponsetto has had a significant impact on the status of the DePaul intercollegiate sports scene. She introduced four women’s sports - indoor and outdoor track, cross country and women’s soccer - to varsity status at DePaul. Under her direction DePaul has built several athletic facilities including the Sullivan Athletic Center that opened in 2000, the Ray Meyer Fitness Recreation Center that opened in 1999 and the recently completed projects in Cacciatore Stadium, Wish Field and the Cherry Family Indoor Track. Recently she negotiated long-term contracts with Ruffled Feathers Golf Club as home for the men’s golf program as well as Lane Stadium as a home for the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams. Ponsetto is a member of both NACDA and NACWAA and is also involved in several community and charitable organizations. Following graduation from DePaul in 1978, the former four-sport standout was named the school’s first assistant women’s basketball coach by then head coach Doug Bruno. Her work within the Chicago sports scene has been duly noted. Ponsetto was named one of the top 100 most influential women in Chicago by the Chicago Sun-Times (she was ranked second in sports category behind Chicago Bears owner Virginia McCaskey) in 2004. Ponsetto was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, whose membership includes Ray Meyer, Mike Ditka, Walter Payton and Michael Jordan. Married to former Blue Demon basketball star Joe Ponsetto, the current Assistant Village Manager and Village Prosecutor in west suburban Maywood, she comes from a family intertwined in education and athletics. One brother, Frank Lenti, is head football coach at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago. In the fall of 1999, the Chicago Tribune named Frank as the high school football coach of the century in Illinois. Another brother, David, is an assistant under Frank with the Caravan. Two other brothers work for the DePaul athletics department as Michael is the Director of Athletic Facilities and Eugene is the school’s all-time winningest coach as the head softball coach. Jeanne’s sister Marilyn, who recently retired as the Teacher Coordinator for Students with Learning Disabilities in south suburban Dolton, is a DePaul graduate as are Eugene and David.
Student-athletes at DePaul University are just that: students first and athletes second. Earning a degree is a top priority for every student-athlete at DePaul. • In DePaul’s first four years of BIG EAST membership, a total of 511 student-athletes have been named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. A record total of 144 student-athletes were named to the team following the 2008-09 academic year after 133 were named to the team in 2007-08 and 127 had a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the recognition in 2006-07. Following the first BIG EAST campaign in 2005-06, a total of 107 earned league academic recognition. • Seven of DePaul’s 15 athletic programs claimed the BIG EAST Team Excellence Award in 2007-08 for having the top team GPA among the league program’s in each sport. Women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s indoor track and field and men’s outdoor track and field held the top team GPA among their peers. The men’s track and field program held the nation’s highest cumulative GPA when the team was honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Individually, Terah Cheatham from the women’s cross country team, Cory Blenkush from the golf program, and women’s tennis student-athlete Dunja Antunovic were selected as the 2008-09 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winners in their respective sports. The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to one student-athlete in each BIG EAST sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. • A total of 120 student-athletes were named to DePaul University’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2008 and Winter 2009 academic quarters for holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Current women’s tennis assistant coach Dunja Antunovic was named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine second team academic all-district while softball student-athlete Amber Patton was named a second team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award that recognizes excellence in the classroom, character and community, as well as competition on the field. • In the newest data submitted to the NCAA, the commitment of DePaul student-athletes toward graduation is evident. DePaul’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) for men’s soccer is 987. This rate measures both the eligibility and retention of student-athletes receiving any level of athletics aid. The women’s basketball, golf, softball and women’s tennis teams were recognized by the NCAA for their outstanding academic APR performances. Each program was recognized by the NCAA for having multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. DePaul’s total of four teams honored represents the fourth-highest total among all BIG EAST schools. Golf, softball and women’s tennis all maintained a perfect four-year rolling rate of 1000. Golf was one of seven BIG EAST programs on the list while women’s tennis is one of six conference schools to earn the honor. The DePaul softball program is one of four teams ranked in the top 25 and just one of five BIG EAST programs to garner the academic honors. The women’s basketball program was one of three BIG EAST teams honored and just one of eight to receive the Public Recognition Award and play in the NCAA Championship this season.
One of the cornerstones of the DePaul men’s and women’s tennis programs is success not only on the court, but also in the classroom. The Blue Demons are always among the league leaders in the classroom as the women’s tennis team earned the BIG EAST Academic Award of Distinction for having the highest GPA of any women’s tennis programs in the BIG EAST Conference. In the first four seasons of BIG EAST membership, the men’s and women’s tennis teams totaled nearly 50 conference academic honorees. Outside of BIG EAST academic accolades, both the men’s and women’s teams have been honored by Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their academic achievements. Both the men’s and women’s team earned ITA All-Academic Team honors for having a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better in 2009. Also in 2009 eight student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status for having a GPA least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale). On the men’s side, Alasdair Graetz, Vanja Grgec and Matija Palinic earned the distinction while Dunja Antunovic, Cali Gustafson, Anna Redecsi, Selma Salkovic and Sandra Zmak were awarded the status for the women.
• This off-the-field success comes from key factors at DePaul. First, DePaul’s academic standards require student-athletes to: • Complete a minimum of eight hours of placeable credits per quarter, • Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0, • Meet with athletic academic advising staff. • Despite its growing enrollment, DePaul maintains a small school atmosphere. DePaul boasts an excellent faculty-to-student ratio of 17-1, although classes of 15-25 students are quite common. This provides an ideal setting for personal academic attention - one of DePaul’s most unique qualities. • A student who is not as well prepared may need more help with understanding how to succeed in the college system. Ultimately, the student makes the decision. DePaul provides a strong academic support system for each student-athlete, but it’s the student’s motivation and ability to take the assistance that makes the difference. This approach helps students build the decision-making skills they need to succeed in life. • Handling a college sports schedule can be very demanding, but understanding the stress and time demands that accompany college athletics allows DePaul’s Athletic Academic Advising department to give each student the support and guidance needed to launch a successful academic career. By working closely with an extensive network of professors, administrators and student-athletes, the advisors insure that each Blue Demon reaches his or her full academic potential. The staff personally assists each student-athlete with class selection, scheduling, tutoring, and, most importantly, establishing good study skills. They also communicate regularly with professors about each student’s course work and maintain records of each student-athlete’s progress toward graduation. The advisors continue assisting student-athletes through graduation, not just until their eligibility expires. Their services include tutoring, advising, course selection and conducting the NCAA Life Skills Program. • To help facilitate the success of student-athletes, Athletic Academic Advising works closely with the offices of Professional Career Development and Placement, Residence Life, University Ministry, Student Financial Aid, Student Life, Student Counseling Services, and the Writing Center. At a high-profile school like DePaul, that’s important.
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NATIONALLY RESPECTED. PERSONALLY FOCUSED. • DePaul University, with more than 23,000 students, is the only one of the nation’s
10 largest private universities where the faculty priority is on teaching. Founded on the Vincentian principle of access for everyone, we remain committed to providing a quality education through personal attention to students from a wide range of backgrounds. RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE • DePaul offers a high caliber, challenging learning environment that is respected by
employers, community leaders and other universities. Many of our more than 200 graduate and undergraduate programs of study have earned national acclaim. Most importantly, more than 93 percent of employers report they are pleased with the caliber of DePaul graduates. HANDS-ON LEARNING, PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE • DePaul’s location in Chicago provides countless opportunities for class projects,
research, internships and experiential learning programs that bring theory to life. Students synthesize knowledge across multiple courses to solve problems, preparing them to succeed after graduation. A PASSION FOR SERVICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE • Our nationally ranked service-learning program integrates the service concept
into our curriculum and inspires many students to make a lifelong commitment to service and social justice. They complement the university’s own dedication to serving first-generation and underserved student populations and to addressing social issues through more than 45 specialized centers and institutes. CAPITALIZING ON CHICAGO CONNECTIONS • DePaul’s long-term partnerships throughout Chicago lead to extensive educational
and career opportunities for students in the corporate, civic and cultural arenas. Our faculty, active in research and consulting, bring real-world experience into the classroom every day. Our students benefit from the networks of their professors, as well as the more than 82,000 alumni who live in the metropolitan area. FOCUSED ON TEACHING, FOCUSED ON STUDENTS • Teaching comes first at DePaul — more than 97 percent of all classes are taught
by faculty members, not teaching assistants. Students are considered partners in research and community action, and are often credited by name in publications and presentations.
OPEN DOORS DEEPEN RELATIONSHIPS • Because the average class has fewer than 30 students, our faculty members
know their students’ names, concerns and goals. Professors are accessible and approachable in class, through regular office hours and via e-mail. A GLOBAL SOCIETY WITHIN THE CLASSROOM • Driven by a respect for the inherent dignity of all people, DePaul welcomes
students and employees from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. By routinely incorporating multiple viewpoints into academic and student life, we have become a model of diversity on campus. In 2006, The Princeton Review ranked DePaul No. 1 in the nation in the “Diverse Student Population” category. We are proud to be among the top 100 universities in the nation for conferring degrees upon students of color. For more on DePaul University:
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CRITICAL THINKING. HANDS-ON LEARNING. • DePaul consistently receives high rankings for award-winning academic programs that are uniquely responsive
to the changing needs of our society. Students can select from over 200 comprehensive and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, in addition to a broad curriculum for adult continuing education. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS • College of Commerce Accountancy Business Administration E-Business Economics (Commerce) Finance Management Management Information Systems Marketing Real Estate
Anthropology Art and Art History Biological Sciences Catholic Studies Chemistry (B.A. and B.S.) Chinese Studies Economics (LA&S) English Environmental Science French Geography German • College of Communication History Communication and Media International Studies Communication Studies Islamic World Studies Journalism Italian Media and Cinema Studies Japanese Studies Public Relations and Advertising Latin American And Latino Studies Mathematical Sciences • College of Computing & Digital Media Mathematics & Computer Science Computer Games Development Nursing (R.N. Completion Only) Computer Graphics and Motion Philosophy Technology Physics Computer Science Political Science Computing Pre-Dentistry Digital Cinema (B.A.) Pre Engineering Digital Cinema (B.S.) Pre Law E-Commerce Technology Pre-Osteopathy Information Assurance & Security Pre-Professional Engineering Pre-Veterinary Medicine Information Systems Psychology Information Technology (B.A.) Public Policy Information Technology (B.S.) Religious Studies Interactive Media Scientific Data Analysis & Visualization Network Technologies Sociology Spanish • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Women’s and Gender Studies African and Black Diaspora Studies Allied Health Technologies • School for New Learning American Studies Customized B.A.
Customized B.A. in Computing Early Childhood Education (for Adult Students) General Business (for Adult Students) Nursing (for Adult Students) • School of Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Physical Education Secondary Education • School of Music Composition Jazz Studies Music Education Music Performance Performing Arts Management Sound Recording Technology • The Theatre School Acting Costume Design Costume Technology Dramaturgy/Criticism Lighting Design Playwriting Scene Design Stage Management Theatre Arts Theatre Management Theatre Technology
The graceful residential Lincoln Park campus on Chicago’s Near North Side is in the center of neighborhoods favored by Chicago’s young urban professionals, surrounded by boutiques and restaurants and just a mile from Wrigley Field and the beaches of Lake Michigan. DePaul is one of the “Schools with the Most Beautiful Campus in an Urban Setting,” according to Kaplan Publishing’s The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide To The 238 Most Interesting Colleges. It is home to the colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Communication and the schools of Music, Theatre and Education.
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• The city of Chicago, America’s third-largest city, is home to DePaul University and offers a student-athlete a variety of opportunities. • Incorporated as a town of 350 people in 1833, Chicago is known as a city of neighborhoods. Nearly 200 areas of the city contain their own distinct characteristics and flavor. • With a city population of nearly three million people and a metropolitan population of over eight million residents, the “Windy City” offers endless options of entertainment, education and exploration. • The city itself is graced with blue skies and blue waters, thus Chicago provides countless opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities. Lake Michigan and its miles of beach front is within walking distance of DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. With 29 miles of lakefront, including a 22-mile bike path, summer in the city provides multiple opportunities for relaxing along Lake Michigan.
• Chicago is also America’s greenest metropolitan area, featuring 560 city parks along with a variety of museums and zoos. Lincoln Park Zoo, the world’s largest free public zoo, is just blocks from DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. Dozen of restaurants, cafes, theaters and stores are also within walking distance of the Lincoln Park campus, and an easy-to-learn mass transit system connects campus to the entire Chicagoland area. Bicycling magazine annually ranks Chicago as the best big city for bicycling in the United States. There are nearly 150 miles of paved trails, off-road trails and bike lanes for cyclists. • From a business standpoint, Chicago is one of the world’s top corporate cities. Always bustling with activity, the Windy City is home to the Chicago Board of Trade and the Midwest Stock Exchange along with such companies as Amoco Oil, Boeing, McDonald’s and United Airlines. This provides the DePaul student-athlete with a huge network of potential contacts and employers after graduation. Over 80,000 DePaul alumni live in the Chicagoland area, giving current Blue Demon student-athletes a strong start towards a career in their chosen field. • The hub of campus life at DePaul takes place on the Lincoln Park campus. Lincoln Park is one of the most prestigious, attractive and desirable neighborhoods in all of urban America. The campus is situated in the middle of a beautiful residential neighborhood with historic brownstones and tree-lined streets. It is approximately nine blocks west of the shores of Lake Michigan and three miles from the downtown area. • The Mayor’s Office of Special Events schedules 20 major events each year. Among these events are: Taste of Chicago, Blues Festival, Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, Venetian Night, the Air & Water Show, Jazz Festival and New
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Year’s Eve fireworks at Buckingham Fountain. From May to September, with average temperatures in the mid-70’s, Chicago is bustling with neighborhood festivals. Every weekend, you can find a number of events throughout the city. Each neighborhood festival has its own theme with a number of local bands and restaurants participating. • Along with the Blue Demons, Chicago plays host to seven major professional sports franchises. The Bears of the NFL attract the city’s attention in the fall and winter while the Bulls of the NBA hit the hardwood in the winter. The NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice in the winter while the Cubs and White Sox play all summer on the North and Southsides of town. The Chicago Fire hit the pitch in the summer with Major League Soccer while the city’s newest franchise, the Chicago Sky, take the court in the WNBA.
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