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No. 69 DePaul women’s tennis returned to Lincoln Park for a special weekend, against IPFW and honoring two former players affected by breast cancer. No. 69 DePaul women’s tennis swept the day on a special Saturday, improving its win streak to nine by running off back-to-back 7-0 wins against visiting IPFW and Western Illinois at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. “It’s one of those times we get to play a match that means more than just a regular tennis match,” said head coach Mark Ardizzone. “We get to honor two of our players who are going through something a little bit more than playing tennis.” Those players are Natalie Matko - a standout and team captain who graduated in 2003 - who is currently fighting the disease, and breast cancer survivor Amy SlavicekUntch. Untch was one of Ardizzone’s first players to come to DePaul when he took over the program in 1997. Matko, who is unable to travel from her home in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the match due to her treatments, was a Rev. John R. Cortelyou Award winner as a senior and won over 80 career matches during her time at DePaul. “It’s a much harder day for me than it is for the girls,” said Ardizzone. “Because of the time I’ve spent with both of the kids that are going through this fight and just I’m just appreciative that they are both still adamant supporters of our program and that they still care.” “Natalie drove all the way to Michigan when we made the NCAA’s to watch us play and both of them are just huge supporters still so for us to give just a little bit back just to show that we appreciate them - hopefully it’s just a positive thing. Natalie’s going to win her fight and Amy already did, it was much bigger than any tennis match.”

DePaul Athletic Development Staff

Thad Dohrn Lemone Lampley Marge Mazik Mario Stula Molly Creek

tdohrn@depaul.edu llampley1@depaul.edu mmazik@depaul.edu mstula1@depaul.edu mcreek@depaul.edu

Phone: 773-325-7240

MAKE A GIFT CLICK HERE


MANY DREAMS. ONE MISSION. - THE CAMPAIGN FOR DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

The Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign for DePaul University is an historic initiative undertaken in support of one of America’s great universities. It will ensure that DePaul continues to deliver on our founding promise: an excellent education for any talented student who seeks it. The Campaign supports dreams. Students come to DePaul from across the country and around the world. Their dreams are many and varied, individual to each, as our students come from all stations in life. Many are the first in their family to attend college. The realization of their dreams gives rise to new dreams and strong communities.The Campaign supports DePaul’s mission, a mission which blends opportunity and excellence, inquiry and discovery, service to the individual and benefit to the larger community. It is manifested in the work that goes on here every day, in libraries, classrooms, laboratories, practice rooms and on the stage in hours of solitude and moments of connection

ATHLETICS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $10 MILLION MARK

WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

PHONE You can make your gift by phone to Development Associate Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240. We accept MasterCard, American Express, VISA and Discover. MAIL Make your check payable to DePaul University, and send your gift to: DePaul University Office of Development 1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Athletics provides an avenue of opportunity for students at DePaul. Athletics also helps build community and enhance DePaul’s reputation locally and nationally. As part of DePaul’s Many Dreams. One Mission. Campaign, Athletics is charged with raising $14 million. Strategically, goals have been set to raise the gifts to support scholarship endowment, facility improvements and programmatic support. As of February 1, DePaul Athletics had raised more than 10 million dollars.

ONLINE Use our secure online form to make a credit card gift or pledge. CLICK HERE

INSURE OPPORTUNITY FOR TOMORROW, TODAY THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENTS

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE DePaul University offers other ways to give, including: electronic funds transfers, recurring credit card charges and stock transfers. For more information, call Mark Burns, 312-362-5651.

DePaul Athletics fundraising efforts have focused on endowing scholarship and programming needs. Annually athletics spends nearly $5 million on scholarship expenses for its more than 200 studentathletes. By endowing scholarships, DePaul Athletics has the opportunity to enhance scholarships in some sports and redistribute available funding to maximize the department’s resources. A named scholarship requires a gift of $50,000. All gifts can be made in pledges over five years. Planned giving opportunities are also available. For more information, call Thad Dohrn at 773-3257240.

GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF THE BLUE DEMONS WITH THE DAILY DEMON

DePaul fans can get their compilation of Blue Demon news every morning at 8:30 through The Daily Demon. Get your updates with your morning cup of coffee. The Daily Demon features Today in Blue Demon History, sports updates from the previous day, Letterwinners Links and more. To subscribe, email development graduate assistant Molly Creek at mcreek@depaul.edu or on FACEBOOK at The Daily Demon.

MARCH 1, 2013 Today In Blue Demon History: On March 1 2012, DePaul junior guard Anna Martin was one of two unanimous first-team All-BIG EAST Conference performers it was announced on Thursday by the league office. Fellow junior Katherine Harry was an honorable mention all-BIG EAST selection and Brittany Hrynko was a unanimous all-freshman team honoree. Deanna Ortiz earned the league’s Sportsmanship Award; marking the second consecutive season that award has gone to a DePaul studentathlete. Click Here for the full story. Sports Updates: Softball: Keeping things simple could be the key for DePaul this weekend at the Eller Media Stadium Classic in Las Vegas.The Blue Demons will be shooting for their fourth win in a row at their 11 a.m. showdown Friday against New Mexico State (10-5). Click Here for the full story. Cross Country: The DePaul men’s and women’s cross country teams have earned academic recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).The women’s cross country team recorded a 3.446 team grade-point average and was among the 200 schools honored as a 2012 Division I Cross Country Women’s All-Academic Team. Southern Miss recorded the highest team GPA in Division I at 3.79 and was followed by South Carolina at 3.743.Click Here for the full story. Women’s Tennis:No. 66 DePaul women’s tennis, winners of 9-of-10, will face a tough road slate this weekend as the team travels to both No. 18 Notre Dame and Indiana for dual matches.Click Here for the full story. Men’s Tennis: The DePaul men’s tennis team returns to action on Friday, March 1 at the 47th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions, hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.Click Here for the full story.


CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM MENU MEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Feb. 23 Feb. 27 March 9

Connecticut* Loiusville* Pittsburgh*

CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE

Menu build your own hot dog chiicken fajitas build your own chicken sandwich

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Feb. 24 Feb. 26

vs. Notre Dame vs. Georgetown

Student Center - 2nd Floor Student Center - 2nd Floor

Champions Club Room Details

Champions Club Room Details

Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. Alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates

Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. Alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates

All Meals: $10 for adults - $5 for Children 14 and under. Cash bar is available. Complimentary snacks will be provided.

Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 773-325-7240.

Doors Open: Doors opens 75 minutes before tip-off

Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off

Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by registering on-line, or by calling Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240. Directions: Champions Club Room is in Skyline Room North of Allstate Arena. Entrance is adjacent to ticket office on Lunt Ave.

PRESIDENT’S CLUB ROOM SCHEDULE MEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Jan. 19 St. John’s Feb. 2 Notre Dame Feb. 5 Villanova Feb. 16 Rutgers Feb. 23 Connecticut Feb.27 Louisville March 9 Pittsburgh

President’s Club Room Details

Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off when doors open. Eligibility: Must be current President’s Club member. All Meals: Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available to President’s Club member and their significant other. Additional guests are available for $20. Reservations: All reservations are suggested at least 48 hours in advance by calling 312-362-8573. Directions: President’s Club Room is in the Southeast Party Room on South Concourse of Allstate Arena.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Center Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address & Phone Number: 2400 N. Sheffield Ave., Ste. 150

Chicago, IL 60614 Ph: (773) 325-8390 Toll-free: (800) 437-1898

March 5 Speaking Engagement: Techniques to Eliminate Stress Time 6 p.m Link http://alumni/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1623

March 13 Career Conference Call Time Noon Link http://alumni/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1530

March 9 Josephinum Academy Volunteer Project Time: 9:30 a.m. Link http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_ id=1624

March 14 Reception with President Holtschneider Time:6 p.m. Link http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1665

March 13 Alumni & Friends Reception in Hinsdale Ill Time 6 p.m. Link http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_ id=1625

March 15 DePaul Opera Theatre Performance of “La Boheme” Time 7:30 p.m. Link http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1636


ARMED FORCES AND VETERAN APPRECIATION DAY Sat. Feb. 16 NOON DePaul vs. Rutgers Allstate Arena To arrange for FREE game tickets visit the DePaul Athletics Ticket Office (2323 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL) Mon. - Fri. during box office hours or present this flyer in person at the

Reconnect in the Legends Lounge! Each DePaul program will have a designated day to meet teamAllstate Arena box office on game day or call 773-325-SLAM. mates and their alumni for a day of fun at a men’s basketball game.Tickets will be provided for an alum and guest to see friends, to meet other alumni and to say hello to our current coaches. Snacks and Beverages will be provided.The Legend’s Lounge is located in the Southwest corner of Allstate Arena and is available for all games for D-Club members who have made a gift to DePaul Athletics. All eligible attendees can enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments. To RSVP Call Marge Mazik at 773 325 7240

PROMO CODE: “MIL”

March 9- Men’s & Women Soccer, Click Here to Register


The Blue Demon Weekly Issue 18