Mac Koshwal Added to Rochester Razorsharks of IBA-PBL The Rochester RazorSharks of the IBA-PBL are happy to announce the return of the team’s all-time assist leader;Jerice Crouch, and the addition of Nayal “Mac”Koshwal to their roster. Crouch makes his return to the ‘Sharks for his 6th season. A native of Syracuse, Crouch has a career average of 13.7 ppg and 4.1 apg in 116 games played for Rochester. Crouch is coming off a season in the NBL (Canada) where he averaged 18.1 ppg and 5.1 apg in 42 games while earning 2ndTeam All-League and was named to the All-Star team. “I’m just happy to be back to try and help this organization win a Championship,” said Crouch. “ I’m looking forward to playing with the guys and playing for Cliff.” Nayal “Mac” Koshwal, a 6’8” forward, born in the Sudan, grew up in Chicago where he attended Julian High School all before playing his college basketball at DePaul University. Koshwal was named to the Big East All-Freshman Team in 2008. Koshwal averaged 16 ppg and 10 rpg in his Junior year at DePaul before leaving school early to declare for the NBA Draft. Going undrafted, Koshwal has played in professionally in Spain, the NBA D-League, and has spent two summers playing in the NBA Summer League (Detroit Pistons & New Orleans Hornets). “I’m very excited to have Jerice join the team,” said coach Levingston. “He is a RazorSharks fan favorite and he knows how to win. “I think Mac Koshwal is the final piece of what we need to position ourselves to play for a Championship, said coach Levingston. The RazorSharks are currently the IBA-PBL Eastern Division leaders with a 7-1 record and will host the New Jersey G-Force this Sunday, May 5 at 2:05p.m at the Blue Cross Arena.
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Adix brings UW ‘bulldog’ mentality Third year Wisconsin pitching coach has staff thriving in program’s historic season Dan Corcoran Badger Herald, May 1 Competitive, tough, a bulldog, fun, caring and laid-back are the words Wisconsin softball head coach Yvette Healy and pitchers Cassandra Darrah and Meghan McIntosh used to describe Tracie Adix. They may seem paradoxical, but the two separate phrases are apt descriptions of the Badgers’ third-year pitching coach.
“I kind of just jumped into it,” Adix said of her decision to go into coaching, admitting it was probably not the best route. “I’ve never been one for sitting at a desk and sitting in a cubicle. I like to be outside, I like to move and not sit in one place for very long. I think just my competitive spirit is what made me want to get into coaching. It was either that or firefighting, and my parents weren’t too fond of the firefighting, so they were like, ‘You should go into coaching.’”
Like Adix, plenty of players transition from participatory role in a sport to a coaching position in that same sport. However, unlike most players, Adix is now coaching with the same coach she was Besides being the closest in age of any coach to the Badgers’ once recruited by and subsequently played for in college. players, Adix also totes success within the field of her job as a player. At DePaul during her senior season, Adix went 22-4 with At a recent practice, Adix recounted her better-late-than-never the fifth best ERA in the country at 0.89, and more notably led approach, which landed her the job at Wisconsin almost three her team to the Women’s College World Series. years ago. One of Adix’s fondest memories was during that 2007 playoff run “I was looking for a job the summer of 2010. I had applied for a when thanks to her arm; her Blue Demon squad upset Oklalot of jobs and didn’t really get a whole lot back,” Adix said. “And homa — the No. 4 team in the country at the time — two games I saw that [Healy] got the job here and I actually thought that her in a row to advance. Adix and DePaul eventually fell in the World pitching coach was going to come with her, so I just emailed her Series quarterfinals, but Adix had certainly proved herself as one and said, ‘Congratulations, good luck, and if you need a pitching of the nation’s top pitchers. coach, I’d love the opportunity.’ “First of all, from an age standpoint it’s nice that she relates,” “In the time that she called me, I had already been offered a job Healy said. “She’s younger and she’s cooler than we are, so she [and] was setting up another interview with another program. I knows all the inside track stuff. had a comfort level with her, having played for her and having played in the same program, so we talked and she offered me For full story: http://badgerherald.com/sports/2013/05/01/ the job and I was like, ‘Heck yes.’ To be part of the Big Ten would adix_brings_uw_bulld.php#.UYPKrYI5hGm be awesome, especially since where I did grad school was a little smaller school than what I was used to.” Adix’s start in the world of coaching began a few years prior to taking the job at Wisconsin and like her start with the Badgers, her decision to begin coaching was also made in a last-minute fashion. After graduating from DePaul University in 2007, Adix spent time playing softball in Europe. When one of her teammates left to take an assistant coaching job and with only three weeks left in the summer, Adix decided that she wanted to coach as well and get her graduate degree. So after applying to a graduate assistant position at South Dakota State University, and with barely any knowledge of the school, Adix accepted the position with the Jackrabbits.
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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 Jules Lloyd at Jlloyd1@depaul.edu or on FACEBOOK at The Daily Demon. To become a member of Champions Club make a gift Click Here or Call Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240 Today In Blue Demon History: On May 3, 2009, Alanna Kovacs and Joe Strawder both tallied points for DePau during the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Kovacs had top-eight finishes in both the discus and javelin throws, while Strawder picked up seventh-place honors in the long jump. Upcoming Events: MAY IS SCHOLARSHIP MONTH! After a rousing success in last year’s Blue Demon Scholarship Challenge, DePaul Athletic Development has designated May as scholarship month for 2013. As part of the Blue Demon Scholarship Challenge, the DePaul’s athletic programs will compete for a chance for departmental awards for their scholarship accounts. Last year, because of great support from alumni, family and friends, the Inaugural Scholarship Challenge garnered a total of 151 scholarship gifts, totaling more than $38,000. There will be three ways to win: 1) Award for most gifts to a sport’s scholarship fund(s) (gifts of $100 or more), 2) Largest amount of total gifts to a sport’s scholarship fund(s), and 3) Largest percentage of alumni who make a gift to a scholarship fund(s) (gifts of $100 or more). The program that wins each award will receive $1500 for their scholarship funds from the revenue generated by DePaul’s on-line auctions throughout 2012-13. (The Scholarship Challenge only counts Scholarship gifts that are made between May 1 and May 31.) To make a gift or for more information about the Scholarship Challenge, call Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240. To make a gift online click here: https://alumni.depaul.edu/give/GivingForm.aspx?type=ATHL&appeal_ code=AOG13 Sports Reports: Track & Field: The moment has arrived for DePaul’s track and field team to put together its best performance of the season. The Blue Demons will be competing in 26 events Friday through Sunday at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track Field Championships in Piscataway, N.J.
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
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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 March 15, DePaul Athletics had raised nearly 10.2 million dollars
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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.
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May 14 Alumni Book Club: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald Time: 6 p.m. Link http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_ id=1693 May 15 Annual Young Alumni Etiquette Dinner Time: 6 p.m. Link http://alumni.depaul.edu/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_ id=1713