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March 6, 2014

Logan's Penny named All-Big East

Logan’s Penny named All-Big East

CHICAGO — DePaul senior forward Jasmine Penny has been named to the All-Big East in women’s basketball.

Penny was a unanimous first-team selection along with junior teammate Brittany Hrynko.

Penny leads the Blue Demons in scoring at 15.7 ppg and is second in rebounding at 5.4 per contest. She led the Big East in field goal percentage (57.1 percent) the entire season.

The senior from Logansport started the Big East Conference season by scoring 20 or more points in five consecutive games. Penny finished 14 of DePaul’s 18 league games in double figures and eclipsed the 20-point more in eight of those games. The senior leads DePaul in offensive rebounds with 73 and with 24 blocks.

DePaul won the Big East regular-season title.

“It’s really exciting being the first DePaul team to win a Big East title,” Penny said after Tuesday’s win over Georgetown. “This was one of the goals we had set at the beginning of the season. It was great to play on a team that worked so hard to accomplish that goal.

“Having my family here for senior night meant a lot to me. I was really happy my mom came to see me. I can’t believe this is my last game in this arena.”

DePaul coach Doug Bruno was named Big East Coach of the Year. Bruno led the Blue Demons to a 24-6 record and his team finished with a 15-3 conference mark. DePaul concluded the regular season by winning 13 of its last 14 games and moved into the national polls in the No. 25 position earlier this week.

Bruno commented on Penny. “When Jas came here, she was kind of quiet,” Bruno said. “As her career progressed, she started showing signs of being a player. When Keisha Hampton went down with an injury, Jas had to step up and become Keisha. Jas and Rogo were a part of that `Magnificent Seven’ that stepped up and won 23 games.”

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