Monday, March 8, 2010

This Day in DePaul Hoops History - March 8

March 8

Men's Basketball
1995 - Tom Kleinschmidt becomes the first DePaul player ever to earn Conference Player-of-the-Year honors when he is named so by the Great Midwest Conference. The senior averaged 21.4 points per game to close the book on one of the most prolific careers in DePaul basketball history. Kleinschmidt would end his career ranked fifth in scoring.

Kleinschmidt was the only player in DePaul history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists, 100 steals and 100 three-point goals until Sammy Mejia reached those numbers in 2007. The current assistant coach was inducted into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame in January.

Women's Basketball
1986 - Sally Anderson attempted a then-record 34 attempts in the 87-42 win over Butler to close out the 1986 season. Under the guidance of Jim Izard, Anderson and her teammates compiled a 21-7 mark, including a 12-1 mark to open to the season. Following the 1985-86 season, Anderson was named to the second team of the American Women's Sports Federation's All-America Team.

In her career, Anderson ranks as the no. 7 scorer in Blue Demon history with 669 points. Upon her graduation, the Hall of Famer stood atop the career scoring chart. For Anderson's career, the two-time captain averaged 21.6 points per game. In all, the Blue Demon guard ranks in the top 10 in eight career totals, including ranking no. 2 in free throw percentage.