Richardson to be Inducted into DePaul HOF

CHICAGO – The DePaul athletics department announced today the 2015 Hall of Fame class that will be honored in an induction ceremony on Feb. 28. Four individuals and one team will be honored on a busy weekend that includes home games for both the men's and women's basketball teams.

Former DePaul men’s basketball star Quentin Richardson headlines the Class of 2015 that will be inducted into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame. Other Hall of Fame inductees include Kim Williams of women’s basketball, Eric Hickey of women’s softball, Ray Cahnman of men’s tennis and the 1999 women’s softball team.

The formal induction ceremony and banquet takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

The Class of 2015 will be honored at halftime of the 1 p.m. men's basketball game against Butler on Feb. 28 at Allstate Arena and at halftime of the March 1 women's basketball game against Marquette that tips off at 3 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

For information on ordering tickets to the Hall of Fame ceremony and banquet, please contact Katie Ramsey at cramsey1@depaul.edu or (773) 325-7504.

Ray Cahnman, Men’s Tennis

Played at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles position in the 1966-67 season and compiled an eye-opening .880 winning percentage which was the highest of any Blue Demon from 1959-67. The history-making tennis team finished with a record of 22-3, were the Chicagoland champions and was an NCAA Regional Championship qualifier. Cahnman played under the tutelage of DePaul Hall of Fame coach, the late Jim Seri.

Erin Hickey, Women’s Softball

Perhaps the quickest Blue Demon of all-time, Hickey was an All-American Third Team selection and All-Mideast Region First Team choice in 1997. She was also the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year that season. She holds the career record for batting average (.402) and is third all-time in stolen bases (95) and on-base percentage (.451). She is tied for fourth in triples with 15. Hickey is tied for first in single-season stolen bases (33) and third in batting average (.425) and triples with eight. She is also tied for the third-best mark in hits (82).

Quentin Richardson, Men’s Basketball

The 6-foot, 6-inch forward ignited a basketball renaissance in Lincoln Park while leading the Blue Demons to an NIT berth in the 1998-99 season and to the NCAA tournament the following season. He was the USBWA National Freshman of the Year and Conference USA Player of the Year after averaging nearly 19 points and 10.5 rebounds in his rookie year. In his two seasons at DePaul, Richardson averaged nearly 18 points and 10.2 rebounds. He entered the 2000 NBA Draft after his sophomore year and was selected in the first round (18th pick overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent 13 seasons in the NBA and is currently the Detroit Pistons’ Director of Player Development.

Kim Williams, Women’s Basketball

This basketball standout made quite an impact in her two-year career (1995-97) at DePaul, leading the Blue Demons to the NCAA tournament in 1996 and 1997. Williams is second all-time in scoring average at 21.4 points per game and holds the single-season record for steals (131) and field goal attempts (704). She is second in single-season scoring average (25.1) and third in scoring (727 points) and field goals (289).

1999 Women’s Softball Team

Led by All-Americans Liza Brown, Nicole Terpstra and Shavaughne Desecki, these Blue Demons went where no DePaul team had gone before---to the final four of the NCAA Women’s College World Series. Only the 1943 and 1979 men’s basketball teams had reached such a lofty perch. Guided by National Coach of the Year Eugene Lenti, this historic team set a program record with 54 wins and was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the final NFCA/USA Today Top 25 Poll. Two other standouts on this team were Academic All-Americans Yvette Healy and Karen Stewart.


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