May 12, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - The sixth-ranked Tigers swept the top Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors as senior Liz Bondi was named the Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and Scott Riggle was named the Coach of the Year for the second straight year and third time in the last four.
Bondi, the top seed in the upcoming NCAA Division III Championships, totaled 89 points and eight first-place votes and earned her third selection to the all-SCAC squad.
The SCAC Player of the Year in women's basketball this season, Bondi has posted an 18-0 singles record this year and is 19-0 in doubles play. Bondi has posted career records of 89-7 in singles and 90-10 in doubles and, is part of the top-seeded doubles team in Division III with teammate Amrita Padda.
Padda, a sophomore, received 57 points and earned all-SCAC honors for the second straight year. She's 16-7 in singles this season and 31-13 in her career and 25-3 in doubles play with a 41-14 career mark. Padda has also earned a spot in the Division III Singles Championship.
Sophomore Connie Shim earned SCAC honorable mention after posting a 22-3 singles mark this season and a 36-3 doubles mark. Her career records stand at 36-7 in singles and 60-11 in doubles. Shim and teammate, Erin Andrade, earned a spot in the Division III doubles championship.
Bondi, senior Alex Nelson, freshmen Betsey Flazer and Kristine Lewry each were named to the SCAC all-tournament team after going undefeated at the SCAC Championship. Also earning all-tournament team honors were the doubles teams of Bondi and Padda, Andrade and Shim and Nelson and Flanzer.
Riggle, in his sixth season as DePauw's head coach, has recorded a 104-47 record and is the winningest coach in program history.
DePauw has posted a 24-1 record this season including a share of its first SCAC championship. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals which begin on May 17.