DPU hosting Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- The DePauw women's basketball team returns to the Neal Fieldhouse on Dec. 29-30 when it hosts the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament.

The 4 p.m. opening game on Tuesday, December 29, pits a pair of 6-3 teams against each other as Maryville (Tenn.) takes on St. Mary's (Ind.).

DePauw takes its 6-3 record into Tuesday's 6 p.m. game when it tangles with 6-2 Northland (Wis.) College. Tuesday's losing teams square off on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the winners slated to battle for the title at 4 p.m.

The Tigers are coming off a 69-42 win at Baldwin-Wallace last night and have now won four of their last five games.

The tournament is in honor of Amy Hasbrook, a 2000 DePauw graduate, who played four years for the Tigers and majored in health and physical performance. Amy died in a house fire on Feb. 4, 2002.

A two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll selection, Amy also earned all-SCAC second team honors as a senior and honorable mention during her junior year. She still is the Tigers' all-time leading field goal shooter at 65.2 percent and ranks fourth with 682 rebounds. Amy also ranks fifth in SCAC career history in rebound average.

More important than the honors and statistics, she was a relentless worker and set an incredible example on and off the court. DePauw coach Kris Huffman refers to her as the fiercest competitor she's ever seen.

The proceeds from the tournament benefit the People's Burn Foundation of Indianapolis in Amy's memory.