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DePaul's intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, BIG EAST Conference, in the following sports: women's basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball and softball, men's basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and golf.
About the Athletic Director
Jean Lenti Ponsetto was one of only a handful of women to head NCAA Division I athletic programs when she was appointed director in 2002. A four-sport athlete, Lenti Ponsetto earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from DePaul in 1978. After graduation, Lenti Ponsetto took a position as assistant women's basketball coach at the university. Since then, she has moved up the ranks with promotions to assistant athletic director, associate athletic director and senior athletic director.
In 1998, Lenti Ponsetto was named Administrator of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and National Association of Collegiate Women's Athletics. Lenti Ponsetto is the first woman to chair the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet, which oversees all the division's championship events, playing and practice rules, athlete safety and drug education, as well as the financial impact and image of all NCAA events.
DePaul's Athletics website: depaulbluedemons.com.