Dover, Del. (Jan. 29, 2015) --- Delaware State University Athletics has announced the honorees for the
2015 Delaware Diamond Extravaganza.  The annual award ceremony honors individuals who have made significant contributions to women's athletics, education and the arts.  The banquet will be held on March 22 at 1 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Student Center on the DSU campus.

The 2015 Delaware Diamond Extravaganza honorees are:

Dr. and Mrs. William DeLauder- Former President and First Lady of Delaware State University

Dr. and Dr. Hollingsworth- Philanthropists and supporters of Delaware State Athletics

Dominick Pulieri- Former Smyrna High School teacher; Founder and CEO of Grotto Pizza

Trish McGee- Championship field hockey coach; long time sports editor and school board member

Dave Kergaard-Championship coach and principal; world class personal trainer to Ms. Delaware
Annette F Cornish- Teacher, educator and published author of Golf For Girls.

"Each of these individuals has played significant roles in providing opportunities to women in athletics," said Delaware State University Director of Athletics Candy Young.  "It's important that we express our gratitude to these leaders and their inspiration to young women and others."

The Delaware Diamond Extravaganza began in 2009 as a way to recognize, celebrate and honor individuals in the state of Delaware that have helped women's athletics grow and excel in addition to creating additional scholarship and financial support to aid female athletics programs.  The DDE identifies coaches, administrators, educators, athletes and contributors who meet the following criteria:

o   Over 10 years commitment to women's athletic programs
o   Activist for Title IX and gender equity
o   Enhanced life skills knowledge through women's athletics
o   Former player actively involved with women's athletics within the Delaware community

Delaware Diamond Extravaganza tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for students.  The award ceremony will also feature a silent auction and plated dinner.  For more information, contact Dr. David Marshall at 302-462-0062 or dmarshall@desu.edu.  

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