DiJulia gave the commencement address Saturday on Hawk Hill after receiving an honorary doctorate. The retiring athletic director leaves a unique legacy.
Some early advice from St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli became handy as Jameer Nelson was completing coursework for his degree.
Fourteen years after his historic season, the St. Joe's legend is returning to receive a degree in sociology.
Owls coach Brian Perkins had lost his mother just 10 days earlier, so the rowers on his varsity eight boat competed with the Mass card honoring Catherine Perkins taped inside.
Drexel, which qualified 10 boats for Saturday's finals, did not qualify in the men's varsity eight grand final even though it posted the field's fifth-fastest time
The Hall of Fame coach said it time to finally let his wife decide what to do next..
The Hawks varsity eight is undefeated this spring heading into the big race on the Schuylkill.
On May 19, Nelson will be among 2,200 graduating students, receiving a bachelor of science in sociology.
Villanova's Jalen Brunson and Temple's Tanaya Atkinson are Big Five players of the year.
Daly decided to transfer after two seasons as Delaware's top scorer.
"Her connection with the student-athlete experience and basketball jumped to me," Martelli said of his new boss. Bodensteiner will succeed DiJulia on June 1.
Bodensteiner was senior associate athletic director at Notre Dame. She will replace Don DiJulia at St. Joe's
This year's group features five former players and includes Saint Joseph's athletic director Don DiJulia as his long tenure on Hawk Hill ends.