Liz Bondi
Graduation Year: 2007
Induction Year: 2017
Sport (s): Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis
ELIZABETH “LIZ” L. BONDI ’07 is the only student-athlete in DePauw history to compete on a national championship team and earn an individual national title when she was a member of the 2007 women’s basketball national championship squad and, two months later, won the 2007 NCAA Division III Singles championship in tennis. The 2007 Honda Division III Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year was a four-time all-America in both singles and doubles in tennis and a two-time basketball all-America selection, including first team in 2007. She finished her career with a 124-10 record in singles and a 119-15 doubles mark. In addition to winning the 2007 singles title, Bondi was the 2005 runner-up, semifinalist in 2006 and a quarterfinalist in 2003. She also was a two-time doubles runner-up (2003, 2006) and quarterfinalist (2005). Bondi was the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Fall Tournament Regional singles champion in 2006 and runner-up in 2004 as well as the regional doubles champion in 2004 and 2006. In 2004, she was part of the first Division III doubles team to win the ITA “Super Bowl” of College Tennis and earn a spot in the ITA Division I Indoor championship. Bondi was the leading scorer and rebounder on the 2007 NCAA Division III basketball championship team and named Most Outstanding Player of the Championship. She still ranks 10th in DePauw all-time scoring, second in scoring average, third in field goal percentage and fifth in blocked shots. Bondi still claims DePauw’s top two highest single-season scoring totals (519 in 2005-06 and 503 in 2006-07). A three-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year and two-time SCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, Bondi was the first student-athlete to earn both in sports other than cross country and track. She was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll two times each in tennis and basketball.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology (sports medicine) at DePauw, Bondi received a Master of Science degree in biomedical studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. She is currently serving a residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.