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Lauren is an Athlete, Fitness Model and Reporter, passionate about working out and staying healthy. Having grown up competing in sports at an elite level, Lauren credits much of who she is and what she has accomplished to an active lifestyle. As a new transplant to Chicago, Lauren hopes to inspire and teach others especially young women, the importance of fitness and health – she believes health is not a luxury for all people, and those who have it must work to maintain it. Instagram/Twitter - @laurenellis_y

Size doesn't measure fight

The saying goes, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." For junior point guard, Aaliyah Lewis, this quote fits her to a T.

First time for everything

For the first time in Big East history, the championship will feature a fourth seed and a seventh seed team. Already underdogs, who will be the ultimate underdog?

Creighton plays underdog roll perfectly

It can be hard to win three games in three days. The Bluejays have fought through the fatigue and now find themselves playing for the Big East Tournament Championship.

Team cohesion does it for DePaul

11 different players scored for DePaul in their victory over Xaiver, led by Ashton Millender's 15.

Seton Hall sails to victory over DePaul

Who is the true captain of the Seton Hall Pirates?

Young & ready to showcase talent

1 team is led by the leadership of seasoned upperclassmen, while the other is led my underclassmen. Which one won out?

Down goes #5 Ohio State

Kelsey Mitchell wasn't able to quiet the feisty Northwestern Wildcats as they protected their home court and stunned the #5 team in the nation, behind the play of Maggie Lyon.

Shy January Getting a Lot of Attention

January has been nothing short of spectacular for her team this year. As an upperclassman, she has led her team with her competitive mindset on and off the court.

January leads DePaul to WNIT Semifinals

No. 22 DePaul Blue Demons, lead by the speed of Junior Jessica January, hold off the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in Preseason WNIT second round.

UIC runs past Howard

Even without senior leader Terri Bender, Ruvanna Campbell and her UIC Flames hold off the Howard University Bison on their home court in dominant fashion.