Cartaesha Macklin
    Cartaesha  Macklin

    RS Junior

    Mayo, Fla.

    High School:





    Salukis fall 59-50 to UNI in MVC Quarterfinals

    Southern broke the MVC Tournament record for team rebounds in a single game with 57.


    No. 5 seed Salukis ready to square off against No. 4 UNI at MVC Tournament

    SIU has not advanced to the conference tournament semifinals since 1996-97.


    Salukis bookend historic regular season with four All-Conference honors

    Four All-MVC honors is tied for the second-most in a single season in SIU history.


    Salukis fall in regular season finale to Illinois State, 69-54

    With the loss, SIU is locked in as the No. 5 seed for the MVC Tournament in St. Charles, Mo., on March 12-15. Southern will play No. 4 UNI at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.


    Salukis set for Senior Day tilt against Illinois State on Saturday

    Tipoff is set for 2:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.


    SIU WBB vs. UNI, MVC Quarterfinals

    SIU WBB vs. UNI, MVC Quarterfinals


    SIU WBB vs. Illinois State (Senior Day)

    Photos from Senior Day vs. Illinois State; March 7, 2015


    SIU WBB vs. Wichita State

    Photos by Lewis Marien


    SIU WBB vs. Missouri State

    Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.


    SIU WBB vs. Bradley (Salukis Go Pink 2015)

    Photos from the SIU-Bradley women's basketball game on Salukis Go Pink Day on Feb. 1, 2015.

    At Southern Illinois

    2014-15 (Redshirt Junior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats

    2013-14 (Junior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Voted Preseason All-MVC ... Started and played in seven games, averaging 10.3 points and 2.6 rebounds ... Redshirted.

    2012-13 (Sophomore Season)
    Honorable Mention All-MVC

    Game-By-Game Stats
    Started in all 31 games for the Salukis • led SIU in minutes played with 1002 for an average of 32.3 per game • led the team and ranked second in the MVC with an average of 15.0 points per game • scored 465 points for the season, which ranks 10th in SIU history for a single season • scored a career-best 34 points against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 24), which ranks fifth in SIU history for a single game • named to the UM Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team • scored 32 points in SIU's MVC Tournament overtime win over Evansville (March 14) which is a St. Charles tournament record • made a career-best 11 field goals against Evansville (March 14) • scored in double figures in 25 games with six games of 20 or more • made 121 free throws, which ranks third in SIU history for a single season • attempted 178 free throws, which ranks fourth in SIU history for a single season • matched a career-high with 12 made free throws against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 24), which is tied for third in SIU history for a single game • attempted a career-high 15 free throws against Chicago State (Dec. 29) which is tied for fourth in SIU history for a single game • matched a career-high with three 3-pointers on two occasions • attempted a career-high seven 3-pointers at Murray State (Dec. 1) • became the first Saluki to lead the MVC in assists average with 4.2 per game • ranked second in the MVC with 130 assists for the season, which is tied for 10th in SIU history for a single season • posted a career-best 10 assists two times • became the first Saluki to ever post multiple points-assists double-doubles in a single season • also led SIU in steals (42) and was third in rebounding (128) and blocks (10) • posted a career-high seven steals against Evansville (Feb. 9) • blocked a career-high three shots at Missouri State (Feb. 21).

    2011-12 (Freshman Season)
    MVC Freshman of the Year
    Honorable Mention All-MVC
    MVC All-Freshman Team

    Game-By-Game Stats
    Came off the bench in SIU's first two games before starting the remaining 28 games • led SIU and ranked second in the MVC in scoring with an average of 16.5 points per game, which ranked sixth nationally among freshmen • broke SIU's freshman scoring record with 495 points, which ranks sixth in SIU history for a single season • combined with Teri Oliver to score 976 points, which is the second-highest scoring tandem in SIU history • scored a season-best 27 points against IUPUI (Dec. 8) • scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games with a team-leading 10 games of 20 points or more • led the team and ranked fifth in the MVC with an average of 3.6 assists per game • dished out a season-best nine assists against Missouri State (Feb. 19) • ranked second on the team with an average of 5.9 rebounds per game • led the team with 78 offensive rebounds • posted three double-doubles in scoring and rebounding • broke SIU's record for free throws made and attempted in a season after going 168-for-217 from the charity stripe • her .774 free throw percentage ranked ninth in the MVC and was the team's best among players with more than 10 attempts • ranked second on the team with 40 steals.

    At Lafayette High School
    Named a PARADE All-American and a two-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz • averaged 29.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game during senior season, leading the Hornets to the Florida Class 2A state championship semifinals • broke her school's single-season scoring record with 849 points in 2010-11, bringing her career scoring total to 2,556 points • named First-Team All-State all four years of high school, having led the Hornets to the state tournament three out of four years • named Florida Dairy Farmers' Class 2A Player of the Year • named Gainesville Sun Girls Basketball Player of the Year • scored 44 points and pulled down 25 rebounds against Santa Fe High School • had two triple doubles during senior season -- 31 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists against Suwannee High School and 38 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds against Maclay High School • was also a standout on the Lafayette softball and volleyball teams.

    Full name is Cartaesha Leighann Macklin • major is speech communication • daughter of Tony Macklin and Carla Nessmith • has seven siblings • born Nov. 18, 1992.

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