Updated Oct. 18, 2005
One of three returnees from 2004-05, and is the only senior on this year's squad...became a lot stronger since the end of last season...a good shooter who works hard..is SIU's active career leader in scoring (221 pts.), free throw shooting (.758, 25-33), assists (102) and steals (32) entering her final season.
2004-05:Made 19 starts as SIU's fourth-leading scorer (5.0 ppg)...ranked second on the team in assists (59) and third in steals (25)...was the Salukis' best free throw shooter, hitting 16-of-19 attempts for a .842 percentage...ranked second on the team with 22 three-pointers...averaged 4.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in conference play...scored 10 or more points in three-straight games (12/1-11)...included in that span was a career-high 18 points against Saint Louis (12/7/04)...pulled down a career-high seven rebounds at Stetson (12/21/04)...knocked down three 3-pointers in a game for the third time in her career vs. Drake (1/2/05)...led SIU in scoring on back-to-back occasions with 18 points vs. Saint Louis (12/7/04) and 15 points at Southern Miss (12/11/04).
2003-04:Saw action in 25 games, while making four starts...averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 rebounds...knocked down 14 treys and went 8-of-12 at the free throw line...ranked second on the team with 41 assists...scored double figures on four occasions.
2002-03:Averaged just 3.7 minutes a game over 13 contests, where she pulled down three rebounds, dished out two assists and had one steal...made her only field goal of the season against Indiana State (1/25/03)...also knocked down one free throw at Tennessee State (12/4/02).
As a Prep:Attended Snider High School, where she helped lead her team to a 23-3 record and second-place finish in 4A as a junior...a honorable mention all-state and second-team all-conference pick...averaged 16.8 points a game over her four prep years.
Personal:Full name is Amy Sue Hayden...majors in Elementary Education...born July 4, 1983...daughter of Don Hayden and Lori FitzWilliam...has two sisters, Jill and Molly.
Hayden's Career Totals at SIU
Hayden vs. MVC Opponents