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Versatile athlete who is just as effective on the perimeter as she is in the paint...runs the floor well and can drain the three...is also one of the team?s best free throw shooters.
Played 20.6 minutes per game in 27 contests, including six starts...averaged a fifth-best 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds a game...shot 39 percent (65-of-166) from the field and 63 percent (20-of-32) from the free throw line...knocked down six three-pointers in 19 attempts...ranked fourth on the team in assists (31) and blocks (10)...was one of four Salukis to notch double figures in blocks on the year...scored 14 or more points off the bench in four of her first nine games of the season...posted a pair of double-doubles...one of those was a 14-point, 10-rebound effort vs. Mercer (12/20)...she also went a perfect 6-of-6 at the free throw line in that game...was the team?s leading scorer once and leading rebounder three times...made a career-high eight field goals in 10 attempts at Eastern Illinois (12/7)...dished out a career-high six assists at Evansville (1/11)...registered a career-high three steals at Northwestern (12/14).
Worked her way into the starting lineup, where she started 23 games...led the team with a .855 (59-of-69) free throw percentage...averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as the Salukis? fourth-leading scorer...topped the team in field goal percentage with a .458 (71-of-155) mark...hit a blistering 47 percent (44-of-93) of her field goals and 84 percent (38-of-45) of her free throws in league games alone...posted a second-best four double-doubles...was SIU?s second-leading scorer on four occasions...reached double figures in points 11 times...led the team in rebounding in seven games...opened the year with a streak of 10 consecutive free throws over the first four games...tied a career-high 18 points to go along with a career-high 13 rebounds against Eastern Illinois (12/8)...named to the All-Tournament Team at the Navy Classic (12/19-20) after posting back-to-back double-doubles.
Averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game...made four starts...shot 51 percent (37-of-73) from the field and 73 percent (16-of-22) from the free throw line...dished out 11 assists, gathered eight blocks and had four steals...registered a career-high three blocks against SMU at the Hoops for Cure Classic (12/1).
As a Prep
Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds a game for Altamont High School...led the team in rebounds her last two years...gathered Junior of the Year honors...named Effingham Daily News and Decatur Herald and Review All-Area...was MVP at the Charleston High School Tournament...also excelled in volleyball, where she helped her team to regional championships, while earning all-conference and all-area honors.
Full name is Jodi Leigh Heiden...majors in Elementary Education...born Aug. 4, 1982...daughter of Richard and LeAnn Heiden...has one brother, Justin, and two sisters, Jill and Jenna.
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