Cartaesha Macklin
    Cartaesha  Macklin

    RS Senior

    Mayo, Fla.

    High School:





    Salukis to play at DePaul in first round of Preseason WNIT

    The Blue Demons lead the all-time series 9-3 over Southern Illinois.


    Southern Illinois picked to play in 2015 Preseason WNIT

    The Salukis were last selected to play in the Preseason WNIT in 1997.


    Saluki Women's Basketball reflects on historic 2014-15 season at postseason awards banquet

    Junior All-MVC center Dyana Pierre was named Team MVP.


    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.


    SIU vs. Indiana State

    SIU vs. Indiana State; Jan. 29, 2016


    SIU vs. Evansville

    SIU vs. Evansville; Jan. 16, 2016


    SIU vs. Loyola

    SIU vs. Loyola, Jan. 10, 2016


    Photo Gallery vs. Morehead State



    SIU vs. SIUE

    SIU vs. SIUE -- Dec. 4, 2015

    Career Stats

    2015-16 (Redshirt Senior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    First-Team All-MVC
    Team MVP
    Earned First-Team All-MVC honors during her senior campaign in which she led the MVC in free throw percentage (.898) in addition to ranking fifth in assists with an average of 3.5 per game … Ends her career ranked first in program history in points (1,779), free throws made (465), games played (131) and minutes played (4,088) … Also ends her career in the top-10 in five other statistical categories, including second in both career assists (486) and free throw attempts (603), fourth in field goals made (608), sixth in free throw percentage (.771) and eighth in steals (164) … Her 627 career rebounds are the 13th-most in Saluki history … Ranks 17th in Missouri Valley Conference history in scoring, 14th in assists, and is one of only 10 in Valley history to attempt 600 or more free throws in a career … First Saluki to ever play 4,000 or more career minutes … The ninth Saluki to tally 1,000 career points, 200 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals … The 16th Saluki to score over 1,000 career points and grab 500 or more rebounds … First Saluki to ever amass 1,500 career points, 400 assists and 500 rebounds in a career … Made 24 straight free throws, the longest streak for a Saluki since 2003 … Finished second in the nation in free throw percentage, making 90.5% of her attempts.

    2014-15 (Redshirt Junior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played and started in all 30 games (29.6 minutes/game) for SIU following a redshirt season...Scored 293 points (9.8/game) and hauled in 132 rebounds (4.4/game)...Led SIU in assists with 108 (3.6/game)...Second on SIU's roster with 31 steals (1.0/game)...Shot .402 from the field (113-of-281) and .284 from three (19-of-67)...Shot .800 from the charity stripe (48-of-60)...Third on the team in total rebounds (132) and second in offensive boards (65, 2.2/game)...Hauled in a career-high nine offensive rebounds at Drake on Jan. 11...Tied her career high with 10 field goals at Drake on Jan. 11...Scored a season-high 25 points at Bradley on Feb. 27...Had five or more assists in 11 of 30 games...Scored in double figures in 13 games, scoring 20 or more twice along the way...Ranked 27th in the MVC in scoring at 9.8 points per game...Ranked second in the MVC in assists at 3.6 per game...Also ranked second in assist/turnover ratio at 1.6...Ranked tied for ninth in offensive rebounds (2.2/game)...Ranked 24th in MVC play scoring (10.2 PPG)...Ranked second in assists in MVC play at 4.1/game...Ranked second in MVC play in assist/turnover ratio at 1.9...Finished her junior season with 1,324 career points (13.5/game), putting her in sixth all-time at SIU...Team awards included the Assist Award, Hustle Award, and Saluki Swag Award -- given for work ethic, toughness, trust and integrity.

    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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