Dyana Pierre named to Preseason All-MVC team
The schedule is highlighted by an appearance in the Preseason WNIT
The Blue Demons lead the all-time series 9-3 over Southern Illinois.
The Salukis were last selected to play in the Preseason WNIT in 1997.
Junior All-MVC center Dyana Pierre was named Team MVP.
SIU vs. Evansville; Jan. 16, 2016
SIU vs. Loyola, Jan. 10, 2016
SIU vs. SIUE -- Dec. 4, 2015
Photos from the 2015 SIU Women's Basketball Awards Banquet from April 12, 2015
2015-16 Redshirt Senior
MVC All-Defensive Team
Earned First-Team All-MVC honors for the third-straight season, joining Nikki Gilmore as the only Salukis to do so in three-straight seasons … Recognized as part of the MVC's All-Defensive team, becoming just the second Saluki to repeat on the All-Defensive team … School's all-time leader in rebounds (1,218) and blocked shots (162) … Ends her career sixth in program history in scoring (1,425 points), second in rebounds per game (10.3), seventh in field goals made (581), third in minutes played (3,450), tied for fifth in games played (118), and sixth in free throws made (263) … Finishes her career third all-time in Valley history for career rebounds and rebounding average … One of two Salukis, and one of only six in Valley history, to amass 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds … The only Saluki to record at least 1,000 career points/1,000 career rebounds/100 career assists and 100 career blocks … Led the Missouri Valley Conference in rebounding all four seasons, becoming only third player in Valley history, and first since 2004, to lead the Valley in rebounding all four years … Averaged 12.3 points and 11.2 rebounds per game her senior season, becoming first to average a double-double in back-to-back seasons in the Valley since 2007 … 15 double-doubles during 2015-16 season were the 22nd-most in the nation, while her 52 career double-doubles rank second in MVC history … Finished eighth in the nation, and first in the conference, in offensive rebounds per game (4.0) … Pierre's 11.2 rebounds per game were the 11th most in the nation … Grabbed 15-plus rebounds in three-straight contests, tying the school-record that has been tied four times, three of which were by Pierre … Recorded 15-plus rebounds in 25 games in her career, the most in SIU history.
2013-14 (Sophomore Season)
First-team All-MVC selection, the program's first first-team selection in seven years and second since 2000 ... Earned MVC Player of the Week honors after averaging 25.0 points and 16.5 rebounds against Missouri State (2/27) and Wichita State (3/1) ... Led the team in scoring, rebounding, blocks, free throws, field-goal percentage and minutes. OVERALL MVC RANKINGS: First in rebounding (9.6), first in offensive rebounding (4.2), first in double-doubles (12), first in 10+ rebound games (14), third in blocked shots (1.5), fourth in defensive rebounding (5.4), fifth in field-goal percentage (.491), ninth in scoring (14.0), and 10th in minutes played (31.6). MVC-ONLY RANKINGS: First in rebounding (9.8), first in offensive rebounding (4.5), fourth in blocks (1.4), fifth in defensive rebounding (5.3), sixth in field-goal percentage (.500) and eighth in scoring (14.5). SIU SINGLE-SEASON HISTORY: Third in blocks (44) and sixth in rebounds (287).
2012-13 (Freshman Season)
Saw action in all 31 games, making 27 starts • led the MVC in rebounding with an average of 8.9 per game • became one of three freshman to lead the MVC in rebounding and the first since Wichita State's Angela Buckner in 2001 • her 277 rebounds ranks tied for sixth in SIU history for a single season • had 13 games with double-figures rebounding, including a season-high 19 against IPFW (Nov. 29), which ties SIU's 10th-highest single game total • ranked third on the team with an average of 7.7 points per game • scored a season-high 18 points vs. Missouri State (Jan. 27) • led SIU with nine double-doubles • also ranked second in the MVC with an average of 1.2 blocks per game • her 36 blocks ranks fourth in SIU history for a single season • blocked a season-high five shots at Loyola Chicago (Nov. 17), which is tied for the eighth-highest single-game total in SIU history • also posted 23 assists and 20 steals.
2011-12 (Redshirt Season)
Sat out season after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason.
At Lincoln Park Academy
Ranked a three-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz • named first-team all-conference sophomore, junior and senior seasons • finished with 1,298 career points • averaged 17.8 points and 12.8 rebounds per game during her senior season, helping the Greyhounds to the Florida Class 4A regional semifinal • broke a school record with a 24-rebound game • named all-area by both the Scripps Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Post newspapers following senior season.
Full name is Dyana Pierre • major is exercise science • daughter of Luc and Monique Pierre • has two brothers and four sisters • born Aug. 5, 1993.