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.
Southern broke the MVC Tournament record for team rebounds in a single game with 57.
SIU has not advanced to the conference tournament semifinals since 1996-97.
Photos from the 2015 SIU Women's Basketball Awards Banquet from April 12, 2015
Photos from the MVC WBB Awards Program, 3.12.15
SIU WBB vs. UNI, MVC Quarterfinals
Photos by Lewis Marien
Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.
At Southern Illinois
2014-15 (Junior Season)
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.