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.
Southern broke the MVC Tournament record for team rebounds in a single game with 57.
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 Junior Season)
MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team
MVC Player of the Week (Feb. 22, Dec. 21)
MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Dec. 21)
First-Team All-MVC Selection for the second-straight season … Played and started all 33 games, leading the Salukis in scoring with a 15.5 points per game average, the sixth-highest average in the MVC … Scored 30 points in win over Wichita State, one of just four in the MVC to eclipse the 30-point mark this season … Scored 33 points in WBI First round game against Western Illinois, tied for the sixth-most in a single game in program history … Tied a school-record with a career-high seven three-pointers in the loss to WIU … Made 85 3-pointers on the season, the second-most in a single-season in program history … Became the first player in program history to hit six three-pointers in back-to-back games … 510 points during the 2015-16 season are the fifth-most in school-history … Currently 8th on SIU's all-time scoring list with 1,323 points … One of only two Salukis to surpass the 200 three-pointers in a career plateau … Needs 30 three-pointers to become SIU's all-time leader … One of 10 Salukis to have recorded at least 1,000 points, 200 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals … One of only three Salukis to have made 6-plus three-pointers in five or more games in a career … Ended the season 10th on SIU's all-time assists list with 291.
2013-14 (Sophomore Season)
Played in five games, starting four ... Averaged 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists ... Redshirted.
2012-13 (Freshman Season)
MVC All-Freshman Team
Saw action in 30 games, making 26 starts • ranked second on the team in minutes (958) for an average of 31.9 per game • ranked second on the team with an average of 11.3 points per game • scored 339 points for the season, which ranks seventh in SIU history among freshmen • scored a season-high 23 points against Wichita State (Jan. 25) • named MVC Freshman of the Week Jan. 28 • scored in double figures in 18 games with four games of 20 points or more • led SIU with 57 3-pointers made, which ranks ninth in SIU history for a single season • attempted 166 3-pointers, which ranks ninth in SIU history for a single season • made six 3-pointers against Wichita State, which is tied for fifth in SIU history for a single game • led SIU with a .800 free throw percentage • ranked second on the team with 75 assists and 37 steals.
At Bellarmine-Jefferson High School
Averaged 20.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game as a senior • earned First-Team All-State honors three times during high school career • named a McDonald's All-American nominee following senior season • helped Bell-Jeff to a California Division V State Championship during freshman season.
Full name is Rishonda Janell Napier • major is management • daughter of Richard and Clara Napier • has six siblings • born Feb. 1, 1994.