Azia Washington
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    Azia  Washington

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lee's Summit, Mo.

    High School:
    Blue Springs

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    12/22/1993


    06/16/2015

    Salukis to play at DePaul in first round of Preseason WNIT

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

    06/09/2015

    Southern Illinois picked to play in 2015 Preseason WNIT

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

    04/12/2015

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

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

    03/13/2015

    Salukis fall 59-50 to UNI in MVC Quarterfinals

    Southern broke the MVC Tournament record for team rebounds in a single game with 57.

    03/12/2015

    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.

    04/12/2015

    2015 SIU WBB Awards Banquet

    Photos from the 2015 SIU Women's Basketball Awards Banquet from April 12, 2015

    03/13/2015

    SIU WBB vs. UNI, MVC Quarterfinals

    SIU WBB vs. UNI, MVC Quarterfinals

    03/07/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Illinois State (Senior Day)

    Photos from Senior Day vs. Illinois State; March 7, 2015

    02/22/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Wichita State

    Photos by Lewis Marien

    02/20/2015

    SIU WBB vs. Missouri State

    Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.

    2014-15 (Junior Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    One of two Salukis to play and start in all 30 games...Averaged 29.0 minutes per game...Scored a career-high 310 points, with the third-best average on the team at 10.3 points per game...Also pulled in a career-high 216 rebounds (7.2/game)...Shot .428 from the field (122-of-285) and .406 from three (26-of-64)...Only had two three-point field goals entering the season; finished third on the team with 26...Ranked 25th in the Valley at 10.3 PPG, seventh in rebounding (7.2/game), 12th in field goal percentage (.428), tied for ninth in offensive rebounds (2.2/game)...Scored in double-digits in 17 of 30 games...Made multiple three-pointers in seven games, including two games with three or more...Recorded six double-doubles, pushing her career total to eight...Currently at 780 points and 583 rebounds in her Saluki career...One of two active Salukis in the 700-500 club, and one of only 17 ever in SIU history...Co-winner of the team Most Improved Award.

    2013-14 (Sophomore Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in all 30 games, starting 28 ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (9.6) and rebounding (6.8) ... Posted career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds in double-overtime win vs. Bradley ... Scored 289 points (9.6 per game) and grabbed 205 rebounds (6.8 per game) ... Also posted nine assists, blocked 16 shots and grabbed 29 steals. OVERALL MVC RANKINGS: Seventh in defensive rebounding (5.0), ninth in rebounding (6.8) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.457). MVC-ONLY RANKINGS: 10th in rebounding (6.5 per game).

    2012-13 (Freshman Season)
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Saw action in 31 games, making 16 starts • averaged 5.8 points per game and ranked second on the team with an average of 5.2 rebounds per game • had her best game of the season with season-highs of 17 points and 17 rebounds against Chicago State (Dec. 29) • named MVC Newcomer of the Week Dec. 31 following the Chicago State game • led the team with a .409 field goal percentage • scored in double figures in six games • also had a 14-rebound game against Drake (Jan. 5) • also had 28 steals and 20 assists.

    At Blue Springs High School
    Named All-State following junior season after leading Blue Springs to a 29-3 record and a state runner-up finish • ranked 71st overall and 12th among power forwards by the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report • ranked a three-star recruit as the 58th-best prospect at her position by ESPN Hoopgurlz.

    Personal
    Full name is Azia E. Washington • Majoring in journalism-advertising and minoring in marketing • daughter of Paul and Monty Washington • born Dec. 22, 1993 • has one sister, Ariana, and one brother, Aaron.

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