Merri Anne Patterson
18th-straight year at least two Salukis have made MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
Lynchville, Tenn., native holds a 3.9 GPA in exercise science
Hit two game-winning home runs in three-game sweep of Wichita State
SIU improves to 6-0 in MVC, won all three vs. WSU by one run in last at bat.
SIU returns key pieces, will try to replace five starters
SIU vs. Indiana State, May 7, 2015 in MVC Tournament
Photos from SIU's game vs. Evansville at Charlotte West Stadium on April 22, 2015.
SIU vs. Bradley; March 15-16, 2015
SIU at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge; Feb. 26-28, 2015; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
SIU at CSU Tournament; Feb. 6-7, 2015
2015 / Sophomore
MVC All-Defensive Team
MVC Player of the Week (3/23)
MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (3/25)
MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
Second-team All-MVC selection ... Named to inaugural MVC All-Defensive Team ... MVC Player of the Week (3/23) after hitting two game-winning home runs in a three-game sweep of Wichita State ... First-team MVC Scholar-Athlete ... MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (3/25) ... Led the team in slugging percentage (.552) ... Went a perfect 7-for-7 stealing bases ... Hit .384 with seven doubles, six home runs and 17 RBIs in the MVC regular season ... In MVC play was in the top 11 of the conference in batting average, slugging percentage, total bases, doubles per game and home runs per game....Earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.
2014 / Freshman
MVC All-Tournament Team selection
MVC All-Tournament team selection ... Got first collegiate hit against Drake (3/23) ... Entered into regular starting lineup vs. Bradley and the team went on a seven-game MVC winning streak ... Team went 11-6 down the stretch with Patterson as a regular in the starting lineup ... Threw out the potential game-tying run at the plate to end the second game win in a doubleheader vs. Bradley (4/12) ... Hit deciding two-run home run in 6-4 game-three win at Bradley (4/13) ... Hit .324 with a .457 on-base percentage and .514 slugging percentage in the 17-game stretch after being inserted into the regular starting lineup at Bradley and ranked second on the team with 13 RBIs in that span ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in a game-three win vs. Loyola (4/19) ... Recorded a hit in seven of her last nine games played ... Hit game-deciding solo home run in the sixth inning of a 2-1 game-one win over Wichita State.
At Richland High School
Hit .455 as a junior with a .485 on-base percentage and a .886 slugging percentage...Drove in 30 runs, including nine home runs, and scored 49 times for the Raiders...Named All-District after helping Richland go 32-5.
Full name is Merri Anne Patterson...Born March 14, 1995 in Nashville, Tenn...Daughter of Jamie and Lisa Patterson..Has three siblings...Majoring in physican assistant.