Merri Anne Patterson
Ten players earn All-America Scholar Athlete honors from NFCA
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
SIU searching for first tournament title since 1991
SIU secures first-round bye in MVC tournament
SIU to host Senior Day on Saturday at conclusion of second game
SIU at Missouri State, 3/29-30/14
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.