Friars take on the Sun Devils on Saturday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. ET in Tempe, Ariz.
2012-13: One of only two players on the roster to start each of the Friars' 30 games... Averaged 5.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game... Recorded five points, three rebounds and one assist during the first round of the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship vs. Georgetown on March 8... Recorded eight points, five rebounds and one assist against Villanova on March 2... Led the Friars in rebounding against Seton Hall on February 20, with six boards... Against USF on February 10, she finished second on the team with eight rebounds and added 10 points, three assists and one steal... Dished a career-high four assists against No. 2/3 Notre Dame on January 26... Also added four points, two rebounds and one steal... Posted her first double-double of the season against Iona (11/28) with 10 points and a career-best 10 boards... Also added two assists, two blocks and two steals against the Gaels... Tallied a career-high 14 points and added six rebounds against Akron on November 24... Her 14 points marked the first double-digit scoring game of her career ... Recorded five double-digit scoring games overall... In her BIG EAST Conference debut against Georgetown on January 5 she tallied 11 points on 4-5 shooting from the field, including 2-2 from three-point territory... Followed with seven points, four rebounds and three steals against No. 15/13 Louisville on January 12... Recorded seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in her collegiate debut vs. Drexel on November 9... Scored five of her seven points in the final 3:37 of the game... Led the team in rebounding during three games on the year... Finished the season second on the team in minutes played with 1,027...Set a program record for minutes played by a freshman... Mandy Saunders '98 set the previous record for minutes played as a freshman with 997.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: First foreign-born player to compete for the Friar women's basketball team since Aga Lorenc `08 (Lubycza, Poland)... Member of the Finnish National Team (2011-12)... Saw action in 17 games with the National Team averaging 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game... Played for the U-18 National Team (2008-09), averaging 15.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest... Competed in 102 International games in her career... Member of Tapiolan Honka (2000-12)... Earned All-Star recognition at the 2011 European B Division Championships... Member of Espoo Women's League Team (2008-12)... Played in 24 games with Espoo, averaging 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game... Helped guide her team to the Division A European Championships (2009)... Third-Team All-Star (2009).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Satu and Antti Iiskola... Has a younger brother, Anton, and a younger sister, Elena... Management major.