Friars set to open play at the inaugural Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament Hosted By Brown University.
Friars head to Wilmington, N.C. to participate in the UNCW Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 26-27.
Friars will face Hartford on Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in West Hartford, Conn.
Friars and Bearcats will tip-off at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Providence, R.I.
Friars and Bison will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Noon in Providence, R.I.
2015-16: Played all 29 games and made 25 appearances in the starting line-up... Averaged 5.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game... Recorded six double-digit scoring games, including a season-high 13 points in the Friars’ game vs. Marquette (Feb. 21)... Also reached double figures in the scoring column vs. Hartford with 12 points (11/25), Monmouth with 11 points (11/28), St. Johns with 10 points (12/31), Villanova with 10 points (1/31) and Butler with 11 points (2/7)... Narrowly missed a double-double vs. Rhode Island on Dec. 20 with nine points and a season-high nine rebounds... Seven of her nine rebounds came off of the defensive glass, which also marked a career-high... Dished a season-best three assists in seven games this season, including each of the last two vs. St. John’s (Feb. 26) and Seton Hall (Feb. 28)... In the Friars’ victory over Creighton on Feb. 14, she recorded eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal... Shot 3-3 from the floor, including 1-1 from three-point territory... In the regular-season finale vs. Seton Hall on Feb. 28, she logged six points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals... Notched six points, four rebounds and one assist in her final game with the Friars vs. Creighton in the BIG EAST Tournament First Round (3/5)... Played her 100th career game vs. No. 23 Seton Hall on Dec. 29, and followed with her 100th career appearance in the starting line-up the very next game vs. St. John’s on Dec. 31... During her career, played 118 games compiled 815 points, 398 rebounds and 184 assists.
2014-15: Played all 30 games and appeared in the starting line-up 29 times... Averaged 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game... Recorded double-digits in the scoring column 10 times, including seven double-digit games vs. BIG EAST opponents... Scored a season-high 19 points against Seton Hall on Jan. 11 on 4-7 shooting from the field and 10-12 shooting from the free-throw line... Her 10 made free throws marked a career high... Dished a career-high seven assists against Virginia Tech on Nov. 23... In the Friars' game vs. Duquesne on Dec. 21, she was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line... Finished the season 49-62 from the free-throw line overall (0.790)... Her 49 made free throws and 62 attempts were second-best on the team... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for first time in her career on Jan. 12.
2013-14: Played 29 games and appeared in the starting line-up each time... Averaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game... Scored a career-best 21 points vs. Seton Hall in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournment (3/8) on 6-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 from three-point territory... Her four three-point field goals vs. the Pirates marked a career-best... Finished the season ranked first among her teammates in free-throw percentage (.779, 74-95), three-point percentage (.390, 16-41) and field-goal percentage (.467, 91-195)...Reached double figures 12 times and posted one double-digit rebounding game... Recorded the second double-double of her career against UMass Lowell (11/9) with 19 points and 10 rebounds... She shot 5-11 from the field and 8-9 from the free-throw line, and also matched her career high with two blocked shots... Dished a season-best three assists against Hartford (11/20) and Dayton (12/18)... Collected a season-high two steals in games vs. Hartford (11/20) and Arizona State (11/23)... Shot better than 50-percent in 16 games, including five games at 70-percent or better... During the summer of 2014, played for the Finnish Women's National Team during the EuroBasket Women 2015 Second Qualification Round.
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... Born March 28, 1993... Has one brother, Anton, and one sister, Elena... Management major.
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