Kylie Giebelhausen, Rishonda Napier and Carlie Corrigan were the big winners at this weekend's SIU women's basketball banquet at Saluki Stadium.
Giebelhausen, a 6-foot-1 junior who was the Salukis' leading scorer (13.8 points per game), second-leading rebounder (5.4 per game) and top shot blocker (28), was named the team MVP. Giebelhausen shot 39.3 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from the 3-point line (82 of 212) for the 16-15 squad. She received the leading scorer award, defensive award, preseason conditioning award and non-conference point leader award.
Napier, a senior point guard who set the school record for assists this season, was honored for her 145 assists in 31 games, 93.1 free-throw percentage and 254 points during Missouri Valley Conference play.
Corrigan, a senior guard who started 25 of 30 games, won the Saluki Swag Award for work ethic, toughness, trust and integrity. Corrigan, a 5-11 shooting guard from Plainfield, averaged 23.7 minutes a game, shot 34.5 percent from the field and 35.5 percent behind the arc (38 of 107). Corrigan averaged 6.4 points per game, fifth-most on the team, and 2.3 rebounds per game.
Senior forward Kim Nebo, the team's third-leading scorer at 10.3 points per game and the top rebounder (7.3 per game) won the Rebounding Award. Freshman guard Caitlyn Claussen won the Hustle Award, and freshman forward Nicole Martin won the Most Improved Award.
SIU returns two starters, Giebelhausen and Martin, this winter. The Salukis' 16-15 mark gave them a winning season for the third straight year, the longest streak in 20 years. They played in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the second straight season, losing at Milwaukee 81-53.