2014-15 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 31 games for the Cardinals last season with five starts . . . Had a career-best 14-point performance in a win at Akron (1/21/15) . . . Chipped in 12 points in a win over Charlotte (12/15/14) while also going a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe . . . Knocked down 16 three-point baskets last year . . . Tallied seven points in the semifinal round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament . . . Went 2-of-3 from the three-point line at Saint Louis (12/30/14) . . . Averaged 3.4 points per game and 1.8 rebounds . . . Helped the Cardinals to their first Mid-American Conference West Division title since 2009 and Ball State’s third straight postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
2013-14 (Freshman): Played in 34 games this season . . . Scored a career-best 12 points at Western Michigan (3/1), while going a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from behind the arc . . . Pulled down a career -high seven rebounds twice at Detroit (11/23) and at home versus Central Michigan (2/6) . . . Shot .447 (16-36) from the three point line . . . Averaged 12.0 minutes per contest.
High School: Earned four letters at Jasper High School under coach Ryan Erny . . . Sectional Champions all four years . . . Earned All-Conference honors all four years. . . Averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks her senior year . . . Jasper’s all-time leader in blocks. . .Became a member of the 1,000 point club as a senior . . . Also won four letters in volleyball at Jasper and earned All-State and All-Conference honors all four years . . . Was a member of the Indiana Elite Swish from 2008-2012 and won five National Championships . . . Named to three All-tourney teams with Elite.
Personal: Born on July 11, 1994 in Jasper, Indiana . . . Daughter of Dwain and Lisa Merder . . . Two sisters, Carly and Riley . . . Majoring in speech pathology and minoring in psychology.