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Table of Contents THIS IS MINNESOTA BASKETBALL Quick Facts .............................................................................................................................................2 Team Roster.........................................................................................................................................3-4 Season Outlook ....................................................................................................................................5-7 Minnesota Women’s Basketball Tradition.............................................................................................8-9 The Borton Era .................................................................................................................................10-11 All-Americans ..................................................................................................................................12-13 Gophers in the Pros...............................................................................................................................14 Team U.S.A. ...........................................................................................................................................15 Williams Arena.................................................................................................................................16-17 Women’s Basketball Locker Room....................................................................................................18-19 The Gophers Visit Italy.....................................................................................................................20-21 Media Exposure................................................................................................................................22-23 Endowed Scholarships for Basketball ...................................................................................................24 Gophers in the Community....................................................................................................................25 Academic Achievements ..................................................................................................................26-27 The University of Minnesota.............................................................................................................28-31 The Twin Cities ................................................................................................................................32-35 Athletic Excellence...........................................................................................................................36-37 Life Skills and Academics................................................................................................................38-41 Athletics Facilities.................................................................................................................................42

COACHES & STAFF Head Coach Pam Borton..................................................................................................................43-47 Associate Head Coach Barb Smith........................................................................................................48 Assistant Coach Leigh Gregory..............................................................................................................49 Assistant Coach Ted Riverso .................................................................................................................50 Administrative and Support Staff....................................................................................................51-54 Athletics Director Joel Maturi ................................................................................................................55 University President Robert Bruininks...................................................................................................56

PLAYERS Brittany McCoy.................................................................................................................................62-63 Zoe Harper .......................................................................................................................................64-65 Ashley Ellis-Milan ............................................................................................................................66-67 Kristen Dockery ................................................................................................................................68-69 Kiara Buford..........................................................................................................................................74 Tanisha Smith..................................................................................................................................70-71 Katie Ohm........................................................................................................................................72-73 Brianna Mastey .....................................................................................................................................75 Nicole Mastey ........................................................................................................................................76 Jackie Voigt ...........................................................................................................................................77 China Antoine..........................................................................................................................................X Leah Cotton.............................................................................................................................................X Amber Dvorak..........................................................................................................................................X Katie Loberg ............................................................................................................................................X Team Managers.....................................................................................................................................78

2009-10 OPPONENTS Non-Conference Opponents .............................................................................................................80-85 Television Agreements...........................................................................................................................85 Big Ten Tournament Information ...........................................................................................................86 Big Ten Composite Schedule .................................................................................................................87 Big Ten Opponents...........................................................................................................................88-92

2008-09 IN REVIEW 2008-09 Season in Review ..............................................................................................................94-97 2008-09 Statistics ...............................................................................................................................98 2008-09 Results, Final Polls.................................................................................................................99 2008-09 Game-by-Game Box Scores and Recaps .......................................................................100-108

RECORDS/HISTORY Single-Game Records .........................................................................................................................110 Williams Arena and Attendance Records ...........................................................................................111 1,000-Point Scorers .....................................................................................................................112-113 Career/Season Records ...............................................................................................................114-115 Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders .................................................................................................116-117 Awards and Honors .....................................................................................................................118-119 Letterwinners ......................................................................................................................................120 High School Representation.........................................................................................................121-122 Jersey Number History .........................................................................................................................122 Coaching History .................................................................................................................................123 National Poll History............................................................................................................................123 Year-by-Year Team Statistics.......................................................................................................124-125 Minnesota Women’s Basketball Historical Timeline .....................................................................126-127 Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament.............................................................................................128-139 NCAA Tournament and Miscellaneous Records....................................................................................140 Year-by-Year Results ..................................................................................................................141-147 Big Ten Conference Series Records..............................................................................................148-149 All-Time Opponent Records .........................................................................................................150-151 Athletic Communications and Media Information ...............................................................................152

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Quick Facts UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location: Minneapolis, Minn. Enrollment: 50,683 Founded: 1851 Colors: Maroon & Gold Conference: Big Ten Mascot: Goldy Gopher University President: Robert H. Bruininks Faculty Athletics Representative: Linda Brady, Perry Leo Director of Athletics: Joel Maturi Senior Woman Administrator: Regina Sullivan

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Pam Borton (Defiance, 1987) Career Record: 221-119 (11) Record at Minnesota: 152-73 (7) Associate Head Coach: Barb Smith (Ohio State, 1986) Assistant Coaches: Leigh Gregory (California, 2005), Ted Riverso (West Chester, 1976) Director of Operations: Abby Kalland Assistant to the Head Coach: Michael Fische Athletic Trainer: Moira Novak Basketball Office Director: Patsy Kahmann Basketball Administrative Assistant: Taylor VandeAarde Basketball Office Phone: (612) 624-3563

TEAM INFORMATION Arena/Year Opened: Williams Arena (14,625)/1928 Arena Press Row Phone: (612) 626-1308 Williams Arena Manager: Mike Dale Starters Returning/Lost: 4 / 1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10 / 2 2008-09 Overall Record: 20-12 2008-09 Big Ten Record: 11-7 (t-5th) 2008-09 Postseason: NCAA Second Round

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Associate Director of Athletic Communications/Women’s Basketball Contact: Becky Bohm Office Phone: (612) 624-1023 Cell Phone: (612) 247-5463 Home Phone: (651) 702-4277 Fax: (612) 625-0359 E-Mail: bohmx002@umn.edu Web site: www.gophersports.com The 2009-10 Minnesota Women’s Basketball Media Guide is published by University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Communications Office. Additional copies may be purchased for $15 (taxes, shipping & handling included) by ordering online at gophersports.com or sending a check made payable to the University of Minnesota and mailing to: University of Minnesota Athletic Communications 516 15th Ave. SE, Suite 244 Minneapolis, MN 55455 For more information, please contact the Athletic Communications Office at: Phone: (612) 625-4090 Fax: (612) 625-0359 Email: gophers@umn.edu

CREDITS

The 2009-10 Minnesota Women’s Basketball Media Guide was written and compiled by Becky Bohm and Sara Berhow. Layout and design by Sara Berhow. Covers designed by Jeff Keiser. Printing by University Printing Services. Photography credits: Eric Miller, Jerry Lee, Brad Person, Becky Bohm, Sylvia Hesse, Jim Rosvold, Alicia Jerome, Walt Middleton, Anissa Lightner, Patrick O’Leary, David Sherman, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, and the Big Ten Network. Special thanks to Bob Swoverland and the staff at University of Minnesota Printing Services Copyright 2009 University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics. The information contained in this publication was compiled by the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Communications Office and is provided as a courtesy to our fans and the media and may be used for personal or editorial purposes only. Any commercial use of this information is prohibited without the consent of University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics. The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


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The 2009-10 Minnesota Golden Gophers Row 1 (L-R): China Antoine, Kristen Dockery, Zoe Harper, Ashley Ellis-Milan, Katie Ohm, Brittany McCoy, Tanisha Smith, Nicole Mastey, Leah Cotton. Row 2: Abby Kalland (Director of Operations), Barb Smith (Associate Head Coach), Pam Borton (Head Coach), Brianna Mastey, Katie Loberg, Amber Dvorak, Jackie Voigt, Kiara Buford, Leigh Gregory (Assistant Coach), Ted Riverso (Assistant Coach), Michael Fischer (Assistant to the Head Coach). Row 3: Alex Antonen (Student Manager), Emily Oberlander (Student Manager), Stephanie Sarazine (Student Manager), Jessica Lemanski (Student Manager). Not pictured: Bryan Pacl (Student Manager).

Team

ROSTER No. 2 11 12 20 21 22 25 30 32 35 41 43 45 55

Name China Antoine Leah Cotton Brittany McCoy * Zoe Harper Ashley Ellis-Milan * Kristen Dockery Katie Loberg Kiara Buford Tanisha Smith Katie Ohm * Brianna Mastey Nicole Mastey Jackie Voigt Amber Dvorak

Pos. G G G C F/C F F G F G G F F C

Ht. 5-3 5-8 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-7

Yr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr./Gr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr./Gr. So. So. So. Fr.

Exp. TR HS 3V 3V 3V 1V HS 1V 1V 3V 1V 1V 1V HS

Hometown (High School / College) Madison, Ala. (Jones / Shelton State CC) Kansas City, Kan. (Olathe Christian) Lincolnwood, Ill. (Loyola Academy) Perth, Western Australia (Willeton) St. Paul, Minn. (St. Paul/Central) South Bend, Ind. (St. Joseph) Princeton, Minn. (Princeton) St. Paul, Minn. (St. Paul Central) Whitby, Ontario (Leo Austin Secondary) Elgin, Minn. (Elgin-Millville) Becker, Minn. (Becker) Becker, Minn. (Becker) Cottage Grove, Minn. (Park) Hinckley, Minn. (Hinckley-Finlayson)

Head Coach: Pam Borton (Eighth Season) Associate Head Coach: Barb Smith Assistant Coaches: Leigh Gregory, Ted Riverso Director of Operations: Abby Kalland Assistant to the Head Coach: Michael Fischer Student Managers: Alex Antonen, Jessica Lemanski, Emily Oberlander, Bryan Pacl, Stephanie Sarazine Athletic Trainer: Moira Novak Athletic Communications Contact: Becky Bohm Key: * - Team Captain, V - Varsity Letters Earned, HS - High School, TR - Transfer, RS - Redshirt

Pronunciations 2 11 20 21 30 55

China Antoine (Ann-TWONN) Leah (Lee-uh) Cotton Zoe Harper (Zoh-E) Ashley Ellis-Milan (MY-lin) Kiara Buford (KEY-ara) Amber Dvorak (Dah-VORR-ak) 3 * Minnesota Basketball


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Leah Cotton

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G • 5-3 • Jr. Madison, Ala. Jones HS/Shelton State CC

G • 5-8 • Fr. Kansas City, Kan. Olathe Christian HS

G • 5-10 • Sr. Lincolnwood, Ill. Loyola Academy

C • 6-3 • Sr. Perth, Western Australia Willeton HS

F • 6-2 • Sr./Gr. St. Paul, Minn. St. Paul Central HS

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Kristen Dockery

Katie Loberg

Kiara Buford

Tanisha Smith

Katie Ohm

F • 6-4 • Jr. Granger, Ind. South Bend St. Joseph’s HS

F • 6-4 • Fr. Princeton, Minn. Princeton HS

G • 5-11 • So. St. Paul, Minn. St. Paul Central HS

F • 5-10 • Sr. Whitby, Ontario Leo Austin Secondary

F • 5-11 • Sr./Gr. Elgin, Minn. Elgin-Millville HS

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Brianna Mastey

Nicole Mastey

Jackie Voigt

Amber Dvorak

G • 6-1 • So. Becker, Minn. Becker HS

F • 6-1 • So. Becker, Minn. Becker HS

F • 6-1 • So. Cottage Grove, Minn. Park HS

C • 6-7 • Fr. Hinckley, Minn. Hinckley-Finlayson HS

Pam Borton

Barb Smith

Leigh Gregory

Ted Riverso

Head Coach Eighth Season

Associate Head Coach Sixth Season

Assistant Coach First Season

Assistant Coach Fourth Season

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SEASON PREVIEW Tradition. It’s the goal of every team from the very first dribble of the basketball in the first practice to the final jump shot of the final game, and beyond. Programs with impressive traditions have perfected more than the fundamentals of the hardwood. These programs understand the importance of momentum. Momentum is the very cornerstone upon which successful traditions are built. Watch any game and the role of momentum is obvious. Teams that find a successful trend are usually the ones walking off the court with the win. Carry that trend from game to game and a dream season could be in the making. Find the recipe of extending that ingredient called momentum from season to season and it’s the very makings of tradition. Minnesota enjoys a rich tradition. The Golden Gophers have made seven trips to the NCAA Tournament in the last eight seasons. Twenty-win seasons, accomplished in

the 2008-09 campaign and four others during the Pam Borton era, are the expected norm. The 2009-10 Gophers carry a swagger into the season. This swagger is a confidence gathered from a huge conquest that resulted in garnering victory in hostile opposing territory. Each and every Minnesota player, from the fifth-year seniors to the incoming freshmen, have captured the element of momentum from the Gophers’ impressive NCAA win at Notre Dame a year ago. They have nurtured that momentum, fueling the tide with plenty of dedication and hard work. With the reward of playing in the NCAA Tournament on their home court in Williams Arena as the prize, this season’s edition of the Golden Gopher women’s basketball team intends to carry this banner of momentum into the heat of battle. They expect success. These Gophers expect to make their mark on the tradition that is Minnesota basketball. “Our mindset started with that win at Notre Dame last season, “ said Golden Gopher head coach Pam Borton. “To be able to win a huge game on the road in a hostile environment and overcome not being expected to win, our team’s mindset is much different than it was a year ago. They are hungry. This team knows what it takes to get to the NCAA Tournament and to win now. It’s important that every player who has played for us over the past seven years has graduated having won an NCAA Tournament game.” Strong leadership is the necessary adhesive to stretching season-ending momentum through summer workouts, intense sessions of muscle-strengthening weightlifting and off-season pick-up games into the always optimistic start of a new season. The Gophers have three senior captains in Ashley Ellis-Milan, Katie Ohm and Brittany McCoy who are proven leaders. Ellis-Milan and Ohm are in their fifth season in the program. McCoy has started every single game since walking onto the raised court of The Barn. “This team has the intangibles,” said Borton. “The chemistry of this team will continue to grow as we start the season, but off the court we already see a great bond among the players. The leadership we have in our captains Ashley, Brittany and Katie, and another senior, Zoe Harper, is crucial to our success. After our seniors, the next most experienced players we have are only sophomores. Leadership is so important.” Minnesota enters the 2009-10 season with an experienced corps of 10 letterwinners with four returning starters among them. While a large senior class leads the way, the Gophers will also look to a sophomore class that saw plenty of playing time a year ago and another exciting

group of newcomers to play important roles this season. “We have a great, solid nucleus,” added Borton. “Bringing the younger players along as the season goes on will make us a deeper and stronger team as we work our way through the schedule.” The Gophers return their entire crew of frontcourt players from last season. The charges are led by Ellis-Milan, a 6-2 forward/center. Ellis-Milan is a four-year starter in the low post and enjoyed her finest season in 2008-09, after which she was accorded Gophers’ most valuable player and All-Big Ten honors. Ellis-Milan, who averaged 11.9 points a game during her junior season, is just two points from becoming the 19th 1,000-point career scorer in Minnesota history. Perhaps a bigger tribute to her consistent performance throughout her career is her bid to become just the third player (Linda Roberts, Janel McCarville) to lead the Gophers in rebounding for four straight years. The trio of Ellis-Milan, Zoe Harper and Jackie Voigt combined to play over 95 percent of the minutes in the frontcourt in 2008-09.

Katie Ohm

2009-10 Team Captains with Coach Borton Zoe Harper 5 * Minnesota Basketball


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The Record Watch Career Points 1. 2,285 2. 2,097 3. 2,044 4. 1,856 5. 1,819 15. 1,030 16. 1,029 17. 1,019 18. 1,011 19. 998

Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Linda Roberts Janel McCarville Cara Pearson Kadidja Andersson Jamie Broback Elsie Ohm Ashley Ellis-Milan

2000-2004 1990-1994 1981-1985 1977-1981 2001-2005 1991-1995 2000-3004 2003-2006 1976-1979 2006-c

Career Assists 1. 632 2. 578 3. 413 4. 367

Debbie Hunter Lindsay Whalen Emily Fox Brittany McCoy

1979-1983 2000-2004 2005-2009 2006-c

Career Steals 1. 413 2. 290 3. 273 4. 242 5. 235 6. 173 7. 172

Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Janel McCarville Emily Fox Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Brittany McCoy

1979-1983 1981-1985 2001-2005 2005-2009 2000-2004 1990-1994 2006-c

Career Total Rebounds 1. 1,413 Linda Roberts 2. 1,206 Janel McCarville 3. 1,135 Molly Tadich 4. 1,029 Laura Coenen 5. 848 Angie Iverson 6. 744 Carol Peterka 7. 727 Carol Ann Shudlick 8. 712 Ellen Kramer 9. 703 Marty Dahlan 10. 696 Ashley Ellis-Milan

1978-1981 2001-2005 1983-1987 1981-1985 1994-1998 1982-1986 1990-1994 1987-1991 1979-1982 2006-c

Career Offensive Rebounds 1. 364 Janel McCarville 2. 359 Angie Iverson 3. 321 Carol Ann Shudlick 4. 277 Ashley Ellis-Milan

2001-2005 1994-1998 1990-1994 2006-c

Career Three-Pointers 1. 230 Shannon Schonrock 2. 216 Lindsay Lieser 3. 156 Katie Ohm

2002-2006 1999-2003 2006-c

Career Games Started 1. 126 Linda Roberts 2. 117 Deb Hunter 3. 116 Kadidja Andersson 4. 113 Lindsay Whalen 5. 111 Janel McCarville 97 Brittany McCoy 94 Ashley Ellis-Milan

1978-1981 1979-1983 2000-2004 2000-2004 2001-2005 2006-c 2006-c

Consecutive Games Started 1. 111 Lindsay Whalen 2. 107 Shannon Schonrock 97 Brittany McCoy 94 Ashley Ellis-Milan

2000-2004 2002-2006 2006-c 2006-c

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Harper, a 6-3 senior center, played some of her best basketball in the big games last season – her career-high 13 rebounds in the NCAA win at Notre Dame at the top of the list. During her Gopher career, Harper, the first Australian to play for the Gophers, has seen action in 96 career games averaging 14.2 minutes per game. One of the most impressive individual performances from the 2008-09 season was turned in by freshman forward Jackie Voigt. Voigt earned the starting nod to open the season and never looked back. She was one of just two true freshmen in the Big Ten to start every game and played with a maturity well beyond her years, averaging 5.8 points and 5.4 rebounds an outing. The Gopher frontcourt will be bolstered by post players, senior Tanisha Smith and junior Kristen Dockery. Both players have struggled with injuries during their time with the Gophers, but they have also worked extremely hard to be in a position to contribute this season. Sophomore Nicole Mastey brings additional depth and one of the best attitudes on the roster. Two promising freshmen, Katie Loberg and Amber Dvorak, join the frontcourt ranks this season and bring some much-needed height to the roster. Loberg, at 6-4, possesses the all-around game to immediately contribute on the court. An all-state high jumper as well, Loberg adds a serious douse of athleticism to the Gophers’ low post. At 6-7, Dvorak matches 2000 alum Kim Bell as the tallest players to don the Maroon and Gold. The Minnesota backcourt in anchored by McCoy, who is making a bid to become the first Golden Gopher to start every game over a four-year career. She enters her senior season with 97 consecutive starts. McCoy, a 5-11 point guard, has already marked a Minnesota first by dishing out over 100 assists in each of her first three seasons. The court general, who also is a stellar perimeter defender, dished out 4.2 assists per game last season. She also contributed 6.8 points an outing. Another player chasing a spot in the record book is fifth-year senior Katie Ohm. Ohm is a prolific three-point shooter with 156 career triples ranking third in Minnesota history. A

starter in the last 44 games, Ohm netted a Gopher singleseason record 74 three-pointers a year ago while averaging a career-best 9.1 points a game. Two talented sophomore guards – Kiara Buford and Brianna Mastey – will be tested as they look to increase their role and impact the Gopher fortunes this season. Buford is coming off an impressive rookie campaign where she averaged 6.9 points per game and earned Big Ten All-Freshmen Team honors. Playing with confidence and consistency, Buford earned court time at some of the most pressured minutes of crunch time. She will be a leading candidate for a starting position in 2009-10. Brianna is an exciting athletic guard who emerged during the Gophers’ 2009 NCAA Tournament run. She played 19 minutes with four points and four blocked shots against a high-powered Texas A&M team. Newcomers, freshman Leah Cotton and junior college transfer China Antoine, add athleticism and depth to the Gopher backcourt. Cotton brings a toughness and ability to finish the play, while Antoine is a pure point guard with a playmaker “get after it” mentality. Both love to push the ball up the court and play an up-tempo brand of basketball. The veterans and newcomers must bond quickly to hit the ground running on an extremely challenging 200910 schedule. The Gophers will play seven games in the first two weeks of the season, highlighted by a trip to the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas where Minnesota will face TCU and either Kansas or Xavier. December’s slate features a trek to Maryland for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, an early Dec. 6 Big Ten opener at home versus Penn State and another battle with Big 12 foe Iowa State. The Gophers will play through a home-heavy first half of the Conference schedule and then will need to maintain a high degree of mental toughness as they finish the Big Ten campaign, playing five of their

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Minnesota’s senior class with Coach Borton last seven games on the road. The Big Ten Tournament will once again be contested in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. “Our schedule is tough and the challenge begins right away in November,” said Borton. “We have to be ready for battle quickly. We have a lot of games in the first couple of weeks of the season. As coaches, you always want more days between games to practice, to teach. We don’t have that luxury. We’re setting the tone for the season right away. We have the mindset in place for November, and with our experience and leadership, we expect to be prepared for the Big Ten season and beyond the NCAAs.” A huge reward for a job well done is a definite motivator of the Gopher squad this season. An NCAA Tournament bid will bring with it the opportunity to play on their home court in Williams Arena as Minnesota plays host to the NCAA First and Second Rounds on March 21 and 23, 2010. The Golden Gophers strive to maintain the momentum fired by a big NCAA win from last season. They’ll need to fan the flames and build on this momentum from the very tip-off of the first game. Minnesota has the leadership and experience. The challenge is set – make the 2009-10 a fitting piece of the Minnesota tradition.

Jackie Voigt

Gophers by State/Country

Gophers by Height

Gophers by Year

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6-7 6-4

Seniors

Alabama (1) Illinois (1) Indiana (1) Kansas (1) Australia (1) Canada (1)

Kiara Buford Amber Dvorak Ashley Ellis-Milan Katie Loberg Brianna Mastey Nicole Mastey Katie Ohm Jackie Voigt China Antoine Brittany McCoy Kristen Dockery Leah Cotton Zoe Harper Tanisha Smith

6-3 6-2 6-1

5-11 5-10 5-8 5-3

Amber Dvorak Kristen Dockery Katie Loberg Zoe Harper Ashley Ellis-Milan Brianna Mastey Nicole Mastey Jackie Voigt Kiara Buford Katie Ohm Brittany McCoy Tanisha Smith Leah Cotton China Antoine

Juniors Sophomores

Freshmen

Ashley Ellis-Milan Katie Ohm Zoe Harper Brittany McCoy Tanisha Smith China Antoine Kristen Dockery Kiara Buford Brianna Mastey Nicole Mastey Jackie Voigt Amber Dvorak Katie Loberg Leah Cotton

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Record crowds at Williams Arena

Lindsay Whalen and Pam Borton

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Golden Gopher

TRADITION The Tradition of Minnesota Women’s Basketball Though Minnesota women’s basketball history dates back several decades, the recent success of the Golden Gophers has ignited the spark that is blazing a new tradition. This exciting tradition of Golden Gopher women’s basketball is building on eight seasons of winning basketball, huge fan support and achieving great things in the realm of college basketball as evidenced by Minnesota’s 2004 Final Four appearance and seven NCAA Championship berths. The last eight seasons of Minnesota women’s basketball, seven of them under the coaching helm of Pam Borton, can only be described as phenomenal. The Golden Gophers expect to continue to add to their proud resume of accomplishments.

Accomplishments since 2001-02:

• 2004 Final Four • 2004 NCAA Mideast Region champion • The highest ranking in school history – No. 4 in the ESPN/USA Today Poll – at the end of the 2003-04 season • 2003 and 2005 Sweet Sixteen appearances • Five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2002-06), then two more (2008-09) • Two regular-season runner-up finishes and one tournament runner-up finish in the highly respected Big Ten Conference • Six 20-win seasons • Three seasons of 25 or more victories • A seven-year record of 174-81 – a 68 percent winning percentage • Won 97 of 119 home games – 82 percent • 90-20 since moving back to Williams Arena – 82 percent • Top 10 in national attendance four times – No. 5 in 2004-05 and 2005-06 • 22 Williams Arena crowds over 10,000, including the first sellout on Feb. 8, 2004 versus Penn State (14,363) • A pair of two-time WBCA/Kodak first-team All-Americans • Two candidates for national player of the year honors • A Wooden Award finalist • A Big Ten Player of the Year • A Big Ten Freshman of the Year • 17 All-Big Ten awards • A national coach of the year • A national coach of the year finalist • The program’s first three Academic All-Americans • Team grade point averages over 3.0 every semester • 47 Academic All-Big Ten honorees • The Gophers’ all-time career scorer • Nationally broadcast games • A streak of 83 consecutive weeks ranked in the Associated Press National Poll • A school-record streak of eight straight weeks ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll during the 2003-04 seasonin the Associated Press National Poll • A school-record streak of eight straight weeks ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll during the 2003-04 season

Wooden Award Finalist Janel McCarville


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THE BORTON ERA

NCAA Tournament Success • • • •

2004 Final Four 2004 NCAA Mideast Region champion 2003, 2004 and 2005 Sweet Sixteen appearances NCAA Record of 9-6 Williams Arena has attracted record crowds in Borton’s tenure

A Winning Combination • • • • •

Averaged 22.0 wins per season at Minnesota Seven consecutive postseason tournament berths The first coach in Big Ten history to win 25 or more games in first three seasons at a school Collected 26 wins in 2004-05, the most for a season in the NCAA era Listed in the Associated Press National Poll during each of the last seven years

Accolades • • • • 10 * Minnesota Basketball

A finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year honors in 2003 and 2005 Coached two All-Americans to five WBCA/Kodak honors Guided players to 15 All-Big Ten awards Coached two of the highest WNBA draft picks in Big Ten history


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All-Americans Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville

• Ranked fifth in national attendance in 2004-05 and 2005-06 • Previously ranked sixth in attendance in 2003-04 and seventh in 2002-03 • Broke the Williams Arena single-game attendance mark three times, including a record sell-out crowd of 14,363 versus Penn State in 2004 • Set NCAA First/Second Round Tournament attendance mark in 2004 • Led the Big Ten in attendance in 2004-05 and 2005-06 • 22 games with over 10,000 fans in attendance in Williams Arena

Shannon Bolden

The Hallmark Golden Gopher Defense • Minnesota “D” was ranked 20th in the nation in 2004-05 • Lowered the school season defensive average record three times • Allowed just 33 points to St. Francis in 2005, the second-lowest scoring output in NCAA Tournament history

Student-Athletes as Students • Posted a team GPA above 3.0 in every semester since Borton’s arrival • Earned the most Academic All-Big Ten honorees (43) in the last six years • Team ranked 25th in NCAA Division I with a 3.287 team GPA in 2004-05 • Celebrated the program’s first two Academic All-Americans in Lindsay Whalen and April Calhoun (two-time)

April Calhoun

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Minnesota’s

ALL-AMERICANS

Janel McCarville

Lindsay Whalen

Linda Roberts

Elsie Ohm

#4 Janel McCarville • • • • •

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and 2005 WBCA/Kodak All-American Wooden Award Finalist All-Final Four Team Big Ten Freshman of the Year WNBA No. 1 Draft Pick Overall

#33 Elsie Ohm • 1978 WNIT All-American

#13 Deb Hunter

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• 1982 Women’s Basketball News Service Honorable Mention All-American • Minnesota career record holder in assists

Deb Hunter


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Laura Coenen

Linda Roberts

#23 Laura Gardner

Carol Ann Shudlick

• 1979 WNIT All-American

#44 Laura Coenen • 1985 Women’s Basketball News Service All-American • 1983 Big Ten Player of the Year • 1982 Women’s Basketball News Service Honorable Mention All-American

#21 Linda Roberts • 1981 Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American • Minnesota’s career rebounds record holder

#13 Lindsay Whalen • 2003 and 2004 WBCA/Kodak All-American • 2002 WBCA/Kodak Honorable Mention All-American • 2002 Big Ten Player of the Year • Minnesota’s all-time leading scorer

#42 Carol Ann Shudlick • 1994 Wade Trophy Winner • 1994 WBCA/Kodak All-American • 1993 WBCA/Kodak Honorable Mention All-American • 1994 Big Ten Player of the Year

Lindsay Whalen

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Kadidja Andersson

Leslie Knight

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PROS

Carol Ann Shudlick • Columbus Quest 1996-97 • Helped her team to the 1997 ABL Championship

Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick

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Connecticut Sun 2004-09 Picked fourth in the 2004 WNBA Draft 2004 & 2008 WNBA All-Star Helped her team to the WNBA Finals in 2004 and 2005 • 2008 WNBA assists leader

Janel McCarville • Charlotte Sting 2005-06 • New York Liberty 2007-09 • First Big Ten player to be the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft • 2007 WNBA Most Improved Player

Leslie Knight • Canti Riva Basket Team (Riva, Switzerland) 2008-09 • Alcobendas in Alcobendas (Spain), 2009-10

Kadidja Andersson • Livorno (Italy), 2007-08

Emily Fox 14 * Minnesota Basketball

Emily Fox • Esperides Club (Greece), 2009-10


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TEAM U.S.A. Golden Experiences

Three Golden Gophers have had the opportunity to play internationally as members of Team U.S.A., all of them returning with gold medals. Emily Fox is the most recent Gopher to earn a Team U.S.A. roster spot, helping the U.S. to the gold medal in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lindsay Whalen, a U.S.A. Senior Team member, captured her gold in the 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia, while Janel McCarville picked up a gold medal with the 2003 U.S.A. Pan American Games team that competed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Emily Fox

Lindsay Whalen

Janel McCarville

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The new Williams Arena court installed in summer 2009

WILLIAMS ARENA

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We Call it “The Barn” • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Originally constructed in 1928 One of a handful of arenas in the country with a raised floor Features a new playing floor in 2009-10 Equipped with a Club Room and 19 suites, known as Barn Lofts Several recent renovations have kept the historic arena among the finest in college basketball Recent renovations for the women’s basketball program include a new locker room for the team and coaching staff, as well as a new athletic training facility and team room Seating capacity of 14,625 Built adjacent to the 5,700 seat Sports Pavilion, which served as the home of the Minnesota women’s basketball team from 1993-2002 The Golden Gophers are 224-121 (.649) in Williams Arena, including a 90-20 (.818) mark since moving back in January of 2002 Ranked fifth nationally, and first in the Big Ten in attendance during the 2004-05 season Site of the 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds Hosts the Minnesota Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments Hosted CBS and ESPN in nationally televised games

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Women’s Basketball

FACILITIES

A place of their own - the Gopher locker room

The move to Williams Arena has been complete since the Golden Gophers celebrated the completion of their new locker room in the fall of 2005. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of loyal supporters, and especially a lead gift from Twin Cities businesswoman, Connie Bakken, the Gophers’ vision of new facilities to house the women’s basketball team quickly became a reality. The $1 million project included locker room facilities for the players and staff, team room, team film room and a coaches’ conference room.

Coach Borton and benefactor Connie Bakken

Team film room

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Locker area

Players’ route from concourse to locker room

Team lounge

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welcome to golden gopher basketball “My wish for each student-athlete who plays for this program is to have a great experience during their four years. Opportunities like our trip to Italy build life-long memories.” – Pam Borton

ITALY TOUR Italy 2008: So Much More than Basketball The Italy trip was about so much more than basketball. Even calling the excursion an educational, diverse experience sells it short. With the help of donors and friends of the Golden Gopher program, the team experienced a program first in August of 2008, an international tour. The Gophers spent 10 days traveling throughout Italy, making stops in four cities (Rome, Florence, Venice and Como) and played three games against local Italian teams (Gophers went 3-0). “WOW… this trip has been amazing and beautiful.” – Ashley Ellis-Milan

“Relationships were strengthened and the growth our team and staff experienced was priceless.” – Pam Borton

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“This has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I know we will never forget. Thanks to everyone who gave us this incredible opportunity!” – Emily Fox

“Rome was absolutely amazing!! It is by far the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life.” – Katie Ohm “I have three words for you to describe the architecture of Rome: magnificent, astonishing, and unbelievable.” – Kay Sylva “This trip has been an amazing experience. Not only have we grown closer off the court, but we have grown as a team on the court.” – Brittany McCoy

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NATIONAL EXPOSURE

Minnesota’s radio broadcast team of Corbu Stathes and Lynnette Sjoquist

A visible program, locally and nationally • The Gophers play in the nation’s 14th-largest media market, and enjoy one of the strongest media followings in the country • The Twin Cities area is home to five local television stations and two major newspapers • Minnesota’s women’s basketball program has been featured in several national newspapers in recent years, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and USA Today • The Big Ten Tournament will again be telecast in its entirety • In the last four seasons, 70 Gopher women’s basketball games have been televised, including 13 of Minnesota’s 32 games in the 2008-09 campaign • Minnesota women's basketball benefits from an extensive instate radio network

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The Big Ten Network The Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network provides unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming includes live coverage of more events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. The Big Ten Network has signed national agreements with AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Verizon FiOS and 230 cable operators and is available to 55 million households nationwide. Select content is distributed through alternative media platforms including Video On Demand, Internet, iPods, cell phones and other emerging technologies. Each year, the Big Ten Network televises approximately 400 live events, plus hundreds of hours of original programming, classic games, coaches' shows and campus programming. Virtually all of the network's live event programming is available in high definition. Each Big Ten women's basketball team makes approximately 8-10 appearances on the Big Ten Network. In all, the network televises approximately 50-60 regular season women’s basketball games, plus approximately nine Big Ten Basketball Tournament games. In 2007-08, all of these games were produced in high definition. The network has a set on site at the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis, with anchors providing coverage and analysis of all the action. 23 * Minnesota Basketball


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SCHOLARSHIPS Peter Beniares

Forever Gold

Peter Benaires

Simon & Karen Zeller

Bill & Kay McReavy

Betsy Mitchell

For well over a century, Golden Gopher student-athletes have provided a common rallying point for hundreds of thousands of University of Minnesota students, alumni, faculty, and the whole community. However, Intercollegiate Athletics at the University are, at heart, about the education of students. “Our goal is to produce graduates who are well-rounded individuals,” said Athletics Director Joel Maturi. “We want to help form people who are able to go on to a lifetime as productive members of society and active, knowledgeable citizens and leaders.” Maintaining a top Division I athletics program requires sustained resources that can be counted on year after year to help the teams and the students achieve success. Intercollegiate Athletics has undertaken a critical initiative to eventually endow all student-athlete scholarships at the University of Minnesota - Forever Gold. “The endowment of scholarships is the key to the financial stability of any athletics department,” says Maturi. “The efforts being made by Coach Borton, as well as the women’s basketball boosters and assured seating season ticket holders, are providing the finances for the future of our women’s basketball program. Our goal is to have all 15 scholarships for women’s basketball endowed. We want to be a national leader in this effort and be one of the first to endow all 15 scholarships for women’s basketball.” There are currently 12 endowed scholarships designated for women’s basketball.

Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarships

Ruth & Steve Silianoff

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Terry McFarland & Cathy Mahowald

Scholarship

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Carol Ann (Shudlick) Smith Endowed Scholarship Lindsay Whalen Scholarship Simon & Karen Zeller Endowed Scholarship Peter Thomas Beniares Endowed Scholarship Bill & Kay McReavy Scholarship Fast Break Club Scholarship Betsy Mitchell Endowed Scholarship Kelly Roysland Endowed Scholarship Luella M. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Ruth & Steve Silianoff Endowed Scholarship Terry McFarland & Cathy Mahowald Scholarship Aramark Scholarship

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COMMUNITY It’s all about giving back

Community service is an important aspect of the Golden Gopher experience. Minnesota head coach Pam Borton and her teams make giving back to the community a priority. Over the past years, the Golden Gophers have taken part in numerous events, many of them geared toward helping our Minnesota youth. Whether it be teaching basketball skills at a Girls’ Night Out event or the HopeDay Festival, visiting the local Fairview Children’s Hospital, assisting in the Prevent Child Abuse Annual Walk, or even making an appearance at the Minnesota State Fair, the Golden Gophers are on deck to lend a helping hand and serve as positive role models along the way.

Packing food at Feed My Starving Children

The Rondo Days Parade

The Gophers sponsored a blood drive with the Red Cross

Urban Ventures

Feed My Starving Children

At the Minnesota State Fair

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Academic

ACHIEVEMENTS Emily Fox Academic All-District

Brittany McCoy

Katie Ohm

Academic All-District

Academic All-District

April Calhoun Academic All-America

Lindsay Whalen Academic All-America

Corrin Von Wald

Shannon Schonrock

Academic All-District

Academic All-District

Kadidja Andersson

Molly Tadich

Academic All-District

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Mary Dressen

Liz Podominick

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Student Athletes as Students •

Under Coach Pam Borton, the program has graduated 18 of 20 student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility - the 19th will graduate in December of 2009

Celebrated the program’s first two Academic All-Americans in Lindsay Whalen and April Calhoun, with Calhoun becoming the first repeat Academic All-American

Posted a team GPA of above 3.0 in every semester since Borton’s arrival

Collected the most Academic All-Big Ten honorees (43) in the Conference in the last seven years (over Coach Borton’s tenure)

Golden Gophers have earned 80 Academic All-Big Ten citations since the award was started in 1984

Amber Dvorak meets with academic counselor Neal Clark

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About The ‘U’ • Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university and the state's only major research university. • The Twin Cities campus has an enrollment of more than 51,000 ranking as the fourth-largest in the nation. • The University's Twin Cities campus consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. • More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees are offered. • As one of the largest urban universities in the United States, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities provides many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in the thriving business, social and artistic communities of the metropolitan area. • The University’s mission of teaching, research and service is felt throughout the state, the nation and the world. To ensure that this legacy continues, the University has embarked on an aggressive strategic plan to make this great University even greater.

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MINNESOTA A world-class university — known globally as a leader in teaching, research and public service, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities consistently ranks among the top six public research universities in the nation. More than 160 bachelor’s degrees, 150 master’s degrees and 100 doctoral degrees make the University one of the most comprehensive institutions in the country. Many of the programs are recognized as national and international leaders. Also a thriving center for culture and the arts, The “U” features outstanding galleries, museums, concerts, theater productions and public lectures. Add in the excitement of Big Ten Athletics, and the University of Minnesota has something for everyone. The University community is a broad mix of ethnic backgrounds, interests and cultures. Students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Many small communities of students, faculty and staff help to create a welcoming feeling on campus. The campus in Minneapolis is located just a few minutes east of downtown. Nestled along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, buildings in Minneapolis range from the ultramodern Weisman Art Museum to the classic and stately Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A few miles to the east in St. Paul, rolling hills and quiet lawns create a more rural setting. The Minneapolis and St. Paul parts of the campus are connected by a convenient campus shuttle system. The University of Minnesota also provides a life beyond the campus like few other Big Ten universities can. The dynamic communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul offer something for everyone—a nationally-recognized arts and theater community, a thriving entertainment industry, a host of Fortune 500 companies, four glorious seasons of outdoor recreation, exciting professional sports, shopping and restaurants for every taste, all located close to campus. Founded in 1851, seven years before the territory of Minnesota became a state, the University is the largest in the state and touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its teaching, research and service.

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The views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River are plentiful from the East Bank and West Bank campuses.

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The Twin Cities are blessed with many lakes including Lake Calhoun (above) which is located just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Twin Cities Facts • The Twin Cities metro area has a population of over 2.5 million and is the nation’s 14th-largest media market • Minneapolis was named the “Most Fun City in America” by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” • Men’s Fitness ranked Minneapolis as the “Most Athletic City” in 2006. The magazine annually ranks Minneapolis as one of the “Fittest” cities, including a No. 4 ranking in 2007. • The Twin Cities boast all four major sports franchises (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) • The Twin Cities are home to 130 art galleries and 35 museums • 20 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities • Cooking Light named Minneapolis the fourth-best American city that best fit a philosophy to eat smart, be fit, and live well. • A 2004 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study revealed Minneapolis as the “Most Literate City” in America • Entrepreneur ranked the Twin Cities as the No. 1 large city for entrepreneurs • Population Connection ranked Minneapolis as the fifth-best “kid friendly” large city • Kiplinger’s rated Minneapolis No. 2 on its “50 Smart Places To Live” list • Minnesota has been ranked as the healthiest state by United Health Foundation for three straight years • Men’s Journal rated the Twin Cities as one of the “50 Best Places To Live” in 2006 • Five Minnesota hospitals, led by Mayo Clinic, made U.S. News & World Report's 2005 lists of the nation's top hospitals.

Only In The Twin Cities • The largest enclosed mall in the country, the Mall of America • Second-most theater seats per capita behind New York City • More golfers per capita than any city in the country The Minneapolis skyline in the evening

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The Minneapolis skyline from the Northeast with the Mississppi River

Skyways throughout downtown Minneapolis make foot travel convenient

The famous scultpure gardens in Minneapolis


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TWIN CITIES The St. Croix River runs adjacent to downtown St. Paul

19 Fortune 500 companies are located in the Twin Cities

The Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul

Minnehaha Falls is located in Minneapolis

The State Capitol building in downtown St. Paul

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Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Pro Sports, Concerts, Outdoors • Target Center (downtown Minneapolis) and Xcel Energy Center (downtown St. Paul) both seat over 19,000 spectators and host hundreds of sporting events and concerts each year. • The Twin Cities are home to the Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB) and Wild (NHL). • Virtually every major sporting event including Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, playoffs for the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL and PGA Tour major golf tournaments. • The Twin Cities also play host to professional soccer, women’s basketball, lacrosse and minor league baseball. • Minnesota has over 15,000 lakes that boast some of the country’s finest fishing and boating. • The Twin Cities’ thousands of recreational areas and trails make it one of the top outdoor destinations.

Outdoor Options The Twin Cities offer endless outdoor sporting activities including fishing, boating, camping, skiing, golfing and biking to name a few. The Cities are covered with trails and thousands of lakes to entertain any outdoor enthusiast.

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Top Concerts Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Beyonce and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the hundreds of top shows that visited the Twin Cities recently.


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ENTERTAINMENT Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lymx

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

Al Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Target Center

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The Gopher men’s track and field team swept the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships during 2009.

49 13 447 258 Hassan Mead was a five-time Big Ten champion in 2008-09 in indoor and outdoor track and cross country and earned AllAmerica honors in all three sports.

Athletic & Academic Achievements

Student-Athletes earned All-America honors in 2008-09.

Straight top 30 finishes in the Learfield Director’s Cup measuring overall athletics prowess.

Student-athletes held GPAs of 3.0 or better during the 2009 spring semester.

Academic All-Big Ten selections during the 2008-09 season.

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Academic All-Americans over the last six years.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.


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National Championships won by Minnesota overall.

National Championships won since 2001.

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Big Ten or WCHA regular season or tournament titles won in the last eight years.

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Big Ten or WCHA conference titles won in the last three years.

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All-Time Regular Season Big Ten/WCHA Championships

Derek McCallum was named a first team All-American and led Minnesota into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

The soccer, women’s hockey and women’s indoor track and field and cross country teams all claimed Big Ten Championships in 2008-09.

Athletic

EXCELLENCE Ryan Stoa was a first team men’s hockey All-American in 2008-09.

Jillian Tyler was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and was a three-time AllAmerican in 2009.

Lauren Gibbemeyer was one of three Gophers to earn volleyball AllAmerica honors.

Zach Sanders earned AllAmerica honors as a freshman for the wrestling team in 2009.

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FACILITIES

Mariucci Arena

Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

Sports Pavilion

U of M Boathouse

siebert Field

Les Bolstad/University Golf Course

Baseline Tennis Center

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The University of Minnesota owns a full compliment of on-campus athletics facilities including the brand-new TCF Bank Stadium.

Bierman Track and Field Stadium

University Aquatics Center

Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium

Ridder Arena

1 million On average, nearly one million fans attend Gopher athletic events annually. Williams Arena

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Life

SKILLS Gophers In The Community The Gopher soccer program believes it is important to return the outstanding support given by its fans by returning some of their time through volunteer and charitable activities. The Gophers are actively involved in the Twin Cities and University communities. Additionally, the CHAMPS/Life Skills program will: • Promote student-athletes’ ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal and community responsibilities. • Meet the changing needs for student-athletes. • Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among studentathletes. • Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills. • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions and their communities for the purpose of education. • Foster an environment that encourages student-athletes to effectivelly access campus resources.

Champs/Life Skills Program History

In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes. Through the collaborative efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) was created. Today, the NCAA Education Outreach staff oversees the development of the program, offering services, support and programs to participating institutions throughout the year. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program is supported through the promotional and financial efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the NCAA national office.

PEYTON OWENS Associate Director Director of CHAMPS/Life Skills

University of Minnesota Life Skills Program The Life Skills Program at the University Of Minnesota includes many programs all designed to help make the student-athlete's experience a positive one. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program is an NCAA sponsored program designed to focus on the total development of the student-athlete. Part of the mission of the Athletic Department is to encourage student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. In an effort to assist our student-athletes further, the program is designed to give a comprehensive approach to providing educational experiences and services which focus on the individual. We presently utilize: a freshman orientation course, personal development programs, Golden Career Opportunities, various community outreach efforts, and our Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) to impact the lives of our young men and women. Gopher involvement in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program helps student-athletes enhance the quality of their experience here within the university setting. We are also supplied with instructional materials and supplemental resources which support our student-athletes' development within the CHAMPS/Life Skills Commitment Statements’ five key areas: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service.

ANISSA LIGHTNER Asst. Director

RACHEL MCKESSOCK Coordinator

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U of M Academic Facts • The University of Minnesota is ranked among the top six public research universities in the nation, according to a recent study by the University of Florida. • The University’s Twin Cities campus offers more than 160 majors for undergraduates. The University has 17 different colleges. • University departments, such as geography, psychology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, management information systems, and economics rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to the National Research Council. • A record 258 Minnesota student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten during the 2008-09 academic year. • 447 U of M student-athletes maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better during the spring semester of the 2008-09 academic year.

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ACADEMICS McNamara Academic Center • Computer lab with more than 40 computers • A quiet study area • The Learning Center with four computers, tutor rooms and Learning Specialists • The Gopher Getaway lounge which includes: • 50-inch flat screen TV • Six computers available for e-mail, Facebook, MySpace or general web surfing • Tables and chairs for eating and socializing • 10 tutor rooms or classrooms

Learning Support Tutors • Tutors are available for many different subjects Sunday through Thursday evenings. • You can also make an individual appointment with a tutor.

Learning Support Structured Study 7-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday: Focuses on needs of the first-year student-athlete. Individual writing assistance and group tutoring in the most common math and science courses are scheduled nightly. Learning Groups-Focus Groups each semester address particular needs, i.e. transition, probation, international student issues, math anxiety, or assist with a particular class, often a self-paced course. A Learning Specialist facilitates the weekly or biweekly meeting.

Enhancement Program

Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium

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• Developmental retention program which provides intensive academic support for a limited number of student-athletes. • Each student works individually with a Learning Specialist for the academic year to develop personal learning strategies and improve academic skills. • Students have required structured study and tutor time, and Fieldhouse their academic progressUniversity is closely monitored.

Gold Program • First year students who are not participating in the Enhancement Program. • Students transitioning out of the Enhancement Program • Anyone who needs additional assistance to pursue his or her academic goals. • Consists of weekly meetings with an Academic Counselor • Designed you to build study and time management skills U offor M Boathouse necessary to succeed and enhance your academic life.


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Pam Borton

head coach • eighth season

As Pam Borton heads into her eighth season at the helm of the women’s basketball program at the University of Minnesota, her philosophy and system are firmly in place. Her teams have been built, and will continue to be built, on the ethic of hard work paying dividends. Borton’s Golden Gophers play with a focused tenacity, the same quality these young women display in the classroom and in their everyday lives. Athletic success on the surface breaks down to the simple wins and losses. The Golden Gopher program obviously relishes its tradition of success on the court, however to those lucky few who don the Maroon and Gold, there is so much more. One can point to postseason appearances in every season that Borton has graced the sidelines and although impressive in itself, there is still more to be proud of. A deeper look reveals signposts such as nationally ranked attendance averages and academic achievements that have the Golden Gophers building upon an accomplished, proud and lasting tradition. In the coaching realm where 20-win seasons are significant indicators of success, Borton has averaged 20 wins over her 11 seasons as a head coach, including an average of 22 wins per season in her seven years at Minnesota. Along the way, with Borton at the reigns, Minnesota has enjoyed seasons with 25 or more wins three times, six NCAA Tournament appearances, three Sweet Sixteens, as well as a magical ride to the Final Four in 2004. Borton owns a career coaching record of 221-119 and a Minnesota mark of 152-73. Her teams have accomplished 3.0 grade point averages in every semester since her arrival in the Twin Cities, while boasting the most Academic All-Big Ten honorees (43) over the last seven years. Minnesota enjoyed another 20-win season in 2008-09 compiling a 20-12 record and advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The season’s journey was highlight by the program’s first win at Ohio State and a thrilling NCAA upset at Notre Dame. Emily Fox was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2009 WNBA Draft, marking the third player in Gopher history (Lindsay Whalen, 2004; Janel McCarville, 2005) to be drafted in the league. The Gophers posted a 20-12 record in 2007-08 and earned the program’s seventh bid into the NCAA Tournament. Three players – Fox, Leslie Knight and Ashley Ellis-Milan – were accorded All-Big Ten acclaim, marking the fourth time in Minnesota women’s basketball history, and 44 * Minnesota Basketball

first since 2005, that the Gophers celebrated three all-conference honorees. Borton collected her 200th career coaching victory late in the season with a 69-54 victory over Indiana on Feb. 28, 2008. Borton celebrated her 100th victory at Minnesota during the 200607 season with a 70-67 victory over Kent State in the Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Tournament. She added an exclamation point to number 100 by accomplishing the feat faster than any other coach, men or women, in modern Golden Gopher history. Borton successfully completed one of her most successful seasons of teaching when she molded her 200607 squad, tabbed the second-youngest team in the nation starting the season with eight freshmen and one senior, into a team that posted a winning record (17-16) and advanced to the second-round of the WNIT. The season marked the emergence of Emily Fox, who went on earn All-Big Ten Second Team accord and a spot on the USA Pan American team. Borton’s charges also perform at the highest level in the classroom, combining for a 3.2 grade point average during the 2006-07 school year. The Gophers have earned a team GPA of over 3.0 in every semester that she has been the head coach. In 2005, Minnesota was honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for having one of the nation’s top 25 team GPAs. Led by ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoree Leslie Knight, the Gophers had five of six eligible players honored on the Academic All-Big Ten Team a year ago. The Gophers marked a 19-10 record in 2005-06 and advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament. Minnesota extended their streak of national rankings in the Associated Press Poll to a school-record 83 consecutive weeks and finished the season ranked No. 25. Coach Borton was the first coach in Big Ten history to lead a school to 25 or more wins in each of her


basketball staff Borton At A Glance BORN: August 22, 1965 HOMETOWN: Fayette, Ohio COLLEGE: Defiance College (Ohio), 1987, B.S. in Physical Education Bowling Green, 1988, M.S. in Sport Management COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: • Became the 10th University of Minnesota head women’s basketball coach on May 24, 2002 • Led Minnesota to post-season tournament appearances in each of her seven seasons with the Golden Gophers • Won 100 games at Minnesota faster than any coach in school history • The first coach in Big Ten history to win 25 or more games in each of her first three seasons • Guided the Golden Gophers to the 2004 Final Four, the first Final Four in school history • Spearheaded the fundraising for the Gophers’ $1 million locker -room renovation completed in the summer of 2005 • Directed Minnesota to a 26-8 record in 2004-05, the most wins in the NCAA era and the program’s third consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 berth • Named the 2004 National Coach of the Year by the New England Basketball Hall of Fame • Led the Golden Gophers to a 25-6 record and their first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in her first season at Minnesota • A finalist for 2003 and 2005 Naismith National Women’s Coach of the Year honors • Helped Boston College to a 102-51 record and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999, 2000 and 2002 • Spent four seasons as the head coach at Vermont, posting a 69-46 record • Led Catatmounts to NCAA Tournament appearance and North Atlantic Conference title in 1994 • As a Vermont assistant, helped direct the Catamounts to a then-NCAA record 53 consecutive regular-season victories in 1991-92 and 1992-93 • Noted public speaker and basketball camp clinician PLAYING HIGHLIGHTS: • Earned third-team NAIA All-America honors her junior and senior seasons at Defiance • The 1987 Conference and District Player of the Year • A three-time all-conference selection • Inducted into the Defiance Athletic Hall of Fame (Fall, 2007)

first three seasons, accomplishing this feat at Minnesota from 2002-05. Borton’s 76 wins over a span of her first three seasons with the Gophers ranks second in Big Ten annuals. Even some of the greatest names in the history of coaching, such as Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemna, are unable to boast of a trio of 20plus win seasons out of the blocks, much less 25-plus. Borton’s 26 wins in the 2004-05 campaign were the most in school history during the NCAA era. On the heels of the Gophers’ historic trek to the 2004 Final Four, Borton guided her 2004-05 squad to the highest of expectations where the Gophers succeeded on a level never before seen in school history. Minnesota tallied 26 wins and earned passage to the Gophers’ third straight Sweet 16. The Gophers went farther than ever in the Big Ten Tournament, finishing as the tourney runner-up, losing a tough finale to Michigan State. Overall, the Gophers’ 26-8 overall record would include six losses to teams that played in the 2005 Final Four. Minnesota was ranked No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches National Poll and No. 12 in the Associated Press National Poll to complete the 2004-05 campaign. At season’s end, Borton saw her senior AllAmerican Janel McCarville named the No. 1 pick overall by the Charlotte Sting in the 2005 WNBA Draft to become the first player from the Big Ten Conference to be drafted No. 1 overall. In addition to McCarville collecting several All-America awards, Borton herself was honored as one of 25 finalists for the Naismith Coach of the year award for the second time in three years. Borton led the Gophers to their first Final Four in school history and a record of 25-9 in the 2003-04 campaign. The national exposure gave Borton the opportunity to announce the arrival of the Golden Gophers as one of the elite teams in the nation. Minnesota has been nationally ranked in every poll during Borton’s tenure, peaking at No. 4 in the ESPN/USA Today following the Final Four. However, it was the fascinating march to the Final Four that made Minnesota a household name across the nation and one of the most popular sporting teams ever in its home state. The Gophers accomplished many program firsts during the 2003-04 season in addition to their Final Four appearance. Minnesota started the season with 15 consecutive victories; the longest overall winning streak and the best start to a season. At 15-0, the Gophers were the last undefeated team in the nation. The team was ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press national poll for a school-record eight weeks. As Minnesota’s national ranking soared, so did its attendance figures. A record crowd of 14,363 packed Williams Arena to see the Gophers defeat then No. 5ranked Penn State on Feb. 8, 2004. Minnesota’s average of 11,281 in conference games led the Big Ten. Final attendance numbers reached six figures for the first time in school history and by season’s end, the Gophers averaged 9,703 fans per game, an average that ranked sixth in the nation.

Minnesota was selected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the first time the Gophers played host to a March Madness contest in Williams Arena. After defeating UCLA and Kansas State at home, fans followed the Golden Gophers as they continued their tournament run in the NCAA Mideast Regional in Norfolk, Va., with wins over Boston College and Duke. The win over Duke marked the first win in school history over a team ranked No. 1 in the nation. Thanks to record-setting attendance figures in 2004, both at home and on the road, Williams Arena hosted the first and second rounds of NCAA Tournament play in 2005 and 2007. Following the season, the Gophers’ All-America guard and all-time leading scorer Lindsay Whalen was drafted at No. 4 by the Connecticut Sun, becoming the first Minnesota player drafted into the WNBA and the highest pick in Big Ten history. Borton also collected the honor of National Coach of the Year awarded by the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Minnesota posted a record of 25-6 in 2002-03, Borton’s first season with the Golden Gophers. The mark was the school’s best overall record during the NCAA era until her squad bettered it with 26 wins in 2004-05. The Gophers collected their first top-10 national ranking during the season and advanced to their first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Borton was again among 25 national finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award. Minnesota fans flock to historic Williams Arena to support their Golden Gophers. In Borton’s six seasons, Minnesota has ranked in the top 10 of the national attendance figures four times, including top-5 showing in both the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. Before the Borton era, there were only two crowds of over 10,000 spectators in the Gopher record book. There are now 21, highlighted by a sell-out of The Barn on Feb. 8, 2004, versus Penn State. When Big Ten opponents come to town, the Gophers’ attendance figures are even more impressive. Minnesota has ranked first in conference attendance the last three of the last four seasons. Since Borton’s arrival in 2002, Minnesota has posted four of the top 12 conference-only average attendance figures in Big Ten history. An average attendance of 11,281 fans per game in the 2003-04 season was the best in Gopher history and ranks second all-time in Big Ten history. Borton has also made a huge contribution off the court, both in the University community and the communities throughout the state of Minnesota. Borton served as the department spokesperson for the University’s 2005 Community Fund Drive campaign. She also engaged and succeeded in leading a $1 million fundraising campaign for a new lockerroom for the Golden Gophers completed in 2006. A sought-after speaker in the public and private sectors, Borton has entertained several crowds with her message of success, including recent appearances with metro area Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, and Professional Women in Business groups, as well as several large local companies such as Best Buy, Cargill and Comcast. Coach Borton was named as the Minnesota women’s basketball coach on May 24, 2002, the seventh head coach in the history of Golden Gopher women’s basketball. Previously, Borton spent five years (1997-2002) at Boston College, where she was promoted to associate head coach for the last two years. She served as the Eagles’ recruiting coordinator and produced top 25 recruiting classes three times. Borton helped the Eagles to a 102-51 record, including NCAA Tournament berths in 1999, 2000 and 2002. Boston College advanced to the second round of 45 * Minnesota Basketball


basketball staff the NCAA Tournament in 1999 and 2000, and entered the 2002 tournament as a No. 5 seed but was upset by Mississippi State in the first round. BC finished the 2001-02 season with a record of 23-8 overall and 12-4 (third) in the BIG EAST. The Eagles lost to eventual undefeated national champion Connecticut in the BIG EAST Tournament championship game. Borton joined the Boston College women's basketball staff as an assistant coach in June 1997, after serving as the head coach at the University of Vermont from 1993-97. In her four years as head coach at Vermont, she led the Catamounts to a 69-46 (.667) record, a North Atlantic Conference championship, and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1994. A Fayette, Ohio native, Borton was an assistant at Vermont for five years and was named head coach in May of 1993. In her first season as head coach, she led Vermont to the North Atlantic Conference title, marking the third consecutive championship for the Catamounts. Vermont finished second in the league in 1995-96 and 1996-97. As a Vermont assistant coach, Borton helped lead the Catamounts to consecutive undefeated seasons in 1991-92 and 1992-93, including an NCAA-record 53 consecutive regular-season victories.

Prior to her arrival at Vermont in 1988, Borton served as an assistant coach with the Bowling Green University for the 1987-88 season. Borton received her Master's degree in Sports Management from Bowling Green in 1988. A 1987 graduate of Defiance College in Ohio, Borton received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. She was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team, served as the team captain as a junior and senior, and was a third-team All-American both years. A three-time all-conference and all-district selection, Borton was named the conference and district player of the year as a senior. Borton scored more than 1,000 points during her collegiate career and was voted Defiance College's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior. Borton was inducted into the Defiance College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

BORTON’S MINNESOTA MILESTONES March 30, 2004 Directed a stunning victory over No. 1/1 Duke (82-75) as the Golden Gophers earned a trip to the 2004 Final Four

May 24, 2002 Named the 10th coach in Minnesota history

April 4, 2004 Coached the Gophers in the Final Four national semifinal game versus Connecticut

Nov. 23, 2002 Captured first victory at Minnesota, a 116-73 win over IPFW in Williams Arena

Dec. 10, 2005 Jan. 9, 2003 Captured first win over a nationally ranked team while on the Minnesota sidelines - a 90-75 victory over No. 9/8 Purdue in Williams Arena

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March 24, 2003 Guided Gophers to a 68-56 victory over No. 9/9 Stanford sending Minnesota to the first NCAA Sweet 16 in school history

Captured her 100th career coaching victory, a 83-57 win at home over Washington State

Nov. 25, 2006 Collected her 100th victory at Minnesota, a 70-67 win over Kent State in the Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Tournament


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COACH BORTON’S RECORD Year 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89

Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Season Record . . . . . . .Postseason Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-12 . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Second Round Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-12 . . . . . . . . . .NCAA First Round Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-16 . . . . . . . . . .WNIT Second Round Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-10 . . . . . . . . . .NCAA First Round Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-8 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Sweet 16 Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-9 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Final Four Minnesota Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-6 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Sweet 16 Boston College Assoc. Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . .23-8 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA First Round Boston College Assoc. Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Boston College Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-9 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Second Round Boston College Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-8 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Second Round Boston College Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-11 Vermont Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-8 Vermont Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-11 Vermont Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-16 Vermont Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-11 . . . . . . . . . .NCAA First Round Vermont Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-1 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA First Round Vermont Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-1 . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA First Round Vermont Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-7 Vermont Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-15 Vermont Asst. Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-18

Coach Borton with the Golden Gopher coaching staff

Minnesota Record (7 years): 152-73 (.676) Overall Career Record (11 years): 221-119 (.650)

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Barb Smith

associate head coach • sixth season

Barb Smith is in her sixth season as the associate head coach for the Golden Gopher women’s basketball program. Smith serves as the recruiting coordinator on Pam Borton’s coaching staff. She is charged with guard development and assists with the overseeing of the Gophers’ offensive efforts. Smith came to the Golden Gophers with a wealth of both coaching experience and playing experience in the Big Ten Conference. “We are very fortunate to have Barb’s experience, passion and knowledge at Minnesota,” said Borton. “She brings stability to the program and staff and her work ethic is second to none. Her vast experience as a player in the Big Ten, as a coach in the Big Ten and the Pac10 and her experience as a head coach is a valuable asset to myself and the players in this program.” Smith came to Minnesota from California where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Golden Bears. In her last season with the Bears, California posted its best start to a season in 11 years and received votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today national polls. The Pac-10 voted California head coach Caren Horstmeyer with Coach of the Year honors, an award she extended to her coaching staff. Prior to her stint at Cal, Smith spent five seasons as the head women's basketball coach at San Diego State University. Smith's Aztec program was honored for having the athletic department's highest overall team grade point average for the 1998-99 academic year, while Smith garnered individual acclaim by being selected as the 2002 San Diego Consensus Organizer of the Year. While at San Diego State, Smith's charges were the top-ranked defense in the Mountain West Conference every year. Smith coached her team to victories over nationally ranked opponents such as Colorado State, Kansas State, Oregon State and California during her tenure. Her 2002 recruiting class was nationally ranked as well. Smith also spent nine seasons as Colorado's top assistant and recruiting coordinator. During her time in Boulder, she helped build the Buffaloes into one of the nation's top programs, with the team averaging more than 24 wins a season from 1988-97. Colorado became a familiar fixture in the NCAA Tournament during Smith's tenure, earning eight bids to the tournament, while advancing as far as the Elite Eight in 1993 and 1995. Colorado also was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 campaigns. Smith developed a reputation as an outstanding recruiter while at Colorado. In her last four years at CU, three of the school's recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 nationally, which included the thirdbest class in 1996. Smith is a native of Perrysburg, Ohio, and a 1986 graduate of Ohio State with a degree in health education. She was a walk-on with the

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Buckeyes' 1982-83 team, under head coach Tara VanDerveer. By the end of that season, she had earned a starting role at the point guard position and a scholarship for the remainder of her eligibility. Smith helped lead the Buckeyes to four Big Ten titles and three NCAA appearances. Smith went on to earn her master's degree in business administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. During that time, Smith began her coaching career as a graduate assistant.

Smith At A Glance BASKETBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE: Associate Head Coach University of Minnesota 2004-05 - present Assistant Coach University of California 2002-04 Head Coach San Diego State University 1997-02 Assistant Coach University of Colorado 1988-97 Graduate Assistant Coach Iona College 1986-88 COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Women’s Basketball Ohio State University, 1982-86 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University Health Education, 1986 Masters of Business Administration, Iona College, 1988


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Leigh Gregory

assistant coach • first season

Leigh Gregory is in her first season as an assistant coach on Pam Borton’s Golden Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff. Gregory will assist with post player development, scouting and recruiting and is the staff liason with the Mc Namara Academic Center. “We are excited to have Leigh join the Gopher family,” said Borton. “Leigh is an outstanding young coach who will be a perfect fit at Minnesota. She is a great communicator with exceptional people skills. She is a great recruiter and will be an exceptional coach on the floor with our players. I am thrilled to have her join our staff and I know our players will be as well.” “I thrilled and very excited about this opportunity to come to Minnesota and work with Pam, her staff and the players,” said Gregory. “The Minnesota women’s basketball program gets such great support from the administration and the fans. You look to surround your-

self with good people and great things can happen. This opportunity was one I just couldn’t pass up.” Gregory is a young, energetic coach who has moved up in the coaching ranks quickly. She comes to Minnesota after one-season stints at Santa Clara and Denver. Gregory played her collegiate basketball at California, where she was a four-year starting post player for the Golden Bears from 2001-05. She scored 1,136 career points and ranks 11th in Cal history. As a senior, she garnered All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention acclaim, Academic All-Pac 10 honors and served as a team captain. Gregory earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Gregory At A Glance BASKETBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE: Assistant Coach University of Minnesota 2009 to present Assistant Coach Santa Clara University 2008-09 Assistant Coach Denver University 2007-08 COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Women’s Basketball California, 2001-05 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, California Sociology, 2005

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Ted Riverso

assistant coach • fourth season

Ted Riverso is in his fourth season as an assistant coach on Pam Borton’s Golden Gopher staff. Riverso is well known throughout basketball circles especially in the state of Minnesota, where Riverso spent 15 very successful years as the head coach at the University of St. Thomas. Riverso coaches the Gopher post players and maintains an active role in recruiting and scouting efforts. “Ted brings a different perspective to the table and one that anyone that comes in contact with can learn from,” said Borton. “Ted was a very successful head coach that only knew how to win. We are lucky to have his resume and his experience and winning ways mixed in with our great tradition with this program.” Riverso's 15-year run with the Tommies produced a remarkable 337-80 record with an NCAA championship, two third-place national finishes and five conference crowns. Riverso's last 13 Tommie teams had 13 NCAA playoff trips, 11 top-two conference finishes and all won 19 or more games. Riverso guided St. Thomas to NCAA Division III's best record in the 1990s (247-37, .870). In that decade UST won the 1991 national title and played in three NCAA III Final Fours; won four Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships during a six-year span from 1995 to 2000; had 12 players receive All-America mention; and had eight MIAC Player of the Year honorees.

The Riverso family: T.J., Ted, Mary and Anna

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Riverso was inducted into the St. Thomas Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. He was named the National Coach of the Year by the American Women Sports Federation (AWSF) following the 1991 national title season. He also was a six-time conference Coach of the Year and three-time Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA)/Converse District Coach of the Year. Riverso’s St. Thomas teams earned 12 consecutive NCAA playoff berths and reached the round of 16 in 10 of those 12 appearances. His teams set an NCAA Division III record for consecutive wins (since broken) of 40 from 1991-92; set conference records for consecutive regular-season victories (60, from 1995-98); consecutive road wins (40, 1995-99); and consecutive wins versus conference opponents (65). Riverso helped develop eight players – all Minnesotans – who went on to receive Division III first-team or honorable mention All-America honors a total of 15 times. Riverso retired from coaching in 1999, staying at St. Thomas as a Senior Development Officer. In 2003, he added the duties of the Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics. While working in development at St. Thomas, Riverso remained active in the coaching ranks. Prior to joining the Gopher staff, he was an assistant at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School, helping the team, of which his daughter Mary was a member, to the Minnesota Class AAA state title. Riverso, a Philadelphia native, graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from West Chester University (Pa.). Riverso is the father of three children: T.J., Mary and Anna.

Riverso At A Glance BASKETBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE: Assistant Coach University of Minnesota 2006-07 to present Head Coach University of St. Thomas 1983-84 to 1998-99 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, West Chester U. (Pa.), Philosophy, 1976 Master of Arts, West Chester U. (Pa.), Philosophy, 1978


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Abby Kalland

director of operations • fourth season Former Carleton College (Minn.) standout Abby Kalland enters her fourth season on the University of Minnesota women’s basketball staff as the director of basketball operations. “Abby is the glue that keeps it all together and most importantly keeps me together,” said Golden Gopher head coach Pam Borton. “Abby is my right hand person and someone I have entrusted with a tremendous amount responsibility in the day-to-day operations of the basketball office and program. We are very fortunate to have her as a big part of our program.” Kalland spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, where she assisted in guard development, scouting and recruiting, and handled all team travel arrangements. Carleton captured the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 2005 and compiled an impressive 19-6 record. Last season, the Knights finished with a mark of 18-10. Kalland has also served as a coach and assistant camp director of the Trent Tucker Basketball Camp since 1998. During her collegiate career (2000-04), Kalland led the Knights to four NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, as well as, two regular-season MIAC titles and four MIAC Tournament crowns. Kalland comes from a basketball family, as her father, Guy, enters his 25th season as the head men’s basketball coach at Carleton. Kalland was also a softball standout at Carleton, starting for four years at third base. Kalland recently earned her master’s degree in kinesiology from Minnesota. She graduated in 2004 from Carleton with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Kalland is engaged to Augsburg College men’s assistant coach Ryan Kershaw. The couple has set a summer 2010 wedding.

Michael Fischer

assistant to the head coach • seventh season Michael Fischer is in his seventh season with the Golden Gopher women’s basketball program, his second with the title of assistant to the head coach. Previously, Fischer spent five seasons as the Gophers’ video coordinator, a responsibility he still manages. Fischer oversees the film/editing of all games, the production of scouting, teaching, highlights and player developmental tapes and the development of All-America promotional videos. He is also charged with opponent film exchange. Another major project Fischer is responsible for is the video history of the program, upgrading historical footage using current technology. Fischer has upgraded the program video resources to one of the best in the country. One of his most enjoyable seasons was working with the Gophers during the 2004 Final Four season. “Mike brings a wealth of knowledge in his field of video coordinating to the program,” said Golden Gopher head coach Pam Borton. “His technical experience enables our program to stay ahead of technology. Mike has expanded his responsibilities in taking on more responsibility with our alumni relations and is very passionate about our former players.” Fischer has also been instrumental in the planning of the alumni reunion and assembling historic facts for the interior decoration of the Williams Arena lockerroom. Fischer, a Minnesota graduate, worked as the video coordinator for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky in 2006. He also previously spent five years in that capacity with the Houston Comets. As an undergrad student at Minnesota, Fischer served as a team manager for Gopher women’s basketball (1996-98) and volleyball (1999).

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Regina Sullivan

senior associate athletics director Regina Sullivan is in her ninth year in the University of Minnesota Athletics Department as a senior associate athletics director. Sullivan’s primary duties are sports administration, including supervision of the soccer, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball programs. She serves as the chief of staff for the athletic director and assists with the daily management of his responsibilities. Sullivan, the department’s senior woman administrator, serves on the Big Ten Conference administrators council and sports management council. She also serves as the liaison to the university’s Faculty Academic Oversight Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, the Office of Admissions, Campus Police, and the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. In addition, her duties include overseeing studentathlete financial aid and the student-athlete special assistance fund requests. Before joining the University of Minnesota, Sullivan served as the associate athletics director at the University of California, San Diego. She also spent time as the assistant athletic director at the University of San Diego. Prior to her stint on the West Coast, Sullivan was the assistant executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. While working toward her master’s degree in sports management, she was a graduate assistant to the athletics director at the University of Tennessee. Additionally, Sullivan was also a graduate assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University. Sullivan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University. At Yale, she was a four-year starter on the women’s basketball team and was voted the team MVP her senior season. She has also been a member of the NACWAA (National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators) Board of Directors, in addition to serving on a variety of NCAA committees in her long career in sports administration. Sullivan is a native of South Orange, N.J. Sullivan, and daughter, Tess, reside in Minneapolis.

Becky Bohm

associate director of athletic communications Becky Bohm is in her 14th year with the athletic communications staff at Minnesota and her 11th season working with the women’s basketball team. Bohm is also involved in feature video production for the Gopher website. A veteran of the sports information profession, Bohm was the SID at Wisconsin-Platteville from 1990 to 1996. While at Platteville, Bohm handled the media relations operation for two national champion men’s basketball teams, including undefeated national titests in 1995. She holds a master’s degree in journalism/mass communication and athletic administration from Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Bohm was a four-year track letterwinner at Oshkosh and a four-time academic all-conference honoree.

Patsy Kahmann basketball office director

Patsy Kahmann is in her 10th year at the University of Minnesota, and her fifth with the women’s basketball program. Kahmann runs the basketball office operations, coordinates coaches’ schedules, develops creative materials, and collaborates with the booster club. Kahmann is an alumna of the U of M, and received a degree in creative writing at Metro State University. Kahmann, an avid filmmaker, has assisted on films that captured Minnesota Historical Society awards in each of the last two years.

Taylor VanderAarde basketball administrative assistant

Taylor Vander Aarde is in his third season as the assistant basketball office director for the Minnesota women’s basketball program. Vander Aarde also works as an assistant program director for the Golden Gopher baseball team. He played outfielder for Minnesota from 2003-07, helping the Gophers to two Big Ten titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances during his collegiate career. Vander Aarde was a three-time varsity letterwinner and Academic All-Big Ten honoree. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Minnesota in 2007.

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ATHLETIC MEDICINE Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics has an athletic training staff devoted to the health care needs of all of the student-athletes. The Director of Athletic Medicine, Moira Novak, is in her 12th season with the Minnesota Athletics Department and women’s basketball, managing the health care needs of the team. Minnesota is among the nation's leaders for medical care, so it is not surprising that some of the finest in the medical professionals are working for the University of Minnesota. Minnesota Athletics is fortunate to have a team of exceptional physicians working with its program including Medical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Arendt. Additional medical services are provided by the athletics department's team physicians who are part of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health within the University of Minnesota Physicians group.

Dr. Elizabeth Arendt medical director

Dr. Elizabeth Arendt is an internationally regarded orthopedic surgeon and has served as the Medical Director of the university’s varsity athletics for nearly 25 years. She oversees the staff of team physicians and works closely with the athletic training staff. Arendt is a leading researcher specializing in female athlete health care, including stress fractures and knee injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament tears and patello-femoral issues.

Moira Novak

director of athletic medicine Moira Novak is in her 12th season at Minnesota and with the Golden Gopher women’s basketball team as its athletic trainer. Novak is in her eighth year as the Director of Athletic Medicine for Intercollegiate Athletics, where she oversees all areas of Athletic Medicine and works closely with the medical staff. Prior to her appointment as the director, she has served as Director of Athletic Training and Performance Enhancement for the UM Women’s Athletic Department. Prior to Novak’s arrival at Minnesota, she served as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Oregon from 1995-98. From 199295, she was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Illinois. Novak received her master’s degree in Athletic Training and bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Human Movement Studies from the University of Oregon. Novak and her husband, Darrell, reside in Woodbury with their son, Ian. They are expecting their second child in November.

Sara Wiley

strength & conditioning coach Sara Wiley is in her 16th year at Minnesota. In addition to her work with the women’s basketball team, Wiley also works directly with the Golden Gopher softball, swimming, rowing and volleyball teams. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Wiley came to Minnesota from Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she earned her master’s degree in human performance. Before arriving at La Crosse, Wiley earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Evansville and was a member of the Purple Aces softball team. In July of 2008, Wiley was honored as the 2007-08 National Strength Coach of the Year by the NSCA. She is just the second woman in the 40-year history of the NSCA to win the award.

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Basketball Support Staff

MEGAN APPELL

DEAYNN BRAUSEN

NEAL CLARK

MIKE DALE

Event Manager

Williams Arena Assistant Manager

Academic Counseling

Williams Arena Manager

DEBORAH DIAMOND

LORI GISLASON

SYLVIA HESSE

RON LYNCH

Equipment Manager

Volunteer Office Assistant

Ticket Manager

Marketing

DAVE SCHUELLER

LYNNETTE SJOQUIST

CORBU STATHES

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Gopher Radio Network

Gopher Radio Network

Athletics Management Team

REGINA SULLIVAN

ELIZABETH EULL

DAVID CRUM

PHIL ESTEN

Senior Associate Athletics Director

Senior Associate Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

SCOTT ELLISON

LEO LEWIS

MARC RYAN

J.T. BRUETT

MARK NELSON

Associate Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

Associate Athletics Director

Director of Compliance

Director of Academic Counseling & Student Services

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Joel Maturi athletics director

In his eighth year as director of athletics at the University of Minnesota, Joel Maturi has engineered a complete transformation of Golden Gopher athletics. Since being named the first director of athletics of Minnesota’s merged men’s and women’s departments on July 12, 2002, Maturi has combined an uncompromising vision of the future and his unique brand of leadership with a tireless dedication to guide Gopher athletics on a clear course toward becoming a model NCAA Division I athletics department. A native of Chisholm, Minn., Maturi’s tenure at Minnesota has been marked by significant positive change in virtually every aspect of the department. And from his focused efforts has emerged a level of broadbased achievement that year after year places Gopher athletics among the nation’s most successful overall programs. Looking back, it’s easy to discern the building blocks of Minnesota’s success under Maturi. Fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and refocused fund-raising efforts have yielded increased opportunities and unprecedented growth. The development of a first-class academic support program continues to see Gopher student-athletes earn their degrees at ever improving rates. A renewed emphasis on NCAA compliance has ushered in a new era of integrity. And a distinctive ability to foster cooperation as a key and trusted member of University Robert Bruininks’ leadership team has resulted in unprecedented levels of cross-campus collaboration. The rapidly evolving world of intercollegiate athletics in the 21st century requires bold and innovative leadership. And that’s exactly what Maturi brought to his home state’s flagship university when he assumed the helm of Gopher athletics in the summer of 2002. To say that Minnesota’s athletics department was at a tipping point when Maturi arrived is to perhaps understate the challenges facing the program. Gopher athletics was projected to run a $31 million deficit over the next four years and in order to help cope planned to eliminate three sports. Building a state-of-the-art stadium to bring football back to campus was considered a pipe dream. Undaunted, Maturi swiftly set in motion a plan to restore the financial integrity of Gopher athletics. Balanced budgets followed and all three sports were retained. Most significantly, however, the dream of returning Gopher football to its rightful place campus is now a reality as Minnesota opened the doors to the 50,000-seat TCF Bank Stadium – the Big Ten’s first new on-campus football stadium built since 1960. Upgrades to virtually every Minnesota athletics facility have also taken place under Maturi, including a $600,000 renovation of the playing surface of historic Williams Arena this past summer, and funds are currently being raised to support the construction of a new stadium for Gopher baseball. In addition to leading the way to meet the Gophers’ needs for world-class facilities, Maturi’s tenure has been marked by continual athletic and academic success by Minnesota’s 25-sport department. Gopher athletic programs have accumulated four national championships, 30 Big Ten or WCHA regular season titles and five conference postseason crowns. Minnesota has also placed in the top 30 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup final standing each year of his term, including a 14th-place finish in 2008-09 that ranks as the third-best finish in school history that saw Gopher teams claim six conference titles, advance 20 teams to postseason competition, produce 40 first team All-Big Ten honorees and 41 All-Americans, 257 academic all-conference selections (second-most in the Big Ten) and 12 CoSIDA academic all-district award winners. Minnesota was also among just a handful of programs to see its football team earn a bowl berth (Insight Bowl) and have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as its baseball program qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Gopher women’s hockey, meanwhile, made its sixth appearance in the Frozen Four. Gopher athletics once again was trusted to host several prestigious postseason championships during 2008-09, headlined by NCAA first- and second-round competitions in both men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey as well as the men’s gymnastics championships. It was hardly an unprecedented season under Maturi for the Gophers, who claimed three Big Ten crowns, advance 16 sports to postseason play, produce 225 academic all-conference selections and 19 academic alldistrict honorees in 2007-08. The 2006-07 season was a banner year as well as wrestling won its third NCAA championship in the seven years. The Gopher wrestlers were also one of six teams to take home conference championships. The men’s swimming and diving team won its fifth Big Ten title in seven years and placed 10th at the NCAA Championships. The men’s hockey team won the WCHA regular season and Final Five titles while the women’s indoor track and field team won its first Big Ten crown. Rowing also won its first Big Ten title and posted a program-best sixth place finish at the NCAA Championships. Men’s golf added its third Big Ten title since 2002 and posted a strong ninth place finish at the NCAA Finals. The football team reached a bowl game for the fifth consecutive season with a bid to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. The Gopher athletic department finished 20th in the Director’s Cup in 2006-07, marking the 13th straight year that Minnesota has placed in the top 25 of the rankings that chart overall athletic success among all NCAA Division I programs. During the 2005-06 academic year, Maturi guided a department that produced 32 All-Americans, four conference championships and 22 individual conference championships. Minnesota also produced 40 firstteam All-Conference performers, five Academic All-Americans and 14 Academic All-District honorees. The Gopher wrestling and women’s hockey team each finished second in the nation, while men’s golf (3rd), women’s cross country (9th), men’s gymnastics (9th) and men’s swimming & diving (11th) added four more top-15 national finishes. Wrestling, women’s gymnastics, men’s hockey and women’s track & field each won Big Ten Conference team titles. Overall, 16 of the Gophers’ 25 sports finished in the top three of the conference during 2005-06, and 19 of the 25 teams advanced to NCAA postseason competition. The Gopher football team qualified for its fourth consecutive bowl game and sixth in the past seven years with a trip to the Music City Bowl. The department also was involved in hosting several Big Ten, WCHA and NCAA Championships during the year, most notably the 2006 Division I Men’s Basketball Minneapolis Region Championship and the 2006 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four. Women’s rowing had its highest finish ever at the Big Ten Championships, rowing to a second-place finish on Lake Phalen in St. Paul. The Baseline Tennis Center hosted the Big Ten men’s tennis championships for the first time, while Ridder and Mariucci Hockey Arenas hosted women’s and men’s WCHA first round competition, respectively. In March of 2007, Minnesota became the first school to ever host the

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Swimming & Diving Championships in consecutive weeks. Across University Avenue, Williams Arena hosted the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball First and Second Rounds for the third time in four years. In 2003-04, the women’s hockey team won the national title for the second straight season while three women’s programs (women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s basketball) all reached their respective NCAA Final Fours. Volleyball made the championship match and basketball qualified for its first national semifinal. The Gophers won four conference titles in 2003-04 and two conference postseason titles. In Maturi’s first year as athletic director, Minnesota won five regular season titles while the men’s hockey team won the WCHA Final Five and continued the momentum into the NCAA Tournament where it won its second straight national championship. Academically, the Gophers had 222 student-athletes earn Big Ten All-Academic status during the 200607 academic year, the third most in the conference. On the academic front, over 50 percent of Gopher student-athletes have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and 27 student-athletes have earned Academic All-America status during Maturi’s tenure. The foundation for Gopher football’s return to campus was laid during the 2004-05 academic year, when Maturi was instrumental in adding credibility to the Gopher stadium campaign by negotiating a $35 million corporate sponsorship with TCF Bank for naming rights to the new on-campus stadium. It was the largest corporate sponsorship of its kind involving college football. Maturi’s efforts were even more legitimized in May 2006 when the Minnesota State Legislature approved overwhelmingly to support the Gopher football return to campus. The bipartisan vote will allocate $137 million to the $288.5 million project. In addition to TCF Bank Stadium and the new playing surface in Williams Arena, Maturi has overseen complete renovations to both the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and the football training and equipment rooms in the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. In March of 2007, Maturi oversaw the grand opening ceremony for a new boathouse that serves as the home of the women’s rowing program on the MIssissippi River. Maturi, 64, increased his leadership role within the Big Ten and NCAA during the past few years by being named to several prominent committees, most notably the NCAA Division I Management Council. He has served as the Management Council’s liaison to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past year. Maturi is has also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee, and will chair this committee during the 2007-08 season. Prior to his arrival, Maturi was the Director of Athletics at Miami University (Ohio). At Miami, Maturi was responsible for the management and leadership of 19 sports programs, all support staffs and nearly 600 student-athletes. His first season at Miami was an extremely successful one. The synchronized skating team won a national championship, the men’s basketball team reached the NCAA Sweet 16, the volleyball team earned its first NCAA Tournament win, the men’s cross country team advanced to the NCAA meet and the football team won 10 games against an impressive schedule. That year, six teams won Mid-American Conference titles while five coaches garnered Coach of the Year honors. During his tenure at Miami, Maturi spearheaded fund-raising efforts for two important and necessary projects. In his final year, the Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student-Athlete Development Center was opened and a new baseball field, McKie Field at Hayden Park, was dedicated. Maturi also made an impact on the campus and the community in Oxford, Ohio. He was a recipient of a Campus Impact Award, received an award from the Butler County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities for his efforts to help those in need, the Miami Alumni Association’s A.K. Morris Award for his service to the Association and the Myrtis Powell Building Community Award. In addition, he chaired the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) executive council in 2001-02, and also served as the chair of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for Region 4 and was the liaison for the men’s basketball coaches in the MAC. Prior to his time at Miami, Maturi served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Denver from 1996-98. At Denver, Maturi led the school’s move from Division II to Division I and oversaw the search for Division I conference affiliation. Maturi also assisted in the planning and development of a $50 million Sports and Wellness Center and a $2.1 million tennis complex. Maturi is no stranger to the Big Ten. From 1987-96, he worked at the University of Wisconsin. While there, he assisted in taking the financially challenged and struggling athletics program to profitability and success. From 1992-96, he was the Associate Director of Athletics with direct responsibility for all aspects of the football, ice hockey, wrestling, softball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, as well as the office of academic affairs. He also chaired the Department’s “Support” Program, a wellness program for student-athletes and staff. Maturi was named the Wisconsin Sports Person of the Year in 1993. Before entering the college ranks, Maturi spent 19 years as a high school coach and administrator at Madison Edgewood High School. He coached football, basketball, baseball and track and field, leading his teams to 10 state tournaments. Maturi was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Maturi received a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1967. He also served on the support staff of Ara Parseghian’s first national championship team. He earned a master’s degree and certification for educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1985. Maturi and his wife, Lois, have three grown children, Mark, Katie and Anne.

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Robert Bruininks university president

Robert H. Bruininks was appointed the 15th president of the University of Minnesota on November 8, 2002. He has served the University for 40 years, formerly as a professor, dean, and executive vice president and provost. Transforming the U For the past four years, Bruininks has overseen a transformative strategic positioning effort at the University that has raised the bar considerably for the University's academic profile, its service to students and the community, and its stewardship of resources. Already, the results of this intensive effort are visible. In the recent years, the University has undertaken initiatives including: • the adoption of aggressive new four-year graduation goals for each campus • the development of student learning and development outcomes that clearly outline what all University students should know and be able to do at graduation, regardless of academic program • the implementation of tuition reforms enabling many students to save significantly on the total cost of education • the revision of the faculty tenure and promotion code to better recognize and reward outstanding scholarship in all its forms "The University has undertaken significant reform in the context of an increasingly competitive global market for resources, talent, and ideas," Bruininks said. "Our vision is to improve lives through the advancement of knowledge, and our strategic goal is aspirational, audacious, and, I believe, achievable: to become one of the top three public research universities in the world, with a deep and abiding cultural commitment to excellence in everything we do, across all our campuses, research and outreach centers, and offices statewide." Students and Affordability Innovations in the University's student experience, such as expanded undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities, a campus-wide Honors Program for the Twin Cities campus, and an increased emphasis on enhancing teaching and learning, have helped to fuel high student satisfaction rates, increased applications and enrollment, and significantly improved graduation rates. With more than 65,000 students enrolled system-wide—including more than 50,000 on the Twin Cities campus alone— the University of Minnesota is one of the nation's largest. Affordability for students here and at the University's four coordinate campuses remains a primary concern for the Bruininks administration. Launched in 2005, the Founders Free Tuition Program now covers full cost of tuition and required fees for low-income, Pell-eligible Minnesota students statewide. Once fully implemented, the award is expected to benefit 4,700 undergraduates across the University. In addition, Bruininks has made student scholarships the University's top fundraising priority. The Promise for Tomorrow scholarship drive reached its initial goal of $150 million in October 2006 and has now raised roughly $250 million in just five years. Approximately 7,000 students received privately funded scholarships and fellowships each year; the University's new goal is to help 10,000 students with privately raised financial assistance. Leadership and Experience Bruininks's career has centered on child and adolescent development and policy research, and strategic improvement in the fi elds of pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education. Initially joining the University's faculty as an assistant professor of educational psychology, he has authored or coauthored nearly 90 journal articles and more than 70 book chapters, as well as training materials and several standardized tests. Both as a faculty member and as an administrator, Bruininks has worked to advance the public mission and responsibilities of the University. He has been a leading advocate for responsible stewardship and reform in higher education, including the strategic reorganization of University of Minnesota Extension and the colleges of Design; Education and Human Development; and Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences to better serve the state, its citizens, and students. He has renewed the University's commitment to its responsibilities, fostering new opportunities for public engagement and economic development through initiatives including the Council On Public Engagement (COPE), the Outstanding Community Service Awards, the University Metropolitan Consortium, the College Readiness Consortium, and the Academic Corporate Relations Center (ACRC), as well as enhancing the University's focus on issues of sustainability through research structures including the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) and Institute on the Environment, and through numerous administrative initiatives and reforms. During his tenure at the University, Bruininks was instrumental in founding the National Center on Educational Outcomes, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living, and the

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Institute on Community Integration. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship. He is president emeritus of the American Association on Mental Retardation and has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Nationally, he serves on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and chairs the board of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges; in Minnesota he serves as a member of the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Business Partnership. In 2007, Bruininks joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. He has also been instrumental in bringing Big Ten football back to the Twin Cities campus with the construction of TCF Bank Stadium, slated to open in Fall 2009. In addition to hosting home football games, the new stadium will provide a permanent home for the marching band, an important new venue for University and community events, and a prominent public gateway to the University's broader mission of education, research and public engagement. Named Executive of the Year by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2009 and Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly in 2004, Bruininks regularly advocates on behalf of the University of Minnesota and its essential role as the state's economic engine. He is also a recognized national and international leader in higher education, serving as chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in 2008 and as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In November 2005, Bruininks led a group of Minnesota educators to China as part of the governor's trade delegation. In May 2006, he headed a delegation of University leaders to Norway to renew student exchange agreements and deepen research ties with that country's leading universities, and in May 2007, he led a delegation to Iceland to renew an historic 25-year agreement with the University of Iceland and expand upon it, particularly in the health sciences. Personal Notes President Bruininks earned his bachelor of arts degree from Western Michigan University, and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from George Peabody College (now Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development). He and his wife, Dr. Susan Hagstrum, have three grown sons and three grandsons. In their free time, they enjoy riding American Saddlebred horses and spending time at their cabin on northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail.


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Brittany

MCCOY 12 guard senior 5-10 Lincolnwood, Ill. Loyola Academy

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GOLDEN GOPHER CAREER NOTES: The Golden Gophers’ athletic, talented and extremely intelligent point guard • a focused leader on the court who will serve as a 2009-10 team captain with Ashley Ellis-Milan and Katie Ohm • able to break down a defense by slashing into the paint and getting to the rim • has started every game of her Gopher career (97) • the first player in Minnesota history to dish out over 100 assists in her first three seasons • a member of the 2007 Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team • the first rookie in Gopher history to dish out over 100 assists (105) • teamed with Emily Fox to form just the second duo in Minnesota history to collect over 100 or more assists in a single season (April Calhoun/Janel McCarville in 2004-05), doing so in the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons • has scored in double figures in 28 career games and tallied 725 career points • ranked fourth in Minnesota history in career assists with 367 and seventh in career steals with 142 • two-year team captain • 2008 recipient of an Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athlete Award. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Minnesota’s starting point guard in all 33 games • team captain • the Gophers’ recipient of the Defensive Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Scholar Awards • ranked first on team and third in Big Ten in assists (4.1 apg. / 131 assists) • averaged 6.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game • posted double figures in seven games • tallied seven points, six assists and five rebounds in NCAA win over Notre Dame • scored 15 points with six assists in Big Ten Tournament loss to Iowa • scored 12 points with five assists, four steals and three rebounds in loss to 20/17 Ohio State (2/19) • hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left to defeat Michigan (2/15) - added seven points and seven assists • Michigan game-winner featured on ESPN’s Plays of the Day • scored 10 points, including two three-pointers, in loss to Purdue (2/12) • scored 10 points with seven assists in win over Indiana • contributed one of her finest all-around games with 14 points, seven assists (zero turnovers) and four steals in win over Boston College • tallied a career-high 17 points in the win over St. Mary’s, also added eight assists • dished out 10 assists in Colorado Coors Classic title game versus UMass • enjoyed her best all-around game and her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 assists (eight rebounds) in win over American • scored eight points versus 2/2 Stanford • an Academic AllBig Ten honoree • earned third varsity letter. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: The Gopher starter at point guard in all 32 games • averaged 7.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game • scored in double figures six times • finished second the Big Ten in assists in league play (4.61 apg.) and ranked overall at 4.27 apg. • tied for seventh on the single-season assists list with 131 assists • scored nine points, with three steals, versus Texas in her first NCAA Tournament game • dished out a career-high nine assists with season highs in rebounds (five) and steals (four) in the win over Northwestern • dished out seven assists in the win over Ohio State • scored 14 points, dished out six assists in double-overtime loss to Indiana • tallied 12 points, six assists and five steals in the win over Penn State • scored 14 points in the win over Wisconsin • matched a season high with 14 points in the win over Michigan State • dished out a career-high eight assists in the win over Kentucky • tallied a season-high 14 points (5-7 FG) versus Northern Iowa with two three-point field goals in a game for the first time in her career • scored 11 points in season-opening win over UC Riverside • an Academic All-District Second Team honoree • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second varsity letter. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Gopher starter at the point guard in all 33 games • averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game • Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection, first Gopher picked to team since Janel McCarville (2002) • Gophers’ Defensive Player of the Year • scored in double figures 15 times • one of only three freshmen in the Big Ten to start every game in 2006-07 • scored 11 points in WNIT game versus Western Kentucky • contributed nine points and three assists in WNIT opener versus Illinois-Chicago • tallied 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in Big Ten Tourney quarterfinal loss to No. 22/23 Career Highs Michigan State • tied her Points ..............................................17 vs. St. Mary’s (12/1/08) career-high with 16 points Rebounds ........................................8 vs. American (11/22/08) against Michigan, 14 scored in the second half • played her Assists ..........................................12 vs. American (11/22/08) best defensive game against Steals........................................6 vs. Michigan State (2/26/09) Purdue’s Katie Gearlds, limiting the All-American to just four 3Pt Field Goals..........................2 vs. Northern Iowa (11/13/07) points on 2-of-10 field goal ........................................................2 vs. American (11/22/08) attempts • scored a career..............................................................2 vs. Purdue (2/12/09) high 16 points against Penn

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player profiles State; also tallying a career-high five steals • turned in a balanced seven points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals against Indiana • played 38 minutes against Northwestern, with a stat line of 13 points, five rebounds and four assists • scored 11 points against Ohio State in limited minutes because of foul trouble • had a seasonhigh seven assists against Illinois along with seven points • scored a previous career-high 15 points against Iowa State and matched her career-high with six rebounds • played a season-high 39 minutes in win at Nebraska, scoring a then-career-high 14 points and matching her careerhigh with six rebounds • turned in an all-around performance against Vermont, scoring 11 points, dishing out four assists and going a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line • named to the 2006 Subway Classic All-Tournament Team • tallied 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in her first collegiate game, versus Northern Iowa • varsity letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2006 graduate of Loyola Academy • high school coach was Tanya Johnson • a Street & Smith All-American • 2006 Chicago Tribune and Sun Times All-State First Team • 2006 Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Second Team • Girls’ Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year • finished high school career with 1,778 points and 130 consecutive starts/games played • team finished with a 29-4 record in 2005-06, losing in the state supersectional final • 2006 GCAC champions, winning third consecutive league crown • led Loyola to a 31-2 record in 2004-05, losing in the Illinois State Tournament Class AA sectional final • averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during her junior season • career record of 116 wins, 15 losses • played in the 2006 IBCA All-Star Game • played her AAU ball for Chicago Hoops Express coached by Jerald Davis. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 26, 1987 • speech-language-hearing science major • daughter of Patrick and Joanne McCoy • the oldest of six children with siblings: Jonathon, David, Kayla, Jeffrey and Jabarie.

Getting to Know Brittany I hope to do this before I graduate? Win a Big Ten championship What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? Summer workouts with our strength coach, Coach Y (Wiley). What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at and why? Golf, but it’s not even funny. I don’t know why I’m so bad, but I am. My proudest moment as a Gopher was? Winning at Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAAs last year. My best non-athletic talent is? Playing piano The best ice cream flavor, no doubt? Cookies and cream If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn this from me? Work hard and enjoy every moment. The best book I ever read was? The Bible Over the last year, what community service project was the most meaningful? Feed My Starving Children My favorite song right now is? One Life to Love (33 Miles) Three words you would use to describe you as a basketball player? Committed, hard working, quick What has been most challenging about your college experience? Managing homework with sports Favorite class you’ve taken at the U? Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

McCoy’s Career Statistics Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 33/33 32/32 32/32 97/97

Min 1030 1006 971 3007

Avg 31.2 31.4 30.3 31.0

FG - A 106-245 75-220 64-193 245-658

Pct .433 .341 .332 .372

3FG-A 2-7 6-25 16-48 24-80

Pct FT-A .286 79-126 .240 58-98 .333 74-110 .300 211-334

Pct .627 .582 .673 .634

O-D-Reb 29-63-92 13-63-76 16-74-90 58-200-258

Avg 2.8 2.4 2.8 2.7

PF 86/1 85/5 83/2 254/8

A 105 131 131 367

Avg 3.2 4.1 4.1 3.8

TO 106 94 91 291

Bl 5 6 5 16

St 55 52 65 172

Pts 293 214 218 725

Avg 8.9 6.7 6.8 7.5

Mccoy’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 3/3

FG - A 6-19

Pct .316

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 10-13

Pct .769

Reb 11

Avg 3.7

PF 11/2

A 7

Avg 2.3

TO 15

Bl 0

St 4

Pts 22

Avg 7.3

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Zoe

HARPER 20 center senior 6-3 Perth, Western Australia Willeton

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GOLDEN GOPHER CAREER NOTES: The Golden Gophers’ first player from Australia • has been one of the team’s hardest workers since the end of last season. • has matured into a pivotal team leader for the Gophers and is a great teacher and mentor to the younger post players • provides a consistent inside presence in the post • has played in 93 career games with three starts • has scored in double figures in nine career games • has 371 career points and 308 career rebounds • owns one career double-double • a mobile post player with the size and power to patrol the paint in the rugged battles of Big Ten Conference play • can score facing or with her back to the basket • from the same hometown as the WNBA Indiana Fever’s Tully Bevilaqua, who helped Australia to the 2006 World Championship crown. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 33 games • averaged 3.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game • scored in double figures two times • collected a career-high 13 rebounds, with eight points and two blocks, in the NCAA win over Notre Dame • pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds, while limiting Alyssa DeHaan to seven points and two rebounds in win at Michigan State (2/26) • tallied eight points, eight rebounds and a career-high four blocks in loss at Northwestern • played 13 minutes off the bench scoring five points in a firsthalf 17-0 run in win at Michigan • pulled down a season-high 8 rebounds in 12 minutes in win over Penn State (1/1) • scored 12 points (6-9 FG) vs. 2/2 Stanford • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third varsity letter. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 32 games • averaged 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game • scored in double figures seven times • tallied four points and two rebounds versus Texas in her first NCAA Tournament game • scored 11 points with six rebounds in Big Ten Tournament game versus Michigan State • recorded her first collegiate double-double with 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in loss at Ohio State • chipped in four points and four rebounds in 20 minutes versus Michigan State (1/27) • along with Ashley Ellis-Milan, limited Michigan State’s Allyssa DeHaan to six points (3-4 FG) and 10 points (3-10 FG) in the two wins over the Spartans • scored a career-high 14 points in the loss to Virginia Tech • snatched a career-high four steals in the victory over Hawaii • dished out a career-high four assists in the win over Kentucky • pulled down eight rebounds in the win over North Dakota State • tallied 11 points in win over Northern Iowa • scored 10 points in the season opener versus UC Riverside • scored a game-high 18 points versus Australia Showtime Skins in an exhibition game • earned second varsity letter. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: A reserve post player, who started first three games of the season and played in all 33 contests • averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game • contributed six points in WNIT game versus Western Kentucky • scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in 17 minutes in WNIT opener against Illinois-Chicago • played a season-high 28 minutes with five points and four rebounds in Big Ten Tourney quarterfinal versus Michigan State • scored in double figures for the first time in her career with 10 points in the Big Ten Tournament win over Northwestern • posted nine points against Michigan State (2/25) playing season-high 22 minutes • scored six second-half points against Michigan, while grabbing five rebounds • scored seven points against Penn State, also recording two blocks • scored five points against Indiana, including the first three-pointer of her career • played the best defensive game of her career against Ohio State and All-American Jessica Davenport, adding four points and seven rebounds • played 17 minutes against Chicago State, tallying two points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks • tallied six points and seven rebounds in her first collegiate game, versus Northern Iowa • varsity letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: A 2005 graduate of Willetton Senior High School • played her club ball with the Willetton Tigers • club team coach was Robin Winters • led the Tigers to the State Basketball League title in 2005 and 2006 • a member of the Western Australia Metro Under-20 team for two years • selected to participate in Australia intensive national player development camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in January of 2006 • competed on the Western Australia Metro Under-18 and Under-16 teams as well • chosen to attend the All-Australia Junior Camp in 2002.

Career Highs

PERSONAL: Born March 1, 1988 • kinesiology major • the daughter of Baden and Sandra Harper • has one older brother, Joshua • enjoys going to the beach, swimming and shopping.

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Points ......................................14 vs. Virginia Tech (11/30/07) Rebounds ....................................13 vs. Notre Dame (3/22/09)) Assists..............................................4 vs. Kentucky (11/23/07) Blocks ..........................................4 vs. Northwestern (2/23/09) Steals ..................................................4 vs. Hawaii (11/25/07)


player profiles Getting to Know Zoe I hope to do this before I graduate? Win a Big Ten championship and make it far in the NCAA Tourney.

to get to where I am today? Having to move across the world, away from all my family and friends, to start this chapter of my life.

What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? Go to the lake and enjoy the sunshine.

My proudest moment as a Gopher? Beating Notre Dame last year in the NCAAs.

What about in the Minnesota winter? Have a snow ball fight with friends.

My best non-athletic talent? I’m a great driver.

Who would play you in your biopic? Julia Roberts

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn? That determination and persistence is all that is needed to make it today in the big wide world.

What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? My first game as a freshman. Nothing screams you’re in college than being in the Barn with our large crowd and playing against top competition.

My breakfast of champions is? Cereal, I’m not fussy which kind. Of my childhood chores, this was by far the worst? Doing the dishes. I still hate them, just ask my roomie Brittany McCoy

I consider myself a genius at? Shopping (haha). I can always find a bargain. When I see Goldy Gopher, I think? Ohhhh, what a cutie. Haha.

At what age did you start taking basketball seriously? At age 6 in first grade. My mother was my coach and asked if I wanted to play.

The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome to get

The best book(s) I’ve ever read? The Twilight series. My favorite Gopher team other than women’s basketball? Volleyball. I’m friends with a lot of the players. The best ice cream flavor, no doubt? Cookie dough. What is the one word that your teammates would use to describe you? Apparently, I’m LOUD. I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? That I am more independent than I expected.

Harper’s Career Statistics Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 33/3 31/0 32/0 96/3

Min 362 476 527 1365

Avg 11.0 15.4 16.5 14.2

FG - A 40-99 55-136 46-122 141-357

Pct .404 .404 .377 .395

3FG-A 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-2

Pct 1.000 .000 .000 .500

FT-A 19-32 34-53 35-48 88-133

Pct .594 .642 .729 .662

O-D-Reb 36-39-75 41-63-104 52-77-129 129-179-308

Avg 2.3 3.4 4.0 3.2

PF 59/4 59/0 79/1 197/5

A 13 9 15 37

Avg 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4

TO 39 39 42 120

Bl 17 16 20 53

St 11 9 12 32

Pts 100 144 127 371

Avg 3.0 4.6 4.0 3.9

Harper’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 3/0

FG - A 5-11

Pct .455

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 4-7

Pct .571

Reb 16

Avg 5.3

PF 5/0

A 1

Avg 0.3

TO 4

Bl 3

St 0

Pts 14

Avg 4.7

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Ashley

ELLIS-MILAN 21 forward/center senior 6-2 St. Paul, Minn. Central

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GOLDEN GOPHER CAREER NOTES: The Gophers’ three-year starter at center • will serve as a team captain with Brittany McCoy and Katie Ohm in 200910 • 2009 Golden Gopher MVP • 2009 All-Big Ten Third Team selection by Conference coaches and media • blends agility and physical power on both ends of the court • a high-energy player on the court • has started 94 of 97 career games • heads into her junior season with 94 consecutive starts • has 998 career points and 696 career rebounds • two points from becoming the 19th player in Minnesota history with 1,000 career points • owns 19 career points/rebounds double-doubles and 58 games scoring in double figures • ranks 10th in Minnesota history in rebounds (696), and fourth in offensive rebounds (277) • averaging 10. 3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in her Gopher career • one of three players in Gopher history to lead team in rebounding as a freshman, sophomore and junior (Linda Roberts, Janel McCarville) • one of six players in Minnesota history to grab 100 or more offensive rebounds in a season • tallied the seventh-best freshman scoring total (300) in school history • the cousin of Minnesota Hall of Famer Linda Roberts, who has a banner hanging in Williams Arena • wears the same No. 21 jersey as Roberts • a two-year team captain and a threetime varsity letterwinner • May 2009 graduate • pursuing a second degree. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: A 2009 All-Big Ten Third Team honoree • earned Golden Gopher MVP Award and named the Most Improved Player • team captain • started all 33 games averaging 11.9 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds a game • Gophers’ leading scorer in Big Ten games (12.8 ppg.) • tallied double figures in 24 games with seven double-doubles • ranked fifth in offensive rebounds (2.83 per game) in the Big Ten • scored 15 points (7-8 FGs) with six rebounds in NCAA loss to Texas A&M • chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds in NCAA win over Notre Dame • tallied a season-high 21 points, with 7 rebounds in win over Iowa (2/8) • led Gophers with 17 points in win over Michigan State (2/2) and held Allyssa DeHaan to two points (0-9 FG) • honored as the Co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 20, after averaging 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in wins at No. 15/13 Ohio State and Michigan • tallied a season-high 19 points with nine rebounds in win over Michigan • enjoyed a great all-around game in win over Ohio State with a team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and two charges drawn while holding Jantel Lavender without an offensive rebound • posted double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in loss to Iowa (1/11) • scored 18 points and a double-double with 10 rebounds in win over Indiana • tallied double-double with 12 points/10 rebounds in win over Penn State (1/1) • led Gophers with 15 points and eight rebounds versus South Dakota State • scored 16 points in win over Boston College • pulled down double-digit rebounds in six straight games with a season-high 14 versus UMass • notched her third consecutive doubledouble with 16 points and 13 rebounds versus St. Mary’s • collected a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds in win over UMass • notched her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds versus Drexel • tallied her first double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win over American • earned third varsity letter. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: A 2008 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection by the league media • started all 32 games • averaged 9.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game • scored in double figures 16 times with five double-doubles • ranked fifth in Big Ten play with 2.67 offensive rebounds a game, seventh in total rebounds (7.3) • tallied two points and four rebounds versus Texas in her first NCAA Tournament game • collected her fifth double-double of season with 11 points and 10 rebounds in loss at Iowa • posted 20 points and nine rebounds in the home win over Illinois • recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds in double-overtime loss at Indiana • scored a career-high 22 points (nine rebounds) in the win over Penn State • tallied 11 points while teaming with Zoe Harper to limit Michigan State’s Allyssa DeHaan to six points (12/28) • named to the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine AllClassic Team after averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds a game • posted her third straight double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Virginia • tallied her second consecutive double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Kentucky • collected her first doubledouble of the season with 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in the win over North Dakota State • earned all-tournament team honors at the Subway Classic, averaging 13.5 ppg. • scored 15 points versus No. 22/21 Louisville in Subway title game • pulled down 13 rebounds in win over Northern Iowa • earned second varsity letter. 2006-07 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: The Gophers starter at center in 30 games, played in all 33 • averaged 9.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game • scored in double figures 17 times • averaged 3.2 offensive rebounds per game, tying for third in Big Ten play with 105 • her 300 points Career Highs scored ranked seventh all-time in rookie scoring in Gopher history • Points ............................................22 vs. Penn State (1/13/08) collected seven points/rebounds Rebounds........................15 vs. North Dakota State (11/20/07) double-doubles • tallied 6 points and 6 rebounds in WNIT game Assists..............................................3 vs. Ohio State (1/24/08) versus Western Kentucky • scored ..........................................3 vs. South Dakota State (12/9/08) 15 points and pulled down 9 Blocks ..............................................3 vs. Louisville (11/18/07) boards against Illinois-Chicago in WNIT opener • turned in her Steals ....................................................4 vs. Illinois (1/18/07) seventh career double-double

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player profiles with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Indiana • led the Gophers with 17 points against Ohio State • scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds, three offensive, against Indiana • contributed 14 points against Wisconsin, going a perfect 8for-8 from the free throw line • posted her sixth career doubledouble with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Penn State • contributed 10 points and nine rebounds against South Dakota State • recorded her fifth double-double of the season against Northwestern, with 21 points and 10 rebounds • scored 15 points against Wisconsin, all in the second half, in shooting 6of-7 from the field • recorded her fourth double-double against Ohio State, with 10 points and 10 rebounds • notched an allaround performance against Illinois, with 13 points, nine rebounds (six offensive) and two steals in 35 minutes • pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds against Iowa • tallied 13 rebounds against North Dakota State, also contributed eight points and two steals • tallied 15 points and seven rebounds against Nebraska, while also hitting the first three-point basket of her Gophers career • recorded her second straight double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Chicago State • enjoyed a breakout performance against Vermont, with a then-career-high in points (20) and a season-best 13 rebounds • recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Creighton • scored a then-career-high 11 points in her first career start, versus Middle Tennessee • recorded seven points and five rebounds in her first collegiate game, versus Northern Iowa • varsity letterwinner. 2005-06 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Missed the season with a right knee injury (ACL) sustained in the first official practice of the season • underwent surgery on Dec. 2, 2005. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2005 graduate of St. Paul Central High School • high school coaches were Willie Taylor and France Lee • a 2004 and 2005 Minnesota Ms. Basketball finalist • earned 2005 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year honors • 2005 Associated Press All-State First Team • led the Minutemen to a third-place finish in the 2005 Minnesota Class 4A State Tournament and the St. Paul City Conference title with a 27-3 record • 2003, 2004 and 2005 Conference Player of the Year • four-time all-conference performer • averaged 21.3 points and 11.2 rebounds as a senior • scored 43 points in a game during her senior season versus Holy Angels, one point off the St. Paul City Conference record • all-state honoree as a junior after averaging 19.4 points and 12.5 rebounds per game • finished her career with 1,575 career points and 1,213 career rebounds and as a member of four conference champion teams • played in the All-Star Inner City Classic (St. Paul) and State All-Star (Minneapolis) basketball all-star games • lettered four times in volleyball and track • Athena Award winner for excellence in athletics and academics • David Winfield Student-Athlete Award winner • played her AAU ball for Minnesota Sugaa coached by Willie Tyler. PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1987 • graduated with a backelor’s dgree in elementary education in May 2009 • pursuing a second degree in communication studies • daughter of Leslie Milan and Julius Ellis • has one younger sister, Julicia.

Getting to Know Ashley I hope to do this before I graduate? Go to a concert or play at Northrop. What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? I like to lay out in the sun and listen to my iPod in my swimsuit by some water. What about in the winter? Sledding What are your thoughts of TCF Bank Stadium and football back on campus? I think having the stadium is so great for our school. Just having everyone on campus on Saturdays celebrating Gopher football, it’s very exciting. My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? My personality My proudest moment as a Golden Gopher? Making it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and beating Ohio State at Ohio State. What is your dream job? Anything that I love and want to get up every morning to do it. Favorite sports movie? Miracle My latest food craze? I put peanut butter on a lot of stuff. Three words you would use to describe yourself as a basketball player? Hard working, emotional, tough I’ve been in college a while, but I still miss this most about home? Privacy I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? Hard work takes care of everything.

Ellis-Milan’s Career Statistics Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 33/30 32/32 32/32 97/94

Min 921 933 1029 2883

Avg 27.9 29.2 32.2 29.7

FG - A 100-266 109-255 141-306 350-827

Pct .376 .427 .461 .423

3FG-A Pct FT-A 1-4 .250 99-145 0-0 .000 98-141 1-3 .333 99-130 2-7 .286 296-416

Pct .683 .695 .762 .712

O-D-Reb 105-132-237 81-145-226 91-142-233 277-419-696

Avg 7.2 7.1 7.3 7.2

PF 79/1 79/0 83/0 241/1

A 24 23 30 77

Avg 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.8

TO 71 59 88 218

Bl 6 11 7 24

St 36 40 27 103

Pts 300 316 382 998

Avg 9.1 9.9 11.9 10.3

Ellis-Milan’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 3/3

FG - A 11-22

Pct .500

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 5-7

Pct .714

Reb 18

Avg 6.0

PF 7/0

A 2

Avg 0.7

TO 9

Bl 1

St 1

Pts 27

Avg 9.0

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Kristen

DOCKERY 22 forward junior 6-4 Granger, Ind.

GOLDEN GOPHER CAREER NOTES: A versatile post player who runs the court extremely well and is fundamentally sound in her basketball skill set • a great shooter, consistent from in the paint or on the perimeter and with her back to the basket or facing the goal • the first Indiana native to play for the Gophers in 15 years. 2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action in six games • played two minutes in the Gophers’ NCAA game versus Texas A&M • logged seasonhigh nine minutes in Iowa State game, tallying a rebound and a block • saw her first action as a Golden Gopher in the win over Yale, scoring two points and pulling down three rebounds in two minutes of action • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

South Bend St. Joseph

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2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: The only true freshman on the Gopher roster • underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Dec. 6, 2007 • played seven minutes in the Australia Showtime Skins exhibition game but did not score. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2007 graduate of South Bend St. Joseph’s High School • high school coach was Mike Megyese • ranked No. 59 by Blue Star Index • a McDonald’s AllAmerica nominee • member of Adidias Top 10 All-American All-Star Team • three-time Street & Smith Honorable Mention selection • named to 2007 Indiana Senior All-Star Team • led St. Joseph’s to an 87-16 record and the 2005 Indiana Class 3A title • earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine All-State First Team honors as a senior • guided Indians to a 23-3 record averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game • team won regional title and was ranked No. 1 in 3A before being upset in semifinals • earned All-Northern Indiana Conference First Team accord • earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine Second-Team All-State honors after her junior season in which she averaged 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and shot 61.3 percent from the field • helped St. Joseph’s to a 22-3 record in 2005-06 before losing in the Class 3A Semi-State competition • earned Northern Indiana Conference Second Team honors • averaged 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as a sophomore on St. Joseph’s 25-1 state championship team • earned honorable mention all-state acclaim • a starter as a freshman, averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds a game • compiled 883 points and 591 rebounds in her high school career • played with Division I recruits Aimee Litka (Valparaiso, 2005), Melissa Lechlitner (Notre Dame, 2006) and Sydney Smallbone (Tennessee, 2007) • played her AAU ball for Indiana Elite coached by Rod Creech. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 8, 1989 • sports management major • daughter of Gary and Diane Dockery • enjoys eating and hanging out with family and friends.

Career Highs Points ......................................................2 vs. Yale (11/23/08) Rebounds................................................3 vs. Yale (11/23/08)) Assists ..................................................................................na Blocks....................................................................................na Steals ....................................................................................na

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player profiles Getting to Know Kristen What do you think of TCF Bank Stadium and having football back on campus? I love the environment that is created by having football back on campus.

What is one thing you always pack for a road trip? My Minnesota fleece blanket What has been the most challenging thing about your college experience? Staying healthy

What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? Tennis because my coordination isn’t as good as I thought. Other than Goldy Gopher, who is your favorite college mascot? The Terrapins of Maryland because of its originality. When I see Goldy Gopher, I think of? My grandma because she loves Goldy. The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome to get where I am today is? Having had surgery on both knees and coming back from that. My best non-athletic talent is? Parallel parking

What advice would you give to the incoming freshman class? Be at least five minutes early to everything and always give it your all. Favorite Gopher team other than women’s basketball? Women’s hockey because I’ve gotten to know a few of the players and enjoy their games. Favorite class you’ve taken at the U? Sport in a Diverse Society with Dr. LaVoi What is one word that your teammates would use to describe you? Funny, dramatic? Ha. Favorite memory from your Gopher career so far? Playing Notre Dame in my hometown and beating them.

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn this from me? To work hard and have a good attitude. Favorite pizza topping? Onion

At what age did you start taking basketball seriously? 9 years old when I started playing AAU.

Over the last year, what community service project was most meaningful? Volunteering at the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness event because it was for a great cause.

My favorite song right now? Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus I’ve been in college for a while but I still miss this most about home? Having my parents cook for me.

Favorite sports movie? Rudy Three words you would use to describe yourself as a basketball player? Versatile, hard worker, and good teammate

Which one of your teammates would win on Survivor? Ohmmy, because she loves outdoor activities and is tough enough to make it.

Before a game, I? Pray

Favorite outdoor winter activity? Snowmobiling

Dockery’s Career Statistics Year 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

GP/S

Min Injured 6/0 16 6/0 16

Avg

FG - A

Pct

3FG-A

Pct

2.7 2.7

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

FT-A

Pct

O-D-Reb

Avg

PF

A

Avg

TO

Bl

St

Pts

Avg

2-2 1.000 2-2 1.000

2-2-4 2-2-4

0.7 0.7

2/0 2/0

0 0

0.0 0.0

0 0

1 1

0 0

2 2

0.3 0.3

Dockery’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 1/0

FG - A 0-0

Pct .000

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 0-0

Pct .000

Reb 0

Avg 0.0

PF 0

A 0

Avg 0.0

TO 0

Bl 0

St 0

Pts 0

Avg 0.0

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Kiara

BUFORD 30 guard sophomore 5-11 St. Paul, Minn. Central

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GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: Named to the 2009 Big Ten All-Freshman Team • the third Gopher (Janel McCarville, 2002; Brittany McCoy, 2007) to be honored as a freshman • her versatility is a strength • able to play any of the perimeter positions • possesses a great skill set coming into the collegiate game • can shoot the three, create her own shot or post up • a solid defender and rebounder • displays an exceptional basketball IQ • brings a “knows what it takes” winning attitude to the court • played one year of high school (St. Paul Central) with Gopher teammate Ashley Ellis-Milan. 2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 32 games in her rookie season • named the 2009 Big Ten All-Freshman Team • tallied seven games scoring in double figures • the Gophers’ leading scorer off the bench averaging 6.9 points a game • scored four points in 21 minutes in NCAA loss versus Texas A&M • tallied two points and two assists in the NCAA win over Notre Dame • scored 13 points (5-8 FG) in win at Michigan State (2/26) • scored 10 points with a big steal in the closing minutes in win over Iowa (2/8) • scored 16 points with four threepointers in the win over Michigan State (2/2) • played 32 minutes in win at Ohio State scoring nine points and adding season-bests with eight rebounds and three assists • topped the Gophers with 12 points in loss at Iowa (1/11) • led the Gophers in scoring with 14 points (67 FG), with eight points in last six minutes, in win at Illinois (1/3) • scored 11 points with two three-pointers in win over Penn State • named to the Subway Classic all-tournament team, averaging 14.0 in the wins over American and Yale • scored a career-high 22 points in the win over American, the first freshman to score 20 or more points in a game since Janel McCarville (1/3/02) • went 2-2 from three-point range to score eight points in win over North Dakota State • scored six points in 19 minutes versus 2/2 Stanford in her first collegiate game • varsity letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2008 graduate of St. Paul Central High School • high school coach was Willie Taylor • three-time all-state selection • McDonald’s High School All-America nominee • 2008 Minnesota Ms. Basketball finalist • led St. Paul Central to back-to-back Minnesota Class 4A titles in 2007 and 2008 • named to the all-state tournament team four times • scored 1,810 career points • the 2008 St. Paul League Player of the Year • four-time all-conference honoree • averaged 16.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a senior • led the Minutemen to a 28-4 overall record and an undefeated (12-0) St. Paul City League championship in 2007-08 • scored 11 points in the state title game, a 4944 victory over Minneapolis South • helped Central to a perfect 32-0 record as a junior in 2006-07 • tallied 19 points and eight rebounds in the 2007 Minnesota Class 4A championship game (81-63) versus Minneapolis South • finished career undefeated (48-0) in St. Paul City League play • ranked No. 66 in the Blue Star Report • averaged 20.8 points per game her sophomore season • four-year letterwinner • played her AAU ball for Minnesota North Tartan, coached by Bill Larson, and Minnesota Triple Threat coached by Drew Woods. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 23, 1989 • undecided on a major • daughter of Robert and Tracy Buford • mother played collegiate basketball at Grandview College (Iowa) • the oldest of three children with siblings, Devante and Jada • enjoys modeling.

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Career Highs Points ............................................22 vs. American (11/22/08) Rebounds ........................................8 vs. Ohio State (1/15/09) Assists..............................................3 vs. Ohio State (1/15/09) ..............................................................3 vs. Purdue (1/22/09) Blocks ................................................3 vs. Michigan (1/18/09)


player profiles Getting to Know Kiara I hope to do this before I graduate? Win a Big Ten championship

Favorite sports movie? Glory Road

What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? Lay out in the sun

My latest food craze? Always cereal Three words you would use to describe you as a basketball player? Smooth, athletic, shooter

What about in the winter? Sledding

What has been the most challenging thing about your college experience? Fighting through fatigue and exhaustion

Who would play you in your biopic? Alicia Keys What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? When Zoe smacked me to the ground in open gym my first summer.

Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni What advice would you give to the freshman class? Don’t let the game become a mental barrier. Basically don’t think too much.

What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? Soccer. My foot coordination is horrible.

Favorite Gopher team other than women’s basketball? Volleyball. My roommate is on the team, and I like the sport.

My breakfast of champions is? Anything as long as it is accompanied by a blueberry muffin. My best non-athletic talent is? Talking

My proudest moment as a Golden Gopher was? Making the Big Ten All-Rookie team.

This is the best ice cream flavor, no doubt? Mint chocolate chip

My favorite song is? Ribbon by Mariah Carey

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn this from me? Confidence

Of my childhood chores, this by far was the worst? Doing the dishes

At what age did you start taking basketball seriously and why? Second grade when I first started playing I took it seriously. I have always been competitive. What is your dream job? To be in public relations for a prestigious company or for someone famous.

Which one of your teammates would win Survivor? Honestly I think none of us, but if I had to pick someone it would be Brittany. She can take a challenge and doesn’t show much emotion during a struggle.

Buford’s Career Statistics Year 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 32/0 32/0

Min 689 689

Avg 21.5 21.5

FG - A 81-201 81-201

Pct .403 .403

3FG-A 30-97 30-97

Pct .309 .309

FT-A 28-39 28-39

Pct .719 .719

O-D-Reb 27-48-75 27-48-75

Avg 2.3 2.3

PF 45/0 45/0

A 29 29

Avg 0.9 0.9

TO 45 45

Bl 8 8

St 19 19

Pts 220 220

Avg 6.9 6.9

Buford’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 2/0

FG - A 2-7

Pct .286

3FG-A 0-4

Pct .000

FT-A 2-2

Pct 1.000

Reb 2

Avg 1.0

PF 1/0

A 3

Avg 0.7

TO 6

Bl 0

St 1

Pts 6

Avg 3.0

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Tanisha

SMITH 32 forward senior 5-10

GOLDEN GOPHER CAREER NOTES: A senior forward who has struggled with injuiry throughout her Golden Gopher career • an athletic player who runs the court extremely well • a tenacious rebounder and solid defender • the first player from Canada to play for the Golden Gophers • participated in the 2008 NCAA Leadership Conference • represents team on Student-Athlete Advisory Council. 2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Missed the 2008-09 season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in her right ankle in preseason conditioning drills • represented the women’s basketball team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) • served on SAAC executive board.

Whitby, Ontario Leo Austin Secondary

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2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in seven games in 2007-08 • averaged 0.4 points and 0.6 rebounds per game • scored two points versus Texas in her first NCAA Tournament game • saw her first action of the season versus Hawaii and tallied a point and two rebounds • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner. 2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Missed most of the season because of a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee suffered against Chicago State • saw action in her third game of the season against Chicago State, recording two steals • tallied a steal and breakaway basket in her first action of the season in the win over Princeton • averaged 5.5 minutes per game in the Gophers’ two exhibition contests, collecting one rebound in each game. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2005 graduate of Leo Austin Catholic Secondary School • high school coach was Heather Lafontaine • a two-time All-Providence selection (2004 and 2005) • led her team to LOSSA (Lake Ontario Secondary School Association) championships from 2003-05 • team was undefeated in regular-season league play from 2001 to 2005 • scored the winning layup and 17 points in 74-73 win over Toronto’s Eastern Commerce in 2005 LOSSA title game • averaged a double-double in 2004 (12.5 ppg./10.0 rpg.) and 2005 (15.0 ppg./11.5 rpg.) • named to Toronto Star’s 2004 and 2005 lists of high school players to watch • placed second in the 2005 Durham Regionals Track & Field Championships in the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 2 inches • played her AAU ball for Toronto 5-0 coached by Bet Career Highs Naumovski. Points ..............................................2 vs. Princeton (11/18/06) PERSONAL: Born Nov. 9, 1987 • kinesiology major • daughter of Patrick and Andrea Smith • has younger siblings Daniel, Jordan and Gabriel • enjoys reading.

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................................................................2 vs. Texas (3/23/08) Rebounds ........................................1 vs. Princeton (11/18/06) Assists ................................................................................n/a Steals ........................................2 vs. Chicago State (12/2/06)


player profiles Getting to Know Tanisha I hope to do this before I graduate? I’d like to take a trip, one preferably unplanned, to a place far away then read a book for the sheer enjoyment of it.

My latest food craze? Shrimp, has been and always will be. My best non-athletic talent? African dance

I consider myself a genius at? Procrastinating. I always find a way to do it.

Three words that describe you as a basketball player? Aggressive, tenacious, athletic.

My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? My humility because it doesn’t bother me to admit it when I’m wrong and I do that over justifying my actions.

Favorite sports movie? Love & Basketball...obviously. Who would play you in your biopic? Gabrielle Union

The sport I’m hilariously terrible at? Soccer. I hate not being able to use my hands. My proudest moment as a Gopher? When I was able to represent the University of Minnesota at the NCAA Leadership Conference. No doubt the best ice cream flavor? Haagen Dazs vanilla.

What has been the most challenging part of your college experience? Getting back from my injuries. What is your advice to the freshman class? Four years fly fast, make the best of them and cherish your experience as a Gopher. What song pumps you up? Jay-Z’s Show Me What You Got

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn? To work hard for anything you want and never give up no matter how hard it gets.

How many songs on your iPod? 2,400

My dream job? A business executive with Nike.

What is one word that your teammates would use to describe you? Recluse. I don’t like being around a lot of people for long periods of time.

The best book I’ve ever read? The Bible. It’s life changing.

I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? I’ve learned that when you think you are absolutely at your limit, you can still go further.

Over the last year, what community service project was the most meaningful? I really enjoyed the Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota event because it is a cause that I really believe in and I had an amazing time with the kids.

When will you graduate? May, 2010. I hope to go to grad school and possibly take a year off.

I am most proud of the grade earned in this class? Getting an “A” in anatomy because it didn’t come easy.

Smith’s Career Statistics Year 2006-07 2007-08 Totals

GP/S 3/0 7/0 10/0

Min 8 11 19

Avg 2.7 1.6 1.9

FG - A 1-4 1-7 2-11

Pct .250 .143 .182

3FG-A 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000 .000

FT-A 0-0 1-2 1-2

Pct .000 .500 .500

O-D-Reb 0-1-1 3-1-4 3-2-5

Avg 0.3 0.6 0.6

PF 2/0 2/0 4/0

A 0 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0

TO 0 0 0

Bl 0 0 0

St 3 0 3

Pts 2 3 5

Avg 0.7 0.4 0.3

Smith’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 1/0

FG - A 1-1

Pct 1.000

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 0-0

Pct .000

Reb 0

Avg 0.0

PF 0

A 0

Avg 0.0

TO 0

Bl 0

St 0

Pts 2

Avg 2.0

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Katie

OHM 35 guard senior 5-11

GOLDEN GOPHER CAREER NOTES: A fifth-year veteran guard who will serve as a team captain in 2009-10 with Ashley Ellis-Milan and Brittany McCoy • has played in 95 career games with 45 starts, including the last 44 consecutive games in starting lineup • has 156 career threepointers to rank third in school history • owns 669 career points with 25 games in double figures • a versatile talent with an eye for the longrange jumper and the ability to mix it up in the paint • owns a scorer’s mentality • possesses a high basketball IQ • the 2005 Minnesota Ms. Basketball Award recipient, the eighth to play at Minnesota • Katie’s aunt, Elsie (Ohm) Slinger (1976-79), was Minnesota’s first All-American and 1,000 career points scorer in program history • a three-year letterwinner.

Elgin, Minn. Elgin-Millville

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2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started all 32 games • averaged 9.1 points per game with 11 games in double figures • set Minnesota single-season record with 74 three-pointers • Big Ten leader in three-pointers made • hit three or more three-pointers in a game 13 times • netted one three-pointer in the NCAA Second Round game versus Texas A&M to set the Gopher single-season mark at 74 • hit five three-pointers for 15 points in NCAA win over Notre Dame, with six rebounds and four assists • scored 15 points on five three-pointers in the win at Ohio State • scored nine second-half points, including a four-point play, in win at Illinois • hit four three-pointers and 14 points in win over Penn State (1/1) • improved her career high for the third consecutive game with 23 points including, a Williams Arena record tying seven threepointers in win over Boston College • tallied a career-high scoring for the second straight game with 21 points and a career-best five steals versus St. Mary’s • scored a career-high 20 points with six three-pointers in win over UMass • hit three three-pointers (15 points total) versus Yale • matched her career high for the fifth time overall and second time in 2008-09 with 17 points (three 3FGs) in the win over North Dakota State • matched her career high with 17 points (three 3FGs) in the win at Santa Clara • led Gophers with 15 points (3 3FGs) in loss at 2/2 Stanford • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third varsity letter. 2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: The Gophers’ starter at the third guard position in the last 13 games after coming off the bench the first 19 games of the season • averaged 7.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game • scored in double digits in 10 games • netted 61 treys, the seventh-best single-season total in Gopher history • tallied two rebounds and an assist versus Texas in her first NCAA Tournament game • led the Big Ten in conference play shooting 46.2 percent from three-point range • equaled her career high with 17 points, including four threepointers, in the win at Michigan • hit four three-pointers for 12 points in the loss at Iowa • scored 13 points with three treys in win over Illinois • matched a career high with 17 points and five three-point field goals in the win over Michigan State • tallied eight points with two three-pointers against Ohio State, her first start of the season and second of her career • hit four three-pointers for 12 points in the double-overtime loss to Indiana • scored 13 points in last 13 minutes (14 points total) in win over Charlotte • averaged 13.3 points and 4.0 rebounds during the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic • scored a career-high with 17 points on a perfect 6-6 performance from the floor, 5-5 from three-point range versus Kentucky • collected a career-high 10 rebounds with nine points on three treys versus Western Carolina • an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team selection • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • the Love of the Game Award recipient • earned second varsity letter. 2006-07 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 31 games with one start • averaged 4.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 15.0 minutes per game • scored in double figures five times • scored 11 points and made 3-of-4 three-pointers in WNIT opener versus Illinois-Chicago • came off the bench to score six points against Indiana • made her first career start in place of the injured Kelly Roysland against Wisconsin (1/28), scoring three points • scored six points and grabbed three steals in the first meeting with Wisconsin • tied her career-high with four assists against Illinois • was the only Gopher in double figures against North Dakota State, scoring 12 points with three three-pointers • went a perfect 3-for-3 from the field, tallying seven points and six rebounds against Nebraska • turned in an all-around performance Career Highs against Chicago State with 12 Points ......................................23 vs. Boston College (12/4/08) points, seven rebounds and a Rebounds ..........................10 vs. Western Carolina (11/16/07) career-high four assists • scored in double figures with Assists........................................4 vs. Chicago State (12/2/06) 12 points against UW-Green ............................................................4 vs. Illinois (12/31/06) Bay • pulled down eight ......................................................4 vs. Notre Dame (3/22/09) rebounds versus Middle Steals ................................................5 vs. St. Mary’s (12/1/08) Tennessee • hit a crucial threepointer to swing momentum in 3pt Field Goals ..........................7 vs. Boston College (12/4/08)

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player profiles win over Charlotte, scoring nine points • scored a teamhigh 15 points in her first collegiate game, a win over Northern Iowa • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner. 2005-06 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Missed the season due to a stress fracture in her left foot. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2005 graduate of ElginMillville High School • high school coach was Clark Olstad • Minnesota’s all-time leading high school scorer, boys or girls, with 3,694 career points • 2005 Associated Press Player of the Year • Pioneer Press Player of the Year • A Street & Smith All-American • a four-time all-state honoree • scored 22 points in the state title game versus Fosston in leading the Watchmen to the Minnesota Class 1A title • team won four straight Three Rivers Conference titles • posted a 118-10 record during high school career, including 31-2 mark in 2004-05 • state runners-up in 2001 and 2002 • a five-time all-conference selection • averaged 23.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a senior and 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds as a junior • played on varsity since seventh grade, earning six letters • also lettered six times in softball and five times in volleyball • played AAU for Minnesota Stars coached by Brad Hested. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 7, 1986 • graduated with kinesiology degree in May 2009 • pursuing master’s degree in applied kinesiology aiming at a career in physical therapy • daughter of Jerry and Bonnie Ohm • the youngest of four children with siblings: Chuck, Joe and Melissa • Joe was a pitcher in the minor league system of the Chicago Cubs.

Getting to Know Katie I hope to do this before I graduate? Score 1000 points. What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? Go to Lake Calhoun and lay on the beach with friends What about in the winter? Snowmobiling What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? I am terrible at tennis! Probably because I have never practiced it or played more than twice my whole life. I consider myself to be a genius at? The game Memory. (Well, my dad has never beaten me.) When I see Goldy Gopher, I think of? My nephew and nieces because they love Goldy! What song pumps you up the most? Probably Rocky’s “Eye of the Tiger” My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? My kindness and caring personality for those I love. My proudest moment as a Gopher was? Winning the Notre Dame game to take us to the NCAA second round. What is your dream job? Be rich, so I can be a stay-at-home mom. What is one word that your teammates would use to describe you? Grandma (because I’m 23 already!) I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? There is always room to work harder, be better and there are no limits.

Ohm’s Career Statistics Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 31/1 32/13 32/32 95/46

Min 466 669 689 1824

Avg 15.0 20.9 21.5 19.2

FG - A 48/127 81-187 97-245 226-559

Pct .378 .433 .396 .404

3FG-A 21-80 61-152 74-185 156-417

Pct .263 .401 .400 .374

FT-A 17-24 21-29 23-32 61-85

Pct .708 .724 .719 .718

O-D-Reb 24-50-74 25-70-95 26-72-98 75-192-267

Avg 2.4 3.0 3.1 2.8

PF 45/0 38/0 46/0 127/0

A 22 18 27 67

Avg 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7

TO 42 36 50 128

Bl 1 1 2 4

St 16 14 19 49

Pts 134 244 291 669

Avg 4.3 7.6 9.1 7.0

Ohm’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 3/3

FG - A 6-15

Pct .400

3FG-A 6-14

Pct .429

FT-A 0-0

Pct .000

Reb 9

Avg 3.0

PF 3

A 7

Avg 2.3

TO 4

Bl 0

St 0

Pts 18

Avg 6.0

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Brianna

MASTEY 41 guard sophomore 6-1 Becker, Minn. Becker

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GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: An athletic, strong and explosive guard who will contend for extended playing time in 2009-10 • versatile and talented enough to play at every position on the floor, but will concentrate on the third guard/small forward position • possesses an impressive mid-range game • a rebounding guard who runs the floor well • the first player in Golden Gopher history to wear the #41 jersey. 2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 20 games in her rookie season • averaged 1.7 points, 1.4 rebounds in 7.4 minutes a game • emerged in the NCAA Tournament playing an average of 13.0 minutes a game and scoring 3.5 points a game • made three-of-five field goal attempts in NCAA play • played a season-high 19 minutes in the NCAA Second Round game versus Texas A&M, tying her season high with five points and swatting a season-best four blocks • contributed two points, three rebounds and an assist in NCAA win over Notre Dame • matched a season-high with five points in loss at Iowa (1/11) • tallied a career-high five points versus St. Mary’s • scored a basket versus 2/2 Stanford in her first game as a Gopher • varsity letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2008 graduate of Becker High School • high school coach was Justin Hegna • set Becker career records with 2,060 points and 1,351 rebounds • 2008 Minnesota Ms. Basketball finalist • 2008 Associated Press All-State First Team selection • member of 2008 Star Tribune All-Metro Team • 2007 Minnesota Basketball News 3A Player of the Year • 2008 Star Tribune All-Metro First Team • Mississippi Eight League MVP as a junior and senior • led Becker to the Minnesota 3A state title in 2007 • averaged 22.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a senior • team finished 2007-08 with a 22-7 mark, advancing to the sectional final • contributed 20.1 points and 13.5 rebounds a game as a junior • all-state as a junior • scored 12 points with seven rebounds in 2007 title game, a 41-39 win over DeLaSalle • four-time all-conference honoree • earned eight varsity letters: four in basketball, three in volleyball and one in softball • played AAU ball for Career Highs the Minnesota Stars coached by Points ................................................5 vs. St. Mary’s (12/1/08) Tim Hested. ..................................................................5 vs. Iowa (1/11/09)

PERSONAL: Born June 6, 1990 • sports management major • daughter of Tim and Christie Mastey • twin sister Nicole is also a sophomore on the Gopher roster • Brianna is the older twin by a single minute • has a younger brother Brandon • enjoys camping.

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........................................................5 vs. Texas A&M (3/24/09) Rebounds ......................................5 vs. Iowa State (12/21/08) Assists ............................................1 vs. American (11/22/08) ......................................................1 vs. Notre Dame (3/22/09) Blocks ..............................................4 vs. Texas A&M (3/24/09) Steals ............................................2 vs. Iowa State (12/21/08)


player profiles Getting to Know Brianna What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? Go to the lake.

Before a game, what do you do to prepare yourself? Listen to my iPod

What about in the winter? Snowboarding

What is one thing you always pack for a road trip? My homework

What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? Dance. I have no rhythm.

What has been the most challenging thing about your college experience? Keeping up with such a busy schedule.

Which one of your teammates would win on Survivor? Me. I love being outdoors and I will eat almost anything.

What advice would you give to the incoming freshman class? Have good time management.

My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? My humor

How many songs are on your iPod or mp3 player? 250

My proudest moment as a Gopher was? Playing in the NCAA Tournament.

I’ve been in college for a while but I still miss this the most about home? My mom’s home-cooked meals and the family.

This is the best ice cream flavor, no doubt? Cotton Candy

Favorite Gopher team other than women’s basketball? Hockey, I know a few of the girls and they are fun to watch.

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn this from me? Hard work can go a long way.

Favorite class you’ve taken at the U? Sports in a Diverse Society

At what age did you start taking basketball seriously? In 10th grade, because that is when I figured out I could play at the next level.

Favorite memory from your Gopher career so far? NCAA Tournament

The best book I ever read was? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

My breakfast of champions? Fruit

Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni Favorite sports movie? Love & Basketball

Over the last year, what community service project was the most meaningful? Urban Ventures. Working with the kids was a great experience.

My latest food craze? Chicken nuggets

Three words to describe me? Athletic, strong, dedicated

B. Mastey’s Career Statistics Year 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 20/0 20/0

Min 148 148

Avg 7.4 7.4

FG - A 13-38 13-38

Pct .342 .342

3FG-A 2-9 2-9

Pct .222 .222

FT-A 6-9 6-9

Pct .667 .667

O-D-Reb 8-19-27 8-19-27

Avg 1.4 1.4

PF 16/0 16/0

A 2 2

Avg 0.1 0.1

TO 16 16

Bl 5 5

St 6 6

Pts 34 34

Avg 1.7 1.7

B. Mastey’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 2/0

FG - A 3-5

Pct .600

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 1-3

Pct .333

Reb 5

Avg 2.5

PF 2/0

A 1

Avg 0.5

TO 2

Bl 4

St 1

Pts 7

Avg 3.5

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Nicole

MASTEY 43 forward sophomore 6-1 Becker, Minn. Becker

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GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: A strong, athletic post player who adds depth to the Golden Gopher frontcourt • coaches praised her improvement during her freshman season • has a great frame to battle in the Big Ten • has solid post moves both facing and with her back to the basket • an extremely hard worker. 2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games, averaging 3.1 minutes a game, in her rookie season with the Golden Gophers • did not score or attempt a shot • saw her first NCAA Tournament action in the loss to Texas A&M • played six minutes in the win at Santa Clara in her first collegiate experience and tallied an assist and a steal • varsity letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2008 graduate of Becker High School • high school coach was Justin Hegna • helped Becker to the Minnesota 3A state title and a 31-1 overall record in 2007 • contributed two points and three rebounds in the title game, a 41-39 win over DeLaSalle • team finished 2007-08 with a 22-7 mark, advancing to the sectional final • a three-year starter for the Bulldogs • a two-time All-Mississippi Eight League Honorable Mention selection • earned three varsity letters in basketball and volleyball • played AAU ball for the Minnesota Stars coached by Tim Hested. PERSONAL: Born June 6, 1990 • recreation, park and leisure studies major • daughter of Tim and Christie Mastey • twin sister Brianna is also a freshman on the Gopher roster • Brianna is the older twin by a single minute • has a younger brother Brandon • enjoys reading and the outdoors.

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Career Highs Points ....................................................................................na Rebounds ................................................ 1 vs. Yale (11/23/08) Assists ........................................1 vs. Santa Clara (11/16/08) Blocks....................................................................................na Steals ..........................................1 vs. Santa Clara (11/16/08)


player profiles Getting to Know Nicole I hope to do this before I graduate? Study abroad over May term

At what age did you start taking basketball seriously? in 9th grade, because I saw what Bri could do, so I wanted to push myself to see what I could do.

What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? Lay outside and read a book

What is your dream job? Working with the Special Olympics.

What about in the winter? Tubing

The best book I ever read was? Twilight

Who would play you in your biopic? Brianna Mastey

Favorite pizza topping? Pineapple

What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? Ashley throwing me around on the block

Three words you would use to describe you as a basketball player? Athletic, hard-working, dedicated

What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? Golf! I went golfing with the family one summer and my dad started getting impatient because I kept swinging and missing the ball.

What advice would you give to the incoming freshman class? Work hard and enjoy the ride. How many songs are on your iPod? Zero. I need to get a new iPod.

Which one of your teammates would win on Survivor and why? Brianna because she will eat anything.

Favorite class you’ve taken at the U? Art. It brought out my creative side.

Other than Goldy Gopher, who is your favorite college mascot and why? Goldy all the way… the other mascots don’t compare.

What is one word that your teammates would use to describe you? Motherly

When I see Goldy, I think of? “Spin your head!”

What is your favorite thing about playing in Williams Arena? All the fan support.

My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? Being a perfectionist

Favorite Gopher sport other than women’s basketball? Volleyball. It reminds me of when I played.

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn this from me? To work hard and have fun.

I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? There may be obstacles, but I can always get through them.

Of my childhood chores, this by far was the worst? Dishes after dinner, even though Bri and I did them together.

N. Mastey’s Career Statistics Year 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 10/0 10/0

Min 30 30

Avg 3.0 3.0

FG - A 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000

3FG-A 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000

FT-A 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000

O-D-Reb 0-1-1 0-1-1

Avg 0.1 0.1

PF 4/0 4/0

A 1 1

Avg 0.1 0.1

TO 1 1

Bl 0 0

St 1 1

Pts 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0

N. Mastey’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 1/0

FG - A 0-0

Pct .000

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 0-0

Pct .000

Reb 0

Avg 0.0

PF 0

A 0

Avg 0.0

TO 0

Bl 0

St 0

Pts 0

Avg 0.0

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Jackie

VOIGT 45 forward sophomore 6-1 Cottage Grove, Minn. Park

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GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: A forward with guard-like skills who has started every game of her Golden Gopher career • exceptional post skills coming into collegiate ball • displays an outstanding work ethic and team-first attitude • a versatile player who can post up, put the ball on the floor or shoot the three-pointer • a great passer as well. 2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: The Gophers’ starter in every game at the power forward position as a true freshman • one of two true freshmen in the Big Ten to start every game • posted three games in double figures • averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game • scored nine points (4-4 FG) with five rebounds in NCAA win over Notre Dame • scored nine points, including going 4-4 from free throw line in final 30 seconds, with seven rebounds in win over Iowa (2/8) • collected her second career game with double-digit rebounds with 10 (eight offensive) at Iowa • contributed seven rebounds, five on the offensive end, in win at Illinois (1/3) • scored 10 points with five rebounds in win over Penn State (1/1) • went 2-2 from three-point range versus Wisconsin • tallied her first double-double in her ninth career game with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win over Boston College • scored in double figures for the first time in her career with 15 points (5-7 FGs) and seven rebounds versus Yale • scored four points with five rebounds in her collegiate debut and first start at 2/2 Stanford • varsity letterwinner. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2008 graduate of Park High School • high school coach was Stephanie Tolkinen • the first female athlete in Park High School history to earn all-state honors in three sports (soccer, basketball, track) • 2008 Pioneer Press Washington County Athlete of the Year • Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American • scored 1,252 career points • four-time All-Suburban East Conference selection • averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds over her high school career • led Park to a 25-2 overall record and a Suburban East team title in 2007-08 • team advanced to the sectional final • earned all-state honors as a senior • team also won conference title her junior season • earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior after averaging 13.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in 2006-07 • earned all-state honors as a goalkeeper in soccer • allowed just seven goals her senior season (2007) • an all-state honoree in track as a junior • awarded 10 varsity letters: four in basketball and three in both soccer and track • graduated with highest honors Career Highs and a 3.99 grade point average • Presidential Gold Award win- Points ....................................................15 vs. Yale (11/23/08) ner • Athena Award recipient • Rebounds ................................10 vs. Boston College (12/4/08) played AAU ball for Minnesota ................................................................10 vs. Iowa (1/11/09) North Tartan coached by Bill Assists ................................................3 vs. St. Mary’s 12/1/08 Larson. ......................................................3 vs. Wisconsin (12/29/08)

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 9, 1989 • sports management major • daughter of Paul and Claudia Voigt • has a younger brother, Andy • enjoys shopping.

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..........................................................3 vs. Michigan (1/18/09) Blocks ..............................................................................1 (8x) Steals ................................................3 vs. Michigan (2/12/09) 3pt Field Goals ..............................2 vs. Wisconsin (12/29/08)


player profiles Getting to Know Jackie I hope to do this before I graduate? I hope to win a Big Ten Championship! What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer afternoon? Lay out in the sun listening to music.

Over the last year, what community service/ volunteer project was the most meaningful to you? Our Urban Ventures clinic that we go to is very meaningful just because the kids have such a great time and are very appreciative.

What about in the winter? I love to go sledding.

Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni and banana peppers

What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? Tennis, the ball is just too small.

Favorite sports movie? Remember the Titans Three words you would use to describe yourself as a basketball player? Leader, hard-worker, and competitive

When I see Goldy, I think of? “Spin your head!”

Before a game, I? Listen to some music and just relax

Other than Goldy Gopher, who is your favorite college mascot? Beavo, from the Texas Longhorns because they actually have the real animal at the games.

What is one thing I always pack for a road trip? My pillow

My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? My smile

What advice would you give to the incoming freshman class? Work hard, never give up, and just keep pushing every day to be better.

This is the best ice cream flavor? Dulce de leche

I’ve been in college a while, but I still miss this most about home? Of course my family, but also my dog Lily and cat Bella.

If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn this from me? I hope they notice how hard I work.

Favorite Gopher team other than women’s basketball? Gymnastics, because my roommate’s on the team and it’s a lot of fun to watch.

Of my childhood chores, this was by far the worst? Probably raking leaves At what age did you start taking basketball seriously? Probably when I started playing traveling ball in 5th grade when it became very competitive.

What is one word that your teammates would use to describe you? Smiley I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? The sky is the limit!

What is your dream job? Coach a division one basketball team. The best book I ever read was? My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Voigt’s Career Statistics Year 2008-09 Totals

GP/S 32/32 32/32

Min 881 881

Avg 27.5 27.5

FG - A 65-161 65-161

Pct .404 .404

3FG-A 9-44 9-44

Pct .205 .205

FT-A 48-65 48-65

Pct .738 .738

O-D-Reb 77-95-172 77-95-172

Avg 5.4 5.4

PF 88/1 88/1

A 34 34

Avg 1.0 1.0

TO 50 50

Bl 9 9

St 29 29

Pts 187 187

Avg 5.8 5.8

Voigt’s Career Statistics in the NCAA Tournament NCAA

GP/S 2/0

FG - A 4-5

Pct .800

3FG-A 0-0

Pct .000

FT-A 4-6

Pct .667

Reb 7

Avg 3.5

PF 7/1

A 0

Avg 0.0

TO 7

Bl 0

St 1

Pts 12

Avg 6.0

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China

ANTOINE 2 guard junior 5-3 Madison, Ala. Jones / Shelton State CC

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GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: A junior college transfer who joins the Minnesota program with two years of eligibility remaining • loves the up-tempo style of basketball • a solid decision-maker and floor general at the point guard position • adds quickness, athleticism and strength to the Gophers’ perimeter defense. AT SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Led the Lady Bucs to NJCAA National Tournament appearances in both 2008 and 2009 • Shelton State finished sixth in the tournament in 2009, posting a 38-6 overall record • the 2008 squad placed seventh and collected a 31-5 record • led Shelton State to Alabama Community College Conference titles (ACCC) in both seasons • finished the 200809 season among NJCAA leaders in assists and steals • dished 6.9 assists per game to rank fourth in the nation, while her 3.2 steals per game ranked 21st • earned All-ACCC Second Team honors and went on to collect MVP accord at the conference and regional tournaments. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2007 graduate of Jones High School in Madison, Ala. • high school coach was Scott St. John • a two-time All-Area 6A Conference and all-area honoree • conference MVP as a senior • played her AAU ball for the Alabama Elite coached by Mike Ellen. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 11, 1988 • sports management major • daughter of Nicholas and Maxine Antoine • has one older brother Nicholas • lists reading as a hobby.

Getting to Know China Why Minnesota? I wanted to be a part of a tradition of excellence and one that is striving for the top while providing the best education available. The coaching staff and players made the decision an easier one. The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome to get where I’m at today? Coming back from an injury or two. My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? That I am calm about everything. When I see Goldy, I think of? Practice Other than Goldy, my favorite college mascot is? The Crimson Tide elephant, only because it’s my home state. My best non-athletic talent? I can beat box. What community service project was the most meaningful? We participated in Urban Ventures. I love working with children especially in a basketball setting. 78 * Minnesota Basketball

At what age did you start to take basketball seriously? 14, I wanted it to take me as far as possible. If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn? Not to take life too seriously and to make the best of every situation. Three words that describe me as a basketball player? Smart, quick, creative. My favorite song right now? “Yellow Light” by R Kelly Before a game, I prepare by? I listen to slow music because it calms my nerves. My favorite Gopher team other than women’s basketball? Volleyball. The games are so fun to watch. What is one word that your teammates use to describe you? Mellow My latest food craze? Oranges.


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COTTON GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: An explosive, high-energy athlete with a personality best described as “contagious” • a gifted all-around player with athleticism and a take-charge attitude on the court • a playmaker who can score and play solid defense • a strong, physical player who can finish the big play against contact. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2009 graduate of Olathe Christian School in suburban Kansas City, Kans. • had her #32 jersey retired as the most decorated player in school history • led the Warriors to the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division II title with a 32-2 record during her junior season in 2007-08 • the 2008 NACA Tournament most valuable player • an NACA AllAmerican in 2007 and 2008 • averaged 28.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 4.1 steals and 3.3 blocks during her high school career • won Kansas Christian Athletic Association title for fourth straight year in 2009 • three-time KCAA Player of the Year • averaged 17.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.7 steals as a junior • led team to a 98-14 record in her high school career • played her AAU ball for the NE Lady Prospect of Kansas coached by Phillipe McCree and the Kansas Warrior Hoops coached by Gary Newsome.

11 guard freshman 5-8 Kansas City, Kan. Olathe Christian

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PERSONAL: Born Dec. 28, 1991 • intends to major in child psychology • daughter of Lydia Block • has other siblings Lydell and Elise.

Getting to Know Leah Why Minnesota? Honestly, it was the coaches that captured my interest in coming to Minnesota. They not only cared about your improvement on the court but about life in general. I was drawn to the family-like aspect of the team and the genuine care the coaches showed for me.

What is your dream job? Anything with kids. Hold on...other than babysitting.

What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? The workouts on the track.

My latest food craze? Fried chicken

The best book I’ve read? The Bible. I’ve yet to read the whole book, though. Favorite sports movie? Love & Basketball

What is the one sport that you are hilariously terrible at? Chess. That’s a sport, right? I always lose.

Three words you would use to describe yourself as a basketball player? Passionate, aggressive, committed

I consider myself a genius at? My sister says I bring out the best in others.

What is the one thing you always pack for a road trip? My red stuffed animal, Pookie

If a kid looks at me as a role model, I hope they learn? To laugh at life. It makes you feel better.

My best pre-game meal would include? Shrimp and noodles

Of my childhood chores, this was by far the worst? Doing dishes, because when it was my week people would eat when they weren’t hungry and use multiple dishes.

A word my teammates would use to describe me? Goofy My breakfast of champions is? Pineapples, but I’d prefer biscuits and gravy. 79 * Minnesota Basketball


player profiles

Amber

DVORAK 55 center freshman 6-7 Hinckley, Minn. Hinckley-Finlayson

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GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: At 6 foot, 7 inches of height, matches the tallest player to don the Maroon and Gold (Kim Bell, 1999-02) • possesses a great soft touch on her shot around the basket • a defensive presence on the court. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2009 graduate of Hinckley-Finlayson High School • owns the distinction of being the tallest player to ever compete in the Minnesota High School State Tournament • a three-time All-Great River Conference honoree • finished her high school career with 1,809 points, 1,106 rebounds and 515 blocked shots • averaged 25.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as a senior • scored 49 points in a game versus East Central High School • averaged 20.2 points and 11.4 rebounds in her junior season of 2007-08 • also earned varsity letters in volleyball, softball and band • an honor student • played her AAU ball for the Minnesota Stars coached by Tim Hested. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 17, 1991 • undecided on a major • daughter of Brian and Linda Dvorak • has a younger brother Ethan • hobbies include playing the clarinet.

Getting to Know Amber Why Minnesota? I want to represent Minnesota and it has always been my dream to play here. My favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer day? Chill with friends and eat popsicles...yum! Who would play you in your biopic? Tabitha Love from the Gopher volleyball team :) What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? The first day of summer workouts..lol. I consider myself a genius at? Randomness Other than Goldy, do you have a favorite college mascot? The Fighting Pickle (of North Carolina School of Arts) - I love dill pickles! Three words that describe me as a basketball player? Team-oriented, high-spirited, hard-worker What song pumps you up? Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf

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My proudest moment as a Golden Gopher? Signing the Letter of Intent My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? That I show I am proud of my height because I stand up tall and do not slouch over. If a kid looks to me as a role model, I hope they learn? That height isn’t everything. You can be anyone you want to be and you should not change for anyone. At what age did you take basketball seriously? 5th grade because my dad wanted me to work hard so I could go far in the game of basketball. Favorite sports movie? Air Bud because I love dogs and basketball. My pre-game meal? At least one pickle and whatever else I am hungry for. The sport I’m hilariously terrible at? Racquetball. I jump every time the ball hits the wall hard and I duck to get out of the way!


Katie

player profiles

LOBERG GOLDEN GOPHER NOTES: A gifted all-around athlete with great size and who runs the floor with ease • possesses an exceptional skill set heading into her collegiate career • a prolific shot blocker and rebounder • also brings solid versatility in her offensive game. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: A 2009 graduate of Princeton High School • earned Minnesota Coaches Association Class AAA All-State honors in 2008 and 2009 • a member of 2009 Star Tribune All-Metro First Team • Princeton career recordholder with 2,008 points, 1,379 rebounds and 561 blocked shots • ended high school career ranked second all-time in Minnesota high school history in blocked shots and 13th in rebounads • 2009 Mississippi 8 Conference MVP • three-time all-conference honoree and Princeton MVP • averaged 21.5 points and 13.3 rebounds per game her senior season • led Tigers to a share of the conference title (21-8 overall record) • averaged 22.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.9 blocks per game in her junior campaign • tallied 20 double-doubles and two triple doubles in 2007-08 and scored a school single-game record of 48 points (16-20 FG, 16-19 FT) in a game versus Zimmerman in January 2008 • earned five varsity letters in basketball • listed among ESPN Hoopgurlz’ Top 100 Recruits • a multi-sport standout at Princeton competing in basketball, track and volleyball • a five-time all-state honoree in track, four times in the high jump where she has cleared a career-best of 5 feet, 8 1/4 inches • three-time academic all-conference honoree • played her AAU ball for Minnesota North Tartan coached by Bill Larson.

25 forward freshman 6-4 Princeton, Minn. Princeton

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PERSONAL: Born Feb. 3, 1991 • undecided on a major • daughter of Tom and Lori Loberg • has an older sister Lauryl • lists horseback riding, reading and shopping among her hobbies.

Getting to Know Katie Why Minnesota? I chose Minnesota for a number of reasons but the main would be I have always been a Gopher fan since I was a little girl. My grandpa and I loved to watch the games together and he once told me,”You're going to be one of those girls someday.” So before he died I promised him I would go here. That obviously wasn't the only reason why I am came but, when the decision came to be made, the choice wasn't a difficult one. My favorite thing to do on a lazy Minnesota summer day? I like to lay out in the sun and read. What about in the Minnesota winter? I love ice skating and skiing (downhill or cross country). What was your “welcome to college basketball” moment? Going home from pick-up games in the summer and finding new bruises and cuts everyday. The intensity is crazy but I love it!

My best non-athletic talent? I’m a cowgirl at heart. I’m really good at riding horses. Other than Goldy, who is your favorite college mascot? Renegade form Florida State. He’s an actual horse! When I see Goldy Gopher, I think of? Minnesota. Goldy is the best! My family tells me this is my greatest attribute? My competitive attitude. I HATE to lose more than anything. The best book(s) I’ve read? Either 19 Minutes or The Pact by Jodi Picoult. I love her books! Three words that describe me as a basketball player? Athletic, fast, long. I have learned this about myself thanks to being a Golden Gopher? I have been able to find mental toughness I didn’t know I had.

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team managers

The 2009-10 Minnesota Golden Gopher Team Managers (L-R): Jessica Lemanski, Alex Antonen, Head Coach Pam Borton, Emily Oberlander, Stephanie Sarazine. Not pictured: Bryan Pacl.

Emily Oberlander

Sophomore Sports Management St. Anthony Village, Minn.

Alex Antonen

Sophomore Kinesiology Lake Norden, S.D.

Stephanie Sarazine Freshman Nursing Anoka, Minn. 82 * Minnesota Basketball

Bryan Pacl

Jessica Lemanski Junior Sports Management Stewartville, Minn.

Graduate Student Sports Psychology Wisconsin Dells, Wis.


2009-10 opponents

2009-10

OPPONENTS

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2009-10 opponents

Lamar

Utah

Illinois-Chicago

Sunday, Nov. 15 Minneapolis, Minn. Williams Arena

Tuesday, Nov. 17 Salt Lake City, Utah Jon M. Huntsman Center

Saturday, Nov. 21 Subway Classic Williams Arena

Larry Tidwell

Darika Hill

Elaine Elliot

Kalee Whipple

Location: Beaumont, Texas. Enrollment: 13,380 Nickname: Lady Cardinals Colors: Red and White Facility: Montagne Center (10,080) Conference: Southland Head Coach: Larry Tidwell (Austin College, ‘76) Overall Record: 39-24 (2 years) Record at Lamar: same Assistant Coaches:Joey Wells, Heather Morris, Emily Spickler 2008-09 record: 20-11 2008-09 conference record: 10-6 (4th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 7 / 5 Starters returning/lost: 3 / 2 Top returners: Brittney Williams, F, 5-10, Sr. (12.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg.) Darika Hill, F, 6-2, Sr. (11.0 ppg., 7.1 rpg.) Ang Green, G, 5-8, So. (8.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg.)

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Enrollment:29,251 Nickname: Utes Colors: Crimson and White Facility: Jon M. Huntsman Center (15,000) Conference: Mountain West Head Coach: Elaine Elliot Overall Record: 559-222 (27th year) Record at Utah: Same Assistant Coaches: Matt Legerski, Anthony Levrets,Lana Sitterud 2008-09 record: 23-10 2008-09 conference record:13-3 (first) Postseason finish:NCAA 2nd Round Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 4 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Top returners: Kalee Whipple, F, 6-0, Sr. 17.0 ppg., 6.2 rpg.) Halie Sawyer, F, 6-1, Sr. (7.1 ppg., 7.6 rpg.)

SID Contact: Brian Henry SID Phone: (409) 880-8329 SID Cell Phone: (409) 651-0514 SID Fax: (490) 880-2338 SID E-mail: brian.henry@lamar.edu Internet Address: lamarcardinals.com

SID Contact: Brook Frederickson SID Phone: (801) 581-8302 SID Cell Phone: (801) 493-9254 SID E-mail: bfrederickson@huntsman.utah.edu Internet Address: www.utahutes.com

Lisa Ryckbosch

Jessie Miller

Location: Chicago, Ill. Enrollment: 24,541 Nickname: Flames Colors: Navy Blue and Fire Engine Red Facility: UIC Pavilion (8,000) Conference:Horizon League Head Coach: Lisa Ryckbosch Overall Record: 102-105 (7 years) Record at Illinois-Chicago: same Assistant Coaches: Latasha White, Kristen Gillespie, Jenni Dant 2008-09 record: 14-16 2008-09 conference record: 8-10 (6th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 3 Starters returning/lost: 4 / 1 Top returners: Jessie Miller, G, 5-8, Sr. (13.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg) Briana Hinkle, G, 5-7, Jr. (10.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg) Jasmine Baileyl, F, 5-8, So. (10.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg) SID Contact: TBD SID Phone: (312) 996-5881 SID Fax: (312) 996-8349 Internet Address: uicflames.com

The Series: Utah leads, 1-0 The Series: Minnesota leads 2-1

The Series: First Meeting Last Meeting: Utah won 66-54 in Minneapolis on Dec. 8, 2007.

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Last Meeting: Minnesota won, 72-34, on December 2, 2006, at Williams Arena


2009-10 opponents

SUBWAY CLASSIC Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22, 2009 Williams Arena Friday, Nov. 20 Illinois-Chicago vs. Colorado, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21 Illinois-Chicago vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22

The University of Minnesota plays host to its 28th early-season tournament, dubbed the Subway Basketball Classic for the seventh season. Past names of the tournament include the Four Points Sheraton Classic, Regal Classic, Minnesota Classic, the Dial Basketball Classic and the Golden Gopher Classic. The 2009 tournament field features Illinois-Chicago, Colorado and Minnesota. The Golden Gophers have captured the title in the tournament in eight of the last nine seasons. Last year, Minnesota scored an 87-63 victory over Yale, behind Emily Fox’ MVP performance. Kiara Buford was also named to the all-tournament team. Minnesota has won its tournament 14 times with the Gophers’ streak of six straight titles (2000-2005) their longest. The 2000 championship was Minnesota's first Classic title since 1993. The Gophers have captured 13 Classic MVP awards, including three by Lindsay Whalen and two each by Laura Coenen, Carol Ann Shudlick and Emily Fox.

Colorado vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.

2008 Subway Classic MVP - Minnesota’s Emily Fox

2008 Subway Classic Champions - Minnesota Golden Gophers

HISTORY OF THE TOURNAMENT 2008 SUBWAY CLASSIC Semi-Finals

Yale 65, North Carolina State 61 Minnesota 79, American 62 Consolation North Carolina State 73, American 63 Championship Minnesota 87, Yale 63

2008 Subway Classic All-Tournament Team MVP — Emily Fox (Minnesota) Kiara Buford (Minnesota) Melissa Colbourne (Yale) Haywood Wright (Yale) Shayla Fields (NC State) Nicole Ryan (American)

TOURNAMENT MVP (Minnesota players only) 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1993 1991 1989 1984 1983 1982

Emily Fox Emily Fox Natasha Williams Jamie Broback Lindsay Whalen Corrin Von Wald Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Lea Blackwell Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Laura Coenen

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (Minnesota players only) 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981

Emily Fox, Kiara Buford Emily Fox, Ashley Ellis-Milan Kelly Roysland, Brittany McCoy Kelly Roysland, Natasha Williams Jamie Broback, Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen, Janel McCarville Corrin Von Wald, Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville, Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen, Kadidja Andersson, Ozlem Piroglu Lindsay Lieser Sonja Robinson Kiauna Burns Mindy Hansen, Angie Iverson Kay Schmidt Cara Pearson, Shannon Loeblein Carol Ann Shudlick, Nikki Coates Carol Ann Shudlick, Stacy Carver Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick, Ellen Kramer Jennifer Hall, Jodi Olson Lea Blackwood, Cindy Bradley, Ellen Kramer Juanita Boehland, Debbie Hilmerson Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Mary Dressen, Molly Tadich Laura Coenen, Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen, Debbie Hunter

TOURNAMENT TEAM CHAMPIONS 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Minnesota Minnesota Middle Tennessee Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Ball State UNLV Wisconsin-Milwaukee James Madison Princeton South Carolina Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Georgia Tech Central Michigan Minnesota Minnesota Auburn Kansas State Northeast Louisiana Arkansas Minnesota

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2009-10 opponents

Colorado Sunday, Nov. 22 Subway Classic Williams Arena

Kathy McConnell-Miller

Brittany Spears

Location: Boulder, Colo. Enrollment: 30,128 Nickname: Buffaloes Colors: Silver, Gold and Black Facility: Coors Events / Conference Center (11,064) Conference: Big 12 Head Coach: Kathy McConnell-Miller (Virginia, ‘89) Overall Record: 143-159 (10 years) Record at Colorado: 52-71 (4 years) Assistant Coaches: Patrick Harrington, Tom McConnell, Aisha Veasley 2008-09 record:11-18 2008-09 conference record: 3-13 (12th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 9 / 3 Starters returning/lost: 5 / 1 Top returners: Brittany Spears, F, 6-1, Jr. (18.3 ppg., 7.8 rpg.) Bianca Smith, G, 5-9, Sr. (9.2 ppg., 4.1 rpg.) Alyssa Fressle, G, 5-10, So. (7.7 ppg., 2.6 rpg.) SID Contact: Troy Andre SID Phone: (303) 492-4672 SID Cell Phone: (303) 903-3654 SID Fax: (303) 492-3811 SID E-mail: troy.andre@colorado.edu Internet Address: www.CUBuffs.com

North Dakota State Tuesday, Nov. 24 Minneapolis, Minn. Williams Arena

Carolyn DeHoff

Inger Hodgson

Location: Fargo, N.D. Enrollment: 12,527 Nickname: Bison Colors: Green and Yellow Facility: Bison Sports Arena (6,000) Conference: The Summit League Head Coach: Carolyn DeHoff Overall Record: 0-0 (First Year) Record at North Dakota State: Same Assistant Coaches: Mary Grothe, Jaime Berry, Kelly Roysland 2008-09 record: 16-13 2008-09 conference record: 12-6 (t-3rd) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 9 / 2 Starters returning/lost: 4 / 1 Top returners: Abby Plucker, F, 5-11, So. (14.2 ppg.,6.1 rpg.) Inger Hodgson, G, 5-9, Sr. (12.6 ppg., 5.2 rpg.) SID Contact: Jeff Schwartz SID Phone: (701) 231-8332 SID Cell Phone: (701) 793-0538 SID Fax: (701) 231-8022 SID E-mail: Jeff.Schwartz@ndsu.edu Internet Address: www.GoBison.com

TCU Friday, Nov. 27 Junkanoo Jam Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Jeff Mittie

Location: Fort Worth, Texas Enrollment: 8,853 Nickname: Horned Frogs Colors: Purple and White Facility: Daniel Mayer Colliseum (7,201) Conference: Mountain West Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western, ‘89) Overall Record: 367-165 (18 years) Record at TCU: 216-106 (11 years) Assistant Coaches: Brian Ostermann, Tonya Haut, Tricia Davern 2008-09 record: 23-12 2008-09 conference record: 13-3 (2nd) Postseason finish: Lost to South Dakota St., 90-55, in NCAA first round Letterwinners returning/lost: 5 / 6 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Top returners: Helena Sverrisdottir, G/F, So. (9.3 ppg., 5.7 rpg) Micah Garoutte, C, So. (3.6 ppg., 2.3 rpg.) SID Contact: Andy Anderson SID Phone: (817) 257-5367 SID Cell Phone: (817) 343-6465 SID Fax: (817) 257-7964 SID E-mail: aanderson2@tcu.edu Internet Address: www.gofrogs.com

The Series: Minnesota leads 3-1 The Series: Minnesota leads, 3-1 Last Meeting: Minnesota won, 95-61, on Nov. 23, 2003, in Minneapolis in the title game of the Subway Classic.

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The Series: First Meeting Last Meeting: Minnesota won, 68-56, on Nov. 19, 2008, in Minneapolis.

Helena Sverrisdottir


2009-10 opponents

Kansas

Xavier

Maryland

TBD - Saturday, Nov. 28 Junkanoo Jam Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

TBD - Saturday, Nov. 28 Junkanoo Jam Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Thursday, Dec. 3 College Park, Md. Comcast Center

Bonnie Henrickson

Danielle McCray

Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 30,102 Nickname: Jayhawks Colors: Crimson & Blue Facility: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300) Conference: Big 12 Head Coach: Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State, ‘86) Overall Record: 237-141 (12) Record at Kansas: 79-79 (5 years) Assistant Coaches: Karen Lange, Katie O’Connor, Tamika Raymond 2008-09 record: 22-14 2008-09 conference record: 6-10 (t-7th) Postseason finish: Lost to Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 4 Starters returning/lost: 4 / 1 Top returners: Danielle McCray, G/F, Sr. (21.6 ppg., 7.7 rpg.) Sade Morris, G, Sr. (12.7 ppg., 4.3 rpg.) Kristin Boogaard, C, Jr. (9.0 ppg., 5.5 rpg.) SID Contact: Katy Lonergan SID Phone: (785) 864-7314 SID Cell Phone: (785) 691-7026 SID Fax: (785) 864-7944 SID E-mail: katyl@ku.edu Internet Address: www.kuathletics.com

Kevin McGuff

Ta’Shia Phillips

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment: 6,700 Nickname: Musketeers Colors: Navy Blue, Gray and White Facility: Cintas Center (10,250) Conference: Atlantic 10 Head Coach: Kevin McGuff (St. Joseph’s of Ind., ‘92) Overall Record: 155-66 (7 years) Record at Xavier: same Assistant Coaches: Mike Neighbors, Carla Morrow, Amy Waugh 2008-09 record: 25-7 2008-09 conference record: 13-1 (1st) Postseason finish: Lost to Gonzaga, 74-59, in NCAA first round Letterwinners returning/lost: 12 / 3 Starters returning/lost: 3 / 2 Top returners: Amber Harris, F, 6-5, Jr. (15.3 ppg., 8.9 rpg.) Ta’Shia Phillips, C, 6-6, Jr. (13.9 ppg., 12.1 rpg.) Special Jennings, G, 5-6, Jr. (8.3 ppg., 2.6 rpg.) SID Contact: Pat McKenna SID Phone: (513) 745-2058 SID Cell Phone: (513) 503-4863 SID Fax: (513) 745-2825 SID E-mail: mckennap@xavier.edu Internet Address: www.GOXAVIER.com

The Series: Kansas leads, 13-3

Brenda Frese

Lynetta Kizer

Location: College Park, Md. Enrollment: 37,000 Nickname: Terrapins Colors: Red, White, Black, and Gold Facility: Comcast Center (17,950) Conference: Atlantic Coast Head Coach: Brenda Frese (Arizona, ‘93) Overall Record: 233-90 (10 years) Record at Maryland: 176-60 (7 years) Assistant Coaches: Tina Langley, Marlin Chinn, David Adkins 2008-09 record: 31-5 2008-09 conference record: 12-2 (1st) Postseason finish: Lost to Louisville, 77-60, in NCAA Elite Eight Letterwinners returning/lost: 5 / 4 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Top returners: Lynetta Kizer, G, 5-11, So. (11.1 ppg., 7.3 rpg.) Lori Bjork, G, 5-11, Sr. - transfer from Illinois SID Contact: Joey Flyntz SID Phone: (301) 314-7063 SID Cell Phone: (443) 472-0846 SID Fax: (925) 631-4405 SID E-mail: tjflyntz@umn.edu Internet Address: www.umterps.com The Series: Maryland leads 1-0

The Series: First Meeting Last Meeting: Minnesota won, 62-45, on Dec. 5, 2004, in Minneapolis.

Last Meeting: Maryland won, 86-74, on Dec. 22, 1980, in College Park, Md.

[ 87 ] Minnesota Basketball 2009-10 87 * Minnesota Basketball


2009-10 opponents

Idaho State

Iowa State

Santa Clara

Wednesday, Dec. 9 Minneapolis, Minn. Williams Arena

Sunday, Dec. 13 Minneapolis, Minn. Williams Arena (BTN)

Wednesday, Dec. 16 Minneapolis, Minn. Williams Arena

Seton Sobolewski

Oana Iacovita

Location: Pocatello, Idaho Enrollment: 14,209 Nickname: Bengals Colors: Orange and Black Facility: Reed Gymnasium (3,241) Conference: Big Sky Head Coach: Seton Sobolewski (Northern Arizona, ‘01) Overall Record:11-20 (one year) Record at Idaho State: same Assistant Coaches: Anglea Munger, Jordan Green, Holly Robertson 2008-09 record:11-20 2008-09 conference record:7-9 (4th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 4 / 6 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Top returners: Oana Iacovita, F, 6-1, Sr. (13.2 ppg., 7.1 rpg.) Chelsea Pickering, G, 5-9, Jr. (10.4 ppg., 3.6 rpg.) SID Contact: Katie Zigars SID Phone: (208) 282-3651 SID Cell Phone: (208) 406-3910 SID Email:zigakath@isu.edu Internet Address:www.isubengals.com The Series:First meeting

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Bill Fennelly

Alison Lacey

Jennifer Mountain

Lena Gipson

Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 26,865 Nickname: Cyclones Colors: Cardinal and Gold Facility: James H. Hilton Coliseum (14,356) Conference: Big 12 Head Coach: Bill Fennelly (William Penn, ‘79) Overall Record: 473-194 (21 years) Record at Iowa State: 307-141 (14 years) Associate Head Coach: Jack Easley Assistant Coaches: Latoja Schaben, Jodi Steyer 2007-08 record: 21-13 2007-08 conference record: 7-9 (T-7th) Postseason finish: Lost to Stanford, 69-58, in NCAA Elite Eight Letterwinners returning/lost: 7 / 8 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Top returners: Alison Lacey, G, 6-0, Sr. (11.2 ppg., 4.7 rpg.) Kelsey Bolte, G, 6-1, Jr. (9.4 ppg., 4.6 rpg.)

Location: Santa Clara, Calif. Enrollment: 8,685 Nickname: Broncos Colors: Red and White Facility: Leavey Center (4,500) Conference: West Coast Conference Head Coach: Jennifer Mountain (Gonzaga, ‘91) Overall Record: 4-27 (one year) Record at Santa Clara: Same Assistant Coaches: Evan Unrau, Tamara Inoue, Marissa White 2008-09 record: 4-27 2008-09 conference record: 1-13 (8th) Postseason finish: NA Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 4 Starters returning/lost: 3 / 2 Top returners: Lena Gipson, F, 6-0, Jr. (13.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg) Maggie Goldenberger, F, 6-0, Sr. (7.5 ppg., 3.9 rpg.) Alyssa Shoji, G, 5-6, So. (7.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

SID Contact: Erin Smith SID Phone: (515) 294-5778 SID Cell Phone: (515) 520-1341 SID Fax: (515) 294-0558 SID E-mail: resmith@iastate.edu Internet Address: www.cyclones.com

SID Contact: Sabrina Polidoro SID Phone: (408) 554-4659 SID Cell Phone: (631) 944-1298 SID Fax: (408) 554-6942 SID E-mail: spolidoro@scu.edu Internet Address: www.SantaClaraBroncos.com

The Series: Minnesota leads 10-7

The Series: Minnesota leads, 4-0

Last Meeting: Minnesota lost, 58-42, on Dec. 21, 2008, in Ames, Iowa.

Last Meeting: Minnesota won, 70-45, on Nov. 16, 2008, in Santa Clara,Calif.


2009-10 opponents

Big Ten Conference

TELEVISION AGREEMENTS The Big Ten Conference announced expanded broadcast opportunities for its 11 women’s basketball programs. Included in the broadcast schedule is a streaming initiative that will encompass approximately 100 Big Ten women’s basketball games. Expanded streaming on www.BigTenNetwork.com, combined with the conference’s linear television package, will give Big Ten women’s basketball television or internet coverage for nearly 90 percent of its home games in 2009-10. In addition to its streaming package, the Big Ten Network will broadcast 55 games on its linear network, while six more will be shown on ESPN2 and another will be aired by CBS Sports. Games streamed on www.BigTenNetwork.com will be produced in HDquality. NOVEMBER 13 Ball State at MICHIGAN # 14 Santa Clara at IOWA # 15 Santa Clara/UCLA at IOWA # NJIT at PENN STATE # North Dakota at WISCONSIN # Siena at ILLINOIS # IUPUI at INDIANA # Chicago St./Bowling Green at OHIO # Western Illinois at PURDUE # 16 Marquette at MICHIGAN (BTN) 17 Alabama-Birmingham at OHIO STATE # Central Michigan at ILLINOIS # Cincinnati at INDIANA # Kansas at IOWA # TBD at OHIO STATE # 19 Southern Mississippi at MICHIGAN # Notre Dame at MICHIGAN STATE (BTN) TBD at OHIO STATE # 20 SIU-Edwardsville at NORTHWESTERN # 22 Bradley at ILLINOIS # Missouri at INDIANA (BTN) Cleveland State at WISCONSIN # Georgetown at PURDUE (BTN) TBD at OHIO STATE # 24 UW-Green Bay at WISCONSIN (BTN) DePaul at NORTHWESTERN # 25 UNC-Greensboro at OHIO STATE # 27 Coll of Charleston at NORTHWESTERN (BTN) 28 IUPUI at OHIO STATE # 29 California/Souhhern at OHIO STATE (BTN) DECEMBER 2 Georgia Tech at PENN STATE (BTN) Boston College at IOWA (BTN) 3 Florida State at INDIANA (BTN) North Carolina at MICHIGAN STATE (BTN) Clemson at NORTHWESTERN # 6 Indiana at Michigan State (BTN) Wisconsin at Ohio State (BTN) Penn State at Minnesota (BTN) Michigan at Iowa (BTN) Purdue at Northwestern # 9 Marquette at ILLINOIS (BTN) Tennessee-Martin at INDIANA # Monmouth at PENN STATE # Xavier at MICHIGAN STATE # Idaho State at MINNESOTA # 12 Pittsburgh at PENN STATE (BTN) 13 Florida Gulf Coast at MICHIGAN STATE # Iowa State at MINNESOTA (BTN) SIU-Edwardsville at WISCONSIN #

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Wright State at OHIO STATE # Robert Morris at WISCONSIN # Arkansas at NORTHWESTERN # Oakland at ILLINOIS # Washington at MICHIGAN STATE # Alabama A&M at OHIO STATE # Evansville at PURDUE# Drake at IOWA (BTN) Oakland at PENN STATE # St. Bonaventure at MICHIGAN STATE (BTN) Gardner-Webb at PURDUE # Western Illinois at OHIO STATE # South Dakota State at IOWA # Toledo at INDIANA # Minnesota at Purdue (BTN) Michigan State at Wisconsin # Iowa at Penn State # Northwestern at Michigan # Ohio State at Illinois # Indiana at Purdue (BTN) Michigan at Michigan State (BTN) Wisconsin at Iowa # Penn State at Illinois #

JANUARY 3 Michigan State at Indiana (BTN) Wisconsin at Illinois # Michigan at Ohio State # 4 Notre Dame at PURDUE (ESPN2) 7 Purdue at Wisconsin (BTN) Iowa at Michigan # Illinois at Indiana # 9 Ohio State at Michigan State (CBS Sports) 10 Indiana at Penn State (BTN) Minnesota at Illinois (BTN) Michigan at Wisconsin # Northwestern at Purdue # 14 Purdue at Minnesota (BTN) Wisconsin at Michigan State # Michigan at Indiana # Illinois at Ohio State # Penn State at Iowa # 17 Iowa at Purdue (BTN) Indiana at Ohio State (BTN) Michigan State at Penn State # Illinois at Wisconsin # 21 Purdue at Michigan State (BTN) Ohio State at Michigan # Iowa at Illinois # Northwestern at Indiana # Penn State at Wisconsin # 24 Indiana at Michigan (BTN) Michigan State at Minnesota (ESPN2) Illinois at Penn State # Northwestern at Iowa # 25 Ohio State at Purdue (ESPN2) 28 Minnesota at Ohio State (BTN) Wisconsin at Indiana # Michigan at Illinois # Purdue at Penn State # 31 Ohio State at Indiana (BTN) Purdue at Iowa (ESPN2) Northwestern at Wisconsin (BTN) Illinois at Minnesota # Penn State at Michigan #

FEBRUARY 4 Iowa at Ohio State (BTN) Wisconsin at Minnesota # Illinois at Purdue # Penn State at Michigan State # 7 Michigan State at Iowa (BTN) Wisconsin at Purdue # Indiana at Illinois # Ohio State at Penn State # Minnesota at Michigan # 11 Purdue at Ohio State (BTN) Michigan State at Michigan @ Minnesota at Penn State # Iowa at Indiana # Northwestern at Illinois # 14 Northwestern at Michigan State (BTN) Ohio State at Minnesota (BTN) Indiana at Wisconsin # Illinois at Iowa # Penn State at Purdue # 18 Minnesota at Iowa (BTN) Michigan at Penn State # Ohio State at Wisconsin # Illinois at Michigan State # 21 Minnesota at Indiana (BTN) Michigan State at Ohio State (ESPN2) Purdue at Illinois (BTN) Wisconsin at Michigan # 25* Wisconsin at Penn State Michigan at Minnesota Michigan State at Purdue Indiana at Iowa Northwestern at Ohio State 28** Penn State at Indiana Purdue at Michigan Minnesota at Michigan State Iowa at Wisconsin Illinois at Northwestern MARCH 4 Big Ten Tournament Game 1 (BTN) Big Ten Tournament Game 2 (BTN) Big Ten Tournament Game 3 (BTN) 5 Big Ten Tournament Game 4 (BTN) Big Ten Tournament Game 5 (BTN) Big Ten Tournament Game 6 (BTN) Big Ten Tournament Game 7 (BTN) 6 Big Ten Tournament Game 8 (BTN) Big Ten Tournament Game 9 (BTN) 7 Big Ten Tournament Final (ESPN2) * Big Ten Network wildcard game to be played at 6:30 p.m. Other games to be streamed on www.BigTenNetwork.com, played at 7 p.m. local time. ** Big Ten Network wildcard games to be played at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Other games to be streamed on www.BigTenNetwork.com. BTN - Big Ten Network # - BigTenNetwork.com

89 * Minnesota Basketball


2009-10 opponents

Big Ten Conference

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Tie-Breaker Procedure Ties for seeding the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360 will be broken as follows: In case of a tie for any place finish in the regular-season standings, the following tie-breaking procedure shall be followed in order to seed teams in the Tournament bracket. TWO-TEAM TIE 1. Results of head-to-head competition during the regular season. 2. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in the case of a tie for the championship, the next highest position in the regular season standings) continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage. * A. When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams. * B. When comparing records against a single team or a group of teams, the higher winning percentage shall prevail, even if the number of games played against the team or group is unequal (i.e., 2-0 is better than 3-1); in the case of tied percentages vs. the team or group of 1.000 or .000 the following shall apply: 2-0 is better than 1-0; 0-1 is better than 0-2. 3. Won-loss percentage of all Division I opponents. 4. Coin toss conducted by the Commissioner or designee. MULTIPLE-TEAM TIE 1. Results of head-to-head competition during the regular season. * A. When comparing records against a single team or a group of teams, the higher winning percentage shall prevail, even if the number of games played against the team or group are unequal (i.e., 2-0 is better than 3-1); in the case of tied percentages vs. the team or group of 1.000 or .000 the following shall apply: 2-0 is better than 1-0; 0-1 is better than 0-2. * B. After the top team among the tied teams is determined, the second team is ranked by its record among the original tied teams, not the head-to-head record vs. the remaining team(s). 2. If the remaining teams are still tied, then each tied team's record shall be compared to the team occupying the highest position in the final regular-season standings, continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage. * A. When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams. * B. When comparing records against a single team or a group of teams, the higher winning percentage shall prevail, even if the number of games played against the team or group are unequal (i.e., 2-0 is better than 3-1); in the case of tied percentages vs. the team or group of 1.000 or .000 the following shall apply: 2-0 is better than 1-0; 0-1 is better than 0-2. 3. Won-loss percentage of all Division I opponents. 4. Coin toss conducted by the Commissioner or designee.

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2009 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS First Round (7) Wisconsin 60, (10) Northwestern 51 (6) Indiana 68, (11) Michigan 50 (9) Illinois 58, (8) Penn State 49 Quarterfinals (7) Wisconsin 56, (2) Michigan State (3) Purdue 68, (6) Indiana 64 (1) Ohio State 70, (9) Illinois 53 (4) Iowa 79, (5) Minnesota 64 Semifinals (3) Purdue 70, (7) Wisconsin 56 (1) Ohio State 72, (4) Iowa 56 Final (1) Ohio State 67, (3) Purdue 66

Champion Penn State Penn State Iowa Purdue Purdue Purdue Iowa Indiana Purdue

Runner-up Ohio State Purdue Illinois Penn State Illinois Penn State Purdue Penn State Ohio State

[ 90 ] Minnesota Basketball 2009-10 90 * Minnesota Basketball

Penn State Minnesota Purdue Ohio State Illinois Purdue

59-58 55-49 63-60 64-52 58-56 67-66

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT MVP

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

Purdue Michigan State Ohio State Purdue Purdue Ohio State

Score 68-63 71-69 63-56 59-49 80-76 71-63 75-70 75-72 67-65

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Player Missy Masley Angie Pothoff Angela Hamblin Andrea Garner Stephanie White-McCarty Helen Darling Cara Consuegra Heather Cassady Shereka Wright Shereka Wright Kristin Haynie Brandie Hoskins Katie Gearlds FahKara Malone Jantel Lavender

GOPHERS ON THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Year 2004

Player Janel McCarville

School Penn St. Penn St. Iowa Penn St. Purdue Penn St. Iowa Indiana Purdue Purdue Michigan St. Ohio St. Purdue Purdue Ohio State

2005

Jamie Broback, Janel McCarville

MINNESOTA IN THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT 1995 — 1996 — 1997 — 1998 — 1999 — 2000 — 2001 — 2002 — 2003 — 2004 — 2005 —

2006 — 2007 — 2008 — 2009 —

First Round . . . . . . .Iowa 57, Minnesota 44 First Round . . . . . . .Ohio State 78, Minnesota 64 First Round . . . . . . .Minnesota 80, Wisconsin 75 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Illinois 98, Minnesota 76 First Round . . . . . . .Wisconsin 65, Minnesota 47 First Round . . . . . . .Michigan 74, Minnesota 55 First Round . . . . . . .Wisconsin 56, Minnesota 49 First Round . . . . . . .Indiana 78, Minnesota 56 First Round . . . . . . .Wisconsin 74, Minnesota 64 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Iowa 80, Minnesota 77 First Round . . . . . . .Minnesota 68, Northwestern 47 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Ohio State 58, Minnesota 50 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Minnesota 71, Purdue 68 Semifinal . . . . . . . . .Minnesota 66, Ohio State 63 ot Championship . . . . .Michigan State 55, Minnesota 49 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Indiana 61, Minnesota 46 First Round . . . . . . .Minnesota 60, Northwestern 43 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Michigan State 77, Minnesota 68 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Michigan State 56, Minnesota 51 Quarterfinal . . . . . . .Iowa 79, Minnesota 64


2009-10 opponents

2009-10 Big Ten Conference

COMPOSITE SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 13 Illinois at Temple Indiana at Memphis Ball State at Michigan Michigan State at Dayton Northwestern at Toledo Eastern Illinois at Ohio State (1) Penn State at Drexel 14 Santa Clara at Iowa (2) 15 Siena at Illinois IUPUI at Indiana Illinois State/UCLA at Iowa (2) Michigan State at Detroit Lamar at Minnesota Chicago St./Bowling Green at Ohio State (1) NJIT at Penn State Western Illinois at Purdue North Dakota at Wisconsin 16 Marquette at Michigan 17 Minnesota at Utah Alabama-Birmingham at Ohio State 18 Central Michigan at Illinois Cincinnati at Indiana Kansas at Iowa 19 Southern Mississippi at Michigan Notre Dame at Michigan State TBD at Ohio State (1) Penn State at Bucknell Wisconsin at Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20 SUI Edwardsville at Northwestern Seattle at Purdue (3) 21 Illinois-Chicago at Minnesota (4) Dayton at Purdue (3) 22 Bradley at Illinois Missouri at Indiana Iowa at Northern Iowa Michigan at Kansas Western Michigan at Michigan State Colorado at Minnesota (4) IPFW at Northwestern TBD at Ohio State (1) Penn State at South Carolina Georgetown at Purdue Cleveland State at Wisconsin 24 Illinois at Illinois State William & Mary at Iowa North Dakota State at Minnesota DePaul at Northwestern Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wisconsin 25 UNC-Greensboro at Ohio State 26 Indiana vs. Virginia (5) Minnesota vs. TCU (5) 27 Indiana vs. UNC-Charlotte/South Dakota St. (5) Iowa vs. West Virginia (6) Michigan vs. Stephen F. Austin (7) Michigan State vs. George Washington (5) Coll. of Charleston at Northwestern (8) Penn State vs. Buffalo (9) Purdue at UC-Riverside Wisconsin vs. Portland State (10) 28 Illinois at Cal Poly (11) Iowa vs. Columbia/Nevada (6) Michigan at New Mexico State (7) Michigan State vs. Okla. St./Marist (5) Minnesota vs. Kansas/Xavier (5) Penn at Northwestern (8) IUPUI at Ohio State Penn State vs. Maine/Holy Cross (9) Wisconsin at Oregon (10) 29 Illinois vs. Alabama (11) California/Southern at Ohio State Purdue at Pepperdine Wisconsin vs. Cal State Fullerton (10) DECEMBER 2 Illinois at Wake Forest (12) Boston College at Iowa (12) Georgia Tech at Penn State (12) 3 Florida State at Indiana (12) Michigan at Virginia Tech (12)

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9

10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 19

20 21

22

28

31

North Carolina at Michigan State (12) Minnesota at Maryland (12) Clemson at Northwestern (12) Ohio State at Duke (12) Purdue at Virginia (12) Wisconsin at North Carolina State (12) Michigan at Iowa Indiana at Michigan State Penn State at Minnesota Purdue at Northwestern Wisconsin at Ohio State Marquette at Illinois Tennessee-Martin at Indiana Xavier at Michigan State Idaho State at Minnesota Monmouth at Penn State Iowa at Iowa State Michigan at Boston College Wisconsin at Marquette Pittsburgh at Penn State Indiana at St. Louis Florida Gulf Coast at Michigan State Iowa State at Minnesota Northwestern at Kansas State Ohio State at Mississippi Purdue at Oakland SIU-Edwardsville at Wisconsin Michigan at Xavier Wright State at Ohio State Robert Morris at Wisconsin Santa Clara at Minnesota Arkansas at Northwestern Oakland at Illinois Indiana at Cleveland State Michigan at Detroit Washington at Michigan State Chicago State at Northwestern Alabama A&M at Ohio State Evansville at Purdue Drake at Iowa St. Bonaventure at Michigan State Oakland at Penn State Gardnew-Webb at Purdue South Dakota State at Iowa Toledo at Indiana Loyola (Ill.) at Northwestern Western Illinois at Ohio State Ohio State at Illinois Northwestern at Michigan Iowa at Penn State Minnesota at Purdue Michigan State at Wisconsin Penn State at Illinois Wisconsin at Iowa Michigan at Michigan State Ohio State at Northwestern Indiana at Purdue

JANUARY 3 Wisconsin at Illinois Michigan State at Indiana Iowa at Minnesota Penn State at Northwestern Michigan at Ohio State 4 Notre Dame at Purdue 7 Illinois at Indiana Iowa at Michigan Northwestern at Minnesota Purdue at Wisconsin 9 Ohio State at Michigan State 10 Minnesota at Illinois Indiana at Penn State Northwestern at Purdue Michigan at Wisconsin 14 Michigan at Indiana Penn State at Iowa Wisconsin at Michigan State Purdue at Minnesota Illinois at Ohio State

Conseco Fieldhouse, site of the 2010 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 17

21

24

25 28

31

Minnesota at Northwestern Indiana at Ohio State Michigan State at Penn State Iowa at Purdue Illiois at Wisconsin Iowa at Illinois Northwestern at Indiana Ohio State at Michigan Purdue at Michigan State Penn State at Wisconsin Northwestern at Iowa Indiana at Michigan Michgian State at Minnesota Illinois at Penn State Ohio State at Purdue Michigan at Illinois Wisconsin at Indiana Minnesota at Ohio State Michigan State at Northwestern Purdue at Penn State Ohio State at Indiana Purdue at Iowa Penn State at Michigan Illinois at Minnesota Northwestern at Wisconsin

FEBRUARY 4 Penn State at Michigan State Wisconsin at Minnesota Michigan at Northwestern Iowa at Ohio State Illinois at Purdue 7 Indiana at Illinois Michigan State at Iowa Minnesota at Michigan Ohio State at Penn State Wisconsin at Purdue 11 Northwestern at Illinois Iowa at Indiana Michigan State at Michigan Purdue at Ohio State Minnesota at Penn State 14 Illinois at Iowa Northwestern at Michigan State Ohio State at Minnesota Penn State at Purdue Indiana at Wisconsin 18 Minnesota at Iowa Illinois at Michigan State Indiana at Northwestern Michigan at Penn State Ohio State at Wisconsin 21 Purdue at Illinois Minnesota at Indiana Wisconsin at Michigan Iowa at Northwestern Michgian State at Ohio State

25

28

Indiana at Iowa Michigan at Minnesota Northwestern at Ohio State Wisconsin at Penn State Michigan State at Purdue Penn State at Indiana Purdue at Michigan Minnesota at Michigan State Illinois at Northwestern Iowa at Wisconsin

TOURNAMENT KEY (1) - Preseason WNIT [2] – Hawkeye Challenge (Iowa City, Iowa) [3] – Basketball Travelers Classic (W. Lafayette, Ind.) [4] – Subway Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) [5] – Junkanoo Jam (Freeport, Grand Bahamas) [6] – Nugget Classic (Reno, Nev.) (7) – New Mexico State Thanksgiving Tourn. (Las Cruces, N.M.) [8] – Doubletree White Invitational (Evanston, Ill.) (9)– Maine Classic (10)– World Vision Invitational (Eugene, Ore.) (11)– Beach Classic (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) [12] – Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge

[ 91 ] Minnesota Basketball 2009-10 91 * Minnesota Basketball


2009-10 opponents

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

Illini

Hoosiers

Jan. 10 • 3:30 p.m. • Champaign, Ill. (BTN) Jan. 31 • 4 p.m. • Williams Arena

Feb. 21 • 11 a.m. CT • Bloomington, Ind. (BTN)

Jenna Smtih

Jolette Law General Information Location: Urbana-Champaign, Ill. Enrollment: 42,326 Colors: Orange and Blue Arena: Assembly Hall Capacity: 16,618 President: B. Joseph White Athletics Director: Ron Guenther

2009-10 Schedule 11/8 11/13 11/15 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 11/29 12/2 12/9 12/19 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/28

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jolette Law Alma Mater: Iowa, ‘90 Overall Record: 30-36 (3rd Season) Record at Illinois: 30-36 (3rd Season) Assistant Coaches: Lisa Cermignano, Patrick Klein Office Phone: (217) 333-8612 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 10-21 Big Ten record (finish): 5-13 (9th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 5 / 0 Starters returning/lost: 8 / 1 Sports Information SID Contact: Derek Neal Office Phone: (217) 244-3707 SID Cell Phone: (309) 241-0804 E-mail: drneal@uiuc.edu Press Row: (217) 333-1227 Web: www.fightingillini.com

Lewis at Temple Siena Central Michigan Bradley at Illinois State at Cal Poly vs. Alabama at Wake Forest Marquette Oakland Ohio State PennState Wisconsin at Indiana Minnesota at Ohio State at Wisconsin Iowa at Penn State Michigan at Minnesota at Purdue Indiana Northwestern at Iowa at Michigan State Purdue at Northwestern

Series History Illinois leads 29-23 Last year: 1/03 away Minnesota, 52-48 3/1 home Illinois, 50-61

Name Karisma Penn Whitney Toone Fabiola Josil Destiny Williams Eboni Mitchell Lydia McCully Jenna Smith Macie Blinn Lacey Simpson Adrienne Godbold Lana Rukavina Amber Moore Kersten Magrum Brianna Jones

Jamie Braun

General Information Location: Bloomington, Ind. Enrollment: 40,354 Colors: Cream and Crimson Arena: Assembly Hall Capacity: 17,357 President: Michael McRobbie Athletics Director: Rick Greenspan

2009-10 Schedule 11/13 11/15 11/18 11/22 11/26 11/27

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack Alma Mater: Syracuse ‘89 Overall Record: 91-92 (6 years) Record at Indiana: 37-29 (2 year) Assistant Coaches: Katie AbrahamsonHenderson, Jose Mori, Amaka Agugua Office Phone: (812) 855-3013 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 21-11 Big Ten record (finish): 11-7 (t-5th) Postseason finish: Lost to Illinois State, 55-66 in WNIT Quarterfinals Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 4 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Sports Information SID Contact: Shana Daniels Office Phone: (812) 855-9402 SID Cell Phone: (309) 255-8006 E-mail: sldaniel@indiana.edu Press Row: (812) 855-2754 Web: www.iuhoosiers.com

at Memphis IUPUI Cincinnati Missouri vs. Virginia vs. S.Dakota St./UNC Charlotte Florida State at Michigan State UT-Martin at Saint Louis at Cleveland State Toledo at Purdue Michigan State Illinois at Penn State Michigan at Ohio State Northwestern at Michigan Wisconsin Ohio State at Illinois Iowa at Wisconsin at Northwestern Minnesota at Iowa Penn State

12/3 12/6 12/9 12/13 12/19 12/22 12/31 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 1/31 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28

Series History Minnesota Leads, 29-25 Last year: 1/8 home Minnesota, 70-62

2008-09 Roster

2009-10 Roster # 00 1 3 5 11 12 13 21 22 24 34 42 44 50

Felisha Legette-Jack

Ht. 6-2 6-0 5-7 6-3 5-7 5-9 6-3 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-2

Yr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

[ 92 ] Minnesota Basketball 2009-10 92 * Minnesota Basketball

ppg. --1.3 4.5 --0.7 7.5 18.5 5.6 11.5 --1.2 -------

rpg. --1.6 2.1 --0.3 2.8 8.6 2.0 9.1 --1.3 -------

Hometown Shaker Heights,Ohio Brooklyn, NY Coral Springs, Fla. Benton Harbor, Mich. Decatur, Ga. Bedford Heights, Ohio Bloomington, Minn. Greenville, Ohio Zion, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Wheeling, Ill. Detroit, Mich. Frankfort, Ill. Toledo, Ohio

# 3 4 10 14 20 21 22 23 24 31 32 42

Name Sasha Bernard Ashlee Mells Andrea McGuirt Hope Elam Whitney Lindsay Danilsa Andujar Sasha Chaplin Jamie Braun Aulani Sinclair Lindsay Enterline Jori Davis Jasmine Davis

Ht. 5-6 5-8 5-9 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-3 5-8 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-2

Yr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

ppg. --2.5 1.6 --1.8 0.7 4.9 12.7 ----11.8 ---

rpg. --1.0 1.1 --0.9 0.7 4.0 4.6 ----3.9 ---

Hometown Delray Beach, Fla. Grand Prairie, Texas Atlanta, Ga. Champaign, Ill. Mansfield, Ohio Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshfield, Wis. Eminence, Ind. Monroeville, Ind. Rochester, N.Y. Metropolis, Ill.


2009-10 opponents

IOWA

MICHIGAN

Jan. 3 • 2 p.m. • Williams Arena Feb. 18 • 6:30 p.m. • Iowa City, Iowa (BTN)

Feb. 7 • 12 p.m. CT• Ann Arbor, Mich. Feb. 25 • TBA • Williams Arena

Wolverines

Hawkeyes

Lisa Bluder General Information Location: Iowa City, Iowa Enrollment: 30,409 Colors: Black and Old Gold Arena: Carver-Hawkeye Arena Capacity: 15,500 President: Sally Mason Athletics Director: Gary Barta

2009-10 Schedule

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Lisa Bluder Alma Mater: Northern Iowa ’83 Overall Record: 504-240 (27 years) Record at Iowa: 148-98 (8 years) Associate Head Coach: Jan Jensen Assistant Coaches: Jenni Fitzgerald, Shannon Gage Office Phone: (319) 335-9258 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 21-11 Big Ten record (finish):13-5 (t-2nd) Postseason finish: Lost to Georgia Tech, 76-62, in NCAA First Round Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 5 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Sports Information SID Contact: Matthew Weitzel Office Phone: (319) 335-9411 SID Cell Phone: (319) 621-0991 E-mail: matthewweitzel@hawkeyesports.com Press Row: (319) 335-7284 Web: www.hawkeyesports.com

11/14 11/15 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/27 11/28 12/02 12/06 12/10 12/20 12/22 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/7 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28

Santa Clara Illinois State or UCLA Kansas at Northern Iowa William & Mary vs. West Virginia vs. Columbia or Nevada Boston College Michigan at Iowa State Drake University South Dakota St. at Penn State Wisconsin at Minnesota at Michigan Penn State at Purdue at Illinois Northwestern Purdue at Ohio State Michigan State at Indiana Illinois Minnesota at Northwestern Indiana at Wisconsin

Series History Iowa leads 41-21 Last year: 1/11 away Iowa, 74-57 2/8 home Minnesota, 64-58 3/6 neutral Iowa, 79-64

Name Kamille Wahlin Trisha Nesbitt Morgan Johnson Shante Jones Kelly Krei Kachine Alexander Kelsey Cermak Theairra Taylor Jaime Printy Hannah Draxten JoAnn Hamlin Gabby Machado

Krista Phillips

General Information Location: Ann Arbor, Mich. Enrollment: 38, 006 Colors: Maize and Blue Arena: Crisler Arena Capacity: 13,751 President: Mary Sue Coleman Athletics Director: William C. Martin

2009-10 Schedule

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Kevin Borseth Alma Mater: Lake Superior State (‘76) Overall Record: 535-244 (27 years) Record at Michigan: 29-34 (3nd year) Associate Head Coach: Dawn Plitzuweit Assistant Coaches: Tianna Kirkland, Mike Williams Office Phone: (734) 647-2918 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 10-20 Big Ten record (finish): 3-15 (t-10th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 6 Starters returning/lost: 1 / 4 Sports Information SID Contact: Jessica Poole Office Phone: (734) 936-3457 SID Cell Phone: (734) 276-7366 E-mail: jepoole@umich.edu Press Row: (734) 998-7188 Web: mgoblue.com

11/13 11/16 11/19 11/22 11/27 11/28 12/3 12/6 12/10 12/14 12/19 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/14 1/21 1/24 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28

Ball State Marquette Southern Miss at Kansas vs. Stephen F. Austin at New Mexico State at Virginia Tech at Iowa at Boston College at Xavier at Detroit Northwestern at Michigan State at Ohio State Iowa at Wisconsin at Indiana Ohio State Indiana at Illinois Penn State at Northwestern Minnesota Michigan State at Penn State Wisconsin at Minnesota Purdue

Series History Minnesota leads 29-22 Last year: 1/18 home Minnesota, 52-46 2/15 away Minnesota, 60-59

2009-10 Roster

2009-10 Roster # 2 11 12 13 20 21 22 23 24 31 45 50

Kevin Borseth

JoAnn Hamlin

Ht. 5-8 5-6 6-5 5-9 6-2 5-9 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-0

Yr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr.

ppg. 7.6 ------2.8 10.0 0.2 ----3.2 7.6 ---

rpg. 3.2 ------2.3 8.8 0.5 ----2.0 6.0 ---

Hometown Crookston, Minn. Ames, Iowa Platte City, Miss. Dayton, Ohio Iowa City, Iowa Minneapolis, Minn. Norwalk, Iowa St. Paul, Minn. Marion, Iowa Fergus Falls, Minn. Douglass, Kan. Pontiac, Mich.

# 3 4 5 10 11 12 13 20 21 23 24 25 33 35 44

Name Veronica Hicks Jamillya Hardley Janell Smith Ashley Jones Sam Arnold Kate Thompson Dayeesha Hollins Courtney Boylan Nya Jordan Kalyn McPherson Jenny Ryan Krista Phillips Carmen Reynolds Lauren Young Rachel Sheffer

Ht. 5-9 5-9 5-6 6-1 6-3 6-3 5-6 5-8 6-0 5-7 5-9 6-6 6-0 6-2 6-1

Yr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Fr.

ppg. 8.0 0.6 0.0 --------4.0 --1.1 --5.9 6.1 -----

rpg. 3.9 0.2 0.3 --------1.4 --0.7 --5.2 2.6 -----

Hometown Chicago, Ill. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kalamazoo, Mich. Southfield, Mich. Medinah, Ill. Plymouth, Minn. Cincinnati, Ohio Chaska, Minn. Lathrup Village, Mich. Traverse City, Mich. Saginaw, Mich. Saskatoon, Sask. Hilliard, Ohio Edina, Minn. Watervliet, Mich.

[ 93 ] Minnesota Basketball 2009-10 93 * Minnesota Basketball


2009-10 opponents

MICHIGAN STATE

NORTHWESTERN

Jan. 24 • 2 p.m. • Williams Arena (ESPN 2) Feb. 28 •TBA • East Lansing, Mich.

Jan. 7 • 7 p.m. • Williams Arena Jan. 17 • 2 p.m. • Evanston, Ill.

Spartans

Suzy Merchant

Allyssa DeHaan

General Information Location: East Lansing, Mich. Enrollment: 45,166 Colors: Green and White Arena: Jack Breslin Center Capacity: 14,759 President: Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon Athletics Dir.: Mark Hollis

2009-10 Schedule 11/ 13 11/15 11/19 11/22 11/27 11/28 12/3 12/6 12/9 12/13 12/19 12/21 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/9 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Suzy Merchant Alma Mater: Central Michigan, ‘91 Overall Record: 246-145 (14 years) Record at MSU: 45-25 (2 year) Assistant Coaches: Shane Clipfell, Rick Albro, Tempi Brown Office Phone: (517) 353-8613 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 22 -11 Big Ten record (finish): 13-5 (t-2nd) Postseason finish: Lost to Iowa St., 6968, in NCAA Sweet Sixteen Letterwinners returning/lost: 10 / 3 Starters returning/lost: 5 / 0 Sports Information SID Contact: Jim Donatelli Office Phone: (517) 355-2271 SID Cell Phone: (517) 896-0031 E-mail: jdonatelli@ath.msu.edu Press Row: (517) 353-1626 Web: www.msuspartans.com

at Dayton at Detroit Notre Dame Western Michigan vs. George Washington vs. Oklahoma State or Marist North Carolina Indiana Xavier Florida Gulf Coast Washington St. Bonaventure at Wisconsin Michigan at Indiana Ohio State Wisconsin at Penn State Purdue at Minnesota at Northwestern Penn State at Iowa at Michigan Northwestern Illinois at Ohio State at Purdue Minnesota

Series History Michigan State leads 32-19 Last year: 2/2 home Minnesota, 60-44 2/26 away Minnesota, 66-51

2009-10 Roster # 1 2 3 12 15 20 22 24 25 30 32 33 41 45 50 54

Name Jasmine Thomas Mandy Piechowski Porsche Poole Tracy Nogle Cetera Washington Brittney Thomas Aisha Jefferson Courtney Schiffauer Taja Wilson Lykendra Johnson Kalisha Keane Taylor Alton Allyssa DeHaan Lauren Aitch Jasmine Holmes Kelsey Smith

Wildcats

Ht. 5-7 5-9 5-8 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-9 6-1 5-10 6-4

Yr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr.

[ 94 ] Minnesota Basketball 2009-10 94 * Minnesota Basketball

ppg. --2.9 3.8 --3.0 6.0 11.1 4.2 --6.5 7.5 1.4 10.8 7.2 0.0 ---

rpg. --0.8 1.0 --2.8 4.1 5.2 2.5 --6.0 3.3 1.2 6.3 3.6 0.2 ---

Hometown Flint, Mich. Shelby Township, Mich. Canton, Ohio Okemos, Mich. Kalamazoo, Mich. Bolingbrook, Ill. Dayton, Ohio Boardman, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. River Forest, Ill. Ajax, Ontario Highlands Ranch, Colo. Grandville, Mich. Lansing, Mich. Palmdale, Calif. St. Charles, Ill.

Joe McKeown

Amy Jaeschke

General Information Location: Evanston, Ill. Enrollment: 8,000 Colors: Purple and White Arena: Welsh-Ryan Arena Capacity: 8,117 President: Morton O. Schapiro Athletics Director: Dr. Jim Phillips

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Joe McKeown Alma Mater: Kent State, ‘79 Overall Record: 516-197 (23 years) Record at Northwestern: 7-23 (2nd year) Assistant Coaches: Ali Jaques, Daniel Prince, Tennille Adams Office Phone: (847) 491-5709 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 7-23 Big Ten record (finish): 3-15 (t-10th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 8 / 6 Starters returning/lost: 4 / 1 Sports Information SID Contact: Julie Dunn Office Phone: (847) 467-3746 SID Cell Phone: (847) 815-2859 E-mail: julie-dunn@northwestern.edu Press Row: (847) 491-8852 Web: www.NUsports.com

11/13 11/20 11/22 11/24 11/27 11/28 12/3 12/6 12/13 12/17 12/19 12/22 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28

at Toledo SIU-Edwardsville IPFW Depaul College of Charleston Penn Clemson Purdue at Kansas State Arkansas Chicago State Loyola (Chicago) at Michigan Ohio State Penn State at Minnesota at Purdue Minnesota at Indiana at Iowa Michigan State at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois at Michigan State Indiana Iowa at Ohio State Illinois

Series History Northwestern leads 29-26 Last year: 1/25 home Minnesota, 43-40 2/23 away Northwestern, 53-62

2009-10 Roster # 3 4 11 12 20 21 22 23 24 25 31 32 54

Name Beth Marshall Kendall Hackney Lia Henry Allison Mocchi Meshia Reed Jenny Eckhart Amy Jaeschke Inesha Hale Maggie Mocchi Brittany Orban Dannielle Diamant Kristin Cartwright Kaitlin McInerney

Ht. 5-5 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-8 5-9 6-5 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-5 5-11 6-0

Yr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Jr.

ppg. ------1.3 7.0 3.6 13.9 --4.8 8.2 --10.4 0.3

rpg. ------1.1 2.6 2.6 8.2 --2.8 3.6 --4.2 1.0

Hometown Fishers, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Washington, DC Wheeling, Ill. Stockbridge, Ga. Libertyville, Ill. Wilmette, Ill. Raytown, Mo. Wheeling, Ill. North Canton, Ohio Las Vegas, Nev. Lake Forest, Ill. Oak Brook, Ill.


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OHIO STATE

PENN STATE

Jan. 28 • 6:30 p.m. CT • Columbus, Ohio (BTN) Feb. 14 • 11 a.m. • Williams Arena (BTN)

Dec. 6 • 3 p.m. • Williams Arena (BTN) Feb. 11 • 6 p.m. CT • University Park, Pa.

Buckeyes

Lady Lions

Jim Foster

Jantel Lavender

General Information Location: Columbus, Ohio Enrollment: 52,568 Colors: Scarlet and Gray Arena: Value City Arena Capacity: 19,049 President: Gordon Gee Athletics Director: Eugene Smith

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jim Foster Alma Mater: Temple, ‘80 Overall Record: 685-272 (31 years) Record at Ohio State: 181-47 (7 years) Assistant Coaches: Kelley Meury, Ed Baldwin, Debbie Black Office Phone: (614) 292-9270 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 29-6 Big Ten record (finish): 15-3 (1st) Postseason finish: Lost to Sanford 84-66 in NCAA Sweet Sixteen Letterwinners returning/lost: 10 / 2 Starters returning/lost: 4 / 1 Sports Information SID Contact: Adam Widman Office Phone: (614) 247-0011 SID Cell Phone: (614) 572-6903 E-mail: widman.12@osu.edu Press Row: (614) 688-5330 Web: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

11/13 11/15 11/17 11/19 11/22 11/25 11/28 11/29 12/3 12/6 12/13 12/15 12/19 12/22 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/9 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/25 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25

Eastern Illinois Chicago State/BGSU Alabama-Birmingham TBA TBA UNC Greensboro IUPUI California/Southern at Duke Wisconsin at Ole Miss Wright State Alabama A&M Western Illinois at Illinois at Northwestern Michigan at Michigan State IIlinois Indiana at Michigan at Purdue Minnesota at Indiana Iowa at Penn State Purdue at Minnesota at Wisconsin Michigan State Northwestern

Series History Ohio State leads 47-10 Last year: 1/15 away Minneosta, 59-56 2/19 home Ohio State, 73-62

Name Amber Stokes Tayler Hill Alison Jackson Maria Moeller Aleksandra Dobranic Shavelle Little Samantha Prahalis Cherise Daniel Brianna Sanders Brittany Johnson Jantel Lavender Sarah Schultze Emilee Harmon Andrea Walker

Tyra Grant

General Information Location: University Park, Pa. Enrollment: 42,294 Colors: Blue and White Arena: Bryce Jordan Center Capacity: 15,261 President: Dr. Graham Spanier Athletics Director: Tim Curley

2009-10 Schedule 11/13 11/15 11/19 11/22 11/27 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/9 12/12 12/21 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/10 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/24 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/18 2/25 2/28

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Conquese Washington Alma Mater: Notre Dame, ‘92 Overall Record: 24-36 (2nd year) Record at PSU: 24-36 (2nd year) Assistant Coaches: Itoro Coleman, Kia Damon, Maren Walseth Office Phone: (814) 863-2672 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 11-18 Big Ten record (finish): 6-12 (t-7th) Postseason finish: N/A Letterwinners returning/lost: 9 / 4 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Sports Information SID Contact: Kristina Petersen Office Phone: (814) 865-1757 SID Cell Phone: (814) 883-4581 E-mail: kap18@psu.edu Press Row: (814) 863-3294 Web: www.GoPSUsports.com

at Drexel NJIT at Bucknell at South Carolina Buffalo Maine/Holy Cross Georgia Tech at Minnesota Monmouth Pittsburgh Oakland Iowa at Illinois at Northwestern Indiana at Iowa Michigan State at Wisconsin Illinois Purdue at Michigan at Michigan State Ohio State Minnesota at Purdue Michigan Wisconsin Indiana

Series History Penn State leads 20-9 Last year: 1/1 home Minnesota, 69-55 2/5 away Minnesota, 63-61

2009-10 Roster

2009-10 Roster # 3 4 12 14 15 20 21 24 32 40 42 43 50 51

Coquese Washington

Ht. 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-7 6-4 5-8 5-7 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-5

Yr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr.

ppg. ----1.8 2.2 --2.9 10.2 0.8 --6.6 20.8 3.1 --3.4

rpg. ----1.0 0.8 --2.6 2.9 0.6 --2.1 10.7 1.8 --3.4

Hometown Gahanna, Ohio Minneapolis, Minn. Chicago, Ill. Maria Stein, Ohio Novi Sad, Serbia Ann Arbor, Mich. Commack, N.Y. Columbus, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Olney, Ill. Cleveland, Ohio Anna, Ohio Pickerington, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa.

# 1 2 11 12 15 20 22 23 24 25 33 40 42 54

Name Tyra Grant Emily Phillips Julia Trogele Zhaque Gray Renee Womack Alex Bentley Nicole Arcidiacono Meggan Quinn Mia Nickson Gizelle Studevent Meredith Monroe Marisa Wolfe Janessa Wolff Nikki Greene

Ht. 5-11 5-4 6-1 5-8 5-10 5-7 5-9 5-8 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4

Yr. Sr. So. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

ppg. 19.6 0.6 7.6 3.0 1.8 --0.4 2.8 ----2.2 --6.8 ---

rpg. 4.5 0.4 6.3 0.6 2.2 --0.2 0.6 ----2.5 --5.6 ---

Hometown Youngston, Ohio South Bend, Ind. Devon, Pa. Chicago, Ill. Lansdale, Pa. Indianapolis, Ind. Langhorne, Pa. Red Lion, Pa. Ashburn, Va. LaJolla, Calif. Olney, Md. Ford City, Pa. Park Rapids, Minn. Diboll, Texas

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PURDUE

WISCONSIN

Dec. 28 • 5:30 p.m. CT • West Lafayette, Ind. (BTN) Jan. 14 • 6:30 p.m. • Williams Arena (BTN)

Feb. 4 • 7 p.m. • Williams Arena

Boilermakers

Badgers

Sharon Versyp

FahKara Malone

General Information Location: West Lafayette, Ind. Enrollment: 39, 102 Colors: Old Gold and Black Arena: Mackey Arena Capacity: 14,123 President: France A. Cordova Athletics Director: Morgan Burke

2009-10 Schedule 11/15 11/20 11/21 11/22 11/27 11/29 12/03 12/13 12/19 12/21 12/28 12/31 1/4 1/7 1/10 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/25 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/14 2/21 2/25 2/28

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Sharon Versyp Alma Mater: Purdue '89 Overall Record: 192-97 (9 years) Record at Purdue: 75-32 (3 years) Assistant Coaches: Ukari Figgs, Martin Clapp, Nadine Morgan Office Phone: (765) 494-0605 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 25-11 Big Ten record(finish): 13-5 (t-2nd) Postseason finish: Elite Eight Letterwinners returning/lost: 18 / 7 Starters returning/lost: 2 / 3 Sports Information SID Contact: Sara White Office Phone: (765) 494-6235 SID Cell Phone: (765) 337-2202 E-mail: sarawhite@purdue.edu Press Row: (765) 494-6364 Web: www.purduesports.com

Western Illinois Seattle Dayton Georgetown at UC Riverside at Pepperdine at Virginia at Oakland Evansville Gardner-Webb Minnesota Indiana Notre Dame at Wisconsin Northwestern at Minnesota Iowa at Michigan State Ohio State at Penn State at Iowa Illinois Wisconsin at Ohio State Penn State at Illinois Michigan State at Michigan

Series History Purdue leads 35-16 Last year 1/22 away Purdue, 58-43 2/12 home Purdue, 55-40

2009-10 Roster # 00 2 5 20 22 24 32 40 41 43 52 54 55

Name Jodi Howell Antoinette Howard Brittany Rayburn FahKara Malone KK Houser Drey Mingo Sam Ostarello Chelsea Jones Alex Guyton Chantel Poston Ashley Wilson Samantha Woods Laura Garriga

Lisa Stone

Alyssa Karel

General Information Location: Madison, Wis. Enrollment: 42,041 Colors: Cardinal and White Arena: Kohl Center Capacity: 17,142 Chancellor: John Wiley Athletics Director: Barry Alvarez

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Coaching Staff Head Coach: Lisa Stone Alma Mater: Iowa, '84 Overall Record: 465-211 (24 years) Record at Wisconsin: 91-93 (6 years) Assistant Coaches: Kathi Bennett, Ty Margenthaler, Oties Epps Office Phone: (608) 265-3737 By the Numbers 2008-09 record: 19-15 Big Ten record(finish): 6-12 (t-7th) Postseason finish: Lost to St. Bonaventure (51-56) WNIT Sweet 16 Letterwinners returning/lost: 10 / 1 Starters returning/lost: 5 / 0 Sports Information SID Contact: Diane Nordstrom Office Phone: (608) 263-9024 SID Cell Phone: (608) 658-3644 E-mail: dkn@athletics.wisc.edu Press Row: (608) 265-4333 Web: www.uwbadgers.com

11/15 11/19 11/22 11/24 11/27 11/28 11/29 12/3 12/6 12/11 12/13 12/15 12/28 12/31 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/14 1/17 1/21 1/28 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/28

North Dakota at Milwaukee Cleveland State Green Bay Portland State Oregan Cal State Fullerton at North Carolina State at Ohio State at Marquette SIU-Edwardsville Robert Morris Michigan State at Iowa at Illinois Purdue Michigan at Michigan State Illinois Penn State at Indiana Northwestern at Minnesota at Purdue Indiana Ohio State at Michigan at Penn State Iowa

Series History Wisconsin leads 31-29 Last year: 12/29 away Wisconsin, 62-52

2009-10 Roster Ht. 5-11 6-0 5-11 5-5 5-6 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-0

Yr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. So. Sr.

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ppg. 7.4 --9.8 7.8 ------0.5 1.5 2.4 ----0.3

rpg. 1.7 --2.1 2.4 ------0.5 1.4 1.6 ----0.5

Hometown Alexandria, Ind. Duluth, Ga. Attica, Ind. Evansville, Ind. Lincoln, Neb. Atlanta, Ga. Fort Pierre, S.D. Fort Smith, Ark. Bloomington, Ind. Milan, Tenn. Wheeling, Ill. Bolingbrook, Ill. Barcelona, Spain

# 00 1 2 3 4 11 13 15 22 23 30 33 40

Name Jade Davis Jamie Russell Taylor Wurtz Emily Neal Tara Steinbauer Rae Lin D’Alie Teah Gant Alana Trotter Catie O’Leary Ashley Thomas Alyssa Karel Lin Zastrow Anya Covington

Ht. 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-3 5-10 5-8 5-10 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-2

Yr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. So.

ppg. 3.0 1.6 ----8.5 6.6 7.1 1.3 --1.2 12.8 7.3 2.5

rpg. 0.9 1.0 ----5.2 4.2 3.6 0.3 --1.2 3.4 4.6 2.4

Hometown Lone Tree, Colo. Rock Falls, Ill. Ripon, Wis. Minneapolis, Minn. Bloomington, Minn. Waterford, Wis. Oswego, Ill. Racine, Wis. Janesville, Wis. Wilmette, Ill. St. Paul, Minn. Jefferson, Wis. Edwardsville, Ill.


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SEASON RECAP The 2008-09 Season in Review The Minnesota Golden Gophers finished the 2008-09 season with a 20-12 record after advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gophers entered the NCAAs as a No. 10 seed and upset No. 7 Notre Dame on the Irish’s home court before having their season ended by No. 2 seed Texas A&M. Minnesota completed the Big Ten season with an 11-7 record, tying with Indiana for fifth place. Gophers Celebrate Another 20-Win Season Minnesota added the 2008-09 season to the list of years with 20 or more wins in a season. The Gophers have collected 20 wins four previous times (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 200708) in the Minnesota coaching tenure of Pam Borton. The 2008-09 season is the ninth 20-plus wins season in Minnesota history. Gophers Buck the Trend, Win on Opponent’s Court Minnesota’s win over host Notre Dame was one of only two victories captured on a host’s home court in the opening round of this year’s NCAA Tournament. The other was Georgia Tech’s 76-62 win over Iowa in Iowa City. Deja Vu Was Just What the Doctor Ordered The NCAA Tournament game with Notre Dame brought back some nice memories for Golden Gopher fans then added a multiple of new ones. Minnesota made its very first NCAA Tournament appearance, ironically also as a No. 10 seed, in 1994 and upset No. 7 seed Notre Dame on its home court. Notre Dame was the second team (Texas) that Minnesota has met more than once in NCAA Tournament play. A Taste of Sweet Victory The win over Notre Dame was the first taste of NCAA Tournament success for every member of the Golden Gopher roster. Emily Fox played on both the 2006 and 2008 squads that lost First Round contests.

respect, loyalty and integrity of being a Golden Gopher athletically, academically and in the community – throughout a collegiate career. Fox earned All-Big Ten Second Team accolades as a senior and finished her Gopher career as a three-time All-Big Ten honoree. A WNBA Draft pick of the Minnesota Lynx, Fox completed her Minnesota career ranked seventh in scoring (1,449), third in assists (413) and fourth in steals (242). Fox, an Academic All-District Second Team honoree, led the Gophers in scoring on the season at 12.8 points per game. Senior Kay Sylva was honored with 2009 Coaches Award, an award selected by the coaching staff in recognition of a player’s impact on her team, her leadership qualities and work ethic. Sylva completed her two-year stint with the Gophers as one of the squad’s top defenders. Sylva averaged 3.8 points and 1.0 steals while playing 13.3 minutes per game last season. Junior Brittany McCoy collected two top awards for the season, the Gophers’ Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Most Outstanding Scholar Award. McCoy has started every game of her Minnesota career (97) and has also dished out over 100 assists in each of her first three seasons as a Golden Gopher. A two-time recipient of the Defensive Player of the Year (also won in 2007), McCoy is charged with defending the opponent’s top perimeter player whether a point guard, shooting guard or small forward. McCoy averaged 6.8 points and 4.1 assists per game in 2008-09. She ranked third in the Big Ten in assists in 2008-09 and is fourth on the Minnesota alltime career assists list with 367. The Golden Gopher team captains for the 2008-09 season were Fox, McCoy and Ellis-Milan. The Sixth Player of the Year Award is given to a person who makes a special contribution to the Golden Gopher program, whether in time, effort, donation or spirit. The 2008-09 recipient of this special award is Terry McFarland. McFarland was a key player in the renaissance of the Fast Break Club in the early 2000s and served as its president of several years. The Fast Break Club (FBC) also announced its awardwinners at the banquet. The awards are voted upon by the FBC’s

Gophers Make Eighth NCAA Appearance Minnesota made its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance and the Golden Gophers’ sixth in seven years under head coach Pam Borton. Minnesota posted a streak of five consecutive Tournament appearances (2002-06) and returned to the field in 2008. The Gophers’ first NCAA Tournament appearance was in 1994. Overall, Minnesota is 11-8 in NCAA Tournament play. Ellis-Milan Named Gophers’ MVP Junior Ashley Ellis-Milan was named the Golden Gophers’ Most Valuable Player on Sunday as the Minnesota women’s basketball team celebrated the 2008-09 season at the team’s annual banquet at the McNamara Alumni Center. Ellis-Milan, a 6-2 center from St. Paul, emerged as a goto player for the Gophers during her junior campaign and was recognized with All-Big Ten Third Team accord by both the Conference coaches and media, She was second in scoring for the season at 11.9 points a game, but topped the Gophers in scoring average during the Big Ten Conference season at 12.8 points an outing. Ellis-Milan led the Gophers in rebounding for the third consecutive season and pulled down an average of 7.3 caroms a game in 2008-09. Ellis-Milan was also voted as the Gophers’ Most Improved Player. Senior Emily Fox was honored with the Golden Gopher Award, a new honor bestowed upon a player who displays what a Minnesota student-athlete is all about – the values, 98 * Minnesota Basketball

Board of Directors. The Fast Break Club Award recipient was Ellis-Milan. The FBC’s Love of the Game Award was given to Kay Sylva. Fox Drafted by Minnesota Lynx Emily Fox became the third Minnesota Golden Gopher to be drafted in the WNBA Draft on Thursday, when the Minnesota Lynx selected Fox with their third round pick, the 30th selection overall. Fox is the first Minnesota player to be drafted by the hometown Lynx. Fox is the third Minnesota player selected in the WNBA Draft. Lindsay Whalen was drafted fourth in the first round by the Connecticut Sun in 2004. Janel McCarville was the number-one pick overall in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the now-disbanded Charlotte Sting. McCarville currently plays for the New York Liberty. Fox finished her Golden Gopher career ranked seventh on the Minnesota all-time scoring list with 1,449 points. She is also among the Gophers’ career leaders in assists (third – 413) and steals (fourth – 242). Fox was a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, including a First Team selection in 2008. Three Gophers Graduate in May of 2009 Three Golden Gopher players – Katie Ohm, Ashley Ellis-Milan and Emily Fox – received their diploma in May 2009 graduation ceremonies on the University of Minnesota campus. Ohm and Ellis-Milan are pursuing master’s degrees as they play their fifth seasons in the Gopher program. Ohm received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, while Ellis-Milan earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Ohm and Ellis-Milan participated in the College of Education and Human Development graduation ceremony. Fox earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and received her diploma at the College of Liberal Arts graduation ceremony. Academic success has been a mainstay of the Golden Gopher program under Pam Borton. The Gophers have combined to earn over a 3.0 grade point average in every semester since Borton took over the helm seven years ago. Minnesota has also graduated 16 of 18 players who have exhausted their eligibility during that span. Senior Kay Sylva will improve that average even further when she graduates in December of 2009. Gophers Pass the Test in 2008-09 The Golden Gopher women’s basketball team was successful on both the hardwood and the classroom in 2008-09. With grade reports in for the spring semester, the Gophers earned an impressive 3.25 cumulative team grade point average in the 2008-09 school year. Add in their 20-win season and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the 2008-09 year goes down as another successful campaign in the annuals of Gopher women’s basketball history. Led by a 4.0 GPA performance from Jackie Voigt in the spring semester, the Gophers tallied a lofty 3.44 team GPA in the second term of the academic year. Minnesota has surpassed the 3.0 GPA mark in every semester of Pam Borton’s seven-year coaching reign with the Gophers. Voigt and Brittany McCoy led the way with cumulative GPAs of over 3.50.

Emily Fox

Trio of Gophers Selected to Big Ten Honor Squads Golden Gophers Emily Fox and Ashley Ellis-Milan were selected to Big Ten Conference honor squads, released by Big Ten officials. Fox was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team by


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votes of both the league coaches and media. Ellis-Milan earned a spot on the coaches’ and media’s All-Big Ten Third Team. Minnesota rookie Kiara Buford was voted the Big Ten’s All-Freshmen Team. Big Ten champion Ohio State collected four top awards, led by sophomore center Jantel Lavender earning her second Player of the Year award. Buckeye head coach Jim Foster was named the Coach of the Year, while Ohio State also earned the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in Shavelle Little and Freshman of the Year in Samantha Prahalis. Lavender was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Illinois’ Jenna Smith, Iowa’s Kristi Smith, Penn State’s Tyra Grant and Purdue’s Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton. Fox is a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, previously earning second-team accord in 2007 and first-team acclaim a year ago. The senior guard led the Gophers in scoring, averaging 13.2 points a game. Fox owns the team lead in steals with 68 and is second in assists in 121. During the season, Fox worked her way up to No. 7 on the Minnesota all-time scoring list and with 1,447 career points. Ellis-Milan picks up her first postseason accolade voted upon by the Big Ten coaches. Following her sophomore season in 2008, Ellis-Milan was selected to the All-Big Ten Third Team by the Big Ten media. As a junior center, Ellis-Milan tallied a team-best 12.8 points per game average in Conference play. She pulled down an average of 7.3 rebounds a game, the Gophers’ top rebounder for the last three seasons. Gopher guard Buford is just the third Minnesota freshman to earn Conference rookie accolades, following Janel McCarville who was named the 2002 Freshman of the Year (the All-Freshman Team had not been established at the time) and Brittany McCoy, who collected All-Freshman Team accord in 2007. Buford averaged 7.0 points a game in 2008-09. Golden Gopher senior Kay Sylva was named as Minnesota’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Awardwinners are student-athletes who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, they must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Ohm Sets Single-Season Record Katie Ohm was a big weapon from behind the arc in 2008-09. Her 74 three-point field goals sets a new Minnesota singleseason record passing Lindsay Lieser (2001-02) and Shannon Schonrock (2004-05) totals of 73. Ohm’s 156 career threepointers ranks third in Gopher history.

Fox Finishes Among the Best in Gopher History in Scoring, Assists and Steals Emily Fox ended her Minnesota career with 1,449 points to rank No. 7 on the Minnesota scoring list. The 5-9 guard also finished third in career assists with 413 and fourth in career steals with 242. Ellis-Milan Now Top 10 in Career Rebounding Ashley Ellis-Milan has led the Golden Gophers in rebounding in each of her first three seasons donning the Maroon and Gold. By aveaging 7.2 boards in each of her 97 career games, Ellis-Milan has now joined the top-10 list of all-time career rebounders in Minnesota history with 696 caroms. She stands at the No. 10 spot and will chase down Marty Dahlen (197982) in No. 9 with 703 rebounds next. McCoy Notches Third Season With 100+ Assists Brittany McCoy added the 2008-09 campaign as her third consecutive season with 100 or more assists, finishing the season with 131 assists. McCoy’s average of 4.1 dishes a game ranked third in the Big Ten. The Gopher junior was already the only player in school history to dish out 100 or more assists as both a freshman and sophomore and now she adds her junior season to the list. When McCoy dished out five or more assists in a game in 2008-09, the Gophers were 102. Fox Also Hits Century Assists Mark Emily Fox tallied 122 assists on the season to join Brittany McCoy with 100 or more assists this season. The duo both collected their 100th assist of the 2008-09 season in the win at Michigan (2/15). Fox and McCoy share the honor of being one of just two sets of Minnesota teammates (Janel McCarville/April Calhoun, 2004-05) to tally triple assist totals in the same season. The Fox and McCoy tandem have now accomplished the last three seasons. Defense, Defense and More Defense The Big Ten is known as a physical league. The statistics revealed just how important team defense was this season. Amazingly over half the teams – six (Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin) – averaged less than 60 points a game this season in Conference play.

Gophers Won the Close Ones Good teams find a way to make plays in the closing minutes to win games. The Gophers were 7-0 in Big Ten games decided by six or less points. Overall, Minnesota was 9-1 in games this season decided by single digits. Ohm Impact Makes It a Different Ballgame When shots from the perimeter are finding the bottom of the net, the Gophers are a different team. One of Minnesota’s main weapons from long range was Katie Ohm and when Ohm was hitting the three-pointer it opened up even more options in the Gopher offense. Ohm netted three or more three-pointers in 13 games this season. When Ohm hit three or more triples, the Gophers were 11-2. When she hit four or more, Minnesota was 5-0. Harper was a Force Off the Bench Zoe Harper contributed solid games off the bench in the post for the Gophers. The junior center enjoyed her finest game of the season versus Notre Dame. Harper pulled down a careerhigh 13 rebounds, seven coming on the offensive end of the court. She added eight points and two blocks in 20 minutes of action. Ellis-Milan Most Consistent Gopher in Big Ten Games Ashley Ellis-Milan was the Golden Gophers’ most consistent performer in Big Ten action this season. She led the team averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per Conference game. Ellis-Milan has recorded double-doubles in three Big Ten games this season. Overall, Ellis-Milan has posted 19 double-doubles in her Golden Gopher career. Voigt, Buford Need to Play Beyond Freshman Status Minnesota had two freshmen in Jackie Voigt and Kiara Buford that the Gophers rely on to play not as freshmen, but as at least sophomores. Voigt is one of two freshmen (Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis the other) who have started every game this season. Voigt was the Big Ten’s second-leading rookie rebounder pulling down 5.5 rebounds a game. She also contributes 5.9 points a game in an average of 27.7 minutes. Buford has emerged as an important player off the bench for the Gophers. Buford was among the leading freshman scorers in Big Ten Conference play, as well as one the top nonstarting scorers, contributing 7.4 points a game. Overall, Buford is playing an average of 21.5 minutes a game, scoring 7.0 points an outing. 99 * Minnesota Basketball


2008-09 season review entire game, sharing the responsibility of guarding Jantel Lavender with teammate Zoe Harper. Ellis-Milan pulled down seven rebounds, with her three offensive boards equalling the output of the entire Buckeye team. To top it off, Ellis-Milan took two charges as well. Voigt One of Four Big Ten Rookie Starters Minnesota forward Jackie Voigt is one of four true freshmen in the Big Ten to earn a spot in the starting lineup of their respective teams for the opening games of the Conference season. The 6-1 forward has started every game for the Gophers this season. Other rookie starters around the Big Ten on opening day were: Fabiola Josil (Illinois, guard), Brittany Orban (Northwestern, forward) and Samantha Prahalis (Ohio State, guard). Ohm Ties Williams Record For Threes Made Katie Ohm collected seven three-point field goals in the win over Boston College to tie the WIlliams Arena record set by Lindsay Whalen with seven triples versus Michigan State in January of 2004. Ohm finished the game with 23 points, a career high for the third straight game. Minnesota Holds Up Its End of the Deal Minnesota was one of four Big Ten teams to capture victories in this year’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The ACC won the Challenge by a 7-4 margin. Other Big Ten teams to win their games were Indiana (over Miami), Michigan (over North Carolina State) and Wisconsin (over Virginia Tech).

Kay Sylva McCoy’s Buzzer-Beater Steals Win at Michigan The old saying says you can create your own luck. If that’s the case, Brittany McCoy created some good luck just in time as she banked home a three-point buzzer-beater to steal a victory at Michigan on Sunday. McCoy drove the full length of the court and pulled up for the game winner a few feet to the left from the top of the key. McCoy’s game winner was ESPN’s Sports Center’s No. 2 pick in the Feb. 15 edition of Plays of the Day. Gophers Successful in the Classroom as Well The Golden Gopher women’s basketball team had 10 players (Kristen Dockery, Emily Fox, Zoe Harper, Brianna Mastey, Nicole Mastey, Brittany McCoy, Katie Ohm, Tanisha Smith, Kay Sylva, Jackie Voigt) honored at the Minnesota Scholar-Athlete Banquet. Minnesota added the 2008 Fall semester to the list of terms where the Gophers compiled a team grade point average of over 3.0. Last fall, the Gophers earned a collective GPA of 3.109. Even more impressive is the cumulative GPA of this team – 3.216. The Gophers have earned a 3.0 in every semesters of Pam Borton’s coaching tenure. Fox was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict Second Team. Fox, a journalism major, graduated in May. How Sweet It Was Minnesota experienced history on Thursday,, Jan. 15, coming away with the program’s very first win in Columbus, Ohio, in 24 tries. The Gophers defeated Ohio State by a score of 59-56, handing the No. 15/13 Buckeye their first Conference loss of the season. She Certainly Brought Her “A” Game in This One Ashley Ellis-Milan can chalk up the Ohio State game as her finest all-around game as a Golden Gopher. She made a huge impact in the game on both ends of the floor. Ellis-Milan led the Gophers with 17 points, including the decisive free throws in the closing seconds of the game. She played nearly the 100 * Minnesota Basketball

Highest Scoring Output in a While For Gophers Minnesota captured a 98-72 win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 1. The last time the Gophers scored that many points was back in 2002-03, Pam Borton’s first season, when Minnesota tallied a 98-70 won over Michigan on Jan. 2, 2003. The only time Minnesota scored more with Borton on the sidelines was the first game of the 2002-03 season, and the first with Borton as the Gophers’ head coach, a record 115-73 victory over IPFW (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne). The last time Minnesota scored in the 90s was a 92-80 win over Kentucky last season. Gophers Collect Second Tourney Title Minnesota added the championship trophy from the Colorado Coors Classic to the hardware from winning the Subway Basketball Classic. The Gophers have now won two early-season tournament titles in a season four times under head coach Pam Borton (2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06 and 200809). Fox Collects MVP Honor in Home State The trip to the Colorado Coors Classic was a special one for Gopher senior guard Emily Fox. Fox, a Colorado native, had the chance to play in front of her family and friends in her home state and she made the best of it, leading the Gophers to the team title and earning the Classic’s Most Valuable Player honor. The MVP award is Fox’s second of the season and third of her career. She averaged 18.5 points and 4.0 assists per game in the Classic, topped by a 24-point, 6-assist effort in the title game versus UMass. Double-Doubles Land Ellis-Milan on All-Classic Team Gopher center Ashley Ellis-Milan joined Emily Fox on the Colorado Coors Classic all-tournament team. Ellis-Milan notched double-doubles in both games, with 13 points and 10 rebounds versus Drexel, and 11 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in the title game against UMass. Gophers Tie Single-Game School Record Minnesota tied a school record for three-point field goals in a game with 14 in the 86-67 win over UMass. The mark tied the Gophers’ 14 treys versus Troy State on Dec. 12, 1999.

Minnesota Wins Own Subway Basketball Classic Minnesota defeated American (79-62) and Yale (87-63) last weekend to capture the title in the 2008 Subway Basketball Classic. The Gophers have won the team crown in its own early-season tournament in 14 of the 27 years, in the last two seasons and in eight of the last nine. Emily Fox averaged 17.5 points and 4.5 assists in earning her second consecutive Classic most valuable player award. Freshman Kiara Buford, who posted the top scoring game with 22 points versus American, joined Fox on the all-tourney team. Rookie Buford Emerges as Scorer in Victory Freshman Kiara Buford exploded for 22 points in the win over American to capture game scoring honors. Her scoring output was not only a career high and Buford’s first time in double figures, but it was also the first time a freshman had scored 20 or more points in a game since Janel McCarville scored 23 versus Illinois (1/3/02) in her rookie season of 2001-02. The most points scored by a Minnesota freshman in a game was 31 by Lindsay Whalen against Northwestern in the 2000-01 season. A Rookie Starting Game One is Special A quick look at the Gophers’ recent history shows that having a rookie start the season-opener is something special. Jackie Voigt fits the bill this season. In fact, since we turned the calendar past the year 2000, this has occurred seven times and includes some of Minnesota’s best. Of the following list, Janel McCarville and Brittany McCoy (current) started every game of their Gopher career. 2000-01 LIndsay Whalen (G) Tanisha Gilbert (G) Kadidja Andersson (F) 2001-02 Janel McCarville (C) 2006-07 Brittany McCoy (G) Zoe Harper (C) 2008-09 Jackie Voigt (F)


2008-09 season review

2008-09 All-America Teams

2008-09 Final Big Ten Standings

State Farm WBCA All-America Team Name Jayne Appel DeWanna Bonner Tina Charles Marissa Coleman Jantel Lavender Angel McCoughtry Renee Montgomery Maya Moore Courtney Paris Kristi Toliver

School Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

Year Stanford Auburn Connecticut Maryland Ohio State Louisville Connecticut Connecticut Oklahoma Maryland

Associated Press All-America Team First Team: Angel McCoughtry (Sr., F) Renee Montgomery (Sr., G) Maya Moore (So., F) Courtney Parks (Sr., C) Kristi Toliver (Sr., G)

Louisville Connecticut Connecticut Oklahoma Maryland

Second Team: Jayne Appel (Jr., C) DeWanna Bonner (Sr., G) Marissa Coleman (Sr., F) Jantel Lavender (So., C) Tina Charles (Jr., C)

Stanford Auburn Maryland Ohio State Connecticut

Third Team: Chante Black (Sr., C) Alysha Clark (Jr., G) Epiphanny Prince (Jr., G) Ashley Walker (Sr., F) Shavonte Zellous (Sr., F)

Duke Tennessee State Rutgers California Pittsburgh

USBWA All-America Team First Team: Jayne Appel Chante Black DeWanna Bonner Marissa Coleman Jantel Lavender Renee Montgomery Maya Moore Courtney Paris Kristi Toliver Ashley Walker

Stanford Duke Auburn Maryland Ohio State Connecticut Connecticut Oklahoma Maryland California

1. 2.

5. 7. 9. 10.

Ohio State # Purdue Michigan State Iowa Minnesota Indiana Wisconsin Penn State Illinois Michigan Northwestern

Conference W L 15 3 13 5 13 5 13 5 11 7 11 7 6 12 6 12 5 13 3 15 3 15

Pct .833 .722 .722 .722 .611 .611 .333 .353 .278 .167 .167

W 29 25 22 21 20 21 19 11 10 10 7

Overall L 6 11 11 11 12 11 15 18 21 20 23

Pct .829 .694 .667 .656 .625 .656 .559 .379 .323 .333 .233

# Big Ten Tournament Champion

ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (* - Unanimous Selection) Coaches Tyra Grant, Penn State Jantel Lavender, Ohio State* Jenna Smith, Illinois Kristi Smith, Iowa Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton*

Media Tyra Grant, Penn State Jantel Lavender, Ohio State* Jenna Smith, Illinois Kristi Smith, Iowa Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton

ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM Coaches Kachine Alexander, Iowa Jamie Braun, Indiana Allyssa DeHaan, Michigan State Emily Fox, Minnesota Whitney Thomas, Indiana

Media Allyssa DeHaan, Michigan State Emily Fox, Minnesota Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State Whitney Thomas, Indiana

ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM Coaches Star Allen, Ohio State Wendy Ausdemore, Iowa Ashley Ellis-Milan, Minnesota Lakisha Freeman, Purdue Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern

Media Kachine Alexander, Iowa Star Allen, Ohio State Jamie Braun, Indiana Ashley Ellis-Milan, Minnesota Lacey Simpson, Illinois

All-Big Ten Honorable Mention — Coaches Lacey Simpson, Illinois; Amber Jackson, Indiana; Megan Skouby, Iowa; Aisha Jefferson, Michigan State; Kalisha Keane, Michigan State; Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State, Alyssa Karel, Wisconsin All-Big Ten Honorable Mention — Media Amber Jackson, Indiana; Wendy Ausdemore, Iowa; Megan Skouby, Iowa; Alisha Jefferson, Michigan State; Lykendra Johnson, Michigan State; Brittney Thomas, Michigan State; Brianne O’Rourke, Penn State; Danielle Campbell, Purdue; Lakisha Freeman, Purdue; FahKara Malone, Purdue; Alyssa Karel, Wisconsin. Coaches All-Defensive Team: Lacey Simpson, Illinois; Kim Roberson, Indiana; Allyssa DeHaan, Michigan State; Shavelle Little, Ohio State; Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, Purdue Coaches All-Freshmen Team: Kamille Wahlin, Iowa; Lykendra Johnson, Michigan State; Kiara Buford, Minnesota; Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State, Brittany Rayburn, Purdue Coaches Player of the Year: Jantel Lavender, Ohio State Media Player of the Year: Jantel Lavender, Ohio State Coaches Defensive Player of the Year: Shavelle Little, Ohio State Coaches Sixth Player Player of the Year: Brittany Rayburn, Purdue Coaches and Media Freshman of the Year: Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State Coaches and Media Big Ten Coach of the Year: Jim Foster, Ohio State

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2008-09 season review

2008-09

STATISTICS Overall Statistics 4 21 35 30 12 45 20 10 41 22 43

PLAYER GP-GS MIN Emily Fox 32-32 1001 Ashley Ellis-Milan 32-32 1029 Katie Ohm 32-32 681 Kiara Buford 32-0 689 Brittany McCoy 32-32 971 Jackie Voigt 32-32 881 Zoe Harper 32-0 527 Kay Sylva 32-0 427 Brianna Mastey 20-0 148 Kristen Dockery 6-0 16 Nicole Mastey 10-0 30 TEAM Total 32 Opponents 32

AVG 31.3 32.2 21.3 21.5 30.3 27.5 16.5 13.3 7.4 2.7 3.0

TOTAL FG-FGA 156-420 141-306 97-245 81-201 64-193 65-161 46-122 47-96 13-38 0-0 0-0

PCT .371 .461 .396 .403 .332 .404 .377 .490 .342 .000 .000

3-POINTERS FG-FGA PCT 49-121 .331 1-3 .333 74-105 .400 30-97 .718 16-48 .333 9-44 .205 0-1 .000 12-32 .375 2-9 .222 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

FT-FTA PCT 58-82 .707 99-130 .762 23-32 .719 20-39 .718 74-110 .673 48-65 .738 35-48 .729 17-25 .680 6-9 .667 2-2 1.000 0-0 .000

710-1782 680-1645

.398 .413

184-540 .341 155-408 .318

390-542 .720 397-536 .741

REBOUNDS OFF-DEF TOT AVG PF-FO 19-79 98 3.1 65-2 91-142 233 7.3 83-0 26-72 98 3.1 46-0 27-48 75 2.3 45-0 16-74 90 2.8 83-2 77-95 172 5.4 88-1 52-77 129 4.0 79-1 14-29 43 1.3 40-0 8-19 27 1.4 16-0 2-2 4 0.7 2-0 0-1 1 0.1 4-0 68-60 128 400-698 1098 34.3 551-6 348-764 1112 34.8 520

A 122 30 27 29 131 34 15 21 2 0 1

TO 88 88 50 45 91 50 42 22 16 0 1 22 412 515 412 595

B 6 7 2 8 5 9 20 2 5 1 0

S 72 27 19 19 65 29 12 31 6 0 1

PTS 410 382 291 220 218 187 127 123 34 2 0

AVG 12.8 11.9 9.1 6.9 6.8 5.8 4.0 3.8 1.7 0.3 0.0

65 281 137 219

1994 1912

62.3 59.8

B S 4 15 2 36 5 11 0 4 2 42 4 20 10 7 0 12 0 1 0 0 16 27 148 87 119

PTS 231 213 134 115 109 94 61 49 9 0

AVG 12.8 11.8 7.4 6.4 6.1 5.2 3.4 2.7 1.3 0.0

1015 1023

56.4 56.8

Big Ten Statistics TOTAL 21 4 30 35 12 45 20 10 41 22

PLAYER GP-GS MIN Ashley Ellis-Milan 18-18 612 Emily Fox 18-18 571 Kiara Buford 18-0 432 Katie Ohm 18-18 352 Brittany McCoy 18-18 570 Jackie Voigt 18-18 500 Zoe Harper 18-0 309 Kay Sylva 18-0 213 Brianna Mastey 7-0 40 Kristen Dockery 1-0 1 TEAM Total 18 Opponents 18

AVG 34.0 31.7 24.0 19.6 31.7 27.8 17.2 11.8 5.7 1.0

FG-FGA 1-3 20-79 18-57 31-96 12-33 6-27 0-1 8-19 1-3 0-0

PCT .333 .253 .316 .323 .364 .222 .000 .421 .333 .000

FT-FTA 60-78 27-45 18-22 10-14 31-48 22-33 13-17 1-2 0-0 0-0

368-984 372-884

.374 .421

97-318 76-258

.305 .295

182-259 .703 203-263 .772

PCT .769 .600 .818 .714 .646 .667 .765 .500 .000 .000

OFF-DEF 51-68 13-45 17-28 17-37 8-37 50-47 30-44 7-12 2-1 0-0 41-34 236-353 191-425

TOT AVG PF-FO 119 6.6 43-0 58 3.2 36-2 45 2.5 25-0 54 3.0 24-0 45 2.5 45-1 97 5.4 47-0 74 4.1 43-1 19 1.1 20-0 3 0.4 4-0 0 0.0 0-0 75 4.2 589 32.7 287-4 616 34.2 260

Minnesota’s Record When the Gophers...

Overall Big Ten 10-7 4-4 10-5 7-3 12-2 5-1 8-9 6-6 0-0 0-0

Games Decided by 1-4 Points Games Decided by 5-9 Points Games Decided by 10+ Points

5-0 4-1 11-10

5-0 3-1 3-6

Shoot 60% or above FG% Shoot 50-59% FG% Shoot 40-49% FG% Shoot below 40% FG% Opponents 50% or above FG% Opponents 40-49% FG% Opponents below 40% FG% Outshoot opponents (%)

0-0 2-0 11-2 7-9 1-3 11-8 8-0 13-1

0-0 0-0 5-1 6-6 1-2 6-5 4-0 6-0

102 * Minnesota Basketball

REBOUNDS

PCT .459 .350 .422 .308 .306 .363 .348 .444 .308 .000

Minnesota’s Record When the Gophers... Win the Opening Tip Lost the Opening Tip Leading at halftime Trailing at halftime Tied at halftime

3-POINTERS

FG-FGA 85-185 83-237 49-116 37-120 33-108 33-91 24-69 20-45 4-13 0-0

Outshot by opponent (%) Shoots better than 80% FT Outrebound opponent Outrebounded by opponent or tied Fewer turnovers than opponent More turnovers than opponent Turnovers equal 10 or more steals Bench outscores opponent bench Bench outscored by opp. bench/even Scoring 90 or more points Scoring 80-89 points Scoring 70-80 points Scoring 60-69 points Scoring 40-59 points

A 19 70 20 12 60 20 11 3 0 0

TO 46 49 23 23 46 27 27 11 2 0

215 270 240 319

Minnesota’s Record When the Gophers...

Overall Big Ten 7-10 5-7 5-2 2-0 15-2 5-9 14-6 6-5 0-0 9-4 12-6 8-5

6-2 5-5 7-5 4-2 0-0 4-3 7-4 4-3

1-0 3-0 5-0 7-2 4-9

0-0 0-0 1-0 6-1 4-6

Opponent scores 90 or more points Opponent scores 80-89 points Opponent scores 70-79 points Opponent scores 60-69 points Opponent scores 50-59 points Opponent scores 49 or less points When Fox Led in Scoring When Ellis-Milan Led in Scoring When Ohm Led in Scoring When Buford Led in Scoring When Sylva Led in Scoring When McCoy Led in Scoring

Overall Big Ten 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-2 7-5 2-3 6-3 5-2 5-0 4-0 7-5 7-4 4-1 2-1 2-0 0-2

3-4 7-2 0-0 1-1 1-0 0-1


2008-09 season review

2008-09

RESULTS OVERALL RECORD: 20-12 / BIG TEN RECORD: 11-7 Date 11/14 11/16

Opponent at 2/2 Stanford at Santa Clara

W/L L W

Score 55-68 70-45

11/19 11/22 11/23 11/28 11/29 12/1

North Dakota State American 1 Yale 1 vs. Drexel 2 vs. Massachusetts 2 St. Mary’s

W W W W W W

68-56 79-62 87-63 74-50 86-67 98-72

12/4 12/9 12/21 12/29

Boston College South Dakota State at Iowa State at Wisconsin *

W

4,828 4,768 5,568 478 1,109 4,238

Scoring Leader 15 Katie Ohm 17 Emily Fox 17 Katie Ohm 17 Katie Ohm 22 Kiara Buford 17 Emily Fox 17 Kay Sylva 24 Emily Fox 21 Katie Ohm

10 10 11 10 14 13

Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan

80-60 55-65 42-58 52-62

4,472 4,935 9,675 6,045

23 15 19 13

Katie Ohm Ashley Ellis-Milan Emily Fox Ashley Ellis-Milan

10 8 7 8

Jackie Voigt Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan

1/1 1/3

Penn State * at Illinois *

W W

69-55 52-48

6,238 7,052

15 14

Emily Fox Kiara Buford

10 10

Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan

1/8

Indiana *

W

70-62

5,068

18

Ashley Ellis-Milan

10

Ashley Ellis-Milan

1/11

at Iowa *

57-74

4,251

12

Kiara Buford

59-56 52-46

2,650 7,221

17 19

Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan

10 10 8 9

Ashley Ellis-Milan Jackie Voigt Kiara Buford Ashley Ellis-Milan

1/15 1/18

at 15/13 Ohio State * Michigan *

W W

1/22 1/25

at Purdue * Northwestern *

W

43-56 43-40

8,384 7,445

14 13

Emily Fox Ashley Ellis-Milan

W W W

60-44 63-61 64-58

5,528 3,851 7,848

17 22 21

Ashley Ellis-Milan Emily Fox Ashley Ellis-Milan

40-55

5,051 2,800

6

L

62-73 53-62 66-51

5,012 784 4,331

Brittany McCoy Ashley Ellis-Milan Kay Sylva Ashley Ellis-Milan Emily Fox Emily Fox Emily Fox

Jackie Voigt Ashley Ellis-Milan Jackie Voigt Jackie Voigt Jackie Voigt Ashley Ellis-Milan Jackie Voigt Ashley Ellis-Milan

60-59

10 10 12 12 18 16 20

5 9 9 9 7 7 7 6

2/2 2/5 2/8

Michigan State * at Penn State * Iowa *

2/12

Purdue *

2/15

at Michigan *

W

2/19 2/23 2/26

20/17 Ohio State * at Northwestern * at Michigan State *

W W

3/1

Illinois *

L

50-61

9,281

14

Emily Fox

3/6

vs. Iowa 3

L

64-79

6,550

L

79-71 43-73

6,395 4,577

15 15 23 15

Brittany McCoy Ashley Ellis-Milan Emily Fox Ashley Ellis-Milan

3/22 3/24

at 20/24 Notre Dame vs. 10/9 Texas A&M 4

L L L

L

L

L

4

W

Attendance 3,436 400

Rebounding Leader 5 Jackie Voigt 5 Emily Fox

Assists Leader 4 Emily Fox 3 Kay Sylva 6 12 7 4 10 8 8 7 4 4 3 3 5 3 3 7 7 4

Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy Emily Fox Jackie Voigt Brittany McCoy Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy

7 3 3 6 3 3 5 5 4

Emily Fox Emily Fox Jackie Voigt Emily Fox Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy Emily Fox

3

Emily Fox

Ashley Ellis-Milan

7

Brittany McCoy

8 8 11

Jackie Voigt Zoe Harper Zoe Harper

5 5 5 5 13 6 6

Ashley Ellis-Milan Kiara Buford Zoe Harper Ashley Ellis-Milan Zoe Harper Brittany McCoy Ashley Ellis-Milan

5 4 4 4 4

Brittany McCoy Emily Fox Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Emly Fox

6

Brittany McCoy

6 2

Brittany McCoy Katie Ohm

Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) Colorado Thanksgiving Classic (Boulder, Colo.) 3 Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 NCAA Tournament First/Second Round (South Bend, Ind.) 1 2

* Big Ten Conference game

103 * Minnesota Basketball


2008-09 season review

2008-09

GAME BY GAME Game 1 2/2 Stanford

68

Minnesota

55

November 14, 2008 • Maples Pavilion • Stanford, Calif. • Attendance: 3,436 Recap: Minnesota opened the 2008-09 season with 68-55 loss at No. 2/2 Stanford. The Gophers overcame an early 14-point deficit to pull within five points at 43-38 with 11 minutes left in the game. Harper banked home a jumper off the left block to cause a stunned Stanford crowd of 3,436 to stir a bit uncomfortably in the newly remodeled Maples Pavilion seats. Stanford, who lost to Tennessee in the 2008 NCAA title tilt, answered with seven straight points, a run started by a lay-up by last year’s Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Kayla Pedersen. The Cardinal (1-0) took control for that point on. Minnesota (0-1) needed to dig out of a hole after a shaky first half on both ends of the court. The Cardinal hit seven of their first eight shots to take a 21-7 lead in the game’s first five minutes. Meanwhile, the Gophers were struggled to find the basket on the offensive end and gave up some costly offensive rebounds on the other end. The Gophers managed to stay within striking distance thanks to Brittany McCoy’s perfect 6-for-6 performance from the free throw line and a couple jumpers by freshman Kiara Buford. Despite Minnesota’s shooting just 19.2 percent, Stanford owned a 27-17 lead at halftime. Ohm scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, including a trio of three-point field goals, Inside, the Gophers turned to Harper, who responded with 10 second-half points. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Sylva TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 23 1-8 32 1-5 31 2-11 23 1-3 24 6-11 25 6-9 19 3-8 14 1-3 9 0-2 200 21-60

FT-A 0-0 2-2 1-2 6-6 0-1 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 4 5 4 3 3 4 1 4 0 5 9-14 33

Stanford Min FG-A FT-A Pedersen, F 35 6-12 2-3 Harmon, F 31 3-8 1-2 Appel, C 30 5-12 4-4 Gold-Onwude, G 30 2-6 1-3 Pohlen 28 4-7 0-1 Ogwunike 16 5-6 1-2 Murphy 11 0-1 0-0 Boothe 9 0-2 0-1 Harrison 4 1-1 0-0 LaRocque 3 1-2 2-2 Donaghe 3 0-2 0-0 TEAM Totals 200 27-59 11-18

R 12 6 9 5 1 2 0 5 2 0 1 2 45

A Pt 0 2 0 4 4 6 2 8 1 15 0 12 0 6 0 2 0 0 7 55 A 3 2 3 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0

Pt 14 7 14 7 9 11 0 0 2 4 0

16 68

Halftime: Stanford 27, Minnesota 17 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-10 (Voigt 0-1, Fox 1-1, Ohm 3-7, Sylva 0-1); Stanford: 3-10 (Pedersen 0-1, Harmon 0-1, Gold-Onwude 2-4, Pohlen 1-2, LaRocque 0-1, Donaghe 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 13, Stanford 12 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 16, Stanford 21 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

104 * Minnesota Basketball

Game 2 Minnesota Santa Clara

70 45

November 16, 2008 • Leavey Center • Santa Clara, Calif. • Attendance: 400 Recap: Katie Ohm tied a career high with 17 points and nine Golden Gophers scored as Minnesota captured a 70-45 win at Santa Clara on Nov. 16. The Gophers evened their record at 1-1. The Gophers broke away from a 13-13 tie by scoring 11 straight points. Emily Fox, who matched Ohm for game honors with 17 points, netted a pair of buckets in the run. Minnesota maintained their 11-point advantage the rest of the half to own a 33-22 lead at intermission. Ohm had 11 of her 17 points, and her three triples, in the opening half. The Gophers forced Santa Clara into 21 firsthalf turnovers and 38 for the game. Kay Sylva was a force defensively snaring a career-high five steals, four in the first half. The Gophers continued to build on their lead in the second half. Fox picked up her scoring tallying 11 second-half points. A Fox free throw with 6:16 remaining gave Minnesota its biggest lead at 26 points at 63-37. Ten Gophers played and nine scored. Nicole Mastey saw her first playing time as a Golden Gopher. She didn’t score but dished out an assist and grabbed a steal. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Sylva N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 32 2-5 26 2-9 29 7-11 29 3-5 19 6-10 18 3-5 16 1-6 9 0-2 16 2-6 6 0-0

FT-A 2-2 2-2 2-4 0-0 2-2 2-3 1-2 2-2 0-2 0-0

R 2 4 5 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 200 26-59 13-19 22

A Pt 0 6 1 6 2 17 1 6 0 17 0 8 0 4 0 2 3 4 1 0

Santa Clara Shoji, G Majors, F Goins, G Gipson, F Doran, F Goll Parker Goeggel Faithfull Willinsky TEAM Totals

Min 38 38 31 23 17 20 19 10 2 2

A Pt 1 6 6 4 0 6 2 13 0 9 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

FG-A 2-9 1-4 3-5 6-7 3-3 2-6 0-2 1-4 0-0 0-1

FT-A 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 18-41

4-5

R 5 7 2 7 2 3 5 0 0 1 4 36

8 70

9 45

Halftime: Minnesota 33, Santa Clara 22 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 5-16 (Fox 1-1, Voigt 0-3, Ohm 3-6, Sylva 0-1, Buford 1-4, B. Mastey 0-1); Santa Clara: 5-13 (Shoji 2-8, Majors 0-1, Doran 3-3, Parker 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 17, Santa Slara 38 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 14. Samta Clara 19 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Game 3 Minnesota

68

North Dakota State

56

November 19, 2008 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis • Attendance: 4,628 Recap: Katie Ohm tied her career high with 17 points and Emily Fox added 15 points as Minnesota defeated North Dakota State, 68-56, in Williams Arena on Nov. 19 The Golden Gophers improved to 2-1 on the season. The Gophers used an 11-0 run over nearly a 6minute span to break away from an early 9-9 tie. Kay Sylva started the barrage with a three-pointer from the right baseline. Jackie Voigt chipped in two baskets as well. Fox had already tied her career high with six steals in the first half, contributing nine points and five assists, as Minnesota owned a 41-25 lead at intermission. Freshman Kiara Buford scored eight points in the half, including six on a pair of three-point field goals. The Gophers maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half, though their play was not as sharp as in the first half. North Dakota State closed to within 10 points at 5444 on an Abby Plucker three-point play but Minnesota answered with six straight points. Ashley Ellis-Milan, who pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds, scored on a three-point play of her own, followed by Ohm’s third three-pointer of the game. Ohm has now hit three threepoint field goals in each of the first three games of the season. Minnesota built its lead back up to 19 points at 6647 with 5:03 remaining but committed four late turnovers allowing the Bison to knock the Gophers’ winning margin to a dozen. Fox finished the game with five assists and five rebounds in addition to her 15 points and six steals. Plucker led North Dakota State (0-2) with 14 points. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Sylva N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 30 3-10 30 3-6 34 6-17 26 1-2 22 4-11 19 1-7 13 3-6 10 2-3 15 2-4 1 0-0

FT-A R A 1-1 10 0 0-0 3 2 2-2 5 6 1-4 2 3 3-9 6-6 0 0-0 5 2 0-0 3 0 0-0 1 0 1-5 3 1 0-0 0 0 4 200 25-66 11-18 41 14

North Dakota St Min FG-A FT-A Plucker, F 34 4-6 5-7 Zaruba, F 28 2-4 2-2 Penley, C 25 1-1 0-0 Birkel, G 34 3-6 0-2 Hodgson, G 25 2-10 0-0 Trecker 11 0-2 2-2 Samuelson 27 4-8 2-3 Vigil 5 0-1 0-0 Smith 11 3-5 1-2 TEAM Totals 200 19-43 12-18

R 5 7 5 1 3 1 2 0 2 6 32

Pt 7 6 15 3 17 2 8 4 6 0 68

A Pt 4 14 0 6 0 2 2 8 2 5 1 2 0 12 0 0 2 7 11 56

Halftime: Minnesota 41, North Dakota State 25 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-19 (Ohm 3-9, Voigt 0-1, Fox 1-3, McCoy 0-1, Sylva 1-3, Buford 2-2); NDSU: 6-18 (Plucker 1-2, Birkel 2-4, Hodgson 1-6, Samuelson 2-5, Vigil 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 13, North Dakota State 23 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, North Dakota State 18 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Game 4 (Subway Classic) Minnesota 79 American 62 November 22, 2008 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis • Attendance: 4,768 Recap: Freshman Kiara Buford scored a career-high 22 points to lead Minnesota to a 79-62 victory over American in the semifinal of the Subway Classic. The Gophers’ 5-11 rookie guard scored her first seven points in succession to help Minnesota edge out a lead from a 13-12 margin to an eight-point cushion at 20-12 after a Buford three-pointer from the left wing nine minutes into the game. American (3-1) pressed the Gophers into 10 firsthalf turnovers and turned those miscues into 11 points in the first half to stay within striking distance. Buford had 13 points as Minnesota led 40-33 at intermission. Ohm picked up her fourth 77 seconds into the second half and quickly saw more bench time. The Eagles responded by scoring the first four points of the half to pull within three at 40-37.S This time it was a Gopher veteran who stepped up and made the big play. Junior Ashley Ellis-Milan posted hard on the block, collected the pass from Brittany McCoy, banked in a short jumper and drew a foul. Her three-point play pushed the lead back to six points and American would not get closer the rest of the way. Ellis-Milan scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half and earned her first double-double of the season pulling down 10 rebounds. A basket by the Gopher forward at the 2:34 mark would give Minnesota its biggest lead of the game at 77-57. McCoy finishrf with a career 12 assists en route to a points/assists double-double, the first of her career. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Sylva N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 26 5-8 36 1-4 30 6-14 30 4-9 12 1-3 13 0-0 28 9-14 2 0-0 22 3-4 1 0-0

R 10 8 3 8 0 2 5 1 0 0 6 200 29-56 14-17 43

A 0 2 2 12 0 0 1 1 1 0

American Kirk, F Nusseibeh, C Jackson, G Stanfield, G Strack, G Ryan Leer Edwards Harris McDonald Yencho Coles Moritz TEAM Totals

Min 32 11 26 26 10 26 23 15 14 4 4 7 2

A Pt 1 9 0 2 1 11 2 5 1 1 0 18 0 4 0 6 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG-A 4-10 1-1 3-9 2-5 0-2 7-14 2-6 3-4 1-7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0

FT-A 5-5 3-5 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-A 0-0 0-0 3-4 1-2 1-4 3-3 0-1 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 2 2 3 3 1 5 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 200 24-63 10-16 30

Pt 15 5 16 10 3 2 22 0 6 0

19 79

6 62

Halftime: Minnesota 40, American 33 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-15 (Ohm 1-3, Voigt 0-1, Fox 2-4, McCoy 2-2, Buford 2-5); American 4-20 (Kirk 1-5, Jackson 2-6, Stanfield 0-1, Ryan 1-6, Harris 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 22, American 16 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 18, American 19 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Leer (A)


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Game 5 (Subway Classic) Minnesota 87 Yale 63 November 23, 2008 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis • Attendance: 5,568 Recap: Minnesota had three players score 15 or more points as a balanced effort helped the Golden Gophers capture the title in the Subway Classic with an 87-63 victory over Yale at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 23. Senior Emily Fox paced the Gophers with 17 points and seven assists and was named the Classic most valuable player for the second consecutive season. Yale (2-2) played inspired basketball in the first half, sticking with the Gophers who held a 35-34 lead at intermission. Late in the half, the Bulldogs even owned a four-point lead. The five minutes of the second half proved to be the difference in the game. Minnesota fired out of the gates hitting on seven of their first 10 shots in the half, including thee-point field goals by three different Golden Gophers. Kiara Buford, who joined Fox on the all-tournament team, swished a long three from the right wing to cap off an 18-6 Gopher run and give Minnesota a 53-40 lead with 15:05 to place. The Bulldogs closed to within single-digits twice, the last being a nine-point deficit at 59-50 with 9:42 remaining. The Gophers took control down the stretch with a 10-0 run from that point. Katie Ohm, who struggled with foul trouble versus American in the Gophers’ previous game, was flawless from long range hitting her third three-pointer to finish the day a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc. Buford added her second three-pointer of the game. With the game well in hand, the Gopher bench saw plenty of action and the lead continued to swell. Redshirt freshman Kristen Dockery saw the first action of her collegiate career and hit two free throws with a minute left to match the Gophers’ biggest lead of 27 points (87-60) and receive an ovation from the Gopher crowd of 5,568. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Sylva N. Mastey Dockery TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 22 3-9 22 5-7 30 7-13 28 1-6 22 5-9 16 2-3 20 2-5 12 0-4 20 6-7 6 0-0 2 0-0

R 11 7 1 2 1 6 2 2 1 1 3 3 200 31-63 18-23 40

17 87

Yale Wright, F Gobrecht, F Colborne, G Lillemoe, G Van Horne, G Carter Greenfield Cashen Sigenson Easley TEAM Totals

Min 33 26 28 13 27 15 20 13 20 5

A Pt 0 15 3 7 4 19 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 0 2 1 8 0 2

FG-A 4-12 3-6 6-12 0-1 1-5 1-4 1-3 1-4 1-6 1-2

FT-A 0-0 4-6 3-3 2-2 2-4 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2

FT-A 7-8 1-2 7-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 6-6 0-0

R 9 5 4 0 1 1 1 5 3 0 7 200 19-55 24-28 36

A 1 2 7 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Pt 6 15 17 5 15 7 6 2 12 0 2

9 63

Halftime: Minnesota 35, Yale 34 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-14 (Ohm 3-3, Voigt 1-2, Fox 0-3, McCoy 1-1, Buford 2-3, B. Mastey 0-2); Yale: 1-6 (Van Horne 1-5, Easley 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 15, Yale 21 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 24, Yale 21 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Game 6 (Colorado Coors Classic) Minnesota 74 Drexel

50

November 28, 2008 • Coors Center • Boulder, Colo.• Attendance: 478 Recap: Senior Kay Sylva scored a career-high 17 points to lead Minnesota to a 74-50 victory over Drexel in the Colorado Coors Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Golden Gophers, 5-1 on the season, advanced to meet UMass in the Classic title game. After holding only a 32-27 halftime lead and seeing their leader Emily Fox without a point in the first half, the Gophers broke the game open early in the second half behind their senior captain. Fox, playing in the Coors Event Center for the first time since winning her third state title in as a high school senior at ThunderRidge, buried a three-point field goal with 16:50 left to play to break into the scoring column. Seconds later Fox grabbed a steal and went coast-to-coast continuing a scoring streak that would extend to 11 straight points to give her team a 14-point lead with 13:49 left. Minnesota connected on 56.5 percent of its field goal attempts in the second half, building as big as a 26-point lead late. Fox scored all 13 points in the half, while Sylva attacked the basket for 10 of game-high 17. The Gophers also controlled the boards, outrebounding Drexel (2-3) by a 24-13 margin and pressuring the Dragons into shooting 29.6 percent for the game. Jackie Voigt was the standout in the first half, not with a big offensive display, but with a solid defensive performance on Drexel senior Gabriela Marginean. Marginean, voted the preseason Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year and entering the game averaging 29.5 points a game, was held to just six points on just 1of-6 field goal attempts in the first half. Marginean finished with 15 points, nearly half her season scoring average, and hit on just five of 14 shot attempts. When Voigt was out of the game, Brittany McCoy took over on Marginean in the second half and finished the task on defense. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Kay Sylva TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 27 4-8 27 2-5 29 4-10 28 0-2 27 2-7 13 1-4 21 4-8 4 0-0 24 5-7

R 10 5 3 3 7 5 6 2 1 5 200 22-51 26-36 47

11 74

Drexel Stjarnstrom, F Hester, F Marginean, F Peterson, G Rosseel, G Hale Crane Lee Nackaite Cornish TEAM Totals

Min 11 29 35 37 23 13 24 5 15 9

A Pt 1 0 4 5 1 15 3 7 2 9 0 2 2 4 0 2 1 6 0 0

FG-A 0-0 2-4 5-14 1-5 3-12 1-3 1-5 1-5 2-6 0-0

FT-A 5-8 1-1 4-4 3-8 3-4 3-3 0-0 0-0 7-8

FT-A 0-0 0-0 5-7 5-5 0-0 0-0 2-6 0-0 1-3 0-1

R 1 2 9 2 3 2 2 0 5 0 4 200 16-54 13-22 30

A 0 0 2 4 2 1 1 0 1

Pt 13 5 13 3 9 5 9 0 17

Game 7 (Colorado Coors Classic) Minnesota 86 UMass 67 November 29, 2008 • Coors Center • Boulder, Colo.• Attendance: 1109 Recap: Minnesota rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit with a blistering second-half performance to capture an 86-67 win over UMass in the championship game of the Colorado Coors Classic in Boulder, Colo. Emily Fox scored a season-high 24 points, while Katie Ohm added a career-high 20 points and Ashley Ellis-Milan posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Minnesota, winners of six straight games, is 6-1 on the season. Fox was honored as the Classic MVP, her second honor in as many weeks. Ellis-Milan joined Fox on the all-tournament team. “I told the team at halftime that we were hurting ourselves and that we need to get out there and play our game,” said Golden Gopher head coach Pam Borton. “We had so many people step up in the second half. Once again, we had several players who deserved all-tournament honors. It was great to see Emmy play well in front of her home-state family and friends. Ashley took control of the boards, Katie made some huge shots. I could go on and on.” Fox started the second-half barrage with a three-pointer after the Gophers extended the possession with two offensive rebounds. The triple started a 10-0 run erased UMass’ halftime lead and with an Ellis-Milan bucket, only on a secondchance opportunity, gave the Gophers a 38-36 lead, their first since early in the first half. What Fox started after intermission, Ohm continued. The Gopher junior sharpshooter caught fire from behind the arc hitting four three-pointers and scored 16 points to finish with a career-best six treys in the game. Ellis-Milan grabbed five offensive rebounds to fuel a huge rebounding performance that capitalized on a 27-7 advantage on the boards in the second half. Minnesota collected plenty of second chances pulling down 16 offensive rebounds to just two for UMass in the game. UMass (3-3) tied the score one more time at 4141, but Minnesota ran off 12 straight points to take complete control of the outcome. Brittany McCoy dished out seven assists in the second half to finish with 10, her second double-digit outing of the season. Five different players hit three-pointers for the Gophers in the second half, including Fox with four. The first half was a completely different story. The Gophers struggled on both ends of the court, shooting just 33 percent from the field and leaving too many points on the free throw line, converting just 5-of-13 attempts. UMass made 6-10 threepointers and 10-12 free throws to take advantage of the Gophers’ sluggish start.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Kay Sylva N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 25 4-4 25 3-7 31 8-14 29 1-9 29 7-13 15 2-3 23 2-8 6 1-2 14 1-4 3 0-0

R 14 7 3 4 2 2 3 1 4 0 0 200 29-64 14-25 40

A 2 2 6 10 0 0 0 0 3 0

UMass Wright, F Mosgrove, G Benton, G Hill, G Gerardot, G Howard Avebe Teuscher Young Danella Jones TEAM Totals

Min 17 32 20 26 25 5 10 6 27 19 13

A 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 5 0 0

FG-A 1-5 5-9 2-3 1-2 3-7 0-1 0-1 0-0 2-6 1-2 0-1

FT-A 3-6 2-2 4-5 0-2 0-0 1-2 2-6 0-0 2-2 0-0

FT-A 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 7-10 2-2 1-2 2-2 6-6 6-6 0-0

R 2 3 0 1 3 2 3 0 6 5 3 0 200 15-37 27-32 28

Pt 11 9 24 2 20 5 7 3 5 0

23 86 Pt 2 17 7 2 15 2 1 2 10 9 0

10 67

Halftime: UMass 36, Minnesota 28 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 14-34 (Voigt 1-2, Fox 4-7, McCoy 0-3, Ohm 6-12, Sylva 1-3, Buford 1-5, B. Mastey 1-2); UMass: 10-19 (Mosgrove 5-9, Benton 23, Gerardot 2-4, Young 0-1, Danella 1-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 11, UMass 20 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 21, UMass 19 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

14 50

Halftime: Minnesota 32, Drexel 27 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-12 (Voigt 0-1, Fox 1-2, McCoy 0-1, Ohm 2-5, Sylva 0-1, Buford 1-2); Drexel 528 (Hester 1-3, Marginean 0-2, Peterson 0-3, Rosseel 3-11, Hale 0-2, Crane 0-3, Nackaite 1-4) Turnovers: Minnesota 21, Drexel 24 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 21, Drexel 27 Technicals: Buford (M) Fouled Out: Hale (D), Nackaite (D)

105 * Minnesota Basketball


2008-09 season review Game 8 Minnesota

98

St. Mary’s College

72

December 1, 2008 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 4,238 Recap: Minnesota finished with five players in double figures, led by Katie Ohm with a career-high 21, as the Golden Gophers defeated St. Mary’s (Calif.) by a score of 98-72. Ohm scored her career high for the second consecutive game after scoring 20 in the Gophers’ last outing versus UMass in the Colorado Coors Classic. She tallied 15 of her points on five three-point field goals. Brittany McCoy also enjoyed a career night with 17 points, while dishing out eight assists. The Gophers showed a mature focus to start the game, playing their third contest in four days. Minnesota quickly got St. Mary’s top player center Louella Tomlinson in foul trouble and took advantage in the paint and at the free throw line. Tomlinson, entering the game as the NCAA’s second-ranked shot blocker, swatted two early Gopher shots but was unable to add to her total the rest of the game. With Tomlinson on the bench with three fouls in nine minutes of play, the Gophers scored 20 points in the paint. When they visited the free throw line, the Gophers made their first 16 shots and went 17-of-18 in the first half. The result was a 48-33 Minnesota lead at intermission. With 16:48 to play Ohm collected a nice assist from Jackie Voigt to give Minnesota a 57-39 lead, but St. Mary’s (1-7) put together a 13-2 run to get back into the game. Tomlinson’s jumper at the 13:04 mark brought the Gaels to within seven points at 59-52. The run was fueled by five Gopher turnovers. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Harper Buford B. Mastey Kay Sylva N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 28 5-6 26 1-2 24 5-15 35 6-8 28 8-13 12 2-4 16 0-5 6 2-4 23 3-5 2 0-0

R 13 5 3 3 4 3 0 3 2 0 5 200 32-62 26-31 41

26 98

St. Mary’s Lahde, F Tomlinson, F Carbonel, G Kojola, G Coatney, G Baitlin Ellis Chambers David Smith Richey Leevesque TEAM Totals

Min 17 24 24 26 17 18 12 25 11 18 6 2

A Pt 0 7 3 9 0 14 1 8 2 3 1 5 0 2 3 18 2 0 1 6 1 0 0 0

FG-A 2-6 4-12 5-8 3-6 1-3 2-4 1-3 7-13 0-6 2-4 0-0 0-1

FT-A 6-8 4-4 2-2 5-6 0-1 4-4 0-0 1-2 4-4 0-0

FT-A 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-2 1-2 0-0 4-7 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0

R 4 5 2 2 3 2 2 5 0 4 2 1 5 200 27-66 11-20 37

A 1 3 8 8 2 0 2 0 2 0

Pt 16 6 15 17 21 8 0 5 10 0

14 72

Halftime: Minnesota 48, St. Mary’s 33 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 8-20 (Ohm 5-9, Voigt 0-1, Fox 3-5, McCoy 0-1, Buford 0-3, B. Mastey 0-1); St. Mary’s: 7-8 (Tomlinson 1-2, Carbonel 4-4, Kojola 2-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 18, St. Mary’s 26 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 18, St. Mary’s 23 Technicals: Sylva (M) Fouled Out: none

106 * Minnesota Basketball

Game 9 Minnesota Boston College

80 60

Game 10 South Dakota State Minnesota

65 55

Game 11 Iowa State Minnesota

58 42

December 4, 2008 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 4,472

December 9, 2008 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 4,935

December 21, 2008 • Hilton Coliseum • Ames, Iowa • Attendance: 9, 675

Recap: Minnesota captured an 80-60 victory over Boston College in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge game in Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers, winners of eight straight games, are 8-1. Katie Ohm scored her third career high in as many games with 23 points, 21 of them coming off seven three-point field goals tying a Williams Arena single-game record. Boston College (5-2) shot out of the blocks early hitting on 13 of their first 19 field goal attempts to take 29-14 lead with 7:30 left in the first half. The Gophers finally settled into their defensive game plan late in the half and calmly chipped away at the Eagles’ lead. Ohm hit a pair of three-pointers as the Gophers’ closed the half with a 16-6 run to trim the deficit from 15 to five at intermission. Ohm had already scored 14 points by halftime. Minnesota quickly established its rhythm in the second half. The Gophers tied the score at 39-39 at the 17:25 mark on a lay-in by Voigt off an assist by McCoy, one of seven on the night without a turnover. Emily Fox drove for a pull-up jumper to give Minnesota a 42-41 lead, its first since the opening minutes of the game. From that point on it was a dominating performance by the Gophers. On defense, the Gophers increase their intensity to bother the Eagles into shooting just 36.0 percent from the field, after they sizzled at a 57.7 percentage in the first half. The Gophers pushed their lead to 20 points when Ohm notched her seventh trey of the game, tying Lindsay Whalen’s seven triple versus Michigan State in Jan. of 2004, with 4:23 remaining. The three-pointer capped a 14-5 run to put the game out of reach.

Recap: Minnesota saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end with a 65-55 loss to South Dakota State in Williams Arena. South Dakota State (9-1) captured its third win of the season over a Big Ten school and it did so by being the more aggressive team in the second half. The Jackrabbits made 25 trips to the free throw line in the half, making 15 to outscore the Gophers by a telling 15-6 margin. Leading by a 33-28 score at halftime, Minnesota started the second period like it did the first with a quick run of points. The Gophers grabbed their biggest lead of the game, 11 points, on two free throws by Ellis-Milan to cap off a 6-0 run. The Jackrabbits had a big answer in the form of sophomore forward Kristin Rotert. Rotert ended the Gophers’ 8-0 run to start the game with back-toback three-point field goals. Rotert, who scored a career-high 27 points, did it again in the second half and turned the momentum to South Dakota State’s advantage. . Emily Fox, hit a jumper to briefly halt SDSU’s attack, but Fox’s jumper at the 14:43 would be the Gophers’ last for a nearly seven minutes. The Gophers’ 41-34 lead would soon turn into a deficit. With the Jackrabbits missing five three throws in the stretch, Minnesota was still within striking distance and down six points (51-45) when EllisMilan’s jumper at the 8:06 mark broke the lid off the basket for the Gophers. The Gopher defense forced two SDSU turnovers and a missed shot in the Jackrabbits’ next three possessions, but were unable to turn those stops into points on the offensive end. The Jackrabbits starting making their free throws count and were able to extend their lead into double digits several times.

Recap: Minnesota found more than an icy and treacherous Interstate 35 on their road trip to Iowa State. The Gophers suffered a disappointing 58-42 loss to the Cyclones in their final non-conference game before embarking on their Big Ten Conference slate. Down by 23 points to start the second half, Minnesota opened with a lineup that included three freshmen (Jackie Voigt, Kiara Buford and Brianna Mastey). Fox opened with a jumper to attempt to begin a long up-hill battle to get back into the ballgame. Every player in uniform saw action as Pam Borton tried to find a combination that was successful on the court. The Gophers chipped away at the Cyclones’ lead by forcing Iowa State into eight early second-half turnovers. A three-pointer by Fox from the left wing with 8:42 on the clock brought Minnesota to within 12 points at 45-33. Iowa State missed a pair of free throws and had one offensive possession to cut the lead to possible single digits but a spinning jumper by Fox bounced off the rim. Iowa State (8-2) re-established its lead with a 7-0 run as the Gophers’ offense again turned ice cold. Four minutes later, Ashley Ellis-Milan finally scored the Gophers’ next points on a pair of free throws but the Gophers were unable to make another serious run. The first half was nothing short of a nightmare for the Gophers as they found themselves on the wrong end of a 40-17 score. Iowa State scored 17 points off Minnesota’s 13 turnovers and another 14 on offensive rebounds.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey N. Mastey Dockery TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 26 6-11 33 3-6 32 4-10 28 4-6 34 8-14 13 1-3 13 0-5 14 1-5 1 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0

R 6 10 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 200 27-60 17-18 32

Boston College Min FG-A Brown, F 30 2-7 Murphy, F 24 5-10 Swords, C 18 4-4 Thoman, G 32 3-7 Picco, G 38 6-11 Rusin 22 2-5 Wilson 9 1-1 Whitehurst 13 1-4 Johnson 5 0-0 Nickson 2 0-0 Gill 2 0-1 Jones 5 0-0 TEAM Totals 200 24-51

FT-A 4-4 4-4 0-0 6-6 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-A 3-4 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 5 4 5 0 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 3 7-10 29

A 1 1 6 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

Pt 16 10 8 14 23 3 2 4 0 0 0

19 80 A 3 0 1 4 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1

Pt 7 11 10 8 14 5 3 2 0 0 0 0

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min 33 33 34 36 30 15 7 12

FG-A 5-12 3-7 4-11 3-14 3-10 2-3 0-3 0-2

FT-A 5-6 0-0 0-0 6-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 8 7 3 2 3 3 1 1 6 200 20-62 11-13 34

SDSU Cornerman, F Olstad, F Warkenthien, C Rotert, G Muckenhim, G Boever Young Anderson Sunnaborg Johnson Meier TEAM Totals

Min 23 22 27 30 26 19 24 14 10 1 4

A Pt 3 15 1 6 1 9 4 12 2 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 11 55

FG-A 1-8 2-8 4-5 6-12 0-2 3-5 3-9 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0

FT-A R A Pt 1-2 3 1 3 0-2 6 1 4 1-1 11 1 10 9-10 4 2 27 2-4 6 4 2 0-2 5 2 6 2-4 1 2 10 0-0 1 0 0 1-1 3 1 3 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4 200 20-50 16-26 44 14 65

17 60

Halftime: Boston College 35, Minnesota 30 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 9-18 (Ohm 7-11, Voigt 0-1, Fox 0-2, Sylva 1-1, Buford 1-3); Boston College: 5-13 (Brown 0-3, Thoman 2-4, Picco 2-5, Wilson 1-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 11, Boston College 20 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 10, Boston College 15 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Halftime: Minnesota 33, South Dakota State 28 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-15 (Ohm 3-6, Voigt 0-2, Fox 1-2, McCoy 0-2, Sylva 0-1, Buford 0-2); SDSU: 9-27 (Cornerman 0-3, Olstad 0-6, Warkenthien 1-1, Rotert 6-7, Muckenhim 0-2, Young 2-8) Turnovers: Minnesota 15, SDUS 22 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 23, SDSU 17 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford Dockery B. Mastey N. Mastey TEAM Totals Iowa State Bolte, G Ezell, G Nislet, G Lacey, G Anderson, F Stuckey Flozak Williams Lightbourne Rockall Yackley Mosman Arlen Ross Wieben TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 33 1-9 30 2-5 34 7-15 20 0-4 15 1-3 9 0-0 6 1-1 18 3-5 6 0-0 17 0-2 9 0-0

FT-A 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 7 3 2 2 0 1 3 3 1 5 0 5 32

A Pt 1 4 0 5 2 19 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0

200 15-44

7-8

Min 29 34 30 20 14 15 3 13 3 3 3 3 4 3 23

FT-A 0-0 8-8 3-4 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 2-2

R 7 1 3 4 2 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 6 200 18-57 15-20 40

A Pt 1 15 5 8 1 14 0 6 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

FG-A 6-14 0-5 4-8 3-13 0-0 1-3 1-1 3-5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-4

8 42

10 58

Halftime: Iowa State 40, Minnesota 17 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 5-12 (McCoy 0-1, Ohm 0-2, Fox 3-4, Voigt 1-2, Buford 1-3); Iowa State: 7-22 (Bolte 36, Ezell 0-5, Nislet 3-6, Lacey 0-3, Williams 1-1, Mosman 0-1)) Turnovers: Minnesota 26, Iowa State 16 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 21, Iowa State 12 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none


2008-09 season review Game 12 Wisconsin Minnesota

62 52

Game 13 Minnesota Penn State

68 55

Game 14 Minnesota Illinois

52 48

December 29, 2008 • Kohl Center • Madison, Wis. • Attendance: 6,045

January 1, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 6,238

January 3, 2009 • Assembly Hall • Champaign, Ill.• Attendance: 7,052

Recap: Minnesota continued its offensive struggles as the Golden Gophers dropped their Big Ten opener at Wisconsin by a score of 62-52. The Gophers’ leading scorers, Emily Fox and Katie Ohm contributed just five points in the game. Fox suffered her worst shooting game of her Gopher career hitting just one of her 14 shot attempts. Ohm was 1-for-7, and finished her second straight game without a three-point field goal. Ashley Ellis-Milan was the only Gopher to finish in double figures with 13 points. She added eight rebounds. Despite the woeful offensive statistics, especially in the second half shooting just 25 percent (8-32), the Gophers had the chance to win this game late. Ellis-Milan made a free throws with 4:31 left in the game brought Minnesota to within a point of the Badgers at 51-50. On Wisconsin’s next possession, forward Mariah Dunham converted on the play of the game. The Badgers had missed a shot that didn’t draw iron and the ball was tipped out of bounds. Wisconsin maintained possession but had only four seconds remaining on the shot clock. Dunham collected a high inbounds pass 25 feet from the basket at the top of key and after a dribble fired a desperation three-pointer that found nothing but the bottom of the net to give the Badgers a 54-50 lead. Zoe Harper scored on an offensive putback with 3:35 left to bring the Gophers back to with two points. That basket would be the final tally for the Gophers, who came up empty on final eight shot attempts. Wisconsin scored the final eight points of the game to post the final margin of victory. The Gophers’ inability to score in the final 3:35 of the game was not the only drought Minnesota suffered in the game. The Gophers went a costly five minutes in the first half without adding to the scoreboard.

Recap: Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak and evened its Big Ten record at 1-1 with a 69-55 win over Penn State on Jan. 1 in Williams Arena. Led by Emily Fox with 15 points, the Golden Gophers had five players in double figures and improve their overall mark to 9-4. Joining Fox in double figures was Katie Ohm with 14 points, including four three-point field goals, Ashley Ellis-Milan with 12 points, Kiara Buford with 11 and Jackie Voigt with 10. Ellis-Milan pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. The Gophers owned a 33-27 lead at halftime and seemed to have their offensive game intact as Ohm netted a trio of three-pointers and Fox two triples, one causing the Gopher senior who had struggled so mightily versus Wisconsin on Monday to pump her fist in the air. Brittany McCoy tallied all five her assists in the first half. Penn State (6-7, 1-2) opened the second half with a basket by Mashea Williams to pull within four points, but Minnesota answered with back-toback three-pointers by Buford and Fox to take a 10point lead at 39-29 with 17:16 remaining. The Gophers’ lead would hover around 10 points for most of the second half. The Lady Lions closed to within seven points just once on a jumper by Williams to make the score 58-51, but Penn State would manage just four points in the remainder of the game. Fox banked in a driving lay-up from the left baseline, drew the foul and converted the threepoint play to return the Gophers’ lead to double digits for good at 63-51 with 5:19 remaining. The Gophers made four of six free throws late in the game to maintain their advantage. Tyra Grant and Williams shared game honors for Penn State with 12 points a piece..

Recap: Minnesota rookie Kiara Buford scored eight late points, including a decisive three-pointer in the final minute, to lead the Golden Gophers to a 52-48 win over Illinois in Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., on Saturday in front of a national CBS audience. Buford led the way with 14 points as Minnesota improves to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play. Emily Fox added 13, capped off by to game-icing free throws with 19 seconds left. The Gophers took a brief lead at 28-26 on a four-point play by Katie Ohm with 15:58 to play. Ohm hit a three-pointer from the right wing and was fouled by Illinois’ Chelsea Gordon. After a media timeout, Ohm converted on the free throw of the unusual four-point play, the Gophers’ first of the season. The lead was quickly erased on the Illini’s next possession. Lacey Simpson drove to the free throw line and threw up a desperation jumper as the shot clock expired to tie the game. The basket ignited an 8-0 run to give Illinois a 34-28 lead. Minnesota went over four minutes without a basket in the run. Ohm fired from the left wing for her second trey of the game and her ninth point of the second half. She was held scoreless and went 0-2 from the floor Macie Blinn continued her career game burning the Gophers’ defense on a pair on back-door layups as Illinois rebuilt a six-point lead to 41-35. Fox, who had scored on just two free throws to that point of the second half, drove to the basket on consecutive possessions, her second tying the score at 41-41. Illinois’ Jenna Smith hit a big-time left-handed jumper to give the Illinois a 43-41 advantage. Buford attacked the lane, spun and hit a short jumper to give the Gophers’ another lead at 44-43. Chelsea Gordon tied the score a 44-44 with a free throw. Ashley Ellis-Milan put Minnesota up a point on a free throw, followed by freshman Fabiola Josil jumper from the left wing, once again after 29 seconds of solid Gopher defense. Illinois led 46-45. Buford made another quick move and drove for a left-handed to give the Gophers a 47-46 edge. Illinois went to its All-American, but Smith’s fall-

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 37 4-11 23 2-4 29 1-14 27 1-5 26 1-7 21 2-4 20 3-6 10 1-1 7 2-5

FT-A 5-8 0-2 0-0 6-8 2-2 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0

R 8 3 7 1 6 2 3 0 2 4 200 17-57 14-23 36

10 52

Wisconsin Dunham, F Zastrow, F D’Alie, G Gant, G Karel, G Davis Russell Steinbauer Covington TEAM Totals

Min 29 34 29 35 39 7 4 17 6

A 1 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0

FG-A FT-A R 4-12 3-5 3 2-5 1-2 5 1-5 4-6 7 3-5 11-12 7 8-11 0-0 2 0-1 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 1-3 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 0 6 200 19-42 19-25 35

A Pt 0 13 3 6 3 2 2 9 1 4 0 5 0 6 1 3 0 4

Pt 12 5 7 17 19 0 0 2 0

11 62

Halftime: Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 27 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-14 (Ellis-Milan 0-1, Voigt 22, Fox 0-4, McCoy 1-1, Ohm 0-3, Sylva 1-2, B. Mastey 0-1); Wisconsin: 5-12 (Dunham 1-3, D’Alie 1-3, Karel 3-5, Steinbauer 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 14, Wisconsin 19 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 21, Wisconsin 16 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 36 4-7 32 2-5 32 5-12 36 2-9 24 4-11 12 0-2 12 0-1 13 4-7 3 0-0

R 10 4 4 3 5 0 8 2 1 7 200 21-54 18-27 45

13 69

Penn State Trogele, F Lewis, F Grant, G O’Rourke, G Williams, G Monroe Wolff Gray Quinn Mark TEAM Totals

Min 23 17 38 37 31 20 15 1 13 5

A 2 1 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0

FG-A 3-6 1-3 5-17 3-12 6-13 0-1 2-5 0-0 1-7 0-1

200 21-65

FT-A 4-4 6-8 2-4 1-4 2-3 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0

FT-A 1-2 0-0 0-0 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 2-2 0-0

R 4 1 5 1 6 3 8 0 2 1 8 9-11 39

A 1 1 4 5 0 1 0 1 0

Pt 12 10 15 5 14 0 2 11 0

away jumper from 15 feet bounced off the rim and Ellis-Milan snagged the rebound. Buford hit the biggest shot of her young Gopher career on a threepointer from deep in the right corner. Illinois scored quickly on a running Blinn jumper to bring the Illni to within two points at 50-48. It was Minnesota’s turn to put the ball in the hands of their senior standout Fox. Fox was fouled and stepped to the free throw line in the bonus situation. She calmly swished the first, then the second to put the Gophers up by four points and record the final margin of victory at 52-48. Minnesota used a 6-1 run in the last four minutes of the half to pull to within 23-20 at halftime. The Gophers only shot 30.8 percent in the opening period with Illinois swatting six blocks. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 33 3-5 35 1-4 35 4-15 31 1-13 19 3-7 13 0-0 13 1-3 21 6-7

R 6 7 1 1 2 1 3 4 5 200 19-54 10-13 30

10 52

Illinois Simpson, F Gordon, F Smith, C Josil, G McCully, G Tonne Blinn Rukavina TEAM Totals

Min 36 34 40 40 15 2 29 4

A Pt 3 3 2 5 1 11 2 8 1 5 0 0 2 16 0 0

FG-A 1-3 2-6 6-13 3-5 2-3 0-0 7-11 0-0

200 20-41

FT-A 3-4 0-0 4-5 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-2 1-1

FT-A 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0

R 12 1 3 1 2 0 2 1 3 6-10 28

A Pt 1 9 0 2 3 13 3 2 1 9 0 0 1 3 1 14

11 48

Halftime: Illinois 23, Minnesota 20 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-15 (Voigt 0-1, Fox 1-5, McCoy 0-3, Ohm 2-5, Buford 1-1); Illinois 2-6 (Gordon 0-1, Smith 0-1, McCully 1-1, Blinn 1-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 12, Illinois 18 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 11, Illinois 14 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Pt 7 2 12 11 12 0 6 0 5 0

13 55

Halftime: Minnesota 33, Penn State 27 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 9-25 (Ohm 4-10, Fox 3-6, McCoy 0-3, Sylva 0-1, Buford 2-5); Penn State: 4-21 (Trogele 0-1, Grant 2-7, O’Rourke 1-7, Quinn 1-6) Turnovers: Minnesota 19, Penn State 18 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 15, Penn State 23 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Wolff (P), Harper (M)

Katie Ohm 107 * Minnesota Basketball


2008-09 season review Game 15 Minnesota Indiana

70 63

Game 16 Iowa Minnesota

74 57

Game 17 Minnesota Ohio State

59 56

January 8, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 5,068

January 11, 2009 • Carver-Hawkeye Arena • Iowa City, Iowa • Attendance: 4,251

January 15, 2009 • Value City Arena • Columbus, Ohio • Attendance: 2,650

Recap: Minnesota captured an important 70-62 victory over Indiana. Ashley Ellis Milan scored a season-high 18 points and hit a double-double with 10 rebounds to lead the Gophers. Minnesota improved to 11-4 overall and 3-1 in Big Ten play and snapped Indiana’s nine-game winning streak. The Gophers never trailed after taking a 32-27 lead at halftime. Indiana battled to tie the score once at 43-43 with 14:32 left to play, but was unable to make the big play and take the lead. After a Fox steal, the Gophers were able to finally convert the possession into points but not without a few tense moments. As the Gophers worked their offense around the perimeter the ball was knocked loose, Jackie Voigt dove on the loose ball and thanks to reactions from the bench the Gophers were granted a time out. With 19 seconds on the shot clock, Minnesota inbounded and once again the Indiana defense caused havoc and a loose ball. With just two seconds left on the shot clock, Fox grabbed the ball and was tripped. Fox saved the possession by making the free throws. The Gopher defense made a big stop forcing the Hoosiers to settle for long three-point field goal attempt. Ellis-Milan capped the Gophers’ decisive 7-0 run with a lay-in off an assist by Fox to give Minnesota a 65-58 lead with 2:14 remaining. Indiana make a final run scoring on a steal and lay-up by Kim Roberson and an offensive putback by Whitney Thomas as Hoosiers closed to 65-62 with 54 seconds left to play. Minnesota wanted to take time off the clock in its next possession. As the shot clock ran down, McCoy drove for a shot and a foul was called on Braun. Indiana head coach Felisha Leggett-Jack argued the call and was whistled for a technical foul. With 24 seconds left, Fox swished the two technical foul free throws to give the Gophers a more comfortable 67-62 advantage. McCoy missed her two free throws by Ellis-Milan iced the game with an offensive rebound on the second miss. Fox was fouled with 22 ticks left and extended the lead by making both free throws, then notched the final points of the game on a late steal and lay-up.

Recap: Minnesota suffered a disappointing 74-57 loss at Iowa, snapping the Gophers’ three-game winning streak. Kiara Buford led the Gophers with 12 points and Ashley Ellis-Milan notched a doubledouble with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Gophers entered the game with an opportunity to establish themselves among the Big Ten’s top teams, but Minnesota never found any rhythm in the game at Iowa. As a result, Minnesota faces a daunting task of traveling to Ohio State, a place where the Gophers have yet to taste victory. Iowa (9-7, 2-3) hit a three-pointer on its first shot attempt and shot out to a 7-0 lead. Minnesota missed its first seven shot attempts and committed two turnovers before Katie Ohm finally notched a three-pointer nearly four minutes into the game. The Hawkeyes rolled to a 17-5 lead as the Gophers continued its struggles on both end of the court. The Gophers closed to within 11 points several times but was never able to reduce the Iowa lead to single digits. By halftime, the Gophers found themselves on the short end of a 36-23 tally. The numbers tell the story. Minnesota shot 27.8 percent in the half, making just 8-of-29 attempts. The Gopher starting five was an ice-cold 4-of-23 for 17.4 percent. Fox was scoreless on 0-7. The Gophers had committed nine turnovers equaling their output from the entire Indiana game and though they out-rebounded Iowa on the offensive glass, 11-7, were outscored in second-chance points by an 11-4 margin. The hopes of a big second half comeback were crushed early as the Hawkeyes scored three early three-pointers, two coming from Kristi Smith. If it wasn’t Smith from the outside, the Hawkeyes scored on the inside as JoAnn Hamlin scored eight points and the Hawkeye lead grew to 20 points at 59-39. Fox banked in a lay-up finally broke into the scoring column with 13 minutes left to play. The Gopher freshmen saw plenty of action in the second half. Kiara Buford finished with 10 points, Jackie Voigt seven and Brianna Mastey with five.

Recap: Ashley Ellis-Milan scored three free throws in the final 17 seconds to secure the winning margin in a huge 59-56 victory over No. 15/13 Ohio State. Minnesota, 12-5 overall and 4-2 in Big Ten play, celebrated the program’s first win in Columbus after 23 previous attempts. The last three minutes of the game were a test of intestinal fortitude. Emily Fox, who led the Gophers with seven assists, hit a jumper with 3:03 remaining to give the Gophers a 54-47 lead. The stage was set for quite an ending, as Ohio State’s streak had won 86 straight home games against unranked teams coming into the battle. The Buckeyes’ freshman point guard Samantha Prahaulis hit a rainbow three-pointer from the right wing to bring Ohio State to within four points at 5450 with 2:45 to play. Jackie Voigt was whistled for a moving screen to give the ball back to the Buckeyes. The call would open the door for Ohio State to tie the score at 56-56 on two more Prahaulis free throws with 35 seconds remaining. The Gophers worked the ball inside to EllisMilan who made a strong move to the basket and drew the foul. With 17 seconds on the clock, EllisMilan calmly put the Gophers up by two at 58-56. After a time out, Prahaulis who made several big plays finishing with 16 points and four assists, made her biggest mistake of the game tossing the ball over the out-stretched arms of Lavender. Forced to foul, Ellis-Milan took the foul and returned to the line with three seconds left. She made the first and missed the second. Ohio State called a time out and set up a long pass to Lavender, who tried to split Ellis-Milan and Harper in a last-second shot that wasn’t close to the rim. Katie Ohm played a big role, hitting on five-ofsix three-point field goals for 15 points. Kiara Buford added nine points and eight rebounds off the bench. Minnesota collected an impressive 15-0 advantage in second-chance points on a 34-21 rebound margin, 11-3 on the offensive boards.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals Indiana Thomas, F Jackson, C Braun, G Davis, G Roberson, G Lindsay Enterline Mells McGust TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 31 8-10 35 4-8 35 4-13 36 3-7 22 2-8 11 2-2 14 2-7 16 1-3

R 10 5 1 3 2 1 3 1 3 200 26-58 11-16 29 Min 40 34 40 33 29 3 10 9 2

FG-A 9-13 6-7 4-14 2-7 2-10 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

200 24-53

FT-A 2-2 1-2 5-7 3-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-A 1-3 3-4 0-0 5-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 10 7 10 2 2 0 1 0 0 6 9-13 38

A 2 3 7 7 1 0 0 0

Pt 18 9 15 10 6 5 4 3

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 33 5-14 31 2-9 31 2-11 31 3-7 12 1-4 7 0-0 15 3-4 28 5-10 12 2-5

FT-A 1-2 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-1 0-0

A Pt 1 11 1 7 2 4 4 7 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 12 0 4

200 23-64

R 10 10 6 1 3 1 2 5 0 4 8-11 42

Min 28 36 26 34 30 14 2 16 12 1

FT-A 0-0 5-6 4-4 1-2 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

A 6 0 0 4 8 1 0 0 0 0

8 57

20 70 A 1 1 6 2 1 0 0 0 0

Pt 22 15 10 9 4 0 2 0 0

11 62

Halftime: Minnesota 32, Indiana 27 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-23 (Ohm 2-7, Voigt 0-4, Fox 2-6, McCoy 1-3, Sylva 1-1, Buford 1-2); Indiana: 5-21 (Thomas 3-4, Braun 2-7, Davis 0-3, Roberson 0-6, Enterline 0-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 9, Indiana 16 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 11, Indiana 16 Technicals: Indiana bench Fouled Out: none

108 * Minnesota Basketball

Iowa Ausdemore, F Hamlin, F Skouby, C Smith, G Alexander, G Wahlin Krei Cermak Draxten Nyenhuis TEAM Totals

FG-A 3-10 8-9 1-4 7-10 4-11 1-2 0-0 0-1 2-4 1-1

R 2 10 3 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 200 27-52 12-15 27

Pt 7 21 6 20 10 2 0 0 5 3

19 74

Halftime: Iowa 36, Minnesota 23 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 3-11 (Ohm 1-3, Fox 0-2, McCoy 0-1, Buford 1-3, B Mastey 1-2); Iowa: 8-18 (Ausdemore 1-6, Smith 5-7, Alexander 0-1, Draxten 1-3, Nyenhuis 1-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 17, Iowa 12 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 16, Iowa 15 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals Ohio State Allen, F Lavender, C Trebilcock, G Prahaulis, G Johnson, G Jackson Moeller Daniel Schulze Walker TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 40- 7-12 17 2-3 34 4-14 12 1-1 30 5-9 6 0-0 23 1-5 32 4-8 4 0-0

FT-A 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 24-52

4-6

Min 26 38 34 33 29 8 10 6 2 14

R 7 4 2 1 3 0 6 8 0 3 34

FG-A FT-A R 1-4 0-0 3 5-6 10-11 7 2-6 0-0 0 3-9 9-9 1 4-8 1-2 1 0-2 0-0 0 0-3 0-0 1 1-1 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-1 0-0 2 4 200 16-40 20-22 21

Ashley Ellis-Milan

A Pt 1 17 0 4 7 8 0 4 1 15 0 0 0 2 3 9 0 0 12 59 A 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0

Pt 2 20 5 16 11 0 0 2 0 0

8 56

Halftime: Minnesota 26, Ohio State 20 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-12 (Voigt 0-1, Fox 0-2, McCoy 1-1, Ohm 5-7, Buford 1-1); Ohio State: 4-13 (Trebilcock 1-2, Prahaulis 1-5, Johnson 2-5, Moeller 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 19, Ohio State 17 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 21, Ohio State 12 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Brianna Mastey


2008-09 season review Game 18 Minnesota Michigan

52 46

Game 19 Purdue Minnesota

56 43

Game 20 Minnesota Northwestern

43 40

Game 21 Minnesota Michigan State

60 44

January 18, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 7,221

January 22, 2009 • Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, Ind. • Attendance: 8,384

January 25, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 7,445

February 2, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 5,528

Recap: Minnesota held Michigan to just four points in the last five minutes of the game to pull out a 52-46 victory at Williams Arena on Jan. 18. The Gophers improve to 13-5 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten play. Minnesota missed their first five shot attempts and committed three turnovers in the first four minutes of the contest. On the Gophers’ fifth miss, Zoe Harper grabbed the rebound and found Ellis-Milan open for a lay-in. Somehow it is once again fitting the Gophers used an offensive rebound to get started. Minnesota would collect its second straight shutout of its opponents on the glass, earning a 17-0 victory of second chance points. Michigan (9-9, 2-5) grabbed a 6-0 lead early on a pair of three-point field goals and overcame the Gophers’ advantage on the boards by simply hitting shots. The Wolverines hit 50 percent in the first half and 54.5 percent (6-11) in the opening 20 minutes. While the Gophers struggled, Michigan built as big a lead as 12 points (23-11) on a Stephany Skrba basket with 5:10 in the first half. Emily Fox scored two buckets on back-to-back possessions to ignite a 7-0 run as the Gophers offense showed signs of life as the first half closed. Veronica Hicks, who led Michigan with 15 points, doused the Gophers’ rally with a three-pointer, the Wolverines’ sixth of the half, and gave Michigan a 28-20 lead at intermission. Minnesota continued to chip away at the Wolverine lead in the second half and finally pulled even at 37-37 with 9:07 to play on a sweet high-low pass from Jackie Voigt to Ellis-Milan, who banked the shot home. The teams exchanged baskets and the lead four times before Voigt and Ellis-Milan hooked up once again to give the Gophers the lead for good at 4342 with 5:20 remaining. Ellis-Milan’s basket was two of six points she would score in an 8-0 run over the next four minutes. Minnesota owned a 49-42 lead with 1:28 left to play. Hicks scored two baskets late for the Wolverines, but Michigan was unable to get closer than five points the rest of the way. After going 611 in the first half from behind the arc, Michigan was just 2-of-14 in the second.

Recap: Minnesota ran into a hot-shooting Purdue team in the second half of the Big Ten contest at Mackey Arena, dropping a 56-43 decision to the Boilermakers. Minnesota had a golden opportunity to take the lead into the half but Kiara Buford over-shot a wide-open break-away layup. It could be taken as a sign of things to come as the Gophers shooting carried their offensive struggles into the second half. Purdue (13-6, 6-2) extended its 25-24 halftime to 42-31 in the first eight minutes of the second half. The Boilermakers found their rhythm in transition, running the court well and finding some layups hitting eight of their first 11 shots open a double-digit lead. The Gophers, who had turned the ball over only four times in the first half to help overcome 32 percent shooting (8-25) contributed to the Purdue run with five turnovers while making just three of eight shots from the field in the decisive stretch. Minnesota was unable to mount a solid rally. Fox scored on an under-hand lay-up with 1:57 remaining to bring the Gophers to within 5140.After a timeout, the Gophers’ defense was unable to come up with the big stop. A Brianna Mastey foul sent Jodi Howell to the free throw line and she hit both. Buford hit a long three at the 1:11 mark to bring Minnesota to within 10 points at 53-43. The trey was the second of the half for the Gophers after making five in the first period. Minnesota was forced to foul, but they only had three team fouls so precious seconds ran off as the Gophers fouled to get the Boilers to the line. Purdue fouled Lauren Mioton, who missed the first shot of the bonus. All-American Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton pulled down the rebound. The Boilers were able to control the boards by a 35-22 margin. After scoring 32 points on offensive rebounds in their last two wins, Minnesota was limited to just three offensive rebounds. Ashley EllisMilan, the Gophers’ top rebounder, pulled down just three boards in the game.

Recap: Ashley Ellis-Milan hit a right-handed lay-in with a minute left and Jackie Voigt netted two clutch free throws late as Minnesota held off Northwestern for a 43-40 win. Yes, the score is correct – 43-40. One has to go all the way the early days of women’s collegiate basketball, back to the 1973-74 season to find a game where Minnesota won scoring less points (3837 over Minnesota-Duluth on Feb . 4, 1974. Northwestern’s Amy Jaeschke hit a fade-away jumper from the left wing with 2:14 remaining to close the Wildcats to within a point at 39-38. The Wildcats got the ball back on a Fox missed threepointer. Northwestern looked to Jaeschke once again and the Gopher defense swarmed to the 6-5 center. Jaeschke found guard Brittany Orban underneath the basket for an easy bucket giving the Wildcats a 40-39 lead. Orban led Northwestern with 13 points. Despite having a rough game on offense, the Gophers looked into the post for Ellis-Milan. EllisMilan took an Ohm pass and spun across the lane banking home a right-handed lay-in. Minnesota regained the lead at 41-40 with 1:03 remaining. The Gopher defense pressured the Wildcats into settling for a long three-point attempt by Erin Dickerson and the reboundS was snagged by EllisMilan, the first of her three big rebounds in the final 45 seconds. The Gophers looked to work time off the clock and Fox took a jumper with 15 seconds on the game clock. The shot bounced off the rim and Ellis-Milan grabbed the rebound. Forced to foul, Northwestern decided to put rookie Voigt on the line. The Gopher rookie, who has started every game this season, calmly toed the line and swished both free throws to give Minnesota a 43-40 lead with 13 second left. The Wildcats had three shots at the basket, only one from three-point range, before Ellis-Milan sealed the game with a defensive rebound as time expired.

Recap: Gopher freshman Kiara Buford hit a trio of huge second-half three-point field goals and credit the Minnesota defense with a masterful performance as Minnesota scored a 60-44 victory over Michigan State. Buford finished with 16 points,11 of them coming in the second half, and a career-best four threepoint field goals. Ashley Ellis-Milan led the Gophers with 17 points, but her defense was even more impactful. Ellis-Milan teamed with Zoe Harper to hold Michigan State standout Allyssa DeHaan to just two points and a 0-9 shooting night. The Gophers broke out of a 44-44 tie to outscore Michigan State 16-0 in the last 7:30 of the game. The Spartans went an ice-cold 0-10 from the floor and turned the ball over six times. Meanwhile, Buford canned three arching trifectas to give the ailing Gopher offense the boost it was looking for. Buford’s triple at the 6:21 mark gave Minnesota a 47-44 lead and her next trey at the 5:55 mark solidified the momentum in the Gophers’ favor. Minnesota’s defense challenged the Spartans with tight pressure and forced 25 turnovers in the game. The Gophers took advantage of the Spartan miscues to tally a difference-making 20 points off turnovers. Michigan State on the other hand, scored just two points off of Minnesota’s 15 points. After shooting a woeful 18.5 percent (5-27) in the first half, perhaps the biggest shot all night came from senior Emily Fox, who opened the second half with a three-pointer from the top of the key. Minnesota then added back-to-back three-point plays, from Brittany McCoy and Ellis-Milan to erase the halftime deficit. The first half was one of two runs, one by each team. The Gophers used a 13-9 and a 9-for-9 performance from the free throw line to take an 18-9 lead with 10:01 to play. The Spartans owned the rest of the half, outscoring Minnesota by a 20-3 margin to take a 29-21 lead at halftime.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 37 5-7 26 2-5 37 4-11 25 1-7 24 3-9 6 0-1 17 1-1 28 2-5

FT-A 9-10 0-0 2-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 9 4 4 2 3 0 4 1 5 200 18-46 12-15 32

A Pt 0 19 3 4 3 10 0 4 0 9 1 0 1 2 1 4

Michigan Skrba, F Benson, F Queen, F Hicks, G Minnfeld, G Phillips Boylan TEAM Totals

Min 29 33 33 35 34 18 17

A Pt 0 4 2 10 4 4 2 15 1 6 3 2 0 5

FG-A 2-3 4-9 2-7 6-13 2-7 1-2 2-4

FT-A 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 19-45

0-0

R 6 1 1 4 4 3 2 3 24

9 52

12 46

Halftime: Michigan 28, Minnesota 20 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-14 (Ohm 3-7, Voigt 0-1, Fox 0-3, McCoy 1-1, Buford 0-2); Michigan: 8-25 (Benson 2-7, Queen 0-3, Hicks 3-8, Minnfeld 2-4, Boylan 1-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 16, Michigan 18 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 10, Michigan 12 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals Purdue Howell, G Mioton, G Campbell, C Freeman, F Wisdom-Hylton, F Rayburn Jones Poston Bogdanova Guyton TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 40 3-11 28 2-5 33 6-8 22 1-6 25 1-4 1 0-1 12 0-2 25 3-10 14 0-3

FT-A 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 16-50

4-6

Min 25 38 28 34 36 17 3 3 14 2

FT-A 2-2 0-1 4-4 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FG-A 5-8 2-3 4-7 6-11 5-8 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-6 0-0

200 23-46

R 3 5 4 1 4 1 0 2 0 2 22

R 5 1 9 4 8 4 0 0 1 1 2 7-10 35

A Pt 1 9 0 6 6 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 12 43 A 1 3 1 9 3 0 0 0 1 0

Pt 10 6 12 12 11 2 0 0 0 0

18 56

Halftime: Purdue 25, Minnesota 24 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-15 (Fox 2-2, McCoy 1-1, Ohm 1-4, Voigt 1-4, Buford 2-4); Purdue: 3-12 (Howell 1-4, Mioton 2-3, Rayburn 0-1, Bogdanova (0-4) Turnovers: Minnesota 12, Purdue 16 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 14, Purdue 7 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Fox (M)

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals Northwestern Orban, F Cartwright, F Jaeschke, A, C Eckhart, G Mocchi, G Jaeschke, E. Reed Dickerson Boyd TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 32 5-15 38 2-5 36 5-10 25 1-2 31 2-10 3 0-1 10 1-4 23 0-5 2 0-0 200 16-52

R 9 9 1 2 4 0 0 4 0 3 9-13 32

11 43

Min 28 27 39 36 19 17 16 15 3

FT-A 4-4 4-4 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0

A Pt 0 13 0 8 3 8 1 2 4 0 0 4 1 5 2 0 1 0

FG-A 4-9 2-13 3-8 1-3 0-3 2-5 1-2 0-2 0-1

FT-A 3-5 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 7 6 6 4 4 4 3 0 1 7 200 13-47 13-17 42

A Pt 2 13 2 8 3 10 3 2 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

12 40

Halftime: Minnesota 24, Northwestern 21 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 2-20 (Ohm 2-10, Voigt 0-2, Fox 0-2, Sylva 0-1, Buford 0-5); Northwestern: 1-13 (Orban 1-3, Cartwright 0-3, A. Jaeschke 0-2, Mocchi 0-2, Reed 0-1, Dickerson 0-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 13, Northwestern 19 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, Northwestern 17 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey Dockery TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 30 4-8 29 2-7 29 2-15 36 2-3 12 0-5 15 1-4 20 1-3 27 5-7 1 0-0 1 0-0

FT-A 9-10 0-2 5-6 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0

R 4 9 3 6 0 2 7 1 0 0 3 200 17-52 20-28 35

Michigan State Min FG-A FT-A Jefferson, F 21 1-10 3-4 Schiffauer, F 13 0-1 0-0 DeHaan, C 28 0-9 2-2 Thomas, G 40 4-4 0-0 Johnson, L., G 33 4-7 4-6 Aitch 17 3-7 4-4 Keane 31 2-9 0-0 Washington 14 0-2 2-2 Johnson, M. 3 0-1 0-0 TEAM Totals 200 14-50 15-18

R 3 2 8 3 9 1 2 2 1 11 42

A 1 1 3 5 1 0 2 0 0 0

Pt 17 4 10 9 0 2 2 16 0 0

13 60 A Pt 1 5 0 0 0 2 2 9 1 12 1 10 1 4 1 2 0 0 7 44

Halftime: Michigan State 29, Minnesota 21 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 6-19 (Ohm 0-4, Voigt 0-1, Fox 1-7, McCoy 1-1, Buford 4-6); Michigan State: 1-11 (Jefferson 0-2, Thomas 1-1, L. Johnson 0-2, Keane 0-5, Washington 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 15, Michigan State 25 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 19, Michigan State 21 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

109 * Minnesota Basketball


2008-09 season review Game 22 Minnesota Penn State

63 61

Game 23 Minnesota Iowa

64 58

Game 24 Purdue Minnesota

55 40

February 5, 2009 • Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, Pa.• Attendance: 3,851

February 8, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 7,848

February 12, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 5,051

Recap: Emily Fox scored 22 points to lead Minnesota to a 63-61 victory at Penn State. With 16 seconds to play, Fox made one of two free throws to give Minnesota a two-point cushion (63-61). Penn State’s Brianne O’Rourke pushed the ball up-court and everyone in the arena knew the ball was going to Lady Lions and Big Ten leading scorer Tyra Grant. Grant missed a 10-foot jumper in heavy traffic on the left baseline. The ball rimmed out and in a scramble for the rebound the ball ended up back in Grant’s head, but she didn’t have time to gather herself for a shot. She did get the ball off but the shot was far short of the rim. Ashley Ellis-Milan also contributed several big plays down the stretch. She hit a free throw to tie the score at 57-57, then grabbed a steal that resulted in a Fox basket to put the Gophers up 5957. The Gopher defense came up with a big stop, but Minnesota’s 22nd turnover of the game, this time a traveling call on Kiara Buford, put the ball back in Penn State’s court. Grant banked in a short jumper, giving her a team-high 21 points, to tie the game at 59-all. Ellis-Milan drew a foul on the Gophers’ next possession and hit one free throw. Fox knocked away a Penn State pass and darted down the court but missed a layup with plenty of Penn State pressure. Ellis-Milan was rewarded for her hustle as she snatched the rebound and banked home a huge bucket to put the Gophers up by three points at 6259 with 1:17 remaining. With 1:04 remaining, Penn State’s Janessa Wolff was fouled and went to the line. Her first free throw bounced high off the rim, but then found the bottom of the net. Wolff converted the second much easier to bring the Lady Lions to within a point at 62-61. The Gophers looked to run off time, but they ran off too much time and the Penn State defense forced a 30-second violation. Penn State looked to Grant whose jumper was off the front of the rim. Jackie Voigt grabbed the rebound before she was tied up by Wolff for a jump ball. Luckily, the possession arrow was aimed in Minnesota’s direction. Fox took the foul and made the one free throw setting up the game’s final play.

Recap: Minnesota owned the last four minutes of the game, outscoring Iowa by a 13-2 margin, to pull off an important 64-58 victory on Feb. 8. Iowa (14-9, 7-5) used a 7-0 run to take a 49-42 with 4:22 remaining. After a media timeout at the 3:58 mark, the Gophers went to work. Jackie Voigt hit a free throw to start the Gophers’ rally. The Gopher defense came up with a big stop with Voigt then collecting the rebound on a missed Kachine Alexander jumper. The Gophers were successful feeding the ball in to the low block on several possessions, but on this particular one Ellis-Milan found herself wide open at the top of the key. She first looked to pass, but then gathered herself for the three-pointer, swishing the shot to notch only her second career triple. The teams exchanged turnovers and missed shots before the Gophers looked inside to EllisMilan, who faked to the left then exploded to the right for a tough shot in the lane. She banked home the shot and drew the foul on Iowa’s Megan Skouby. Ellis-Milan hit the free throw to score back-to-back three-point plays. Skouby hit a jumper with defenders in her face to give Iowa its final lead at 58-56. The Gophers ran through their offense with Brittany McCoy missing a jumper. Voigt snatched the ball under the rim and found Emily Fox open on the right baseline for a 12-foot jumper to tie the score at 58-58 with 1:19 left to play. Ellis-Milan was the obvious choice to take the big shot in this game. McCoy found her in the lane, then Ellis-Milan quickly spun to her left, hitting a left-handed lay-in over Skouby to put the Gophers on top to stay. Hawkeye Kamile Wahlin had an open look at a three-pointer, but the shot rimmed out and Voigt grabbed the rebound knowing she would be fouled. The rookie stepped to the line with 30 seconds left and calmly iced the game with a pair of free throws. The scene repeated itself in the next Iowa possession. After Voigt snagged her seventh rebound of the game, she added two more free throws with seven ticks remaining.

Recap: One thing about basketball, no matter how good of defense a team has, they need to at some point put some numbers on the scoreboard to win. The game was a defensive battle with Purdue ending Minnesota’s four-game winning streak with a 55-40 victory. The loss was the Gophers’ first Big Ten loss at home. Minnesota (17-7, 9-4) was led by Ashley EllisMilan and Brittany McCoy with 10 points a piece. Lakisha Freeman scored all of her 12 points in the second half to share Purdue scoring honors with teammate FahKara Malone. Through the first 15 minutes of the second half, Minnesota had managed to score just eight points. The Boilermaker Malone’s three-pointer from deep in the right corner was on its way to the bottom of the net as the shot clock buzzer sounded. That’s how the second half went for the Gophers – even 29 seconds of great defense wasn’t good enough. The triple gave Purdue a 10-point lead at 45-35. Brittany McCoy answered with a three-pointer field goal of her own but the Boilermakers would continue to hold the Gophers down on the offensive end. With four minutes left in the game, the Gophers trailed only by seven at 47-40, but the Gophers failed to score the rest of the way and scored just 16 points in the second half. The Boilermakers owned a 27-24 lead at halftime thanks to three baskets on offensive putbacks. Minnesota, who shot 47.8 percent in the half, had a chance to tie the score at the end of the half, but Buford’s three-pointer from the left baseline was long. Malone drove in for a lay-up in the game’s opening possession. The Gopher defense turned up the pressure as Purdue missed their next five shots from the field. Brittany McCoy and Jackie Voigt hit basket as Minnesota took a 4-2 lead. WisdomHylton’s first offensive putback tied the score at 44, one of five ties in the half. Minnesota took its biggest lead at 18-13 on a Fox bucket at the 6:24 mark. Purdue answered with an 8-2 run that included three-pointers by Jodi Howell and Malone.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 34 3-6 28 1-4 32 10-14 39 1-5 11 1-4 9 2-5 18 1-3 29 2-4

FT-A 6-8 0-0 1-2 1-2 2-2 1-2 0-0 3-4

R 4 7 2 3 3 2 6 1 5 200 21-45 14-20 33

A Pt 1 12 0 3 2 22 5 4 1 5 0 6 1 2 0 9 10 63

Penn State Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Grant, G 39 8-20 0-0 3 3 21 O’Rourke, G 34 3-9 2-2 2 5 8 Williams, G 37 4-11 2-2 4 1 10 Lewis 34 2-3 1-6 7 0 5 Wolff 29 4-8 3-4 5 2 11 Womack 11 0-4 0-0 1 1 0 Monroe 16 3-4 0-2 4 0 6 TEAM 5 Totals 200 25-59 8-16 31 12 61 Halftime: Penn State 34, Minnesota 28 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-17 (Fox 1-2, McCoy 1-2, Ohm 1-4, Voigt 1-2, Sylva 1-3, Buford 2-4); Penn State: 3-11 (Grant 3-8, O’Rourke 0-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 23, Penn State 17 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, Penn State 15 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

110 * Minnesota Basketball

Min FG-A 36 9-16 33 2-4 30 2-14 38 1-3 14 1-6 12 3-3 11 1-3 26 3-9

FT-A 2-2 5-6 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-4

R 7 7 2 1 4 0 4 2 4 200 22-58 14-16 31

A Pt 2 21 1 9 4 5 3 4 1 3 1 8 2 4 2 10 16 64

Iowa Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Alexander, F 30 0-1 2-2 5 3 2 Ausdemore, F 36 6-13 0-0 5 4 13 Skouby, C 36 10-14 1-1 11 2 21 Wahlin, G 37 2-10 2-2 7 6 8 Smith, G 38 6-13 0-0 3 4 14 Draxten 15 0-3 0-0 0 1 0 Kei 8 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 TEAM 6 Totals 200 24-55 5-5 38 20 58 Halftime: Iowa 29, Minnesota 23 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 6-23 (Ohm 1-4, Voigt 0-1, Ellis-Milan 1-1, Fox 1-8, McCoy 0-1, Buford 1-6, Sylva 2-2); Iowa Ausdemore 1-6, Wahlin 2-6, Smith 2-6, Draxten 0-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 9, Iowa 16 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 10, Iowa 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

Min FG-A 40- 4-7 24 1-7 33 4-15 36 4-8 15 1-3 12 2-5 16 1-3 24 0-4

FT-A 2-6 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 17-52

2-7

R 6 3 5 2 1 1 0 4 7 29

Brittany McCoy

A Pt 2 10 0 2 3 9 1 10 0 3 0 4 1 2 1 0 8 40

Purdue Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Bogdanova, F 7 0-1 0-0 3 0 0 Wisdom-Hylton, F 36 4-11 3-4 11 3 11 Howell, G 22 3-5 0-0 2 0 8 Malone, G 38 5-10 0-2 1 5 12 Freeman, G 28 4-9 4-4 1 2 12 Rayburn 28 2-5 2-2 1 1 6 Campbell 32 1-4 2-2 11 1 4 Poston 6 1-2 0-0 0 0 2 Mioton 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Guyton 5 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 TEAM 7 Totals 200 20-47 11-14 38 12 55 Halftime: Purdue 27, Minnesota 24 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-17 (Ohm 1-3, Voigt 0-2, Fox 1-5, McCoy 2-4, Buford 0-2, Harper 0-1); Purdue 4-10 (Howell 2-4, Malone 2-4, Rayburn 0-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 18, Purdue 19 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, Purdue 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: McCoy (M)

Kiara Buford


2008-09 season review Game 25 Minnesota Michigan

60 59

Game 26 Ohio State Minnesota

73 62

Game 27 Northwestern Minnesota

62 53

Game 28 Minnesota

66

Michigan State

51

February 15, 2009 • Crisler Arena • Ann Arbor, Mich.• Attendance: 2,880

February 19, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 5,012

February 23, 2009 • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, Ill.• Attendance: 784

Recap: Brittany McCoy banked in a three-pointer from the left wing with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Golden Gophers a 60-59 victory. McCoy scored all seven of her points and dished out six of her team-high seven assists in the second half. Kay Sylva and Ashley Ellis-Milan led the Gophers with 12 points a piece. Michigan set up a desperation shot taken by Stephanie Skrba from half court that bounced hard off the backboard. The Gophers needed another dramatic comeback in the final four minutes to steal a victory. Wolverine center Krista Phillips hit a threepointer with 3:50 remaining to give Michigan a 5447 lead. Phillips triple was the eighth three-pointer of the game for the Wolverines. Emily Fox scored only eight points in the game, but her back-to-back three-pointers ignited the very important comeback for the Gophers. Her second trey with 2:58 left brought the Gophers to within a point at 54-53. Michigan’s Jessica Minnfield answered with a lay-in. The teams exchanged missed field goals, with Fox blocking a Minnfield three-pointer at the 2-minute mark. McCoy hit a baseline jumper with 1:54 left to draw Minnesota once again to within a point at 56-55. Minnfield had the chance to put the game away for the Wolverines. She hit both ends of bonus with 43 seconds left to put Michigan up 58-55. The Gophers ran a quick set and found Ellis-Milan open for a left-handed lay-in. It wasn’t the plan but Minnfield ended up at the line once again in the bonus situation. With 15 seconds left, she made the first free throw then missed the second. The rebound bounced long and Minnfield collected the ball and the Gophers were forced to foul her immediately. With 12 seconds remaining, Minnfield went to the line once again. With the game on the line, she missed the free throw and Ellis-Milan grabbed the rebound. She passed the ball to McCoy who rushed up the court. As the clock counted down, McCoy fired from the left wing. The ball may have been tipped as the basketball banked home for the game winner.

Recap: Minnesota played 36 minutes of solid basketball, but a four-minute stretch midway through the second half proved costly as No. 20/17 Ohio State defeated the Gophers, 73-62. Ohio State broke the game open in the second half using a 13-0 run to turn a 36-34 deficit into a 47-36 lead. The Buckeyes scored six baskets after Gopher turnovers with Brittany Johnson capping the run with five straight points. A Katie Ohm basket at the 12:15 mark snapped a Gopher scoreless streak that had extended over four minutes. Ohio State pushed its lead to as big as 14 points at 54-40. Fox hit a three-pointer to ignite a 9-1 Gopher run to close the gap to six points at 55-49. The teams exchanged baskets with a Samatha Prahaulis three-pointer and a Brittany McCoy jumper before Star Allen scored six consecutive points for the Buckeyes to push the lead back into double digits at 64-53. Fox would try again to get her team going. She scored five straight points to bring the Gophers back to within six at 64-58. Prahaulis stepped up once again, drawing the foul and hitting both free throws. Johnson added another big triple and the lead was back up to nine points. McCoy, who finished with 12 points, drove for a quick layup and drew the foul from Prahualis but missed the free throw. The Buckeyes scored on their end then forced Minnesota in its 11th turnover of the second half. Lavender who quietly scored 14 points made the Gophers pay by making a jump and up the lead to 73-60. The Minnesota defense did exactly what they had hoped in the first half. The Gophers collected six steals and forced 11 Buckeye turnovers. The Gophers were able to push the ball and score off transition and took a 30-26 lead into halftime. Minnesota was unable to take advantage of having Buckeye All-American Lanvender on the bench with two fouls. She sat the last 12:29 of the half with the Gophers leading 13-9. The teams each scored 17 points the rest of the way.

Recap: Minnesota suffered a big 62-53 loss at Northwestern on Feb. 23. The Golden Gophers fall into a dangerous fifth-place spot it the Big Ten standings at 10-6 in Conference play (18-9 overall). Emily Fox led the Gophers with 16 points. Northwestern answered the call every time the Gophers hit a big bucket and seemed headed for a run. Fox opened the second half with a three pointer, then Wildcat guard Brittany Orban fired a deep three from the right wing that bounced high off the rim, bounced a second time and then fell through the net. Orban led the Wildcats (7-20, 3-12) with 15 points and seven rebounds, five coming on the offensive end. Ten minutes later, Zoe Harper goes strong to the basket, banks home the lay-in, draws the foul and converts the three-point play. At the other Erin Dickenson swishes her third three-pointer of the game and Harper’s big play is cancelled out. Later on it was freshman Maggie Mocchi who made another big three pointers for the Wildcats to equal Fox’s offensive spurt of six straight points. The Gophers continued to battle, forcing 21 Northwestern turnovers and causing the Wildcats into shooting 38 percent in the second half. Minnesota made one last push with 2:14 remaining when Kiara Buford hit two free throws to bring the Gophers to within 56-49. With 1:50 remaining, Mocchi drove into the lane and hit a jumper than effectively held off the Gophers. Minnesota was then forced to foul. On a night going Northwestern’s way, free throws came easy. The Wildcats converted 16 of 18 opportunities to seal the win and break a 16-game losing streak to the Gophers. Minnesota’s first 10 possessions set the tone for the game unfortunately for the Gophers. They made just one of six shots and turned the ball over four times. Minnesota managed to get their turnovers under control but the poor shooting continued sliding down to 30.8 percent on just 8-of-25 at halftime.

Recap: Emily Fox led four Golden Gophers in double figures as Minnesota captured a big 66-51 win at Michigan State on Feb. 26. Kiara Buford added 13 points, while Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 11 and Katie Ohm 10 points. It was the first time since the win over Penn State on Jan. 1 that Minnesota finished with four players in double figures. Zoe Harper came off the bench to lead the Gophers with a career-high 11 rebounds. Michigan State’s Alyssa DeHaan won the opening tip but Fox stepped in front of a Spartan player swiped the ball and went in for a lay-up. The Gophers hit six three-pointers in the first half, including three by Ohm, to take a 34-27 lead at halftime. It was the first time in 10 games and the 12th time this season that the Gopher sharpshooter netted three triples in a game. Fox brought fire into the second half, scoring eight of the Gophers’ first 10 points to give Minnesota a 44-31 lead four minutes in. The Spartans (19-9, 12-5) closed to within 10 points at 58-48 with 4:14 on a driving pull-up jumper in the lane by Lauren Aitch. Harper was called for the foul on the play, but Aitch was unable to break the deficit into single-digits missing the free throw. With 6-9 DeHaan patrolling the paint, the Gophers didn’t have too many opportunities to look inside to their post players, yet it was Ellis-Milan who posted up in the lane and was fouled. She stepped to the line and stopped any Michigan State momentum by making both free throws and giving Minnesota a 60-48 lead. Brittany McCoy, who did a great job of controlling the game’s tempo at the point guard, upped the Gopher lead to 14 points with two free throws with 3:01 remaining. She would add another free throw at the 1:52 mark. Spartan freshman Lykendra Johnson scored the final Spartan points at the 1:37 mark with a pair of free throws. Michigan State did not score a field goal in the last 4:14 of the game.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 29 6-13 32 2-6 24 3-8 39 3-10 19 2-5 13 5-6 19 2-3 25 2-9

FT-A 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-2

200 25-61

3-5

R 6 3 2 5 5 0 2 0 6 29

A Pt 0 12 0 4 4 8 7 7 1 5 0 12 1 5 3 7 16 60

Michigan Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Hicks, G 32 1-4 0-0 2 3 2 Skrba, F 18 2-2 0-0 5 0 4 Benson, F 38 3-10 0-2 2 3 9 Minnfield G 36 2-5 6-10 9 3 10 Queen, F 13 3-3 0-0 0 0 6 Phillips 23 3-7 1-1 7 3 8 Reynolds 29 4-5 4-4 4 2 14 Boylan 11 2-4 0-0 1 0 6 TEAM 3 Totals 200 24-55 5-5 38 20 58 Halftime: Minnesota 26, Michigan 24 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 7-23 (Fox 2-5, McCoy 1-4, Ohm 1-4, Voigt 0-1, Buford 1-7); Michigan: 8-18 (Hicks 0-1, Benson 3-6, Minnfield 0-3, Phillips 1-2, Reynolds 2-3, Boylan 2-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 13, Michigan 22 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 18, Michigan 11 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Fox (M)

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 35 2-12 26 2-4 30 7-15 36 5-11 18 3-6 12 0-2 19 2-4 24 4-6 200 25-60

FT-A 1-1 0-0 2-4 2-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0

R 7 8 4 3 1 1 5 0 3 7-10 32

A Pt 1 5 3 5 4 18 5 12 1 8 0 0 1 6 0 8

Min FG-A 36 4-13 16 1-2 31 6-15 34 2-2 15 2-8 19 1-1 28 3-9 21 0-5

FT-A 2-2 0-0 3-6 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 2-2

R 4 2 4 5 1 1 8 1 5 200 19-55 11-15 27

A Pt 1 10 0 2 0 16 3 7 0 5 0 3 0 8 2 2 10 53

15 62

Ohio State Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Allen, F 34 6-9 2-2 9 2 14 Lavender, C 28 5-9 4-4 3 2 14 Trebilcock, G 8 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 Little, G 26 4-6 0-1 6 3 8 Prahalis, G 38 4-13 7-8 4 9 17 Jackson 11 1-3 0-0 1 0 2 Johnson 30 4-7 0-0 2 0 12 Schulze 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Walker 15 2-3 0-0 5 0 4 Moeller 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 4 Totals 200 27-55 13-15 35 18 73 Halftime: Minnesota 30, Ohio State 26 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 5-8 (Ohm 2-4, Voigt 1-1, Fox 22, McCoy 0-1); Ohio State: 6-12 (Trebilcock 0-1, Prahalis 2-4, Jackson 0-1, Johnson 4-6) Turnovers: Minnesota 20, Ohio State 18 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 13, Ohio State 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: None

Northwestern Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Orban, F 35 4-7 6-8 7 1 15 Cartwright, F 39 5-9 4-4 8 4 14 Jaeschke, A, C 38 5-12 2-2 6 4 12 Eckhart, G 40 1-4 2-2 1 3 5 Mocchi, G 26 2-4 2-2 3 1 7 Dickerson 13 3-7 0-0 0 0 9 Reed 7 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 Jaeschke, E. 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 TEAM 11 Totals 200 20-44 16-18 36 15 62 Halftime: Northwestern 29, Minnesota 19 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-18 (McCoy 1-1, Ohm 1-7, Fox 1-6, Sylva 1-1, Buford 0-3); Northwestern 6-12 (Orban 1-1, Eckhart 1-2, Dickerson 3-7, Mocchi 1-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 15, Northwestern 21 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 17, Northwestern 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: None

February 26, 2009 • Breslin Center • East Lansing, Mich.• Attendance: 4,331

Min FG-A 35 3-8 20 1-5 32 8-16 30 1-5 18 3-7 10 0-2 26 1-4 29 5-8

FT-A 5-6 2-2 1-3 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2

R 4 4 7 3 4 2 11 4 4 200 22-55 14-19 43

A 1 0 4 4 1 0 0 1

Pt 11 4 20 6 10 0 2 13

11 66

Michigan State Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Johnson M, G 24 0-8 0-0 1 0 0 Jefferson, G 29 7-13 1-2 6 1 15 Schiffauer, F 13 1-2 0-1 1 1 2 Johnson L, F 36 2-6 5-6 10 2 9 DeHaan, C 26 3-8 0-0 2 0 7 Piechowski 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 Poole 22 2-6 0-0 0 1 4 Washington 18 1-2 2-2 2 1 4 Keane 10 1-5 0-0 2 1 2 Aitch 18 2-5 4-7 2 1 8 TEAM 9 Totals 200 19-56 12-18 35 9 51 Halftime: Minnesota 34, Michigan State 27 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 8-23 (Fox 3-6, McCoy 1-3, Ellis-Milan 0-1, Ohm 3-6, Voigt 0-2, Sylva 0-2, Buford 1-3); Michigan State 1-18 (Johnson M 0-5, Jefferson 02, Schiffauer 0-1, Johnson L 0-1, DeHaan 1-1, Piechowski 0-1, Poole 0-4, Keane 0-3) Turnovers: Minnesota 16, Michigan State 14 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 19, Michigan State 17 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

111 * Minnesota Basketball


2008-09 season review Game 29 Illinois Minnesota

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March 1, 2009 • Williams Arena • Minneapolis, Minn.• Attendance: 9,281 Recap: Minnesota was unable to send off their seniors on a high note, falling to Illinois by a score of 61-50 on Senior Day in Williams Arena. The Gophers offense that looked so strong in the previous game, a win at Michigan State, never clicked into gear against the Illini. Minnesota scored on its first shot, a short jumper from Katie Ohm, but would make just eight field goals the rest of the first half. After 20 minutes of play, Illinois (9-20, 5-13 Big Ten) had built a 34-21 lead. The Gophers made just 1-of-14 three-point attempts and shot an anemic 30.0 percent for the half. To make matters even worse for the Gophers, Illinois totaled controlled the boards, outrebounding Minnesota by a 25-11 margin. The Gophers made a 6-0 run on baskets by Ellis-Milan, Kay Sylva and Kiara Buford to close to within six points at 38-32 with 15:14 remaining. The Illini bounced back with Whitney Toone scoring four straight points to continue her break-out afternoon. Toone had averaged 0.8 points per game and had scored a total of 20 on the season, before taking advantage of her playing minutes to tally 13 points. Brittany McCoy cut the deficit to single digits on a pair of free throws to make the score 42-34 with 12:11 to play. Nearly three minutes, and for the Gophers five empty possessions, followed before Illinois broke the scoring drought and took control for good. Looking inside to their AllAmerican Jenna Smith, Illinois built as big as a 15point lead (56-41) on a Smith three-point play at the 4:05 mark. Smith finished with a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Ellis-Milan was the only other Gopher to score in double figures with 10 points. Minnesota outscored Illinois by a 29-27 margin in the second half, but poor shooting and rebounding offset a game where the Gophers turned the ball over just 10 times. Settling for outside shots, where Minnesota made just 3-of-21 from behind the arc, certainly cemented the outcome. Fox surpassed 1,400 career points in her final game in Williams Arena. She now has 1,411 points to rank eighth on the Gophers’ all-time scoring list. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 37 6-10 23 2-4 33 6-17 32 0-4 16 2-6 17 2-6 17 0-4 25 2-8

FT-A 0-0 0-0 2-3 4-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0

200 20-59

7-9

R 5 2 3 2 3 4 2 5 2 28

A Pt 1 12 2 5 4 14 2 4 0 5 0 4 1 1 1 5 11 50

Illinois Min FG-A FT-A R A Pt Simpson, F 40 5-9 4-4 7 3 14 Smth, C 40 6-13 5-5 14 4 17 Josil, G 39 3-8 1-2 8 4 7 McCully, G 40 4-8 0-0 3 4 10 Blinn, G 7 0-1 0-0 1 2 0 Toone 33 3-7 7-8 4 0 13 Mitchell 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 2 Totals 200 21-47 17-19 39 17 61 Halftime: Illinois 34, Minnesota 21 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 3-21 (Ohm 1-4, Voigt 1-2, Fox 0-6, McCoy 0-2, Buford 1-3, Sylva 0-4); Illinois: 2-5 (McCully 2-4, Blinn 0-1) Turnovers: Minnesota 10, Illinois 14 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 21, Illinois 11 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

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Game 30 (Big Ten Tournament) Iowa Minnesota

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March 6, 2009 • Conseco Fieldhouse • Indianapolis, Ind. • Attendance: 6,550 Recap: Minnesota ran into the hottest team in the Big Ten in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Conference Tournament and dropped a 79-64 decision to the Hawkeyes. Ashley Ellis-Milan and Brittany McCoy led the Gophers with 15 points. Minnesota played one of its better games of late offensively but could not keep up with the hotshooting Hawkeyes, especially senior Wendy Ausdemore. Ausdemore scored 13 points in the first eight minutes of the game and finished with a season-best 25 points making 10-of-16 shots, including 4-of-5 three-point field goals. Iowa’s shooting percentage hovered near 60 percent for the first half. Though the teams were playing their first game in the Big Ten Tournament, both the Gophers and Hawkeyes put effective offensive efforts on the floor to start the game. The score was tied five times, the last at 17-17 when McCoy hit a three-pointer from the top of the key. Iowa (21-9) scored the next nine points to put some distance between itself and Minnesota on the scoreboard. Ausdemore drove in for a lay-up drew the foul and hit the free throw from an old-fashioned three-point play, then followed up a Kristi Smith triple, with a trey of her own to give the Hawkeyes a 28-17 advantage with 11:44 left in the first half. Zoe Harper ended the run with a three-point play. Two minutes later, Ellis-Milan hit a short jumper to close the Gophers to within five points at 30-25 at the 7:42 mark. Minnesota had three possessions to decrease the deficit further but came up empty and was never able to get closer the rest of the game. The Hawkeye outscored the Gophers by a 14-4 margin to take their biggest lead of the first half at 44-29. The Gophers closed the half with a 6-0 spurt capped by a Kay Sylva steal and lay-up as the horn sounded to make the score 44-34. The second half began with the teams exchanging baskets. McCoy scored a three-point play to bring the Gophers to within 64-54 with 10:14. Minnesota unfortunately followed up McCoy’s play with five unsuccessful trips on the offensive end. The Gopher defense also held and finally Fox scored on a lay-up at the 6:19 and the deficit was down to eight points at 64-56.

Iowa’ s Megan Skouby quickly put the Hawkeyes back up by double digits on their very next possession and Minnesota never challenged from that point on. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey Dockery N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 36 6-12 18 2-2 25 6-14 35 4-10 17 3-8 18 1-3 25 1-3 24 2-6 1 0-0 1 0-0 0+ 0-0

FT-A 3-6 0-0 0-0 6-9 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 5 4 2 3 2 4 5 3 0 0 0 3 200 25-68 10-17 31

A 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Iowa Wahlin, G Smith, G Alexander, F Ausdemore, F Skouby, C Jones Krei Cermak Draxten Hamlin Nyenhuis TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 28 3-4 35 5-13 34 7-11 36 10-16 24 3-7 2 0-1 4 0-0 1 0-0 21 0-3 14 2-5 1 0-0

A 4 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

FT-A 2-2 3-3 1-2 4-5 4-8 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 1 0 13 7 5 0 0 0 5 5 0 4 200 30-60 13-18 40

Pt 15 4 13 15 7 2 3 5 0 0 0

8 64 Pt 8 15 15 25 10 2 0 0 0 4 0

15 79

Halftime: Iowa 44, Minnesota 34 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 4-16 (Fox 1-4, Sylva 0-1, McCoy 1-3, Buford 1-4, Ohm 1-4); Iowa: 6-16 (Wahlin 0-1, Smith 3-7, Draxten 0-3, Ausdemore 4-5) Turnovers: Minnesota 12, Iowa 11 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 18, Iowa 13 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none


2008-09 season review Game 31 (NCAA Tournament) Minnesota Notre Dame

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March 22, 2009 • Joyce Center • South Bend, Ind. • Attendance: 6,395 Recap: Behind 23 points from Emily Fox and five huge three-pointers from Katie Ohm, the No. 10 seeded Golden Gophers upset No. 7 seed and host Notre Dame, 79-71, on Sunday in South Bend. Minnesota (20-11) advances to face No. 2 seed Texas A&M, an 80-45 winner over No. 15 seed Evansville. The Gophers shot out of the blocks early. Jackie Voigt swished a jumper on Minnesota’s first possession fueling a stretch to open the game where Minnesota made nine of its first 11 field goal attempts. Notre Dame (22-9) leading scorer Lindsay Schrader tied the score at 2-2 but would pick up her second personal foul when Brittany McCoy drove to the basket and banked in a lay-up with 17:30 to go. McCoy converted the three-point play, while Schrader headed to the bench. The Gophers took advantage to build a doubledigit lead. Voigt added three more field goals, her fourth bucket of the first half at the 9:03 mark put Minnesota up by a 28-15 margin. McCoy dished out six assists and scored five points while running the Gopher offense at a highly efficient level in the first half. With 3:56 remaining before halftime, however, McCoy was whistled for her third foul and the game would change from that point on. The Gophers had found success with McCoy driving the lane and dishing the ball. Now Fox was forced to move to the point guard position and run the offense. Zoe Harper’s layup off an Ohm assist at the 1:25 mark was the Gophers’ only basket the rest of the way in the half. Shooting 81.8 percent to start the game hitting nine of their first 11, the Gophers cooled somewhat to finish the first half shooting 62.5 percent from the floor. Minnesota’s defense kept the Irish off balance. Notre Dame shot just 34.5 percent in the first half on their home court and the Gophers took a 42-30 lead into the lockerroom at halftime. The Gophers expected No. 23/20 Notre Dame to make a run and the Irish made several in the second half. Minnesota, now 11-7 in NCAA Tournament games, found an answer. Just 33 seconds in the second half, McCoy picked up her fourth foul. Ashley Barlow, who led the Irish with 20 points, made two free throws to close Notre Dame to within 10 points at 42-32. Big three-pointers became the name of the game for the Gophers. The first came from Kay Sylva, nailing a three from the right baseline on her first attempt after replacing McCoy in the lineup. Notre Dame also were forced to look to their bench as well when Schrader came down awkwardly and hurt her back early in the second half. Schrader did not return. The Irish managed to dig deep and rally. With McCoy and Schrader back on the bench, the Irish chipped away at the Gopher lead. Notre Dame turned up the pressure and attacked the basket and was rewarded with free throws. Two free throws by Erica Solomon cut the deficit to two points at 55-53 with 10:14 to play. Ohm came to the rescue for the Gophers hitting back-to-back-to-back three pointers in Minnesota’s next three possessions. Ohm’s final triple of the stretch, her fifth of the game, was the Gopher junior’s 73 three-pointer of the season tying a Minnesota single-season record. Notre Dame’s Melissa Lechlitner answered one of Ohm’s treys but when Fox fired a three at the top of the key with 5:12 left, the two-point edge had returned to a doubledigit lead (67-56).

Minnesota managed to eat time off the clock with some timely offensive rebounding to extend their possessions. Notre Dame made one last push closing to within seven points at 71-64 with 1:58 remaining. The Gophers iced the game by going 6for-6 from the free throw line the rest of the way. Fox was joined by Ohm (15) and Ashley EllisMilan (10) in double figures. Harper pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds, seven of them coming on the offensive end. The Gophers outrebounded the Irish by a 45-32 margin. Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 38 4-11 21 4-4 38 7-17 22 1-2 36 5-10 6 1-2 20 2-5 12 1-1 7 1-1

R 8 5 1 5 6 3 13 1 3 0 200 26-53 19-26 45

19 79

Notre Dame Bruszewski, F Williamson, C Barlow, G Lechlitner, G Schrader, G Solomon Watson Miller Novosel TEAM Totals

Min 34 22 35 36 12 16 18 0+ 27

A 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0

FG-A 3-10 1-2 7-16 4-11 2-8 1-4 1-5 0-0 1-4

FT-A 2-3 1-2 7-9 5-5 0-0 0-0 4-7 0-0 0-0

FT-A 3-6 4-4 4-5 7-8 2-2 4-4 0-0 0-0 1-3

R 7 5 2 1 2 3 4 0 5 3 200 20-60 25-32 32

A 1 0 4 6 4 1 0 2 1

Pt 10 9 23 7 15 3 8 2 2

Pt 11 6 10 16 6 6 3 0 3

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Halftime: Minnesota 42, Notre Dame 30 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 8-14 (Fox, 2-4; Ohm 5-9, Sylva 1-1); Notre Dame: 6-17 (Bruszewski 2-6, B arlow 2-5, Lechlitner 1-2, Watson 1-4) Turnovers: Minnesota 19, Notre Dame 10 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 25, Notre Dame 22 Technicals: none Fouled Out: Voigt (M), McCoy (M)

Game 32 (NCAA Tournament) Texas A&M Minnesota

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March 24, 2009 • Joyce Center • South Bend, Ind. • Attendance: 4,577 Recap: Going into their NCAA Second Round contest Minnesota knew No. 10/9 Texas A&M wanted to run, run and run some more. The Aggies were able to fuel their offense by scoring 34 points off of 32 Golden Gopher turnovers. The result sends Texas A&M, the Trenton Region’s No. 2 seed, defeated Minnesota, 73-42. The Gophers ended their season with a 20-12 record. Ashley Ellis-Milan led the Gophers with 15 points, just two points shy of scoring her 1,000th point of her Minnesota career. She was the only Gopher in double figures. Texas A&M (27-7) advances to the Sweet 16 and will face No. 5 seed Arizona State in the Trenton Regional. The Aggies were led by Danielle Gant with 20 points, while Takia Starks added 17. The Aggies shot out of the gates early making 10 of their first 13 field goal attempts to take a 2111 lead with 11:30 left in the first half. The Gophers paid early and often for their turnovers as Texas A&M scored 10 points off of nine Gopher miscues in those first 8 1/2 minutes. The Gophers regrouped after the 12-minute media time out to mount a 7-0 run. Ellis-Milan scored five of her 13 first-half in the run. EllisMilan’s basket with 9:16 left in the half brought Minnesota to within three points at 21-18, the closest the Gophers would be the rest of the game. Texas A&M guard Tyra White hit a three-pointer on the next Aggie possession to halt the Gopher rally and kick off an 18-6 run that would give the Aggies a 15-point advantage, 39-24, at intermission. The Aggies continued to build on their lead, starting the second half with an 18-5 run in the first eight minutes to take control of the game. Every Gopher in uniform saw action in the second half. Emily Fox ends her Gopher career with 1,449 points, seventh on the Minnesota all-time scoring list. Katie Ohm hit one three pointer, her 74th of the season to set a new Minnesota singleseason record.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey Dockery N. Mastey TEAM Totals

Min FG-A 38 7-8 22 0-1 29 0-11 32 2-5 14 1-3 6 0-1 16 1-1 21 1-6 19 2-4 2 0-0 1 0-0

FT-A 1-1 3-4 2-2 2-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-3 0-0 0-0

R 6 2 4 6 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 200 14-40 13-18 28

A Pt 1 15 0 3 1 2 1 6 2 3 0 2 1 2 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 0

Texas A&M Smth, F Gant, F Micheaux, C Starks, G Colson, G Finstad Buchanan Carter White Elonu Collins Assarian Limbaha TEAM Totals

Min 23 31 21 36 25 1 13 19 11 9 3 6 2

A 2 3 1 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0

FG-A 6-11 9-12 1-2 7-17 5-9 0-1 0-2 1-4 2-5 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0

FT-A 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

200 31-65

6-8

R 4 4 6 6 3 0 4 0 2 3 0 1 0 4 37

7 32 Pt 13 20 2 17 13 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 0

16 73

Halftime: Texas A&M 39, Minnesota 24 3-Pt Goals: Minnesota: 1-3 (Ohm 1-3, Buford 0-4); Texas A&M: 5-13 (Smith 1-2, Starks 1-3, Colson 3-6, Carter 0-2) Turnovers: Minnesota 32, Texas A&M 17 Personal Fouls: Minnesota 13, Texas A&M 19 Technicals: none Fouled Out: none

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2008-09

FINAL POLLS Associated Press National Poll (2008-09 — Final) RankSchool Record Points 1. Connecticut (45) 31-0 1,100 1 2. Stanford 26-4 1,046 2 3. Oklahoma 27-3 1,026 3 4. Maryland 28-4 1,011 4 5. Louisville 28-3 944 7 6. Duke 26-5 859 8 7. Baylor 24-5 831 5 8. Auburn 29-3 830 6 9. Ohio State 27-5 723 t12 10. Texas A&M 23-6 710 10 11. North Carolina 26-6 697 11 12. California 24-5 615 9 13. Florida State 25-7 553 t12 14. Pittsburgh 23-6 521 14 15. Vanderbilt 24-8 458 22 16. Arizona State 23-7 401 18 17. South Dakota State 29-2 368 17 18. Iowa State 23-7 315 23 19. Tennessee 22-10 310 19 20. Xavier 25-6 246 16 21. Florida 23-7 198 21 22. Kansas State 23-6 193 rv 23. Texas 20-10 179 15 24. Notre Dame 22-8 161 20 25. Virginia 23-9 160 24 Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee State 28, Wisconsin-Green Bay 22, LSU 18, Marist 16, Bowling Green 16, DePaul 15, Purdue 15, San Diego State 8, Gonzaga 3, Virginia Commonwealth 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1, Villanova 1. .

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll (2008-09 - Final)

RankSchool Record Points 1. Connecticut (31) 33-0 775 2. Stanford 29-4 735 3. Maryland 28-4 713 4. Oklahoma 28-4 644 5. Baylor 27-5 639 6. Auburn 29-3 587 7. Louisville 29-4 584 8. Duke 26-5 569 9. Texas A&M 25-7 554 10. Ohio State 27-5 496 11. North Carolina 27-6 450 12. Florida State 25-7 399 13. Vanderbilt 24-8 374 14. California 25-6 365 15. South Dakota State 31-2 343 16. Pittsburgh 23-7 276 17. Kansas State 24-7 268 18. Xavier 25-6 240 19. Iowa State 24-8 234 20. Notre Dame 22-8 180 21. Florida 23-7 146 22. Virginia 23-9 121 23. Tennessee 22-10 116 24. Texas 21-11 198 25. Middle Tennessee 28-5 66 Others receiving votes: Marist (29-3) 28; Arizona State (23-8) 26; Wisconsin-Green Bay (29-3) 26; DePaul (23-9) 13; Villanova (19-13) 9; Bowling Green (28-4) 4; Gonzaga (26-6) 3; Liberty (24-8) 3; Boston College (20-11) 2; North Carolina A&T (26-6) 2; Mississippi State (22-9) 1.

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history & records

Gopher Basketball

HISTORY & RECORDS

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history & records

GAME RECORDS Individual Points Scored Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempted Field Goal Percentage 3-pt. Goals Made 3-pt. Goals Attempted

3-pt. FG Percentage Free Throws Made Free Throws Attempted Free Throw Percentage (min. 10 attempts)

Carol Ann Shudlick

44 18 33 1.000 1.000 9 17

1.000 21 25 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

Rebounds Assists Steals Blocked Shots

25 15 12 8

Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Janel McCarville Corrin Von Wald Stacy Carver Stacy Carver Jodi Olson Lea Blackwell Stacy Carver Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Lindsay Whalen Marty Dahlen Molly Tadich Linda Roberts Kadidja Andersson Seven players at 10-10 Angie Iverson Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Mary Manderfeld

Marquette Texas Tech Texas Tech Marquette Virginia (10-10) Radford (10-10) Boise State Boise State Iowa Texas A & M North Carolina State (6-6) Rhode Island Rhode Island Creighton (14-14) Iowa State (14-14) Wisconsin (11-11) Ohio State (11-11) Providence (11-11) Colorado State Illinois Northwestern Northwestern

12/3/96 3/12/83 1/31/81 1/31/81

Team Points Scored Fewest Points Scored (Before 1981-82) Points, Combined Largest Margin of Victory (Before 1981-82) Largest Margin of Defeat (Before 1981-82) Field Goals Made (Before 1981-82) Field Goals Attempted (Before 1981-82) Field Goal Percentage (Before 1981-82) 3-pt. Goals Made

Angie Iverson

3 (-pt. Goals Attempted 3-pt. Goal Pct. (min. 10 att.) (10+ att.) Free Throws Made (Before 1981-82) Free Throws Attempted Free Throw Percentage Rebounds Assists (Before 1981-82) Steals (Before 1981-82) Blocked Shots Personal Fouls

Shannon Schonrock

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Opponent Records Points Scored (Before 1981-82) Fewest Points Scored (Before 1981-82) Indiviudal Points Scored

116 30 21 208 52 78 55 56 56 49 49 85 97 97 .710 .667 14 14 39 .700 ..625 32 32 32 49 1.000 .955 68 68 35 36 24 24 38 15 37

117 114 33 33 21 49

12/21/91 12/18/93 12/18/93 12/21/91 12/29/03 11/24/02 12/20/92 12/20/92 2/12/88 12/3/88 11/30/91 12/1/79 12/1/79 12/4/03) 3/12/82 3/5/87 2/12/78 11/19/00

IPFW (Ind. Purdue Fort Wayne) vs. Penn State vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse North Carolina St. (108), Minn. (100) Detroit (86-34) vs. Manitoba (108-30) at Auburn Texas (114-58) Indiana (93-37) vs. Butler vs. Manitoba at Marquette vs. Mankato State vs. Simpson College vs. Butler (49-69) Louisville (40-60) at Troy State vs. UMass at Troy State Iowa (7-10) vs. North Carolina State (10-16) North Dakota Kansas State Rhode Island Michigan vs. Michigan State (11-11) Michigan State (21-22) Sam Houston St. National College vs. Butler Louisville vs. DePaul vs. North Dakota State Manitoba Iowa Michigan

11/23/02 1/10/99 1973-74 11/30/91 12/2/04 12/30/79 11/29/85 12/14/78 1974-75 11/17/01 12/30/79 12/21/91 1/6/78 2/3/78 11/17/01 11/29/80 12/12/99 11/29/08 12/12/99 1/28/96 11/30/91 12/8/85 12/21/93 12/1/79 1/30/87 2/27/00 2/24/02 11/25/89 1/6/82 11/17/01 11/29/80 11/26/82 12/7/82 12/30/79 1/30/81 3/6/88

Ohio State Texas St. Francis (Pa.) Northwestern St. Teresa College Kelly Mazzante (Penn State)

1/12/96 12/14/78 3/19/05 2/26/06 2/26/74 12/28/01


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GAME & ATTENDANCE RECORDS Williams Arena Individual Records Points Field goals Field goals attempted 3-pt. field goals* 3-pt. field goal attempts* Free throws Free throws attempted

Rebounds Assists Blocked shots Steals

42 17 32 7 7 11 11 14 16 16 16 23 15 8 12

Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Lindsay Whalen Katie Ohm Lindsay Whalen Katie Ohm Lindsay Whalen Jennifer Hall Ellen Kramer Anucha Browne Molly Tadich Debbie Hunter Mary Manderfeld Debbie Hunter

vs. Nebraska vs. North Dakota State vs. Purdue vs. Michigan State vs. Boston College vs. Michigan State vs. Boston College vs. Creighton (14-14) vs. Purdue vs. Michigan Northwestern vs. Northwestern vs. Purdue vs. Northwestern vs. Northwestern

Top Individual Performances

11/30/84 12/7/82 3/7/85 1/25/04 12/4/08 1/25/04 12/4/08 12/4/03 2/12/89 1/8/89 1/22/84 1/22/84 3/10/83 1/31/81 1/31/81

Minnesota players are in bold. *since 1987-88

Williams Arena Team Records Points Field goals Field goals attempted 3-pt. field goals* 3-pt. Field goal attempts* Free throws Free throw attempts Rebounds Personal fouls Assists Turnovers Blocked shots Steals

116 49 97 97 10 27 34 49 68 37 36 36 15 38

Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Marquette South Dakota State Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota

vs. IPFW 11/23/02 vs. Manitoba 12/30/79 vs. Minnesota State, Mankato 1/6/78 vs. Simpson College 2/3/78 vs. Minnesota 1/5/93 vs. Minnesota 12/9/08 vs. IPFW 11/23/02 vs. Michigan 1/30/87 vs. National College 1/6/82 vs. Michigan 3/6/88 vs. Louisville 11/29/80 vs. Wisconsin 2/17/84 vs. Iowa 1/30/81 vs. Manitoba 12/30/79

*since 1987-88

Top Minnesota Attendance All-Time Place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Attendance Date Opponent 14,363 2-8-04 Penn State 14,203 2-20-05 Wisconsin 13,817 1-11-04 Iowa 13,638 1-25-04 Michigan State *13,425 3-23-04 Kansas State 13,222 2-22-04 Northwestern 13,222 2-13-05 Purdue 8. 13,117 1-19-03 Purdue 9. 12,438 2-23-03 Penn State 10. *12,357 3-21-04 UCLA 11. 12,142 2-24-02 Michigan State 12. 12,049 2-5-06 Michigan 13. 11,529 1-29-06 Penn State 14. 11,389 1-27-02 Indiana 15. *11,312 3-19-05 St. Francis (Pa.) 16. 11,121 1-7-07 Wisconsin 17. 10,917 1-1-04 Michigan 18. 10,876 1-15-06 Michigan State 19. 10,331 1-2-05 Indiana 20. 10,273 2-26-06 Northwestern 21. 10,033 1-23-05 Illinois 22. *10,043 3-21-05 Virginia * NCAA Tournament (Paid attendance only) Listed are all games with over 10,000 in attendance.

Result W, 74-56 W, 84-53 W, 75-61 L, 69-72 W, 80-61 W, 73-46 W, 71-49 W, 90-75 W, 73-57 W, 92-81 L, 72-80 W, 83-48 W, 77-72 W, 75-60 W, 64-33 W, 71-53 W, 64-44 W, 71-58 W, 61-47 W, 71-33 W, 80-68 W, 73-58

Points 44 44 42 41 41 38 36 36 36 35 35

Name Carol Ann Shudlick vs. Texas Tech Carol Ann Shudlick vs. Marquette Laura Coenen vs. Nebraska Laura Coenen vs. Wisconsin Lindsay Whalen vs. Purdue Carol Ann Shudlick vs. Indiana Lindsay Whalen vs. New Orleans Carol Ann Shudlick vs. Boise State Laura Coenen vs. North Dakota St. Laura Coenen vs. Purdue Laura Coenen vs. Michigan

Date 12/18/93 12/21/91 11/30/84 2/18/83 2/14/02 1/23/94 11/29/02 12/20/92 12/7/82 3/7/85 2/17/85

Rebounds 25 23 21 21 21 20 19 18 18 18 18 18 18

Name Angie Iverson vs. Colorado State Molly Tadich vs. Northwestern Laura Coenen vs. Drake Laura Coenen vs. Illinois Molly Tadich vs. Michigan Laura Coenen vs. San Diego St. Molly Tadich vs. Wisconsin Molly Tadich vs. Purdue Ellen Kramer vs. S.F. Austin Angie Iverson vs. Illinois Angie Iverson vs. Iowa Janel McCarville vs. Kansas St. Janel McCarville vs. Duke

Date 11/30/96 1/22/84 12/9/84 1/4/85 1/30/87 12/27/84 2/17/84 2/15/87 12/29/90 2/9/97 2/22/98 3/23/04 3/30/04

Assists 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 12

Name Debbie Hunter vs. Illinois Nikki Coates vs. Northwestern Debbie Hunter vs. Purdue Debbie Hunter vs. Michigan St. Nikki Coates vs. Wichita St. Erin Olson vs. Michigan St. Ozlem Piroglu vs. Illinois Lindsay Whalen vs. Illinois

Date 3/12/83 2/6/94 1/16/83 1/16/83 12/19/93 2/27/00 1/28/01 1/3/02

National Attendance Rankings in 2008-09 Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

School Tennessee Connecticut Iowa St. Oklahoma Purdue Maryland Texas Tech New Mexico Notre Dame Louisville Duke Baylor Michigan St. Minnesota

Home Att. 209,991 210,584 156,057 153,116 134,559 133,336 154,367 163,230 100,355 110,063 93,639 104,925 93,501 87,501

Games 15 20 16 17 15 15 18 22 14 16 14 16 16 15

Aver. Att. 13,999 10,529 9,754 9,007 8,971 8,889 8,576 7,420 7,168 6,879 6,689 6,558 5,844 5,833

Past National Attendance Rankings 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

19th Seventh Sixth Fifth Fifth 12th 12th

4,360 7.800 9.800 9,202 8,329 6,596 6,596

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1,000 POINT SCORERS 1. Lindsay Whalen — 2,285 Season 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Totals

G 25 30 31 27 113

FG-A 149-313 245-437 225-412 185-360 804-1522

PCT .480 .561 .546 .514 .528

3P-A 16-53 30-86 34-105 40-100 120-344

PCT .300 .349 .324 .400 .349

FT-A 111-151 147-191 155-183 144-173 557-698

PCT .740 .770 .847 .832 .798

PTS 425 667 639 554 2285

AVG 17.0 22.2 20.6 20.5 20.2

PCT — .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-A 71-97 95-133 81-104 142-189 389-523

PCT .732 .714 .779 .751 .744

PTS 285 547 587 678 2097

AVG 11.9 20.3 22.6 23.4 19.8

PCT — — — — —

FT-A 78-110 79-120 45-69 158-209 360-508

PCT .709 .658 .652 .756 .709

PTS 456 581 299 708 2044

AVG 16.3 24.2 13.6 25.3 20.0

PCT — — — — —

FT-A 157-254 103-177 113-172 123-247 496-850

PCT .618 .581 .657 .498 .584

PTS 475 497 451 433 1856

AVG 14.4 15.5 15.6 12.4 14.4

PCT .000 .000 .000 .150 .111

FT-A 115-157 74-106 124-158 105-144 418-565

PCT .732 .698 .765 .729 .740

PTS 391 384 548 512 1835

AVG 13.0 12.8 16.1 16.0 14.6

3P-A — — — — —

PCT — — — — —

FT-A 71-102 95-121 91-121 61-86 318-430

PCT .696 .765 .752 .709 .740

PTS 305 421 511 469 1706

AVG 11.3 15.6 18.3 19.5 16.1

3P-A 4-14 28-80 40-103 40-121 112-319

PCT .286 .350 .388 .331 .351

FT-A 13-21 71-88 107-128 58-82 249-319

PCT .619 .807 .836 .707 .781

PTS 65 425 549 410 1449

AVG 2.4 12.9 17.2 12.8 11.7

PCT — — — — —

FT-A 51-68 80-105 69-102 51-77 251-352

PCT .750 .762 .643 .662 .713

PTS 235 400 405 401 1441

AVG 8.7 14.8 14.5 14.3 13.1

PCT — — — — —

FT-A 30-45 78-102 64-85 97-117 269-349

PCT .667 .722 .753 .829 .771

PTS 158 426 302 477 1363

AVG 5.9 12.2 10.8 17.7 11.6

2. Carol Ann Shudlick — 2,097 Season 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 Totals

G 24 27 26 29 106

FG-A 107-230 226-440 253-470 268-542 854-1682

PCT .465 .514 .538 .494 .508

3P-A — 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-6

3. L aura Coenen — 2,044 Season 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 Totals

G 28 24 22 28 102

FG-A 189-365 251-457 127-269 275-536 842-1647

PCT .491 .549 .472 .513 .511

3P-A — — — — —

4. Linda Roberts — 1,856 Season 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 Totals

G 33 32 29 35 129

FG-A 159-394 197-391 169-336 155-311 680-1432

PCT .404 .503 .503 .498 .475

3P-A — — — — —

5. Janel McCar ville — 1,835 Season 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 Totals

G 30 30 34 32 126

FG-A 138-238 155-236 212-344 202-402 707-1220

PCT .580 .657 .616 .502 .580

3P-A 0-0 0-1 0-6 3-20 3-27

6 . M o l l y Ta d i c h — 1 , 7 0 6 Season 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 Totals

G 27 27 28 24 106

FG-A 117-269 163-317 210-484 204-462 694-1532

PCT .435 .514 .434 .442 .453

7 . E m i l y Fox — 1 , 4 4 9 Season 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Totals

G 27 33 32 32 124

FG-A 24-63 163-387 201-468 156-420 543-1338

PCT .381 .421 .429 .371 .406

8. Carol Peterka — 1,441 Season 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 Totals

G 27 26 28 28 110

FG-A 92-194 160-313 280-380 175-399 595-1286

PCT .474 .511 .442 .439 .463

3P-A — — — — —

8. Debbie Hunter — 1,363 Season 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 Totals

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G 28 35 28 27 118

FG-A 64-159 174-290 119-252 190-353 547-1054

PCT .403 .600 .472 .538 .519

3P-A — — — — —


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1,000 POINT SCORERS 10. Marty Dahlen — 1,345 Season 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 Totals

G 31 29 35 28 122

FG-A 88-227 107-317 191-437 178-412 564-1393

PCT .387 .338 .437 .432 .405

3P-A — — — — —

PCT — — — — —

FT-A 43-73 40-55 49-64 85-104 217-296

PCT .589 .727 .766 .817 .733

PTS 219 254 431 441 1345

AVG 7.1 8.8 12.3 15.8 11.0

PCT — — — .000 .000

FT-A 41-65 107-153 104-147 90-128 342-493

PCT .631 .699 .707 .703 .694

PTS 145 367 372 452 1336

AVG 5.4 13.6 14.3 16.1 12.4

PCT .500 .143 .200 500 .238

FT-A 25-32 51-73 149-196 98-130 323-431

PCT .781 .654 .760 .754 .749

PTS 70 250 475 367 1162

AVG 2.9 9.6 17.0 14.1 11.2

PCT .283 .372 .435 .349 .362

FT-A 43-63 76-85 77-93 79-103 275-344

PCT .683 .894 .828 .767 .800

PTS 194 240 257 383 1074

AVG 5.7 7.1 8.9 13.2 8.5

PCT .275 .378 .333 .375 .345

FT-A 37-53 24-30 47-61 35-55 143-199

PCT .698 .800 .770 .636 .719

PTS 180 118 346 392 1036

AVG 6.9 4.7 11.9 14.5 9.7

PCT .000 .000 .500 .000 .167

FT-A 34-46 44-64 55-96 88-145 221-351

PCT .739 .668 .573 .607 .630

PTS 118 228 276 408 1030

AVG 4.4 8.8 9.5 15.1 9.4

PCT .000 .200 .000 .000 .083

FT-A 45-65 62-80 39-51 56-86 202-302

PCT .692 .775 .765 .651 .716

PTS 197 315 219 298 1029

AVG 7.0 10.5 7.1 9.0 8.4

PCT .240 .294 .280 .276

FT-A 38-60 107-144 67-92 212-296

PCT .633 .743 .728 .716

PTS 162 488 369 1019

AVG 4.8 14.4 13.7 10.7

PCT — — — —

FT-A 9-28 48-85 40-76 97-189

PCT .220 .565 .526 .513

PTS 125 496 390 1011

AVG 4.8 16.5 13.0 13.0

11. Ellen Kramer — 1,336 Season 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 Totals

G 27 27 26 28 108

FG-A 52-113 130-290 134-265 181-407 497-1075

PCT .460 .448 .470 .445 .462

3P-A — — — 0-1 0-1

12. Angie Iverson — 1,162 Season 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 Totals

G 24 26 28 26 104

FG-A 22-46 99-226 162-342 134-270 417-884

PCT .478 .438 .474 .496 .472

3P-A 1-2 1-7 2-10 1-2 5-21

13. Kelly Roysland — 1,074 Season 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 Totals

G 34 34 29 29 126

FG-A 68-177 74-167 75-191 126-329 343-864

PCT .384 .443 .393 .383 .397

3P-A 15-53 16-43 30-69 52-149 113-314

14. Shannon Loeblein — 1,036 Season 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 Totals

G 26 25 29 27 107

FG-A 62-168 40-113 131-304 147-370 380-955

PCT .369 .354 .431 .397 .398

3P-A 19-69 14-37 37-111 63-168 133-385

15. Cara Pearson — 1,030 Season 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 Totals

G 27 26 29 27 109

FG-A 42-122 92-224 110-245 180-352 424-943

PCT .344 .411 .449 .455 .450

3P-A 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-4 1-6

16. Kadidja Andersson — 1,029 Season 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Totals

G 28 30 31 33 122

FG-A 76-192 126-278 90-172 121-225 413-867

PCT .396 .453 .523 .538 .476

3P-A 0-6 1-5 0-0 0-1 1-12

17. Jamie Broback — 1,019 Season 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 Totals

G 34 34 27 95

FG-A 56-134 178-372 144-318 378-824

PCT .418 .478 .453 .459

3P-A 12-50 25-85 14-50 51-185

18. Elsie Ohm — 1,011 Season 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 Totals

G 18 30 30 78

FG-A 50-109 224-438 175-374 449-921

PCT .460 .511 .467 .488

3P-A — — — —

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CAREER RECORDS Leading Scorers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2285 2097 2044 1856 1819 1706 1441 1363 1345 1336

Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Linda Roberts Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Carol Peterka Debbie Hunter Marty Dahlen Ellen Kramer

2000-2004 1990-1994 1981-1985 1977-1981 2001-2005 1983-1987 1982-1986 1979-1983 1978-1982 1987-1991

Scoring Averages 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

20.2 20.0 19.0 16.1 14.4 14.2 13.1 13.0 13.0 12.4

Lindsay Whalen Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Molly Tadich Linda Roberts Janel McCarville Carol Peterka Elsie Ohm Mary Manderfeld Ellen Kramer

2000-2004 1981-1985 1990-1994 1983-1987 1977-1981 2001-2005 1982-1986 1976-1979 1979-1981 1987-1991

Games in double figures 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

108 90 77 60 59

Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Ellen Kramer Carol Ann Shudlick

2000-2004 2001-2005 1983-1987 1987-1991 1990-1994

Double-Doubles 1. 2. 3. 5.

49 48 32 32 19 19 19

Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Angie Iverson Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Peterka Ashley Ellis-Milan

2001-2005 1983-1987 1981-1985 1994-1998 1990-1994 1982-1986 2006-c

Field Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

854 842 804 701 694 680 595 564 547 543

Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Linda Roberts Carol Peterka Marty Dahlen Debbie Hunter Emily Fox

1990-1994 1981-1985 2000-2004 2001-2005 1983-1987 1977-1981 1982-1986 1978-1982 1979-1983 2005-2009

Field Goal Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1682 1647 1532 1522 1432 1393 1338 1286 1204 1095

Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Lindsay Whalen Linda Roberts Marty Dahlen Emily Fox Carol Peterka Janel McCarville Ellen Kramer

1990-1994 1981-1985 1983-1987 2000-2004 1977-1981 1978-1982 2005-2009 1982-1986 2001-2005 1987-1991

Field Goal Pct. (min. 600 attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.582 .528 .519 .511 .508 .507 .488 .478 .475 .472

Janel McCarville (701-1204) Lindsay Whalen Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Jennifer Hall Elsie Ohm Kadidja Andersson Linda Roberts Angie Iverson

2001-2005 2000-2004 1979-1983 1981-1985 1990-1994 1986-1990 1976-1979 2000-2004 1977-1981 1994-1998

3-Point Field Goals (since 1987-88) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

230 216 156 133 120 118 113

Shannon Schonrock Lindsay Lieser Katie Ohm Shannon Loeblein Lindsay Whalen Cassie VanderHeyden Kelly Roysland

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2002-2006 1999-2003 2006-c 1991-1995 2000-2004 1998-2000 2003-2007

8. 9. 10.

112 98 80 80

Emily Fox Jodi Olson Stacy Carver Sarah Schieber

2005-2009 1986-1990 1989-1993 1994-1998

3-Point Field Goal Attempts (since 8788) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

580 567 417 385 377 344 319 314 268 253

Shannon Schonrock Lindsay Lieser Katie Ohm Shannon Loeblein Cassie VanderHeyden Lindsay Whalen Emily Fox Kelly Roysland Stacy Carver Jodi Olson

2002-2006 1999-2003 2006-c 1991-1995 1998-2000 2000-2004 2005-2009 2003-2007 1989-1993 1986-1990

3-Point Field Goal Pct. (min. 200 att.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.397 .387 .381 .376 374 .362 .351 .349 .345 .328

Shannon Schonrock Jodi Olson Lindsay Lieser Lea Blackwell Katie Ohm Kelly Roysland Emily Fox Lindsay Whalen Shannon Loeblein Sarah Schieber

2002-2006 1986-1990 1999-2003 1987-1989 2006-c 2003-2007 2005-2009 2000-2004 1991-1995 1995-1998

Free Throws 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

557 496 414 389 360 342 323 318 296 275

Lindsay Whalen Linda Roberts Janel McCarville Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Ellen Kramer Angie Iverson Molly Tadich Ashley Ellis-Milan Kelly Roysland

850 698 560 523 508 493 436 430 416 358

Linda Roberts Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Ellen Kramer Angie Iverson Molly Tadich Ashley Ellis-Milan Jennifer Hall

.800 .798 781 .771 .744 .741 .740 .739 .735 .723

Kelly Roysland (275-344) Lindsay Whalen (557-698) Emily Fox (249-319) Debbie Hunter Carol Ann Shudlick Angie Iverson Molly Tadich Janel McCarville Lori Lawler Jennifer Hall

2003-2007 2000-2004 2005-2009 1979-1983 1990-1994 1994-1998 1983-1987 2001-2005 1991-1995 1986-1990

Total Rebounds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1413 1206 1135 1029 848 744 727 712 703 696

Linda Roberts Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Angie Iverson Carol Peterka Carol Ann Shudlick Ellen Kramer Marty Dahlem Ashley Ellis-Milan

5.

11.0 10.7 10.1 10.1 9.4

Linds Roberts Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Denise Erstad Janel McCarville

1979-1981 1976-1979 1994-1998 2006-c 1990-1994

Offensive Rebounds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

361 359 321 277 261 255 231 206 186 177

Janel McCarville Angie Iverson Carol Ann Shudlick Ashley Ellis-Milan Dana Joubert Ellen Kramer Cara Pearson Kadidja Andersson Ashley Ellis-Milan Korinne Campbelll

2001-2005 1994-1998 1990-1994 2006-c 1988-1992 1987-1991 1991-1995 2000-2004 2006-2008 2006-2008

Defensive Rebounds (since 1987-88) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

845 489 457 419 406 399 372 319 316 277

Janel McCarville Angie Iverson Ellen Kramer Ashley Ellis-Milan Carol Ann Shudlick Cara Pearson Dana Joubert Kadidja Andersson Kim Prince Ashley Ellis-Milan

2001-2005 1994-1998 1987-1991 2006-c 1990-1994 1991-1995 1988-1992 2000-2004 1999-2003 2006-2008

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

632 578 413 367 314 314 310 304 276 266

Debbie Hunter Lindsay Whalen Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Debbie Hilmerson Holly Thompson Janel McCarville Shannon Schonrock Nikki Coates Carol Peterka

1979-1983 2000-2004 2005-2009 2006-c 1984-1988 1988-1992 2001-2005 2002-2006 1989-1994 1982-1986

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

196 192 139 128 102 84 82 61 52 47

Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Kim Bell Diane Kinney Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Kim Prince Cindy Kuhlman Korinne Campbell Dana Joubert

2001-2005 1983-1987 1998-2002 1984-1988 1981-1985 1990-1994 1999-2003 1981-1983 2006-2008 1988-1992

Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Janel McCarville Emily Fox Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Brittany McCoy Molly Tadich Corrin Von Wald Shannon Loeblein

1979-1983 1981-1985 2001-2005 2005-2009 2000-2004 1990-1994 2006-c 1983-1987 2001-2003 1991-1995

Steals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

413 290 273 242 235 173 172 161 155 149

Career Games Started 1978-1981 2001-2005 1983-1987 1981-1985 1994-1998 1982-1986 1990-1994 1987-1991 1979-1982 2006-c

Average Rebounds Per Game (500 min.) 1. 2. 3.

Mary Manderfeld Elsie Ohm Angie Iverson Ashley Ellis-Milan Carol Ann Shudlick

Blocks 1978-1981 2000-2004 2001-2005 1990-1994 1981-1985 1987-1991 1994-1998 1983-1987 2006-c 1986-1990

Free Throw Pct. (min. 250 attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

9.1 8.4 8.2 7.2 6.9

Assists 2000-2004 1978-1981 2001-2005 1990-1994 1981-1985 1987-1991 1994-1998 1983-1987 2006-c 2004-2007

Free Throw Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1978-1981 1983-1987 1981-1985 1974-1977 2001-2005

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

126 117 116 113 111 97 94

Linda Roberts Deb Hunter Kadidja Andersson Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Brittany McCoy Ashley Ellis-Milan

1978-1981 1979-1983 2000-2004 2000-2004 2001-2005 2006-c 2006-c

Consecutive Games Started 1. 2.

111 107 97 94

Lindsay Whalen Shannon Schonrock Brittany McCoy Ashley Ellis-Milan

2000-2004 2002-2006 2006-c 2006-c


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SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

708 678 667 639 587 581 554 549 548 547

Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Lindsay Whalen Emily Fox Janel McCarville Carol Ann Shudlick

1984-85 1993-94 2001-02 2002-03 1992-93 1982-83 2003-04 2007-08 2003-04 1991-92

Average Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

25.3 24.2 23.4 22.6 22.2 20.5 20.6 20.3 19.5 18.3

Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Molly Tadich Molly Tadich

1984-85 1982-83 1993-94 1992-93 2001-02 2003-04 2002-03 1991-92 1986-87 1985-86

Field Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

275 268 253 251 245 226 225 212 210 204

Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Linsday Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Molly Tadich

1984-85 1993-94 1992-93 1982-83 2001-02 1991-92 2002-03 2003-04 1985-86 1986-87

Field Goal Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

542 536 484 470 468 462 457 440 438 437 437

Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Carol Ann Shudlick Emily Fox Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Carol Ann Shudlick Elsie Ohm* Marty Dahlen Lindsay Whalen

1993-94 1984-55 1985-86 1992-93 2007-08 1986-87 1982-83 1991-92 1977-78 1980-81 2001-02

Field Goal Pct. (min. 100 attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

.657 .616 .600 .580 .577 .576 .571 .561 .549 .547

Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Debbie Hunter Janel McCarville Kim Prince Cindy Kuhlman Natasha Williams Lindsay Whalen Laura Coenen Jennifer Hall

2002-03 2003-04 1980-81 2001-02 2002-03 1982-83 2005-06 2001-02 1982-83 1989-90

9. 10.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

74 73 73 72 66 63 62 61 57 56

Katie Ohm Lindsay Lieser Shannon Schonrock Shannon Schonrock Lindsay Lieser Shannon Loeblein Cassie VanderHeyden Katie Ohm Shannon Schonrock Cassie VanderHeyden

2008-09 2001-02 2004-05 2003-04 1999-00 1994-95 1999-00 2007-08 2005-06 1998-99

Three-Point Goal Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

209 193 185 179 172 170 168 168

Cassie VanderHeyden Shannon Schonrock Katie Ohm Lindsay Lieser Lindsay Lieser Shannon Schonrock Shannon Loeblein Cassie VanderHeyden

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1997-98 2007-08

.597 .500 .435 .432 .424 .422 .414 .408 .401 .400 .400

Corrin Von Wald Shannon Bolden Kelly Roysland Jodi Olson Shannon Schonrock Shannon Schonrock Sarah Schieber Lindsay Lieser Katie Ohm Lindsay Whalen Katie Ohm

2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 1988-89 2004-05 2005-06 1995-96 2001-02 2007-08 2003-04 2008-09

Free Throws 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

158 157 155 149 147 144 142 124 123 115

Laura Coenen Linda Roberts Lindsay Whalen Angie Iverson Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Janel McCarville Linda Roberts Janel McCarville

1984-85 1977-78 2002-03 1996-97 2001-02 2003-04 1993-94 2003-04 41980-81 2001-02

Free Throw Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

209 196 191 189 183 173 158 157 153 151

Laura Coenen Angie Iverson Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Ellen Kramer Lindsay Whalen

1984-85 1996-97 2001-02 1993-94 2002-03 2003-04 2003-04 2001-02 1988-89 2000-01

Free Throw Pct. (min. 100 attempts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

.847 .836 .832 .829 .817 .813 .795 .786 .785 .785

Lindsay Whalen Emily Fox Lindsay Whalen Debbie Hunter Marty Dahlen Corrin Von Wald Leslie Knight Erin Olson Molly Tadich Janel McCarville

2002-03 2007-08 2003-04 1982-83 1981-82 2002-03 2007-08 1999-00 1984-85 2003-04

Total Rebounds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10.

387 378 368 362 344 341 327 327 327 310

Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Janel McCarville Linda Roberts Angie Iverson Laura Coenen Janel McCarville Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Mary Manderfeld

1977-78 1978-79 2003-04 1980-81 1996-97 1984-85 2004-05 1981-82 1985-86 1980-81

Rebound Average 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.

1999-00 2003-04 2008-09 2001-02 1999-00 2004-05 1994-95 1998-99

Sarah Schieber Katie Ohm

Three-Point Goal Pct. (min. 50 attempts)

Three-Point Goals 1. 2.

154 152

10.

15.8 12.3 12.2 11.8 11.7 11.7 11.7 10.8 10.8 10.7 10.7

Denise Erstad Angie Iverson Laura Coenen Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Denise Erstad Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Molly Tadich

1974-75 1996-97 1984-85 1978-79 1977-78 1981-82 1985-86 1975-76 2003-04 1983-84 1984-85

4. 6. 7. 9. 10.

105 105 101 96 96 94 91

Korinne Campbell Ashley Ellis-Milan Angie Iverson Carol Ann Shudlick Angie Iverson Janel McCarville Ashley Ellis-MIlan

2006-07 2006-07 1997-98 1993-94 1995-96 2001-02 2008-09

Defensive Rebounds (since 1988) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

258 248 201 192 170 157 148 147 146 145

Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Angie Iverson Janel McCarville Jamie Broback Dana Joubert Ellen Kramer Janel McCarville Cara Pearson Ashley Ellis-Milan

2004-05 2003-04 1996-97 2002-03 2004-05 1990-91 1988-89 2001-02 1994-95 2007-08

Debbie Hunter Lindsay Whalen Debbie Hunter Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lea Blackwell Emily Fox Erin Olson Emily Fox Brittany McCoy Brittany McCoy

1980-81 2002-03 1982-83 2001-02 2003-04 1988-89 2007-08 1999-00 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

241 192 174 159 145 136 133 131 131 131 131

Assists Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

6.9 6.4 6.2 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.3

Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Lindsay Whalen Ozlem Piroglu Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lea Blackwell Erin Olson Debbie Hunter Holly Thompson Nikki Coates

1980-81 1982-83 2002-03 2000-01 2003-04 2001-02 1988-89 1999-00 1981-82 1989-90 1992-93

Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Janel McCarville Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Corrin Von Wald Lindsay Whalen Emily Fox Emily Fox

1980-81 1982-83 2003-04 1981-82 1982-83 1981-82 2002-03 2001-02 2007-08 2008-09

Steals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

139 120 98 96 93 89 84 81 81 72

Blocked Shots 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

65 63 56 54 48 44 44 42 39 38 38

Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Diane Kinney Molly Tadich Kim Bell Kim Bell Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Kim Bell

2003-04 2004-05 1984-85 1983-84 1986-87 1985-86 1999-00 1998-99 1981-82 1986-87 2000-01

Offensive Rebounds (since 1988) 1. 2. 3.

143 120 109

Angie Iverson Janel McCarville Dana Joubert

1996-97 2003-04 1990-91

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STATISTICAL LEADERS BY YEAR 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

Lindsay Whalen

Leading Scorers Year 74-75 75-76 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

Points 275 285 313 496 497 451 433 456 581 400 708 511 469 294 376 373 452 547 587 678 408 308 475 367 263 318 425 667 639 554 512 369 425 549 410

Player Denise Erstad Denise Erstad Rachel Gaugert Elsie Ohm Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Carol Peterka Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Lea Blackwell Jennifer Hall Jennifer Hall Ellen Kramer Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Cara Pearson Cheri Stafford Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Sonja Robinson Erin Olson Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Jamie Broback Emily Fox Emily Fox Emily Fox

Scoring Average Year 74-75 75-76 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89

Avg. 11.5 11.4 11.5 16.5 15.5 15.6 12.4 16.3 24.2 14.8 25.3 18.3 19.5 11.3 13.9

Player Denise Erstad Denise Erstad Rachel Gaugert Elsie Ohm Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Carol Peterka Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Lea Blackwell Lea Blackwell

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14.3 16.1 20.3 22.6 23.4 15.1 11.4 17.0 14.1 9.7 11.4 17.0 22.2 20.6 20.5 16.0 13.7 13.2 17.2 12.8

Jennifer Hall Ellen Kramer Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Cara Pearson Cheri Stafford Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Sonja Robinson Erin Olson Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Jamie Broback Kelly Roysland Emily Fox Emily Fox

Field Goals Year 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

FG 134 224 208 170 191 189 251 160 275 210 204 108 139 134 181 226 253 268 160 109 162 134 111 101 149 245 225 212 202 144 163 201 156

Player Rachel Gaugert Elsie Ohm Laura Gardner Mary Manderfeld Marty Dahlen Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Carol Peterka Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Lea Blackwell Jennifer Hall Jennifer Hall Ellen Kramer Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Cara Pearson Cheri Stafford Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Sonja Robinson Cassie VanderHeyden Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Jamie Broback Emily Fox Emily Fox Emily Fox

Field Goal Percentage (4.0 att/gm min) Year FG% 76-77 .460 77-78 .500 78-79 .503 79-80 .558 80-81 .600 81-82 .490 82-83 .576 83-84 .511 84-85 .514 85-86 .463 86-87 .502 87-88 .506 88-89 .521 89-90 .542 90-91 .465 91-92 .514 92-93 .538 93-94 .538 94-95 .523

Player Gaugert/Ohm Rachel Gaugert Linda Roberts Cindy Kuhlman Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Cindy Kuhlman Carol Peterka Molly Tadich Diane Kinney Diane Kinney Susie Piram Sue Renner Jennifer Hall Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Crystal Flint Cheri Stafford

95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

.460 .474 .496 .431 .476 .538 .580 .657 .616 .517 .571 .497 .516 .461

Cheri Stafford Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Jackie Tate Kim Prince Tanisha Gilbert Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Liz Podominick Natasha Williams Leslie Knight Leslie Knight Ashley Ellis-Milan

3-Point Field Goals Year 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

3FG 21 45 45 18 20 43 37 63 36 19 43 56 66 51 73 40 72 73 57 52 61 74

Player Jodi Olson Lea Blackwell JodiOlson Nikki Coates Stacy Carver Stacy Carver Shannon Loeblein Shannon Loeblein Sarah Schieber Lynda Hass Sarah Schieber Cassie VanderHeyden Lindsay Lieser Lindsay Lieser Lindsay Lieser Corrin Von Wald Shannon Schonrock Shannon Schonrock Shannon Schonrock Kelly Roysland Katie Ohm Katie Ohm

3-Point Field Goal Percentage (2.0 att/gm min) Year 3FG% 87-88 .357 88-89 .432 89-90 .395 90-91 .321 91-92 .275 92-93 .341 93-94 .333 94-95 .375 95-96 .414 96-97 .257 97-98 .306 98-99 .387 99-00 .384 00-01 .381 01-02 .408 02-03 .597 03-04 .400 04-05 .417 05-06 .435 06-07 .350 07-08 .401 08-09 .400

Player Lea Blackwell Jodi Olson Jodi Olson Nikki Coates Shannon Loeblein Stacy Carver Shannon Loeblein Shannon Leoblein Sarah Schieber Lynda Hass Lynda Hass Brandi Harris Lindsay Lieser Lindsay Lieser Lindsay Lieser Corrin Von Wald Lindsay Whalen Shannon Schonrock Kelly Roysland Emily Fox Katie Ohm Katie Ohm

Free Throws Year 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86

FT 46 157 103 113 123 85 97 80 158 91

Player Denise Erstad Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Marty Dahlen Debbie Hunter Carol Peterka Laura Coenen Molly Tadich

Molly Tadich 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

82 58 107 105 90 95 81 142 97 90 149 98 64 114 111 147 155 144 107 77 99 107 99

Susie Piram Lea Blackwell Ellen Kramer Jennifer Hall Ellen Kramer Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Lori Lawler Cheri Safford Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Theresa LeCuyer Erin Olson Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Jamie Broback Kelly Roysland Ashley Ellis-Milan Emily Fox Ashley Ellis-Milan

Free Throw Percentage Year 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06

FT% .680 .653 .755 .727 .766 .817 .829 .833 .785 .752 .732 .753 .806 .915 .732 .714 .779 .770 .752 .776 .885 .754 .695 .790 .792 .775 .847 .832 .894 .842

Player Rachel Gaugert Barb Bernhardt Laura Gardner Marty Dahlen Marty Dahlen Marty Dahlen Debbie Hunter Mary Dressen Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Debbie Hilmerson Lea Blackwell Cindy Bradley Jodi Olson Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Shannon Loeblein Lori Lawler Cheri Stafford Sarah Klun Angie Iverson Sonja Robinson Cassie VanderHeyden Ozlem Piroglu Kadidja Andersson Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Kelly Roysland April Calhoun


history & records 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

270 368 338 184 237 226 233

Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Jamie Broback Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan

Rebound Average

Erin Olson 06-07 07-08 08-09

.826 .836 .762

Leslie Knight Emily Fox Ashley Ellis-Milan

Total Rebounds Year 74-75 75-76 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02

Reb. 270 270 185 387 378 286 362 327 221 289 341 327 231 192 225 180 266 205 215 207 216 225 344 205 193 167 172 241

Player Denise Erstad Denise Erstad Rachel Gaugert Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Laura Coenen Cindy Kuhlman Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Susie Piram Ellen Kramer Lea Bergin Dana Joubert Dana Joubert Carol Ann Shudlick Crystal Flint Cara Pearson Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Sonja Robinson Moneeke Bowden Kim Prince Janel McCarville

Year 74-75 75-76 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

Reb. 15.8 10.8 6.9 11.7 11.8 9.9 10.3 11.7 9.1 10.7 12.2 11.7 9.6 7.7 8.3 6.6 9.5 8.2 8.3 7.1 8.0 8.7 12.3 7.9 7.1 6.0 6.9 8.0 9.0 10.8 10.6 6.8 7.2 7.1 7.3

Player Denise Erstad Denise Erstad Rachel Gaugert Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Susie Piram Ellen Kramer Lea Bergin Dana Joubert Dana Joubert Carol Ann Shudlick Crystal Flint Cara Pearson Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Angie Iverson Sonja Robinson Moneeke Bowden Tanisha Gilbert Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Jamie Broback Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan Ashley Ellis-Milan

Assists Year 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85

Ast. 71 128 83 90 241 129 174 95 88

Player Brenda Savage Brenda Savage Joan Kowalsky Tammy Manly Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Mary Dressen Laura Coenen

85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

98 98 102 136 112 100 88 104 103 90 85 85 105 92 131 113 159 192 145 121 98 131 133 131

Carol Peterka Debbie Hilmerson Debbie Hilmerson Lea Blackwell Holly Thompson Holly Thompson Holly Thompson Nikki Coates Nikki Coates Shannon Loeblein Jaime Ellis Mindy Hansen Kiauna Burns Erin Olson Erin Olson Ozlem Piroglu Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen April Calhoun April Calhoun Emily Fox Emily Fox Brittany McCoy

Year 76-77 77-78 78-79 79-80 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99

Stl. 59 72 47 74 139 96 120 40 68 55 57 33 52 38 49 43 53 66 57 49 65 50 33

99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05

64 42 81 84 98 69

Player Yvonne McDonald Joan Kowalsky Joan Kowalsky Tammy Manly Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Molly Tadich Debbie Hilmerson Debbie Hilmerson Lea Blackwell Holly Thompson Ellen Kramer Holly Thompson Nikki Coates Carol AnnShudlick Shannon Loeblein Cheri Stafford Kiauna Burns Kiauna Burns Cassie VanderHeyden, Erin Olson Cassie VanderHeyden Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Corrin Von Wald Janel McCarville Janel McCarville

Steals

Carol Peterka 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

43 70 81 72

April Calhoun Emily Fox Emily Fox Emily Fox

Year 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91

B 54 56 44 48 34 21 12 12

91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09

20 30 28 17 14 12 5 42 44 38 31 37 65 67 35 28 24 20

Player Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Diane Kinney Diane Kinney Sue Renner Dana Joubert Dana Joubert, Carol Ann Shudlick Dana Joubert Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Sarah Cecka Sarah Cecka Sonja Robinson Lynda Hass, Andrea Seago Kim Bell Kim Bell Kim Bell Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Natasha Williams Korinne Campbell Korinne Campbell Zoe Harper

Blocks

Minnesota Single-Season Team Records Winning Percentage: Wins (NCAA era) Wins (before 1981-82) Points Scored Scoring Average Defensive Average Field Goals Made Field Goals Attempted Field Goal Percentage Defensive FG Percentage 3-pt. Goals Made 3-pt. Goals Attempted 3-pt. Goal Percentage Free Throws Made Free Throws Attempted Free Throw Percentage Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals

.806 (25-6) 26 28 2,432 79.7 55.3 894 1,817 .507 .381 184 540 .399 523 726 .757 1,333 575 136 338

2002-03 2004-05 1980-81 2003-04 2001-02 2004-05 2002-03 2003-04 2002-03 2004-05 2008-09 2008-09 1988-89 2003-04 2006-07 2002-03 2006-07 2004-05 1981-82 1982-83 April Calhoun 123 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

AWARDS & HONORS Wade Trophy Winner

AIAW All-Region 6 Team

1994

1982

Carol Ann Shudlick

John Wooden Award Finalist 2005

Wade Trophy Finalists 2005 2004 2003 1994 1982 1981 1980

Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen Carol Ann Shudlick Marty Dahlen Linda Roberts Lilnda Roberts

Naismith Award Finalist 2005 2004 2003

1981

Janel McCarville

Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen

1980 1979 1978

Laura Coenen Marty Dahlen Marty Dahlen Debbie Hunter Mary Manderfeld Mary Manderfeld Linda Roberts Laura Gardner Rachel Gaugert

Big Ten Most Valuable Player 2002 1994 1983

Lindsay Whalen (So.) Carol Ann Shudlick (Sr.) Laura Coenen (So.)

Chicago Tribune Big Ten Player of the Year 2002 1994

Lindsay Whalen (So.) Carol Ann Shudlick (Sr.)

All-American Honors (Team)

Big Ten Freshman of the Year

2005 2004

2002

2003 2002 1994 1993 1985 1982 1981 1979 1978

Janel McCarville (Kodak 1, USBWA 1, AP 2) Lindsay Whalen (Kodak 1, USBWA 2, AP 2) Janel McCarville (Kodak 1, AP HM) Lindsay Whalen (Kodak 1, USBWA 1, AP 2) Lindsay Whalen (AP 3, Kodak HM, WBNS 2, SBWA, USBWA 1) Carol Ann Shudlick (Kodak 1) Carol Ann Shudlick (Kodak HM) Laura Coenen (WBNS 1) Laura Coenen (WBNS HM) Debbie Hunter (WBNS HM) Linda Roberts (Street & Smith HM) Laura Gardner (WNIT) Elsie Ohm (WNIT)

Associated Press National Coach of the Year 2002

Brenda Oldfield

College All-Freshman Team 1982

Big Ten Coach of the Year 2002 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Women’s Basketball News Service Comeback Player of the Year

2002

1985

2001 1999 1998 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985

NCAA All-Midwst Region Team 2005 2004 2003 2002

Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen

Kodak All-America Region IV Team 1994 1993 1985 1983

Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Laura Coenen Laura Coenen Debbie Hunter

AIAW Region 6 MVP 1983 1982

Laura Coenen Laura Coenen

Brenda Oldfield

All-Big Ten-Selections (team)

Laura Coenen

Laura Coenen

Janel McCarville

1984 1983 1983

Emily Fox (Coaches 2, Media 2) Ashley Ellis-Milan (Coaches 3, Media 3) Emily Fox (Coaches 1, Media 1) Leslie Knight (Coaches 2, Media 2) Ashley Ellis-Milan (Media HM) Emily Fox (Coaches 2, Media 3) Kelly Roysland (Coaches HM, Media 3) Jamie Broback (Coaches 2, media 2) Janel McCarville (Unanimous 1, Coaches and Media) Jamie Broback (HM) Shannon Schonrock (HM) Lindsay Whalen (Unanimous 1, Coaches and Media) Janel McCarville (Coaches 1, Media 2) Lindsay Whalen (Unanimous 1, Coaches and Media) Janel Mcarville (Media 1, Coaches 2) Corrin Von Wald (3) Lindsay Whalen (Unanimous 1, Coaches and Media) Janel McCarville (2) Lindsay Whalen (HM) Sonja Robinson (HM) Angie Iverson (HM) Angie Iverson (2), Cheri Stafford (HM) Shannon Loeblein (2), Cara Pearson (HM) Carol Ann Shudlick (1) Carol Ann Shudlick (1), Cara Pearson (HM) Carol Ann Shudlick (2) Ellen Kramer (2) Ellen Kramer (HM) Lea Blackwell (HM), Ellen Kramer (HM) Lea Blackwell (HM) Molly Tadich (2) Molly Tadich (2), Carol Peterka (HM) Carol Peterka (HM), Laura Coenen (1), Molly Tadich (2) Carol Peterka (2) Laura Coenen (1) Debbie Hunter (1)

Kodak All-Region 6 Team

Big Ten All-Freshman Team

1982

2009 2007

Laura Coenen Debbie Hunter

Kiara Buford Brittany McCoy

Academic All-American 2006 2005 2003

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April Calhoun (3) April Calhoun (3) Lindsay Whalen (3)

Debbie Hunter

Academic All-Distric 2009 2008

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 1986 1983

Emily Fox (2) Emily Fox (1) Leslie Knight (1) Brittany McCoy (2) Katie Ohm (2) Leslie Knight (2) April Calhoun (1) Liz Podominick (2) Shannon Schonrock (2) April Calhoun (1) Shannon Schonrock (2) Kadidja Andersson (2) Lindsay Whalen (1) Corrin Von Wald (2) Lindsay Whalen (2) Molly Tadich (1) Mary Dressen (1)

Academic All-Big Ten 2009 2008 2007 2006

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Emily Fox, Zoey Harper, Brittany McCoy, Katie Ohm, Kay Sylva Jordan Barnes, Emily Fox, Leslie Knight, Brittany McCoy, Katie Ohm, Tanisha Smith Jordan Barnes, Emily Fox, Leslie Knight, Katie Ohm, Kelly Roysland Katie Alsdurf, Shannon Bolden, April Calhoun, Christina Collison, Leslie Knight, Hannah Garry, Shannon Schonrock, Liz Podominick, Kelly Roysland, Natasha Williams Katie Alsdurf, Shannon Bolden, April Calhoun, Christina Collison, Hannah Garry, Shannon Schonrock, Liz Podominick, Kelly Roysland Kadidja Andersson, Shannon Bolden, Christina Collison, Shannon Schonrock, Lindsay Whalen Kadidja Andersson, Lindsay Lieser, Corrin Von Wald, Lindsay Whalen Kadidja Andersson, Lindsay Lieser, Corrin Von Wald, Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Lieser Erin Olson Sonja Robinson Angie Iverson, Sarah Klun, Erin Olson, Sarah Schieber, Sonja Robinson Jaime Ellis, Angie Iverson, Sarah Klun, Sonja Robinson


history & records 1984 1983 1983 1982 1981 1980 1980 1979 1978

Mary Dressen Laura Coenen Debbie Hunter Laura Coenen Mary Manderfeld Mary Manderfeld Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts

Fast Break Club Award

Janel McCarville 1994 1993 1992 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984

Carol Ann Shudlick, Shannon Loeblein, Lori Lawler Carol Ann Shudlick, Shannon Loeblein, Lori Lawler Carol Ann Shudlick, Jenny Dillon Juanita Boehlan, Cindy Bradley Juanita Boehland, Cindy Bradley, Beth Hufford Beth Hufford, Molly Tadich Lisa Hoelscher, Molly Tadich Lisa Hoelscher, Molly Tadich Mary Dressen

Minnesota’s Most Valuable Player 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978

Ashley Ellis-Milan Emily Fox Kelly Roysland Shannon Schonrock Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen Erin Olson Sonja Robinson Angie Iverson, Sonja Robinson Angie Iverson Cheri Stafford Cara Pearson Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Carol Ann Shudlick Ellen Kramer Jennifer Hall Jennifer Hall Lea Blackwell Susie Piram Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Laura Coenen Carol Peterka Laura Coenen Debbie Hunter Debbie Hunter Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Linda Roberts Elsie Ohm

Minnesota’s Gopher Award 2009 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985

Emily Fox Jennifer Hall Lea Blackwell Lea Blackwell Molly Tadich Molly Tadich Laura Coenen

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 1997 1996 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984

Ashley Ellis-Milan Leslie Knight 2006-07 Team Kelly Roysland Shannon Schonrock Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Lieser Lindsay Whalen Angie Iverson Sarah Cecka Angie Iverson Lori Lawler Crystal Flint Nikki Coates Holly Thompson Holly Thompson Lea Bergin Cindy Bradley Minnesota Team Debbie Hilmerson Cindy Bradley Lisa Hoelscher Mary Dressen

Fast Break Club For the Love of the Game Award 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Kay Sylva Katie Ohm Leslie Knight Christina Collison April Calhoun Hannah Garry

Coaches Award 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Kay Sylva Leslie Knight (co-) Kelly Roysland, Emily Fox Hannah Garry (co-) Shannon Schonrock, April Calhoun Shannon Schonrock Corrin Von Wald Lindsay Whalen Erin Olson, Brandy Pickens Jackie Tate, Cassie VanderHeyden Mindy Hansen Teresa O’Hearn, Sy Nonginthirath, Stephanie Strommen, Margaret Blom No winner Lisa Roell Nancy Alexander Crystal Flint Jenny Zeller Ellen Kramer

Defensive Player of the Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Brittany McCoy Kay Sylva Brittany McCoy Shannon Bolden Shannon Bolden Shannon Bolden Corrin Von Wald Corrin Von Wald

Most Outstanding Scholar 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Brittany McCoy Lesllie Knight Leslie Knight April Calhoun April Calhoun April Calhoun Kadidja Andersson Erin Olson

Terry McFarland Sixth-Man Award 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Terry McFarland (Fast Break Club) Connie Bakken (Supporter) Mike and Barb Berens (Supporters) Sylvia Hesse/Karen Lueck (Fast Break Club) Tom Witschen/Lynnette Sjoquist (WFMP Radio) Sue Corbin (Fast Break Club) Terry McFarland/Cathy Mahowald (Fast Break Club) Kim Prince

Chris Voelz Leadership Award 2000 1999 1998

Erin Olson Mindy Hansen Sonja Robinson

Donna Olson Iron Woman Award 2001 2000 1999 1998

Ozlem Piroglu Cassie VanderHeyden Sonja Robinson Sonja Robinson

Unsung Heroine Award 1998

Erin Olson, Sarah Schieber

Most Improved Rookie Award 2000

Kim Prince

Best Rebounder Award 2002

Janel McCarville

Hustle Award 2002 2001 1998

Ebba Hemberg Megan Kane Mindy Hansen

Attitude Award 2002

Leslie Hill

Three-Point Shooter Award 2002

Lindsay Lieser

Most Improved Award 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Katie Ohm Leslie Knight Natasha Williams Jamie Broback Janel McCarville Shannon Schonrock Kadidja Andersson Kim Bell Brandy Pickens Kim Bell

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LETTERWINNERS AAA

GGG

NNN

WWW

Nancy Alexander (1991, 93, 94) Katie Alsdurf (2005, 06) Teresa Amberg (1977) Kadidja Andersson (2001, 02, 03, 04) Laura Andert (1976) Kathy Andrychowicz (1973, 74, 75)

Laura Gardner (1979, 81, 82) Hannah Garry (2004, 05, 06) Rachel Gaugert (1977, 78) Tanisha Gilbert (2001, 03) Jackie Goulet (1987, 88, 89, 90)

Kim Nelson (2002, 03) Jill Nelson (1983) Tonia Nelson (1983) Mary Jo Nowak (1986, 87, 88)

BBB

HHH

Sue Wacker (1976, 77, 78) Sue Watlov (1975) Lindsay Whalen (2001, 02, 03, 04) Ayesha Whitfield (1998) Natasha Williams (2005, 06) Barb Wolfangle (1975)

Jennifer Hall (1987, 88, 89, 90) Mindy Hansen (1996, 97, 98, 99) Zoe Harper (2007, 08, 09) Brandi Harris (1999, 2000) Lynda Hass (1996, 97, 98) Ebba Hemberg (2001, 02) Leslie Hill (2001, 02, 03, 04) Debbie Hilmerson (1985, 86, 87, 88) Lisa Hoelscher (1983, 84, 85, 86) Beth Hufford (1987, 88) Debbie Hunter (1980, 81, 82, 83)

Elsie Ohm (1977, 78, 79) Katie Ohm (2007,08, 09) Erin Olson (1998, 99, 2000) Jodi Olson (1987, 88, 89, 90)

Jordan Barnes (2007, 08) Laurie Behm (1975) Kelli Behrens (1983, 84) Kim Bell (1999, 2000, 01, 02) Emily Benson (2007) Lea Bergin (1989, 90) Barb Bernhardt (1978) Kiauna Burns (1997, 98) Mary Bidinger (1979) Lea Blackwell (1988, 89) Antionetta Blevins (1999, 00) Juanita Boehland (1987, 88, 89, 90) Shannon Bolden (2003, 04, 05, 06) Cristy Boles (1981, 82) Moneeke Bowden (1999, 00) Cindy Bradley (1986 87, 88, 89) Peg Bradley (1974, 75) Jamie Broback (2004, 05, 06) Diane Brown (2008) Carol Brownlee (1980) Kiara Buford (2009)

CCC April Calhoun (2005, 06) Korinne Campbell (2007, 08) Stacy Carver (1990, 91, 92, 93) Sarah Cecka (1995, 96) Nikki Coates (1991, 92, 93, 94) Laura Coenen (1982, 83, 84, 85) Christina Collison (2003, 04, 05, 06) Theresa Cragg (1974, 75)

DDD Robin Dabareiner (1979, 80) Marty Dahlen (1979, 80, 81, 82) Brittney Davis (2006) Dena Dalos (1975) Cindy Davis (1976) Jenny Dillon (1991) Lori Dimitroff (2004) Kristen Dockery (2009) Shelia Dooley (1974, 75) Mary Dressen (1981, 82, 83, 84) Christine Durand (1979, 80, 81, 82)

EEE Kathy Eiland (1977, 78) Jaime Ellis (1995, 96, 97) Ashley Ellis-Milan (2007, 08, 09) Terri Erickson (1974, 75, 76, 77) Denise Erstad (1975, 76, 77)

FFF Crystal Flint (1992, 93, 94) Emily Fox (2006, 07, 08, 09) Kathy Fraser (1974) Denise Freese (1982, 83, 84, 85)

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III Angie Iverson (1995, 96, 97, 98)

JJJ Lindsey Jaede (2007, 08) Sue Jaqua (1976) Kris Johnson (1979) Peggy Johnson, Mgr. (1981, 82, 83) Dana Joubert (1989, 90, 91, 92)

KKK Megan Kane (2001) Mary Kellerman (1974) Diane Kinney (1985, 86, 87, 88) Mary Klotzbeecher (1991, 92, 93, 94) Sarah Klun (1997, 98) Leslie Knight (2005, 06, 07, 08) Cindy Kommers (1975, 76) Joan Kowalsky (1978, 79) Ellen Kramer (1988, 89, 90) Deb Krats (1974) Cindy Kuhlman (1980, 81, 82, 83)

LLL Lauren Lacey (2005, 06) Lori Lawler (1992, 93, 94, 95) Theresa LeCuyer (1998, 99) Bobbi Lewandowski (1974, 75) Lindsay Lieser (2000, 01, 02, 03) Lisa Lissimore (1980) Shannon Loeblein (1992, 93, 94, 95)

MMM Jenny MacKay (2002) Mary Manderfeld (1980, 81) Tammy Manly (1979, 80, 81) Brianna Mastey (2009) Nicole Mastey (2009) Janel McCarville (2002, 03, 04, 05) Brittany McCoy (2007, 08, 09) Yvonne McDonald (1977) Trish McGhee (2000, 01, 02, 03) Kelly McNulty (1993, 95, 96) Barb Meredith (1981, 82, 83, 84) Barb Meyer (1978) Patty Moran (1976) Bernie Morris (1974, 75)

OOO

PPP

YYY Rachel Young (1998)

ZZZ Jenny Zeller (1989, 90, 91, 92)

Cara Pearson (1992, 93, 94, 95) Carol Peterka (1983, 84, 85, 86) Sue Petersen (1980) Sue Pfeifer (1975, 76) Cindy Phillips (1984, 85, 86, 87) Brandy Pickens (1998, 2000, 01) Susie Piram (1986, 87, 88) Ozlem Piroglu (2001, 02) Liz Podominick (2004, 05, 06) Kim Prince (2000, 01, 02, 03)

RRR Sue Renner (1987, 88, 89, 90) Cindy Ripsin (1975, 76) Linda Roberts (1978, 79, 80, 81) Sonja Robinson (1996, 97, 98, 99) Janet Rogde (1977) Lisa Roell (1992, 93, 94) Kelly Roysland (2004, 05, 06, 07)

SSS Breanna Salley (2007) Brenda Savage (1976, 77, 78, 79) Gretchen Schad (1983, 84, 85) Sarah Schieber (1996, 98) Kay Schmidt (1995, 96) Teresa Schneider (1974) Shannon Schonrock (2003, 04, 05, 06) Diane Scovill (1975, 76, 77, 78) Andrea Seago (1997) Barb Sell (1973, 74) Kathy Shrake (1974, 75, 76) Carol Ann Shudlick (1991, 92, 93, 94) Nancy Shudlick (1994, 95, 96) Cheri Stafford (1993, 95, 96) Tanisha Smith (2008) Kathy Steffens (1972, 73, 74) Karen Swanson (1980) Vicki Swanson (1977) Kay Sylva (2008, 09)

Marty Dahlen

TTT Molly Tadich (1984, 85, 86, 87) Jackie Tate (1999, 2000) Drusilla Taylor (1977) Jam Taylor (1989) Swantreca Taylor (1995, 96, 99) Holly Thompson (1989, 90, 91, 92)

VVV Cassie VanderHeyden (1999, 2000) Jackie Voigt (2009) Corrin Von Wald (2002, 03)

Lindsay Lieser


history & records

HIGH SCHOOL REPRESENTATION Minnesota Anoka Theresa LeCuyer (1997-99) Apple Valley Apple Valley HS Carol Ann Shudlick (1990-94) Nancy Shudlick (1992-96) Eastview HS Jamie Broback (2003-06) Becker Brianna Mastey (2008-c) Nicole Mastey (2008-c) Bethel St. Francis HS Cassie VanderHeyden (1998-00) Angel Leon (2000-01) Bloomington Jefferson HS Laura Gardner (1978-82) Molly Tadich (1983-87) Megan Kane (2000-01) Kennedy HS Kay Schmidt (1994-96) Blaine Cheri Stafford (1992-96) Breckenridge Denise Freese (1981-85) Brooklyn Park Minneapolis Grace HS Ann Steffens (1980-81) Champlin Park HS Tanisha Gilbert (2000-03) Browerville Mary Dressen (1980-84) Burnsville Diane Kinney (1984-88) Jennifer Hall (1986-90) Caledonia Sarah Schieber (1994-98) Champlin Anoka HS Teresa O’Hearn (1996-97) Chaska Mindy Hansen (1995-99) Cottage Grove Park HS Jackie Voigt (2008-c) Cloquet Deb Hunter (1979-83) Duluth Denfeld HS Gail Sederski (1979-80) Eden Prairie Christina Collison (2002-06) Edgerton Southwest Christian HS Sy Nonginthirath (1996-97) Edina Lea Blackwell (1987-89) Kelly McNulty (1992-96) Elgin Elgin Millville HS Katie Ohm (2005-c) Fairbault Jenny Zeller (1988-92) Forest Lake Jill Nelson (1981-84) Katie Alsdurf (2004-06) Fosston Kelly Roysland (2003-07) Fridley Columbia Heights HS Kim Nelson (2000-03) Grand Rapids Sue Renner (1986-90) Jenny MacKay (2000-02) Hinckley-Finlayson Amber Dvorak (2009-c)

St. Francis

Hutchinson

Lynda Hass (1995-98) Breanna Salley (2006-07)

Lindsay Whalen (2000-04) Jordan Sarah Cecka (1994-96) Lakeville Liz Podominick (2003-06) LeSeur Brenda Savage (1975-79) Litchfield Kiauna Burns (1996-98) Little Falls Debbie Hilmerson (1984-88) Mable Mable Canton HS Marty Dahlen (1978-82) Mankato East Barb Meredith (1980-84) Marshall Shannon Bolden (2002-06) Minnetonka Hopkins HS Jordan Barnes (2006-08) Leslie Knight (2004-08) Minneapolis Benilde-St. Margaret Joan Kawalsky (1977-79) South HS Lea Bergin (1988-90) Washburn HS Kim Bell (1998-02) Morton Mary Bidinger (1978-79) Montrose Stacy Carver (1989-93) Mt. Iron Karen Swanson (1979-81) New Hope Armstrong HS April Calhoun (2004-06) New London New London Spicer HS Tonia Nelson (1992-94) Lindsay Lieser (1999-03) New Brighton Irondale HS Lindsey Jaede (2006-c) New Ulm Cathedral HS Mary Manderfeld (1979-81) Orono Emily Benson (2006-07) Owatonna Angie Iverson (1994-98) Princeton Katie Loberg (2009-c) Roseville Alexander Ramsey HS Ellen Kramer (1987-90) Redwood Falls Isabella Ceplecha (1977-79) Rochester Rochester John Marshall HS Elsie Ohm (1976-79) Rochester Lourdes HS Lori Lawler (1991-95) Stewartville HS Hannah Garry (2003-06) Shoreview Minnehaha Academy HS Juanita Boehland (1986-90) St. Charles Kelli Behrens (1982-84) St. Cloud Tech HS Kris Johnson (1978-79) Apollo HS Cindy Kuhlman (1979-83) Carol Peterka (1982-86)

St. Paul Highland Park HS Christine Durand (1978-82) Central HS Linda Roberts (1977-81) Lisa Lissimore (1979-80) Monica Brown (1994-96) Ashley Ellis-Milan (2005-c) Kiara Buford (2008-c) Cretin Derham Hall HS Susie Piram (1985-88) Harding HS Shannon Loeblein (1991-95) Como Park HS Swantreca Taylor (1994-99) St. Agnes HS Kathryn Higgins (1999-00) Winnebago Blue Earth Area HS Shannon Schonrock (2002-06)

Wisconsin Cudahy Mary Jo Nowack (1985-88) Hudson

Iron Mountain North Dickinson HS Lisa Roell (1991-95) Lansing Everett HS Cindy Phillips (1983-87) Midland Dow HS Jackie Goulet (1986-90)

Alabama Eufaula Jackie Tate (1998-01) Madison Jones HS China Antoine (2009-c) Marion Junction Antoinetta Blevins (1998-00) Montgomery Carver HS Kim Prince (1999-03)

Arizona Scottsdale Chaperral HS Sonja Robinson (1995-99)

California

Corrin VonWald (2001-03)

Bakersfield

Carol Brownlee (1979-81)

Eureka

Kenosha

Moneeke Bowden (1998-00)

Madison LaFollette HS Sarah Klun (1994-98) Mikwaukee Rufus King HS Margaret Blom (1996-97) Neenah Laura Coenen (1981-85) Oconomowoc Robin Dabareiner (1978-82) Stevens Point Janel McCarville (2001-05) West Bend East HS Jennifer Sell (1981-83)

Illinois

Cindy Bradley (1985-89) Long Beach Brandi Harris (1998-00)

Colorado Highlands Ranch ThunderRidge HS Emily Fox (2005-09)

Indiana Granger South Bend St. Joseph’s HS Kristen Dockery (2007-c) Greenfield Greenfield Central HS Jenny Dillion (1988-92)

Cherry Valley Rockford Guilford HS Andrea Seago (1996-98) Chicago Washington HS Leslie Hill (2000-04) Elmhurst York Community HS Lisa Hoelscher (1982-86) Lincolnwood Loyola Academy Brittany McCoy (2006-c) Olympia Fields Marian Catholic HS Lauren Lacey (2004-06) Skokie Niles North HS Natasha Williams (2004-06)

Iowa

Michigan

Massachusetts

Detroit St. Martin DePorres HS Dana Joubert (1988-92) Cass Tech HS Ayesha Whitfield (1997-98) Western International HS Natea Motley (1999-00) Roeper Alana Glass (2000-01) Flint Powers Catholic HS Brandy Pickens (1997-01)

Roxbury South Boston HS Crystal Flint (1991-94)

Grand River Cristy Boles (1980-82) Lakota Trudi Spear (1982-84) Mt. Vernon Elizabeth Hufford (1983-85)

Kansas Kansas City Olathe Christian HS Leah Cotton (2009-c) Leavenworth Nikki Coats (1990-94)

Maryland Potomac Tammy Manly (1978-81)

New Jersey Princeton Notre Dame HS Korinne Campbell (2006-08)

New York Brockport Nancy Alexander (1990-94)

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history & records

HIGH SCHOOL REPRESENTATION & JERSEY NUMBER HISTORY Ohio East Cleveland Shaw HS Holly Thompson (1988-92)

Oregon

Eugene South Eugene HS Rachel Young (1997-98) Lake Oswego Jamie Ellis (1994-98) Nehalem Gretchen Lesh (1984-86) Portland Jefferson HS Brittany Davis (2004-06) Salem West Salem HS Kay Sylva (2007-09)

Jersey Number History #1

Brittany Davis (2004-06)

#2

China Antoine (2009-c)

#3

Antoinetta Blevins (1998-00) Ebba Hemberg (2000-02) Kelly Roysland (2003-07)

#4

Lea Blackwell (1987-89) Erin Olson (1997-00) Janel McCarville (2001-05) Emily Fox (2005-09)

#5

Pennsylvania Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt HS Mary Klotzbeecher (1990-94)

South Dakota Bedfield

#10

Erin Schaffer (1998-99) Milbank Gretchen Schad (1982-85) Mitchell Erin Olson (1997-00)

Tennessee Memphis Central HS Trish McGhee (1999-03)

#11

Plano East HS LaToyia Watkins (1994-95)

#12

Bellevue Interlake HS Jodie Olson (1986-90)

Asutrailia Perth, Western Australia Willetton Zoe Harper (2006-c)

#13

Canada Whitby, Ontario Leo Austin Secondary Tanisha Smith (2006-c)

#14

Nigeria Anambra, Nigeria De La Salle HS Ngozi Okechukwa (1998-99)

#15

Sweden Stockholm Ebba Hemberg (2000-02) Kadidja Anderson (2000-04)

Turkey Ankara, Turkey Ozlem Piroglu (2000-02)

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Linda Roberts (1977-81) Gretchen Schad (1982-85) Lea Bergin (1988-90) Nancy Alexander (1999-94) Shannon Loeblein (1991-95) Lindsay Lieser (1999-03) Sonja Robinson (1995-99) Ashley Ellis-Milan (2005-c)

#22

Brenda Savage (1975-79) Gail Sederski (1979-80) Mary Dressen (1980-84) Gretchen Lesh (1985-86) Crystal Flint (1989-94) Kay Schmidt (1994-96) Alana Glass (2000-01) Shannon Bolden (2002-06) Kristen Dockery (2007-c)

Ayesha Whitfield (1997-98) Brandi Harris (1998-00) Ozlem Piroglu (2000-02) April Calhoun (2004-06) Korinne Campbell (2006-08) Lisa Lissimore (1979-80) Lisa Hoelscher (1982-86) Cara Pearson (1991-95) Swantreca Taylor (1994-96, ‘98-99) Kim Prince (1999-03) Kay Sylva (2007-09)

#23

#24

Texas

Washington

#21

#20

Christine Durand (1978-82) Jennifer Hall (1986-90) Lisa Roell (1991-94) Cassie VanderHeyden (1998-00) Shannon Schonrock (2002-06) Leah Cotton (2009-c) Robin Dabareiner (1978-80) Cindy Phillips (1983-87( Mindy Hanson (1995-99) Kathryn Higgins (1999-00) Jenny MacKay (2001-02) Brittany McCoy (2006-c) Joan Kawalsky (1977-79) Deb Hunter (1979-83) Debbie Hilmerson (1984-88) Lindsay Whalen (2000-04) Mary Bidinger (1977-78) Mary Jo Nowak (1985-88) Holly Thompson (1988-92) Sarah Schieber (1995-98) Trish McGhee (1999-03) Denise Freese (1981-85) Mary Klotzbeecher (1990-94) Jamie Ellis (1994-98) Jackie Tate (1998-00) Breanna Salley (2006-07) Latoya Watkins (1994-95) Leslie Hill (2000-04) Natasha Williams (2004-06) Zoe Harper (2006-c)

#25

#30

#31

#32

Laura Gardner (1978-82) Jenny Zeller (1988-92) Sarah Cecka (1994-96) Kiauna Burns (1996-98) Moneeke Bowden (1998-00) Tanisha Gilbert (2000-03) Barb Meredith (1980-84) Elizabeth Hufford (1984-88) Dana Joubert (1988-92) Nancy Shudlick (1992-96) Margaret Blom (1996-97) Rachel Young (1997-98) Kim Nelson (2001-03) Tammy Manly (1978-81) Tonia Nelson (1982-83) Jodi Olson (1986-90) Sy Nonginthirath (1996-97) Corrin Von Wald (2001-03) Emily Benson (2006-07) Diane Brown (2007-08) Katie Loberg (2009-c) Marty Dahlen (1978-82) Jennifer Sell (1972-74) Brandy Pickens (1997-01) Kiara Buford (2008-c) Carol Brownlee (1979-81) Carol Peterka (1983-86) Leslie Morgan (1988-89) Kelly McNulty (1992-93) Hannah Garry (2003-06) Jordan Barnes (2006-08) Isabella Ceplecha (1978-79) Mary Manderfeld (1979-81) Diane Kinney (1984-88) Ellen Stewart (1988-89) Nikki Coats (1990-94) Lynda Hass (1995-98) Katie Alsdurf (2004-06) Tanisha Smith (2006-c)

#33

Elsie Ohm (1976-79) Trudi Spear (1983-84) Cindy Bradley (1985-89) Kelly McNulty (1994-96) Teresa O’Hearn (1996-97) Theresa LeCuyer (1997-99) Jamie Broback (2003-06)

#34

Ann Steffens (1972-74) Kris Johnson (1975-76) Jill Nelson (1982-84) Jenny Dillion (1988-92) Monica Brown (1994-96) Lauren Lacey (2004-06) Lindsey Jaede (2006-08)

#35

Stacy Carver (1989-93) Andrea Seago (1996-98) Erin Schaffer (1998-99) Kadidja Andersson (2000-04) Katie Ohm (2005-c)

#40

Ellen Kramer (1987-90) Lori Lawler (1991-95)

#41

Brianna Mastey (2008-c)

#42

Cristy Boles (1980-82) Carol Ann Shudlick (1990-94) Natea Motley (1999-00)

#43

Karen Swanson (1979-80) Jackie Goulet (1986-90) Megan Kane (2000-01) Nicole Mastey (2008-c)

#44

Laura Coenen (1981-85) Sarah Klun (1996-98)

#45

Kelly Behrens (1982-84) Ngozi Okechukwa (1998-99) Leslie Knight (2004-08) Jackie Voigt (2008-c)

#50

Molly Tadich (1983-87) Christina Collison (2002-06)

#51

Cheri Stafford (1992-96)

#52

Cindy Kuhlman (1979-83) Juanita Boehland (1986-90) Angel Leon (2000-01)

#53

Angie Iverson (1994-98)

#54

Susie Piram (1984-88) Kim Bell (1988-02)

#55

Sue Renner (1986-90) Liz Podominick (2003-06) Amber Dvorak (2009-c)


history & records

COACHING RECORDS & POLL HISTORY Minnesota All-Time Coaching Records Coach Joan Stevenson Deb Wilson Linda Wells Jenny Johnson Ellen Mosher-Hanson LaRue Fields Linda Hill-MacDonald Cheryl Littlejohn Brenda Oldfield Pam Borton Program Totals

Tenure 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-77 1977-87 1987-90 1990-97 1997-01 2001-02 2002-current 35 years

Years 1 1 1 3 10 3 7 4 1 7

OVERALL W-L Pct. 5-3 .625 8-8 .500 3-10 .231 36-37 .493 172-125 .579 24-60 .286 66-126 .344 29-81 .264 22-8 .733 152-73 .676 517-531 .493

BIG TEN W-L Pct.

52-38 12-42 32-88 7-57 11-5 73-43 187-273

.578 .222 .267 .109 .688 .629 .407

Golden Gopher Coaches of Distinction

ELLEN MOSHER-HANSON

BRENDA OLDFIELD

PAM BORTON

Ellen Mosher-Hanson is a member of the University of Minnesota Women’s Hall of Fame and the Golden Gopher women’s basketball head coach with the most career victories (172).

Brenda Oldfield was named the 2002 Associated Press National Coach of the Year after leading Minnesota to the biggest turnaround in Big Ten history and a 2002 NCAA Tournament berth.

Pam Borton earned National Coach of the Year honors from the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004, after leading the Golden Gophers to their first Final Four appearance.

Minnesota History in the National Polls 2008-09 Preseason Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 22 Jan. 19 Feb. 9 April 7

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2003-04 Preseason Nov. 18 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 22 Dec. 29 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 16 Feb. 23 March 1

AP 13 13 11 9 9 9 7 6 6 6 t-9 14 13 10 11 12 18

12 11 12 13 12 16 13 14 15 15 13 12 11 USA Today/ESPN 13 11 9 7 8 8 6 6 6 6 9 13 12 10 12 12 17

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2002-03 Preseason Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 March 3 March 9 March 17 Final

AP USA Today/ESPN 15 17 -17 16 17 14 17 12 14 12 13 11 12 11 11 10 10 9 10 12 11 10 10 15 14 15 16 17 18 17 17 13 14 13 14 15 18 17 18 *17 13

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history & records

TEAM STATISTICS BY YEAR SEASON RECORD FG-FGA 1981-82 Minnesota 18-11 839-1884 Opponents 760-1785

PCT .445 .426

1982-83

Minnesota Opponents

20-7

883-1766 765-1855

1983-84

Minnesota Opponents

12-15

1984-85

Minnesota Opponents

1985-86

FT-FTA 340-500 335-523

PCT .680 .641

REB 1172 1162

AVG 41.9 41.5

PF-FO 532-25 531-21

A 386 334

TO 598 858

B 136 75

S 386 284

PTS 2018 1855

AVG 72.1 66.3

.500 .412

400-571 376-568

.701 .662

1141 1091

42.3 40.4

574-33 643-28

411 398

602 613

109 59

338 288

2166 1906

80.2 70.6

738-1645 763-1793

.449 .426

387-561 405-574

.690 .706

1124 1040

41.6 38.5

548-30 512-17

374 409

688 550

120 47

204 310

1863 1931

69.0 71.5

18-10

786-1727 813-1898

.455 .428

436-607 299-451

.718 .663

1195 1033

42.7 36.9

472-17 553-21

369 312

610 506

119 52

219 258

2008 1925

71.7 68.8

Minnesota Opponents

8-20

770-1853 793-1846

.416 .430

361-533 456-633

.677 .720

1216 1154

43.4 41.2

564-31 518-15

431 470

567 523

96 59

219 257

1901 2042

67.9 72.9

1986-87

Minnesota Opponents

9-19

737-1772 843-1870

.416 .451

359-589 382-549

.610 .696

1122 1175

40.1 42.0

509-21 545-14

406 484

609 551

115 70

234 299

1833 2068

65.5 73.9

1987-88

Minnesota Opponents

9-18

689-1633 818-1779

.422 .460

44-131 29-83

.336 .349

362-584 393-576

.620 .682

376-617 358-571

993 929

36.8 34.4

535-11 538-18

384 506

634 491

57 97

203 339

1784 2058

66.1 76.2

1988-89

Minnesota Opponents

7-21

767-1769 901-1987

.434 .453

77-193 35-119

.399 .294

457-683 453-650

.669 .697

408-664 412-623

1072 1035

38.3 37.0

577-18 533-17

390 518

720 576

70 81

237 355

2068 2290

73.9 81.8

1989-90

Minnesota Opponents

8-21

688-1540 828-1736

.447 .477

47-125 66-171

.376 .386

438-648 376-572

.676 .657

360-585 354-510

945 864

36.3 33.2

516-11 464-4

352 387

655 516

39 76

195 320

1861 2098

71.6 80.7

1990-91

Minnesota Opponents

6-22

724-1798 830-1825

.403 .455

34-120 90-242

.283 .372

326-512 388-588

.637 .660

355-591 449-778

1085 1227

38.8 43.8

516-11 482-9

426 441

627 585

51 77

258 321

1808 2138

64.6 76.4

1991-92

Minnesota Opponents

8-19

739-1771 796-1720

.417 .463

62-225 93-248

.276 .375

388-575 410-606

.675 .677

357-586 345-659

1073 1140

39.7 42.2

545-11 528-11

408 421

543 566

63 85

261 271

1928 2095

71.4 77.6

1992-93

Minnesota Opponents

14-12

722-1671 702-1567

.432 .448

79-251 81-261

.315 .310

328-464 412-594

.707 .694

323-588 296-632

1026 1009

39.5 38.8

516-10 467-10

409 380

492 499

67 76

246 250

1851 1897

71.2 73.0

1993-94

Minnesota Opponents

18-11

855-1864 819-1855

.459 .442

69-225 149-374

.307 .398

447-650 340-495

.688 .687

360-643 356-663

1149 1125

39.6 38.8

482-13 552-25

506 510

488 595

81 99

300 264

2226 2127

76.8 73.3

1994-95

Minnesota Opponents

12-15

692-1613 689-1740

.429 .396

102-301 105-374

.339 .281

370-557 336-528

.664 .636

330-665 361-589

1141 1075

42.3 39.8

486-10 523-15

423 438

518 438

59 103

212 268

1856 1819

68.7 67.4

1995-96

Minnesota Opponents

4-23

645-1674 842-1859

.385 .453

80-264 141-424

.303 .333

307-458 348-496

.670 .702

341-589 389-654

1071 1162

39.7 43.0

459-4 441-9

417 542

591 460

49 104

244 316

1677 2173

62.1 80.5

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3FG-3FGA PCT

Angie Iverson

OFF-DEF

Janel McCarville


history & records SEASON RECORD FG-FGA 1996-97 Minnesota 4-24 671-1691 Opponents 865-1953

PCT .397 .443

FT-FTA 410-577 379-551

PCT .711 .688

OFF-DEF 344-599 438-629

REB 1128 1206

AVG 40.3 43.1

PF-FO 495-18 523-8

A 380 514

TO 683 534

B 59 127

S 232 381

PTS 1814 2229

AVG 64.8 79.6

1997-98

Minnesota Opponents

4-23

599-1514 691-1498

.396 .461

94-330 108-344

.285 .314

343-547 466-695

.627 .671

379-598 337-657

977 994

36.2 36.8

592-19 473-

353 442

580 495

31 107

215 267

1635 1956

60.6 72.4

1998-99

Minnesota Opponents

7-20

583-1579 649-1568

.369 .414

120-356 118-334

.337 .353

320-499 440-651

.641 .676

412-658 373-682

1070 1055

39.6 39.1

577-18 473-

352 415

552 466

82 110

217 245

1606 1856

59.5 68.7

1999-00

Minnesota Opponents

10-18

561-1511 644-1563

.371 .412

154-482 146-429

.320 .340

322-474 410-564

.679 .727

376-668 334-660

1044 994

37.3 35.5

503-14 490-

377 441

617 491

107 110

225 303

1598 1844

57.1 65.9

2000-01

Minnesota Opponents

8-20

688-1539 743-1699

.447 .437

105-301 171-463

.349 .369

421-613 447-642

0.687 .696

332-684 385-632

1016 1017

36.3 36.3

547-20 560-

307 507

562 451

93 90

189 264

1902 2104

67.9 75.1

2001-02

Minnesota Opponents

22-8

893-1810 815-1987

.493 .410

120-319 192-577

.376 .333

484-661 328-491

.732 .668

385-804 450-636

1189 1086

39.6 36.2

475-7 575-

524 532

564 533

98 101

316 293

2390 2150

79.7 71.7

2002-03

Minnesota Opponents

25-6

894-1762 735-1740

.507 .422

138-373 136-391

.370 .348

486-642 395-526

.757 .751

336-736 337-624

1072 961

34.6 31.0

530-8 564-

558 397

513 570

79 71

321 262

2412 2001

77.8 64.5

2003-04

Minnesota Opponents

25-9

875-1817 727-1773

.482 .410

159-455 142-435

.349 .326

523-705 433-598

.742 .724

395-807 328-654

1202 982

35.4 28.9

623-13 619-

556 411

532 543

119 119

281 266

2432 2029

71.5 59.7

2004-05

Minnesota Opponents

26-8

824-1768 696-1828

.466 .381

175-.466 111-385

.376 .288

485-651 376-511

.745 .736

390-873 334-640

1263 974

37.1 28.6

544-8 570-

551 398

575 532

122 120

282 277

2308 1879

67.9 55.3

2005-06

Minnesota Opponents

19-10

669-1537 659-1562

.435 .422

161-441 127-375

.365 .339

390-545 337-471

.716 .715

356-673 314-607

1029 921

36.8 32.9

503-3 504-

429 388

458 435

76 121

218 232

1889 1782

67.5 63.6

2006-07

Minnesota Opponents

17-16

799-1939 750-1817

.412 .413

116-350 150-519

.331 .289

490-726 434-629

.675 .690

352-781 409-728

1333 1137

40.4 34.5

634-15 603-

434 486

611 620

84 128

303 275

2204 2084

66.8 63.2

2007-08

Minnesota Opponents

20-12

783-1842 751-1763

.425 .426

114-301 176-523

.379 .337

465-679 344-481

.685 .715

457-738 348-719

1195 1067

37.3 33.3

531-11 578

418 429

531 598

94 157

276 227

2145 2022

67.0 63.2

2008-09

Minnesota Opponents

20-12

710-1782 680-1645

.398 .413

184-540 155-488

.341 .318

390-542 397-536

.720 .741

400-698 348-764

1098 1112

34.3 34.8

551-6 520

412 412

515 595

65 137

281 219

1994 1912

62.3 59.8

Elsie Ohm

3FG-3FGA PCT 62-277 .224 120-407 .295

Dana Joubert

Jennifer Hall 131 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

Gopher Women’s Basketball

TIMELINE

1851 University of Minnesota was founded

1891 Dr. James Naismith invents the game of basketball

April 13, 1897 First interclass game on record Gopher women’s basketball in 1898 1969-70

Feb. 24, 1900 First interscholastic game, Minnesota defeats Stanley Hall 12-6

1902-1940 Dr. J. Anna Norris serves as president of the Women’s Athletic Association, which provided women athletes with a gym (1915) of their own, unprecedented in our early history. May Kissock coached several of the earliest teams

The 1902 women’s basketball team 1970’s

1960’s Play on campus continues

1972 Title IX Amendment enacted

1975 Minnesota Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department formed

1976-77 Minnesota hosts and competes in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics of Women (AIAW) National Tournament

1977-78 Minnesota wins first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association title Elsie Ohm, Minnesota’s first All-American in women’s basketball

Minnesota’s first National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) appearance Minnesota celebrates its first All-American – Elsie Ohm

The 1980-81 Team Ellen Mosher Hanson named head coach

1978-79 Laura Gardner earns All-America honors

1980-81 Minnesota wins an unofficial Big Ten championship with a record of 28-7 (Big Ten Conference did not sponsor women’s basketball until 1982-83) AIAW National Tournament appearance Nationally ranked (No. 18) for the first time Jan. 27, 1981 Linda Roberts earns All-America honors

1981-82 The NCAA adopts the sport of women’s basketball and holds the first NCAA Championship All-American Laura Gardner

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Head Coach Ellen Mosher Hansen All-American Linda Roberts


history & records 1982-83 All-American Laura Coenen

Laura Coenen is named Minnesota’s first Big Ten Player of the Year

1984-85 Laura Coenen earns All-America honors

1993-94 Minnesota earns its first NCAA Tournament berth. The Golden Gophers defeat Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament First Round, but fall to Vanderbilt in the second round. Carol Ann Shudlick earns All-America honors and is named the Wade Trophy winner. Minnesota defeats defending national champion Texas Tech behind Carol Ann Shudlick’s record 44 points Angie Iverson

1996-97 Angie Iverson leads nation in rebounding

All-American and Wade Trophy winner Carol Ann Shudlick

2001-02 Brenda Oldfield is hired as head coach Brenda Oldfield is named the Associated Press National Coach of the Year Minnesota sweeps the Big Ten postseason awards as Lindsay Whalen is named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Janel McCarville wins the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award, and Brenda Oldfield is named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

2002-03 Pam Borton is hired as head coach Minnesota’s first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance

Brenda Oldfield

Lindsay Whalen earns All-America hononrs

2003-04 The Final Four Season Gophers defeat No. 1 ranked Duke to advance to Final Four Lindsay Whalen becomes Minnesota’s all-time leading scorer

Pam Borton

Minnesota sets a women’s basketball attendance record with a Williams Arena crowd of 14,363 (Feb. 8, 2004 vs. Penn State) Minnesota celebrates two All-Americans in Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville Lindsay Whalen becomes the first Gopher player drafted by the WNBA

All-Americans Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville

2004-05 NCAA Sweet 16 appearance Big Ten Tournament runner-up Janel McCarville earns All-America honors and is a Wooden Award Finalist Lindsay Whalen cuts down the net after the Gophers’ upset of No. 1 Duke in the 2004 NCAA Tournament

Janel McCarville is the No. 1 WNBA draft pick overall

Williams Arena record crowd of 14,363 133 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

1993-94 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Row 1 (L-R): Lisa Roell, Nikki Coates, Mary Klotzbeecher, Crystal Flint, Tonia Nelson, Shannon Loeblein. Row 2: Nancy Shudlick, Lori Lawler, Cara Pearson, Cheri Stafford, Nancy Alexander, Carol Ann Shudlick. Not pictured: Head coach Linda Hill-MacDonald

MINNESOTA 81, NOTRE DAME 76

Carol Ann Shudlick led Minnesota to its first-ever NCAA berth. The Gophers upset Notre Dame in the first round, but fell to Vanderbilt in the second round.

VANDERBILT 98, MINNESOTA 72

March 16, 1994 • South Bend, Ind. NCAA Tournament First Round

March 19, 1994 • Nashville, Tenn. NCAA Tournament Second Round

Game summary:

Game summary:

Minnesota came out strong, and built up an 11-point lead in the first half against Notre Dame. The Gophers led 29-18 with 5:07 to go in the first period, but scored just one basket in the remainder of the half. Minnesota went into halftime with a mere 31-30 lead. In the second half, the accuracy of reserves Lori Lawler and Nancy Alexander turned a two-point deficit into a seven-point lead early in the period. Alexander nailed all five of her field goal attempts, including two from three-point range. Lawler contributed eight points, six on free throws, to help the Gophers’ pull away. The Irish outrebounded the Gophers 44-29, but missed many of their scond-chance shots. Notre Dame had two players foul out of the game, and Minnesota took advantage of its 34 free throw opportunities, scoring 24 points from the charity stripe. Notre Dame’s Beth Morgan led all scorers, and was the ony Irish player in double figures with 26 points. Five Minnesota players scored in double figures, led by Carol Ann Shudlick with 19 points, all scored in the first 30 minutes of play. Other Gophers in double figures were Nikki Coates with 14 points, Crystal Flint and Nancy Alexander with 13 apeice, and Shannon Loeblein with 11.

Vanderbilt scored the first points of the game on two free throws by Rhonda Blades, and never relinquished the lead. The Gophers didn’t give up easily, tying the score six times in the first half. Minnesota pulled even at 16-16 on a jump shot by Carol Ann Shudlick with 11:02 remaining in the half, but Vanderbilt answered with a layup by Heidi Gillingham, and never looked back. By halftime, the Gophers had a 15-point deficit. In the second period, Minnesota was able to pull to within 12 on a basket by Lori Lawler with 11:47 left on the clock, but got no closer. Vanderbilt went on a 13-5 run to increase its lead to 19 points with just under seven minutes to go. The Commodores racked up 23 points in the final eight minutes of play, while the Gophers managed just 12 points during the span. Shudlick played all but two minutes in the second half, despite racking up four fouls. Vandy didn’t let up,with Ginger Jared scoring a three-pointer with 43.8 seconds remaining to increase the lead to 98-69. Nancy Alexander answered for the Gophers, scoring a trey with 20.4 seconds on the clock, bringing the final score to 98-72. Vanderbilt’s Gillingham lead all scorers with 25 points, and was one of five on the team scoring in double figures. For Minnesota, Carol Ann Shudlick lead the way with 22 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Other Gophers in double figures were Crystal Flint with 15 points, and Cara Pearson with 10.

Minnesota Pearson Flint C.A. Shudlick Loeblein Coates Klotzbeecher Alexander N. Shudlick Lawler Team Totals Notre Dame Morgan Bowen Jones Leary Orlosky Knapp Augustin Gaither Alexander Poor Team Totals Minnesota Notre Dame

MP 21 32 36 35 29 11 22 2 12

FG 0- 3 6- 8 7-12 2-11 4- 8 1- 3 5- 5 0- 0 1- 1

200

26-51

5-11

MP 39 27 28 36 23 1 10 6 12 18

FG 10-21 4-14 3- 6 3- 7 1- 6 1- 1 0- 1 1- 1 1- 1 5- 9

3P 2000010000-

200

29-67

3-12

1 31 30

3P 000120200-

2 50 36

0 0 0 5 3 1 2 0 0

7 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

OT

FT 115640106-

2 3 6 7 7 0 1 0 8

24-34 FT 4124000211-

4 2 2 4 0 0 0 2 2 3

15-19 OT

O-D 0- 7 2- 2 1- 2 0- 5 1- 2 0- 0 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 3 5-24

R 7 4 3 5 3 0 4 0 0 3 29

O-D 2- 2 2- 6 2- 5 5- 2 1- 4 0- 1 0- 0 0- 1 1- 2 2- 4 0- 2 15-29

R 4 8 7 7 5 1 0 1 3 6 2 44

F 81 76

F 4 0 4 3 3 0 2 0 0

A 1 3 2 3 3 3 1 0 1

TO 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 0 2

B 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 2 2 2 2 3 1 0 2

TP 1 13 19 11 14 2 13 0 8

16

17

20

5

14

81

F 4 5 4 4 1 0 2 2 1 5

A 2 0 4 8 0 0 1 0 2 1

TO 0 3 3 10 1 0 0 0 1 3

B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 1 3 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 1

TP 26 9 8 10 2 3 0 4 3 11

28

18

21

3

13

76

FG% 51.0 43.3

3FG% 45.5 25.0

FT% 70.6 79.0

Minnesota Pearson Flint C.A. Shudlick Loeblein Coates Alexander Lawler Klotzbeecher Nelson Roell N. Shudlick Team Totals Vanderbilt Powell Dougherty Gillingham Jared Blades Harris Sam Gorsica Smith Louis Team Totals Minnesota Vanderbilt

134 * Minnesota Basketball

MP 28 35 34 25 27 9 17 9 6 5 5

FG 5-12 7-10 9-23 0- 6 2- 4 3- 3 1- 3 1- 2 1- 1 0- 3 0- 1

200

29-68

MP 24 20 28 34 32 24 18 12 4 4

FG 2- 6 4- 6 12-19 4- 7 5-10 4- 6 2- 3 6- 7 0- 1 0- 1

200

3P 00002100100-

39-66 1 33 48

2 39 50

O-D 5- 4 3- 2 7- 6 0- 1 1- 2 0- 0 0- 2 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 1 1 17-19

R 9 5 13 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 1

F 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

A 2 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

TO 2 5 2 0 3 0 3 1 2 0 0

4-11

FT 0- 0 1- 1 4- 4 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 4- 4 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 0 10-11

35

13

13

18

0

5

72

3P 1- 4 0- 0 0- 1 4- 5 5-10 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 0010222300-

A 4 4 2 8 6 3 3 0 0 1

TO 0 0 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0

B 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

S 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1

TP 5 8 25 12 17 10 6 15 0 0

10-13

R 3 0 7 2 3 5 2 2 1 0 5 30

F 1 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 0

10-20

O-D 3- 0 0- 0 2- 5 0- 2 0- 3 1- 4 1- 1 1- 1 0- 1 0- 0 0- 5 8-22

11

31

9

8

10

98

0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0

OT

OT

0 0 1 0 3 2 4 3 0 0

F 72 98

FG% 42.6 59.1

3FG% 36.4 50.0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

FT% 90.9 76.9

TP 10 15 22 1 6 7 6 2 3 0 0


history & records

2001-02 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Lindsay Whalen led the Gophers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in eight seasons. She led the team in scoring, averaging 30.0 points per game in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.

Row 1 (L-R): Trish McGhee, Ozlem Piroglu, Leslie Hill, Kim Bell, Kadidja Andersson, Corrin Von Wald, Ebba Hemberg. Row 2: Julie Schmitz (Mgr.), Erica Floyd (Asst. Coach), Jeff Walz (Asst. Coach), Brenda Oldfield (Head Coach), Mark Pearson (Dir. of Operations), Marsha Freese (Asst. Coach), Randi Gibbons (Mgr.). Row 3: Jenny MacKay, Lindsay Lieser, Kim Nelson, Kim Prince, Janel McCarville, Tanisha Gilbert, Lindsay Whalen.

NORTH CAROLINA 72, MINNESOTA 69

MINNESOTA 71, UNLV 54

March 16, 2002 • Chapel Hill, N.C. NCAA Tournament First Round

March 18, 2002 • Chapel Hill, N.C. NCAA Tournament Second Round

Game summary:

Game summary:

The Golden Gophers used a healthy dose of defense and the scoring of its All-American guard Lindsay Whalen to capture a 71-54 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas. Whalen poured in 29 points, including 9-of-10 from the free throw line, but it was the Gopher post defense that that the tempo of the game. Kadidja Andersson and Janel McCarville shut down UNLV All-American Linda Frohlich, limiting the 6-2 senior to nine points, under half of her season average of 20.9 points per game. Frohlich was held scoreless in the second half and finished the game hitting just four of 14 field goals attempts. The 54 points scored by the Lady Rebels was the best defensive effort of the season for the Gophers. Andersson scored the game’s first bucket on a layup and the Gophers never trailed. The score was tied at 6-6 before Minnesota scored eight consecutive points and never looked back. The Gophers grabbed a 29-13 lead on an Ebba Hemberg jumper followed by a Frohlich three-pointer with 9:20 left in the first half. Minnesota went on to take a 37-24 halftime lead. Minnesota’s lead was never seriously threatened in the second half. A three-pointer by Lindsay Lieser, her fourth of the game, game the Gophers their biggest lead of the game at 54-32 with 10:29 to play. All 12 Golden Gophers in uniform got into the ballgame in the waning minutes.

The Minnesota women’s basketball team was defeated by North Carolina, 72-69, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Gophers end their dream season with a 22-8 record. The Gophers were led by Lindsay Whalen, who scored 31 points and dished out seven assists. Corrin Von Wald added 14 points. Janel McCarville, despite playing just 26 minutes because of foul trouble, pulled down 12 rebounds. Minnesota held its last lead at 69-68 on a Whalen layup with 1:54 left to play. North Carolina’s Candance Sutton scored the deciding basket on a lay-in at 1:38. Crystal Baptist’s rebound basket with 17 seconds left secured the victory. A last-second three-pointer by Whalen fell short. The Gophers had everything go their way early in the game. Whalen hit a trio of three-pointers in the game’s first seven minutes to give Minnesota a 21-7 lead. The momentum began to swing the Tar Heels way when McCarville picked up her second four with eight minutes left in the first half. With McCarville on the bench, North Carolina went inside the paint and chipped away at the Gopher lead. The Gophers were forced to bring back McCarville, hoping she wouldn’t pick up another first-half foul, but that’s exactly what happened with 4:18 before intermission. After that point, North Carolina closed the half on a 9-4 run, yet the Gophers still clung to a 37-36 lead at halftime. The second half was a game of runs, with the Gophers seemingly answering each rush by the Tar Heels, but North Carolina’s seven second-half three-pointers made the difference in the game.

UNLV Davis Frohlick Glaser Jinks D. McCracklin Johansson Mitchell S. McCracklin Strong Swanson Sneed Homan Team Totals Minnesota Von Wald Andersson McCarville Lieser Whalen Prince Hemberg Hill Nelson Bell MacKay McGhee Team Totals UNLV Minnesota

MP 18 36 28 29 8 9 18 19 3 2 1 2

FG 1- 4 4-14 4- 9 5-19 2- 2 1- 2 2- 4 5-11 1- 2 0- 1 0- 0 0- 1

3P 1- 2 1-2 0- 0 0- 3 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0

FT 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

200

25-70

3-10

1- 3

MP 34 33 28 33 32 16 12 8 1 1 1 1

FG 5- 9 4-14 2- 4 4- 5 10-16 0- 7 1- 3 1- 2 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0 1- 1

3P 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 4- 5 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 0- 2 0- 2 2- 2 0- 0 9-10 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

200

28-62

4- 6

11-16

1 24 37

2 30 34

OT

OT

O-D 0- 1 2- 5 0- 0 1- 0 0- 2 0- 0 0- 4 6- 6 1- 0 1- 0 0- 1 1- 0 2- 3 15-24

R 1 7 0 1 2 0 4 12 1 1 1 1 5 39

O-D 0- 8 4- 2 3- 9 0- 5 1- 3 2- 1 0- 1 1- 1 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 2 12-33

R 8 6 12 5 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 45

F 54 71

F 0 2 2 3 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0

A 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

TO 0 3 1 4 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0

S 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

TP 3 9 8 10 4 3 4 11 2 0 0 0

15

12

16

5

9

54

F 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 1 5 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

TO 2 0 2 2 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

B 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

S 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TP 10 8 6 12 29 0 2 2 0 0 1 2

7

13

15

7

10

71

FG% 35.7 45.2

3FG% 30.0 66.7

Minnesota Von Wald Andersson McCarville Lieser Whalen Hemberg Prince Hill Team Totals North Carolina Thomas Brown Sutton Metcalf Teasley Bell Baptist Chambers Team Totals Minnesota North Carolina

MP 40 33 26 39 39 2 19 2

FG 6-13 3- 5 3- 6 1- 4 12-20 0- 0 4- 9 0- 1

3P 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 1- 4 4- 9 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 1- 3 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 3- 3 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0

200

29-58

6-15

5- 9

MP 20 39 38 10 37 23 22 11

FG 1- 2 7-15 8-18 0- 5 6-15 1- 7 5- 9 0- 2

3P 0- 0 4- 8 0- 0 0- 4 4- 9 1- 1 0- 0 0- 1

FT 1- 2 1- 1 2- 5 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 2- 3 0- 0

200

28-73

9-23

7-13

1 37 36

2 32 36

OT

OT

O-D 2-8 0- 2 4- 8 0- 2 1- 4 0- 1 0- 2 0- 0 3- 2 10-29

R 10 2 12 2 5 1 2 0 5 39

O-D 2- 0 3- 3 2- 6 1- 1 0- 1 2- 2 5- 5 1- 1 1- 1 17-20

R 2 6 8 2 1 4 10 2 2 37

F 69 72

F 2 2 4 1 3 0 3 0

A 3 0 4 4 7 0 0 0

TO 5 2 5 1 5 0 2 0

B 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 3 0 2 2 0 1 0

TP 14 6 7 3 31 0 8 0

15

18

20

4

9

69

F 2 2 3 1 0 2 2 1

A 1 3 1 2 9 0 0 2

TO 3 0 1 0 3 4 1 0

B 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0

S 1 4 4 0 1 0 1 0

TP 3 19 18 0 17 3 12 0

13

18

12

5

11

72

FG% 50.0 38.4

3FG% 40.0 39.1

FT% 55.6 53.8

FT% 33.3 68.8

135 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2002-03 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Janel McCarville tallied a double-double against Texas in the 2003 NCAA Sweet 16, scoring 10 points and adding 12 rebounds.

Front Row (kneeling L-R): Team manager Nettasha Daniels, Shannon Schonrock, Lindsay Whalen, Corrin Von Wald, Lindsay Lieser, Trish McGhee, Kim Nelson, team manager Julie Schmitz. Back Row: Head coach Pam Borton, assistant coach Melissa McFerrin, director of operations Brian Frye, Tanisha Gilbert, Shannon Bolden, Christina Collison, Kim Prince, Janel McCarville, Kadidja Andersson, Leslie Hill, manager Randi Gibbons, assistant coach Danielle O’Banion, assistant coach David Stromme.

MINNESOTA 68, TULANE 48

MINNESOTA 68, STANFORD 56

March 22, 2003 • Stanford, Calif. NCAA Tournament First Round

March 24, 2003 • Stanford, Calif. NCAA Tournament Second Round

Game summary:

Game summary:

Minnesota advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-48 victory over Tulane in action played in Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. Lindsay Whalen led all scorers with 18 points, all of them scored in the second half. Freshman point guard Shannon Schonrock played all 40 minutes and tied a career-high with 12 points. Kadidja Andersson was the third Gopher in double figures, scoring 10 points. The 48 points scored by Tulane is a season-low for the Gopher defense. Tulane shot just 38.2 percent from the field and turned the ball over 22 times. Minnesota shot 54.3 percent from the floor but a tight Green Wave defense forced the Gophers into 20 turnovers of their own. After foul trouble placed Gopher starter Corrin Von Wald on the bench for the final 13 minutes of the first half, Tulane took advantage and grabbed a 28-27 lead at the half. Minnesota struggled with Tulane’s tight defense, turning the ball over 12 times. Whalen struggled as well, going scoreless and taking just three shots from the field. Seven other Gophers scored, led by Schonrock, who tallied eight first-half points. Tulane extended their lead to 30-27 before the Gophers hit their next six shots. Back-to-back Whalen three-pointers started an 8-0 run that broke a 35-35 tie and provided the Gophers with an eight-point lead at 43-35. A Whalen steal and layup with 10:48 remaining gave Minnesota a double-digit lead that the Gophers would not relinquish. Minnesota made 14-of-24 field goal attempts (58.3 percent) in the second half.

Corrin Von Wald led four Golden Gophers in double-figures scoring as No. 6-seeded Minnesota upset No. 3seeded Stanford, 68-56, on its home court to advance to its first Sweet 16 in school history. Von Wald scored 19 points, including a clutch 8-for-8 performance from the free throw line in the second half. Lindsay Whalen added 13 points and six assists. Shannon Schonrock matched her career high for the second straight game with 12 points. Kadidja Andersson chipped in 11. A Von Wald jumper with five seconds left in the first half gave the Gophers a 31-29 lead and the momentum at intermission. The Gopher defense held Stanford scoreless in the first five minutes of the second half while building a 10-point lead on an offensive putback by Janel McCarville. She finished with a game-high 11 rebounds. Stanford (27-5) fought back to within a point at 50-49 with 7:23 left on a three-pointer by T’Nae Thiel but the Gophers would not fold, going on an 8-0 run over the next five minutes. Minnesota made 10-of-12 free throws in the final minute of the game to secure the victory. The win broke Stanford’s 26-game winning streak in Maples Pavilion.

Tulane Wilson Slaughter McKiver Nadeau Joseph Haris Henry Moore Hampton Themann Team Totals Minnesota Von Wald Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Prince Hill Lieser Bolden Glibert Collison Team Totals

Tulane Minnesota

MP 21 33 21 32 23 11 18 18 22 1

FG 2- 8 2- 3 4-10 4- 8 2-11 0- 3 1- 3 2- 4 4- 4 0-1

3P 0- 0 0- 0 1- 1 3- 5 0- 4 0- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 1

FT 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 2 0- 0

200

21-55

4-14

2- 4

MP 26 33 26 40 37 18 13 1 2 3 1

FG 1- 4 5- 6 4- 6 4- 7 6-13 3- 4 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 1- 3 0- 0

3P 0- 2 0- 0 0- 0 2- 3 3- 6 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 6- 6 0- 0 1- 2 2- 3 3- 5 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 1 0- 0

200

25-46

5-11

13-18

1 28 27

2 20 41

136 * Minnesota Basketball

OT

OT

O-D 2- 1 2- 4 1- 4 0- 0 0- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 5- 3 0- 0 2- 1 12-16

R 3 6 5 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 3 28

O-D 1- 4 0- 4 2- 5 1- 1 0- 5 1- 2 1- 0 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0 1- 0 1- 1 8-23

R 5 4 7 2 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 31

F 48 68

F 0 4 4 2 3 1 3 4 0 0

A 1 0 1 2 5 1 2 1 1 0

TO 2 1 2 6 1 1 5 2 2 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

S 0 4 1 0 3 1 1 0 3 0

TP 4 6 9 11 4 0 2 4 8 0

17

14

22

2

15

48

F 3 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0

A 6 0 0 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0

B 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 3 1 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

TP 8 10 9 12 18 6 2 0 0 3 0

10

15

TO 3 1 2 3 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 20

2

15

68

FG% 38.2 54.3

3FG% 28.6 45.5

FT% 50.0 72.2

Minnesota Von Wald Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Prince Hill Lieser Bolden Nelson Collison Team Totals Stanford Powell Thiel Trotter Suminski King Kimyacioglu Perryman Team Totals Minnesota Stanford

MP 38 32 27 39 38 17 3 0+ 6 0+ 0+

FG 5-10 5- 9 3- 5 3-11 3-11 2- 5 0- 0 0- 0 1- 1 0- 0 0- 0

3P 1- 1 0- 0 0- 0 3-10 2- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 8- 8 1- 2 1- 2 3- 4 5- 6 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

200

22-52

6-14

18-22

MP 31 37 33 36 32 23 8

FG 7-19 5- 6 0- 7 2- 7 1- 4 4- 6 0- 1

3P 3- 7 2- 2 0- 1 0- 2 0- 3 3- 4 0- 0

FT 2- 2 0- 1 0- 0 4- 5 1- 1 3- 3 0- 0

8-19

10-12

200

19-50 1 31 29

2 37 27

OT

OT

O-D 0- 3 1- 3 4- 7 0- 1 0- 4 1- 2 0- 2 0- 0 2- 0 0- 0 0- 0 2 -3 10-25

R 3 4 11 1 4 3 2 0 2 0 0 5 35

O-D 3- 4 1- 5 2- 8 1- 0 0- 2 0- 0 0- 1 1- 2 8-22

R 7 6 10 1 2 0 1 3 30

F 68 56

F 3 4 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

A 3 3 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0

TO 0 1 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TP 19 11 7 12 13 4 0 0 2 0 0

15

15

10

1

7

68

F 4 1 4 5 2 3 2

A 2 1 0 2 0 1 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

S 2 0 0 1 3 0 1

TP 19 12 0 8 3 14 0

21

6

TO 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 14

7

56

FG% 42.3 38.0

3FG% 42.9 42.1

1

FT% 81.8 83.3


history & records

2002-03 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Minnesota made its first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2003

TEXAS 73, MINNESOTA 60

March 30, 2003 • Stanford, Calif. NCAA Tournament West Region Semifinal Game summary: Minnesota saw one of its finest seasons in school history come to an end with a 73-60 loss to second-seeded Texas in the West Region semifinal in Stanford, Calif. Reserve center Kim Prince led the Gophers with 15 points. The Gophers trailed by as many as eight points late in the first half and by a 34-28 margin at halftime they used a 13-5 run in the first five minutes of the second half to capture a 41-39 lead. The next four and a half minutes proved to be crucial. The Longhorns went on a 10-0 run, while the Gophers missed four shots and committed three turnovers. A free throw by Kadidja Andersson broke the scoring drought with 10:51 remaining bringing Minnesota back to within four points at 46-42. Texas reserve Nina Norman hit a huge three-pointer in the Longhorns’ next possession to recapture the momentum. The Gophers closed within three points on several occasions, the biggest at the 7:42 mark when Lindsay Whalen found Janel McCarville for a driving layup, drawing Texas All-American Stacy Stephens’ fourth foul. McCarville missed the free throw and Andersson hauled in the rebound but missed the putback. The teams exchanged baskets in their next possessions, with a Whalen layup cutting Texas‚ lead to 55-52. It would be as close as Minnesota would get the rest of the way. Texas scored consecutive baskets, the second by Heather Schreiber with 6:26 remaining would turn out to be the last field goal the Longhorns needed. Texas made 14-of-16 free throws from that point on to secure the victory.The Gophers held Texas center Stephens to just eight points and five rebounds before fouling out in the second half.

Minnesota Von Wald Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Prince Hill Lieser Bolden Gilbert Collison Team Totals Texas Schreiber Stephens Bowers Carey Dillard Sare Norman Reed Hastings Williams Team Totals Minnesota Texas

MP 33 36 26 38 38 16 4 1 5 3 0+

FG 4-13 2- 4 4-12 1- 3 4-12 7-10 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0

3P 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 1- 2 1- 5 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 5- 7 1- 2 2- 5 0- 0 4- 4 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

200

22-57

3-10

13-20

MP 37 27 18 40 32 0+ 23 0+ 23 0+

FG 5-13 3- 7 2- 6 4-10 4- 8 0- 1 5- 7 0- 0 1- 1 0- 0

3P 0- 4 0- 0 0- 0 1- 5 0- 0 0- 1 1- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 4- 5 2- 2 4- 4 9- 10 0- 0 0- 0 4- 6 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0

200

24-53

2-11

23-28

1 28 34

2 32 39

OT

OT

O-D 2- 3 3- 2 5- 7 0- 3 0- 8 2- 0 1- 0 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 1 13-24

R 5 5 12 3 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 37

O-D 3- 9 2- 3 0- 3 0- 1 2- 3 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 1- 3 0- 0 0- 3 9-27

R 12 5 3 1 5 0 3 0 4 0 3 36

F 60 73

F 4 4 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0

A 0 2 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

TO 3 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0

B 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

TP 14 5 10 3 13 15 0 0 0 0 0

20

11

14

3

5

60

F 0 5 3 1 3 0 4 0 0 0

A 1 1 3 2 2 0 3 0 0 0

TO 1 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0

B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

S 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0

TP 14 8 8 18 8 0 15 0 2 0

16

12

10

3

6

73

FG% 38.6 45.3

3FG% 30.0 18.2

FT% 65.0 82.1

137 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2003-04 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Row 1 (L-R): April Calhoun, Shannon Schonrock, Shannon Bolden, Leslie Hill, Lindsay Whalen, Kadidja Andersson, Lori Dimitroff, Katie Alsdurf, Hannah Garry. Row 2: Brian Frye, David Stromme (asst. coach), Melissa McFerrin (assoc. head coach), Jamie Broback, Christina Collison, Janel McCarville, Liz Podominick, Kelly Roysland, Pem Borton (head coach), Dani O’Banion (asst. coach), Moira Doyle (trainer). Row 3 (managers): Heidi Norby, Randi Gibbons, Rick Wallin, Chris Norman, Kacie Carlson, Becky Netland, Julie Schmitz.

Lindsay Whalen starred for Minnesota as the Gophers made their way to their first NCAA Final Four in team history. Minnesota upset #1-ranked Duke to earn a spot in the Final Four, then lost to eventual national champion Connecticut.

MINNESOTA 80, KANSAS STATE 61

MINNESOTA 92, UCLA 81

March 21, 2004 • Minneapolis, Minn. NCAA Tournament First Round

March 23, 2004 • Minneapolis, Minn. NCAA Tournament Second Round

Game summary:

Game summary:

Behind a 31-point performance by Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota recorded a 92-81 victory over UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. Whalen's performance was nothing short of awe-inspiring as the senior All-American returned to the court after missing the previous five weeks of the season with a broken hand. Whalen hit 12-of-14 free throws in the victory. Schonrock was the beneficiary of several Whalen drives, spotting up for trey, three of them coming in the second half. Her biggest trifecta came with 6:58 left in the game. UCLA had just extended its lead thanks to an 18-5 run that turned a 10-point deficit (56-46) into a three-point lead (64-61). Schonrock's triple off an assist by Whalen put the bounce back into the Gophers' offense. The teams would battle to four more ties, the last at 79-79 with 1:30 remaining. The Gophers put the ball in the hands Whalen, driving through traffic and flipping in a lay-up to give Minnesota the lead. UCLA's Nikki Blue had already scored 31 points but would miss a big shot with 59 seconds left. Minnesota's Shannon Bolden gathered in the important defensive rebound. The Gophers ran 17 seconds off the clock before Whalen was fouled by Blue with 41 ticks remaining. Whalen hit both free throws to extend Minnesota's advantage to four points. UCLA tried to answer with a long Lisa Willis three-pointer and McCarville pulled down the rebound and was fouled. UCLA coach Kathy Olivier disagreed with call and was whistled for a technical foul. Whalen hit one of two free throws on the technical and McCarville swished both her tosses on the personal foul to give Minnesota an 86-79 lead with 29 seconds to play.

The seventh-seeded Gophers defeated second-seeded Kansas State 80-61 to advance to their second straight “Sweet Sixteen.” Janel McCarville paced Minnesota with 15 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and seven assists. Lindsay Whalen narrowly missed a triple-double, tying a team-high 15 points with a game-high nine assists and seven rebounds. Whalen also went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Shannon Shonrock had 14 points, all of which came in the first half, as she keyed a dominating first half for the Golden Gophers. Shannon Bolden rounded out four Minnesota players in double-figures scoring with 10 points on the night. Minnesota dominated in the first half, as the Gophers took a 43-17 lead into the break. Minnesota used a barrage of three-pointers going six-of-nine (.667) from behind the arc in the first half. Schonrock paced that attack as she went three- for-three from three-point land in the half. Schonrock also went five-of-five from the charity stripe to lead all scorers with 14 points in the first half. For the half, the Golden Gophers shot 53.8 (14-26) percent from the field. Minnesota’s defense also stifled the Wildcats holding them to only 6-for-26 (23.1 percent) shooting from the field. Minnesota answered in a big way with a 20-4 run, which put them up 32-13 with 5:37 remaining in the half. Kansas State interrupted the Minnesota string of scoring with a two free throws to make it 32-15. However, the Golden Gophers answered with an 11-0 run to take a 43-15 lead, its largest at that point. Jamie Broback hit a three-pointer with 47 seconds left in the half to cap off the run, giving Minnesota the 28point lead. That run was keyed by three- pointers by Whalen, Kelly Roysland and Broback. The Wildcats came out of the intermission with first four points to cut it to 43-21. Minnesota answered immediately with a 7-0 run to build its largest lead at 50-21 with 15:44 remaining in the game. Kansas State answered with a 7-0 run to cut the lead down to 53-31. However, Minnesota would not let the Wildcats get any closer then 18 points the rest of the way. Minnesota outrebounded Kansas State 38 to 25 on the night. The Golden Gophers shot 52.1 percent (2548) from the field, including 8-for-15 from three-point land. Minnesota also tallied 21 assists on the night. The Golden Gophers also went 22-for-27 from the free-throw line for the game.

UCLA Jones Veasley Blue Willis Quinn Oren Arranaga Livingston Team Totals Minnesota Bolden Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Roysland Dimitroff Broback Collison Podominick Team Totals UCLA Minnesota

MP 32 23 40 30 38 5 14 18

FG 0-3 1-1 12-21 5-12 7-12 1-2 0-3 3-5

3P 0-2 0-0 2-3 3-8 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-0

FT 3-4 0-2 7-9 2-2 1-2 0-0 5-6 0-0

200

29-59

5-17

18-25

MP 36 38 30 38 37 2 0+ 12 0+ 7

FG 2-5 6-9 5-9 5-10 9-19 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-2

3P 0-1 0-0 0-0 5-9 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT 1-2 2-2 9-9 0-0 12-14 2-2 0-0 4-5 0-0 0-0

200

28-57

6-15

30-34

1 37 38

2 44 54

138 * Minnesota Basketball

OT

OT

O-D 0-3 1-3 2-4 1-2 3-5 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-4 8-22

R 3 4 6 3 8 0 0 1 5 30

O-D 0-2 3-0 3-14 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-1 0-3 8-27

R 2 3 17 1 2 1 0 4 0 2 3 35

F 81 92

F 4 3 5 5 2 1 1 2

A 5 0 3 2 6 0 0 0

TO 1 0 3 2 2 2 1 0

B 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

S 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 0

TP 3 2 33 15 15 2 5 6

23

16

12

2

10

81

F 2 2 4 4 4 3 0 1 0 1

A 1 3 5 2 9 0 0 1 0 0

TO 2 1 4 1 5 0 0 1 0 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0

TP 5 14 19 15 31 2 0 6 0 1

21

21

14

1

5

92

FG% 49.2 49.1

3FG% 29.4 40.0

FT% 72.0 88.2


history & records

2003-04 NCAA TOURNAMENT MINNESOTA 76, BOSTON COLLEGE 63 March 28, 2004 • Norfolk, Va. NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal

Game summary: History was made at Minnesota's 76-63 victory over Boston College in the Mideast Region semifinal. The Golden Gophers advanced into the Elite Eight for the first time and will square off against No.1-ranked Duke for a ticket to the Final Four. Janel McCarville was easily the game's most dominating player. McCarville collected her seventh consecutive double-double of the season (16 overall) with 25 points and 15 rebounds. She also set an NCAA Regional record. Minnesota (24-8) used a 16-3 run in the first three and a half minutes of the second half to build a cushion the Gophers maintained through the rest of the game. The Gophers turned a two-point, 30-28 halftime lead, into a 15-point, 51-37, lead with 12:35 remaining. S hannon Bolden scored seven of her 13 points in the Gopher run. The Eagles rallied with an 11-2 over the next four minutes to cut the Gophers' lead to seven points on a three-point field goal by Clare Droesch. Minnesota halted the Boston College run by going back inside to McCarville, who scored the next six points for the Gophers. Lindsay Whalen followed suit by scoring Minnesota's next seven. McCarville set the tone for the game with 14 points and five blocks in the first half, leading Minnesota to a 30-28 lead. Whalen only scored two points in the half but added 13 in the second half to finish the game with 15 points. The Gophers' All-American guard also dished out 10 assists in the game for her first doubledouble of the season. Bolden finished with 13 points but her biggest contribution came on the defensive end of the court where she held the Eagles' second-leading scorer Amber Jacobs to just seven points on a 1-for-8 shooting performance. Jacobsentered the game averaging 14.9 points per game. Senior Kadidja Andersson was the fourth Gopher in double figure scoring with 11 points. Andersson collected the 1,000th-point of her Minnesota career early in the second half and now has 1,008. With Andersson becoming the 15th member of the Golden Gophers' 1,000-point career scorers' club, Minnesota now has three active players with over 1,000 career points ? Whalen (2,247), McCarville (1,285) and Andersson. Minnesota Bolden Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Roysland Dimitroff Garry Broback Collison Podominick Team Totals

Janel McCarville had 25 points and 15 rebounds in the Gophers’ upset of No. 3-seed Boston College in the 2004 NCAA Regional Semifinal

Kansas State Dutmer Wecker Ohlde Koehn Mahoney Coggins McIntyre Domenico Madden Team Totals Minnesota Bolden Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Roysland Dimitroff Garry Broback Collison Podominick Team Totals Kansas State Minnesota

MP 10 22 39 30 38 11 19 10 21

FG 0-1 4-11 7-16 1-4 6-11 0-2 2-4 0-1 2-5

3P 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-3 0-1 1-3 0-1 0-0

FT 0-0 0-0 9-12 0-0 4-5 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0

200

22-55

3-12

14-18

MP 36 20 31 34 32 17 1 1 22 1 5

FG 4-6 4-8 5-8 3-6 2-9 2-4 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-0 2-2

3P 2-3 0-0 0-0 3-5 1-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

FT 0-0 0-1 5-7 5-5 10-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0

200

25-48

8-15

22-27

1 17 43

2 44 37

OT

OT

O-D 0-0 2-1 1-5 0-3 2-4 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 2-1 8017

R 0 3 6 3 6 1 0 1 2 3 25

O-D 1-2 2-0 3-15 0-2 4-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 11-27

R 3 2 18 2 7 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 38

F 61 80

F 0 5 4 4 3 2 1 0 1

A 1 0 4 2 3 0 3 0 0

TO 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0

B 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0

TP 0 8 23 3 17 0 6 0 4

20

13

8

2

6

61

F 0 3 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 1 3

A 1 1 7 0 9 0 1 0 2 0 0

TO 0 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

TP 10 8 15 14 15 5 0 0 9 0 4

19

21

12

1

5

80

FG% 40.0 52.1

3FG% 25.0 53.3

Boston College Ress Droesch Deveny Jacobs Leahy Smith Queenan Marshall Dorsey Parham Warren Team Totals Minnesota Boston College

MP 35 32 37 35 32 11 1 1 13 1 2

FG 4-9 4-6 8-14 1-4 5-15 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0

3P 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-4 2-4 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

FT 4-5 3-6 7-10 0-0 3-4 1-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0

200

25-53

6-14

20-31

MP 36 38 32 37 16 1 16 3 3 15 3

FG 4-9 8-16 7-12 1-8 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 -=1 0-0

3P 0-0 1-5 1-3 1-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 -=0-0

FT 3-4 0-0 3-3 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 1=2 0-0

200

23-52

4-16

13-16

1 30 28

2 46 35

OT

OT

O-D 0-1 3-1 3-12 0-2 3-3 1-0 0-1 0-0 2-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 12-22

R 1 4 15 2 6 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 34

O-D 2-0 1-7 1-5 0-5 0-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 -=1 0-1 4-0 9-24

R 2 8 6 5 2 0 3 1 0 1 1 4 33

F 76 63

F 1 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 1

A 0 1 1 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 0

TO 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

B 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

TP 13 11 25 3 15 4 0 0 5 0 0

15

15

7

9

9

76

F 4 5 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 5 0

A 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TO 2 4 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

TP 11 17 18 7 2 0 4 0 3 1 0

23

9

14

2

2

63

FG% 47.2 44.2

3FG% 42.9 25.0

FT% 64.5 81.3

FT% 77.8 81.5

139 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2003-04 NCAA TOURNAMENT MINNESOTA 82, DUKE 75

March 30, 2004 • Norfolk, Va. NCAA Tournament Mideast Region Final Game summary: Lindsay Whalen and Minnesota ended Duke's dream season and became the lowest seed to reach the Final Four in six years. The seventh-seeded Golden Gophers got 27 points from Whalen and 20 points and 18 rebounds from Janel McCarville to oust the top-seeded Blue Devils 82-75 in the Mideast Regional final. Whalen was named the NCAA Mideast Region MVP for her performances against Boston College and Duke. Minnesota had already bounced second-seeded Kansas State and third-seeded Boston College on its improbable run. The victory marks the Golden Gophers’ first victory over a No. 1-ranked team. Minnesota had never passed the round of 16 before this year. The Golden Gophers will be the highest seed to play in a Final Four since Arkansas got that far seeded ninth in 1998. Duke was turned away in its last bid to win a championship for senior All-American Alana Beard and Iciss Tillis. Beard scored just 10 points 4-for-14 shooting and was removed in tears with 4.6 seconds left. The teams exchanged leads and were tied three times in the first four minutes of the game. Whalen’s three-point field goal with 13:53 left in the half gave the Gophers a lead they would never relinquish. The Gophers’ extended their lead to as big as 10 points twice in the first half, the last on a trey by Shannon Schonrock at the 2:57 mark. After shooting 50 percent from the field to 27.5 for Duke, Minnesota ended the first half with a 33-26 lead. The Gophers didn’t expect Duke to quietly surrender and the Blue Devils battled back in the second half. Duke chipped away at the Minnesota lead and after a three-point play by by Monique Currie, the Gophers held just a one point lead at 50-49. More importantly for the Gophers, McCarville was whistled for her fourth foul on the play and headed to the bench with 11:53 to play. Minnesota managed to build a seven-point lead with McCarville on the sidelines. Duke answered to tie the score at 59-all but Shannon Bolden drained her third three pointer of the second half to half the Duke rally. As the minutes ticked off the clock the Gophers made sure the ball was in the hands of Whalen. She wasn’t about to let a trip to the Final Four slip out of her grasp. Whalen was dazzling in shredding the Duke defense for a pair of lay-up, her last bucket coming with 56 seconds left and giving Minnesota a 72-68 lead. Though Duke shot nearly 62 percent in the second half, the Blue Devils missed some huge shots in the final minutes. Over the las 49 seconds, Duke was forced to foul and the Gophers responded by hitting 10-of12 from the free throw. For the second half, Minnesota converted on 20-of-25 from the charity stripe. Minnesota Bolden Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Roysland Broback Podominick Team Totals Duke Currie Tillis Bass Harding Beard Krapohl Foley Howe Hunter Team Totals Minnesota Duke

MP 30 40 29 40 39 2 17 3

FG 3-3 6-10 5-10 2-6 9-21 0-0 1-5 0-0

200 MP 31 31 27 39 38 18 7 0+ 9 200

3P 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 2-6 0-0 0-1 0-0

FT 1-2 5-6 10-13 1-2 7-7 0-0 0-0 0-0

26-55

6-15

24-30

FG 5-13 5-10 4-7 2-5 4-14 1-2 1-2 0-0 3-4

3P 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-3 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-0

FT 9-12 2-3 3-4 5-6 2-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0

2-9

23-31

OT

OT

25-57 1 33 26

2 49 49

O-D 0-2 3-2 2-16 0-1 0-6 0-0 0-3 1-0 3-1 9-31

R 2 5 18 1 6 0 3 1 4 40

O-D 1-6 1-4 1-0 0-5 0-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-1 5-24

R 7 5 1 5 6 0 0 0 4 1 29

F 82 75

F 4 1 4 1 3 1 4 2

A 1 3 6 1 4 0 0 0

TO 1 1 2 5 4 0 1 0

20

15

16

0

6

82

F 2 5 3 4 3 1 2 0 3

A 2 0 1 5 2 0 0 0 0

TO 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

B 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0

TP 19 12 11 9 10 3 5 0 6

23

10

10

6

7

75

FG% 47.3 43.9

3FG% 40.0 22.2

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0

TP 10 17 20 6 27 0 2 0

FT% 80.0 74.2

The Gophers celebrate their upset win over No. 1 Duke to advance to the 2004 NCAA Final Four

140 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2003-04 NCAA TOURNAMENT

CONNECTICUT 67, MINNESOTA 58 April 4, 2004 • New Orleans, La. NCAA Final Four - National Semifinal

Game summary: Minnesota saw the most exciting season in its history, one that caught the imagination of the basketball nation, come to a close at the Final Four in a 67-58 defeat to eventual national champion Connecticut in the national semifinal game. The defending champion Huskies took it to the Gophers in the first 15 minutes of the game. Connecticut build as big as an 11-point lead in the first half after hitting on 17 of its first 24 shots (70.8 percent). The Minnesota defense tightened up in the half’s final five minutes but the Gophers still trailed by a 37-29 count. The Huskies had managed to do what no other team had in the NCAA Tournament, control Janel McCarville on the boards. McCarville finished the first half but 10 points, but only three rebounds. The Gophers came into the second half inspired by the chant of “Believe,” from their faithful fans. Minnesota’s Shannon Bolden hit a three pointer, followed by a Lindsay Whalen layup and the UConn lead was cut to four points a little over three minutes into the half. Connecticut answered with six straight points to stretch its lead once again to 11 points. Minnesota was not about to down without a fight. The Gophers rattled off the next nine points, seven by McCarville, to slice the Huskie lead to two points at 46-44 with 12:11 remaining. UConn star Diana Taurasi halted the rally with a huge three pointer, the first of seven straight points scored by the Huskies. The Connecticut lead stood at nine points at 53-44. Once again, the Gophers fought back, this time with seven consecutive points including a monstrous three-pointer by Jamie Broback. Minnesota was once again within two points at 53-51 with 7:54 left to play. The teams exchanged baskets and after a Kelly Roysland driving layup with 5:50 remaining, the Gophers were down 58-55. The next four possessions were the difference in the ballgame. Minnesota stole the ball from the Huskies on the next three possessions and had good shots that just wouldn’t fall. On the fourth possession, Whalen hit as she drove for a layup but no foul was called. Connecticut’s Ann Strother hit a heart-stopping three-pointer to end the stretch of over 2:30 without a point added to the scoreboard. The Gophers could get no closer than five points the rest of the way as the Huskies hit 4-of-4 from the free throw line to secure the victory and advance to the national championship game. McCarville led the Gophers with 18 points and seven rebounds. She set a new NCAA Tournament record with 75 total rebounds and was named to the All-Final Four Team. Whalen was held to just 11 points in her final game as a Golden Gopher. She also added seven assists and six rebounds.

Minnesota Bolden Andersson McCarville Schonrock Whalen Roysland Broback Podominick Team Totals Connecticut Turner, F Moore, C Taurasi, G Conlon, G Struther, G Battle Crockett Team Totals Minnesota Connectcut

MP 29 28 40 34 38 6 25 0+

FG 1- 5 2- 4 8-13 3- 8 3-11 1- 1 4- 8 0- 0

3P 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 3- 8 0- 3 0- 1 2- 3 0- 0

FT 1- 2 0- 1 2- 2 0- 0 5- 6 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0

200

22-50

6-17

8-12

MP 30 25 37 34 33 18 23

FG 3- 7 3- 4 6-17 4- 7 4- 7 2- 4 4- 8

3P 0- 1 0- 0 2- 7 2- 5 1- 3 0- 1 0- 0

FT 1- 1 0- 0 4- 5 0- 0 0- 0 4- 4 1- 2

5-17

10-12

200

26-54 1 29 37

2 29 30

OT

OT

O-D 0-1 3-1 1-6 0-0 2-4 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-2 8-17

R 1 4 7 0 6 0 4 0 3 25

O-D 3-1 3-5 0-6 0-4 1-3 2-3 3-0 0-2 12-24

R 4 8 6 4 4 5 3 2 36

F 58 67

F 3 4 2 2 2 0 1 0

A 1 2 3 1 7 0 1 0

TO 3 2 2 0 5 0 2 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 4 1 1 0 3 0

TP 4 4 18 9 11 2 10 0

14

15

14

1

9

58

F 3 2 2 1 2 1 1

A 2 1 3 1 1 1 1

TO 5 1 2 2 1 2 1

B 1 1 3 0 1 0 0

S 1 1 0 2 0 2 3

TP 7 6 18 10 9 8 9

12

10

14

6

9

67

FG% 44.0 48.1

3FG% 35.3 29.4

FT% 66.7 83.3

141 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2004-05 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Front Row (L-R): Kelly Roysland, Katie Alsdurf, April Calhoun, Shannon Schonrock, Janel McCarville, Shannon Bolden, Brittney Davis, Hannah Garry, Leslie Knight. Middle Row (L-R): Moira Novak (athletic trainer), Barb Smith (assoc. head coach), Dave Stromme (asst. coach), Liz Podominick, Christina Collison, Natasha Williams, Jamie Broback, Lauren Lacey, Pam Borton (head coach), Danielle O’Banion (asst. coach), Brian Frye (dir. of operations). Back Row (L-R): Lindsey Jaede, Heidi Norby, Chris Norman, Kacie Carlson, Becky Netland, Brynn Hanken (managers).

MINNESOTA 64, ST. FRANCIS 33 March 19, 2005 • Minneapolis, Minn NCAA Tournament First Round

Game summary: No. 12/12 Minnesota held St. Francis (Pa.) without a field goal for the last 11 minutes of the game to record a 64-33 victory in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship in front of 11,312 fans in Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers, the Tournament's No. 3 seed, improved to 25-7 overall, and will meet No. 6 seed Virginia. Jamie Broback battled foul trouble and played only 20 minutes but still led the Gophers with 17 points. Broback was 7-of-10 from the field. Janel McCarville added a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds. McCarville collected a season-high five blocks to set a new school record with 195. Shannon Schonrock hit a three-pointer in the Gophers’ first possession as Minnesota led the entire game. The Gophers shot 45.8 percent in the first half and took a 10-point lead on a fast-break lay-up by April Calhoun with 5:39 left in the half. St. Francis (21-10) scored five straight points, including a triple by Christin Black, to chip the Gophers’ lead to five points at 22-17 with 4:12 before intermission. It would turn out to be the last basket of the first half for the Red Flash and the first to two long droughts without a field goal. A McCarville basket gave Minnesota a 24-17 lead at halftime with the 17 points matching last year’s first half versus Kansas State for an NCAA Tournament low for points allowed by the Gopher defense. The Gophers’ potent one-two punch of McCarville and Broback in the low post took over the game in the beginning of the second half. The duo scored the first 12 points of the half for the Gophers. Three minutes into the half the Gophers led by 17 points after a Broback lay-up. Field goals were few and far between for the Red Flash in the second half. The team made just four in 20 attempts with St. Francis’ last basket coming off a Black jumper with 11:38 remaining. The Red Flash scored their final eight points on free throws. Minnesota shot much better in the second half, hitting on 55.6 percent of its field goal attempts to finish at 51.0 percent for the game. All 13 Gophers in uniform played with 11 of them adding to the scoring column. Kelly Roysland came off the bench to contribute seven points. April Calhoun’s lucky number was six, collecting six points, six rebounds and six assists. The 33 points scored by St. Francis is the lowest point total allowed by the Gophers during the NCAA era, bettering the 34 points scored by Detroit earlier this season. The 33 points also ties for the second-lowest point total in NCAA Tournament history.

142 * Minnesota Basketball

Minnesota Bolden, F Broback, F McCarville, C Calhoun, G Schonrock, G Roysland Williams Alsdurf Lacey Knight Collison Podominick Team Totals St. Francis Black, F Schlichter, F Swink, C Bolten, G Hein, G Shrift Gompers A. Jackson T. Jackson Bollinger Jimmerson Team Totals St. Francis Minnesota

Shannon Bolden led the charge as the Gophers held St. Francis to just 33 points, the lowest NCAA-era total in Minnesota history and the second lowest in NCAA Tournament history.

MP 30 20 30 33 33 19 6 5 9 1 2 12

FG 1- 7 7-10 6- 8 3- 6 2- 6 2- 4 0- 0 0- 1 1- 2 1- 1 1- 1 2- 5

3P 0- 3 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 2- 5 2- 2 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 2

FT 0- 0 3- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 2 2- 2 0- 0 1- 2

200

26-51

5-14

7-11

MP 31 22 38 33 401 16 0+ 0+ 19 0+

FG 4- 9 0- 3 3-17 0- 6 2- 3 0- 0 0- 3 0- 0 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0

3P 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 4 1- 1 0- 0 0- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 4- 5 0- 0 1- 2 3- 4 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

200

11-43

2-10

9-13

1 17 24

2 16 40

OT

OT

O-D 0-2 2-3 1-14 0- 6 0- 0 2-1 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 3-1 11-29

R 2 5 15 6 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 4 40

O-D 0-1 1-0 1-6 0-4 0-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 5-15

R 1 1 7 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 20

F 33 64

F 1 3 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

A 2 1 3 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

TO 2 3 2 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0

B 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

TP 2 17 12 6 6 7 0 0 2 4 2 6

13

17

16

6

13

64

F 2 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0

A 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

TO 6 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 0

B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

TP 13 0 7 3 6 0 0 0 0 4 0

12

5

18

1

8

33

FG% 25.6 51.0

3FG% 20.0 35.7

FT% 69.2 63.6


history & records

2004-05 NCAA TOURNAMENT MINNESOTA 73, VIRGINIA 58

March 21, 2005 • Minneapolis, Minn NCAA Tournament Second Round Game summary: Jamie Broback scored 23 points and three other Golden Gophers finished in double figures as No. 12/12 Minnesota earned its third consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 with a 73-58 victory over Virginia. “We feel very fortunate to beat a very good Virginia basketball team,” said Golden Gopher head coach Pam Borton. “We give them a lot of credit, they made us earn this one.” Janel McCarville tied a Minnesota career record with her 48th career double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, but the Gopher All-American spent plenty of time on the bench with foul trouble. “Our kids showed a lot of courage and teamwork when Janel went out in the first half, we weathered the storm,” added Borton. Virginia (21-11) came into the game shooting just over 28 percent form three-point range as a team but hit four early triples to take a 17-12 lead. The Cavaliers seemed to have to the momentum when McCarville picked up her second foul and headed to the bench with 9:32 left in the half. Liz Podominick took McCarville’s place in lineup and the Gopher defense responded in brilliant fashion, clamping down on the Virginia shooters, not allowing another attempt from behind the three-point arc in the half. Meanwhile, the Gopher offense fed off the defensive stand and put together a 13-3 run with five different Minnesota players chipping in points. The Gophers held a 34-28 lead at intermission with McCarville scoring just two points. Minnesota and McCarville came out firing to start the second half. McCarville scored a three-point play the first time she touched the ball. Broback added a lay-up in the next possession as the Gophers began to take control of the game. An 8-0 Virginia run, fueled by six points by Sharnee Zoll, brought the Cavaliers to within five points at 43-38 with 15:05 remaining. The Gophers once again answered, scoring 10 straight points, capped off by a three-pointer by Shannon Bolden. The Gopher lead swelled to as big as 21 points on a McCarville lay-up with 5:31 left in the game. Virginia chipped the lead to 12 late but Shannon Schonrock’s third three-pointer of the game iced the victory. In addition to Broback and McCarville in double figures, Schonrock added 11 points and Bolden 10. April Calhoun scored just one point but tallied a career-high eight rebounds and tied another career best with seven assists. The 26 wins is the most for the Golden Gopher program during the NCAA era (since 1982-83).

BAYLOR 64, MINNESOTA 57

March 26, 2005 • Tempe, Ariz. NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal Game summary: Minnesota’s dream of a return trip to the Final Four ended in the round of the Sweet 16 with a 64-57 loss to Baylor in the Tempe Regional semifinal in Tempe, Ariz. The Golden Gophers completed their season with the best overall record in the NCAA era, compiling a 26-8 record. The second-seeded Lady Bears (30-3) built a 13-3 lead eight minutes into the game. The Gophers missed their first seven shots and committed three turnovers before Liz Podominick scored Minnesota’s first bucket with 12:51 left in the first half. Five three-pointers by the collective Gopher guard corps of Kelly Roysland, Shannon Schonrock, April Calhoun and two triples by Shannon Bolden helped Minnesota chip away at the Baylor lead. Bolden’s second three-pointer moved the Gophers to within one point at 32-31 with 2:13 left before intermission. Neither team scored over the next two minutes before a Sophia Young jumper with three seconds on the clock gave Baylor a 34-31 lead at halftime. Janel McCarville handed the Gophers their first lead of the game with consecutive baskets to start the second half. The lead changed hands three times over the next three minutes of action. McCarville tied the game for the final time at 39-39 with two free throws at the 16:32 mark. Baylor guard Angela Tisdale hit a big three-point field goal in the Bears’ next possession to ignite an 11-3 run. Young’s jumper with 12:15 remaining provided Baylor with an 8-point cushion at 50-42. Minnesota didn’t back down, instead turning to its trademark defense to give the Gophers a chance for the comeback. Kelly Roysland, who led the Gophers with seven points in the first half, hit a breakaway layup after a McCarville steal to bring Minnesota back within four points at 54-50 with 6:10 remaining. The teams traded baskets before a critical stretch in which the Gophers turned the ball over in three of four possessions and missed a jumper in the fourth. Meanwhile Baylor scored four unanswered points to return the lead to eight points. A Calhoun free throw ended the Gophers’ scoring drought at 4 1/2 minutes, but the clock was on Baylor’s side. Calhoun hit a basket with 31 seconds left and Podominick added two free throws with nine ticks remaining but Baylor sealed the win at the free throw line hitting 4-of-6 attempts in the final minute to earn the program’s first trip to the Elite Eight. McCarville set the Minnesota career record for double-doubles in her final game as a Golden Gopher. She scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in addition to dishing out four assists and blocking four shots. Podominick was the only other Golden Gopher in double figures with 10 points off the bench.

Shannon Schonrock was one of four Gophers in double figures in Minnesota’s second round win over Virginia Minnesota Bolden, F Broback, F McCarville, C Calhoun, G Schonrock, G Roysland Williams Podominick Team Totals Virginia Sardin, F Logan-Friend, F Teamer, C Zoll, G McGuire, G Williams Blue Kenion Granberry Kreager Team Totals

MP 35 35 27 37 27 22 1 16

FG 4- 7 7-17 3- 7 0- 5 4- 7 2- 3 1- 1 2- 3

3P 2- 4 1- 3 0- 0 0- 2 3- 6 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0

FT 0- 0 8-10 5- 7 1- 2 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 4- 4

200

23-50

7-17

20-25

MP 27 15 25 37 16 10 28 10 10 22

FG 1- 7 1- 1 1- 9 8-14 1- 2 1- 2 5-14 1- 2 1- 3 2- 4

3P 0- 0 0- 0 0- 2 2- 3 1- 2 0- 0 2- 4 1- 1 0- 1 0- 1

FT 0- 0 2- 2 0- 2 2- 4 0- 0 0- 0 4- 6 0- 0 0- 0 0- 1

200

22-58

6-14

8-15

1 28 34

Virginia Minnesota Minnesota Bolden, F Broback, F McCarville, C Calhoun, G Schonrock, G Roysland Podominick Team Totals Baylor Young, F Wabara, F Blackmon, C Whitaker, G Scott, G Wyatt Tisdale Niemann Team Totals Minnesota Baylor

2 30 39

OT

OT

MP 39 28 35 33 30 17 18

FG 2- 3 2- 9 6-16 3- 6 1- 6 4- 5 4- 6

3P 2- 3 0- 2 0- 1 1- 1 1- 5 1- 1 0- 0

FT 0- 0 0- 0 4- 5 2- 4 0- 0 0- 0 2- 2

200

22-51

5-13

8-11

MP 39 23 33 27 29 12 12 25

FG 12-21 4- 7 4-12 2- 3 1- 7 1- 3 2- 3 1- 4

3P 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 6 1- 2 1- 2 0- 3

FT 2- 3 1- 3 2- 5 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0 3- 5

200

27-60

2-13

8-17

1 31 34

2 26 30

OT

OT

O-D 2-2 1-4 5-9 0-8 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-4 11-30

R 4 5 14 8 1 0 0 4 5 41

O-D 1-3 1-4 1-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 4-3 10-20

R 4 5 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 4 7 30

F 58 73

A 3 2 2 7 1 3 0 0

TO 3 3 5 3 1 0 1 0

B 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

S 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0

TP 10 23 11 1 11 7 2 8

17

18

16

4

7

73

F 4 4 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 2

A 0 2 1 5 0 0 2 1 0 0

TO 0 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 3

B 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

S 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2

TP 2 4 2 20 3 2 16 3 2 4

19

11

12

4

9

58

FG% 37.9 46.0

O-D 1-5 1-4 3-8 0-1 0-1 0-2 2-3 0-2 7-26

R 6 5 11 1 1 2 5 2 33

O-D 4-3 2-5 2-4 1-1 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-5 14-22

R 7 7 6 2 6 0 0 1 7 36

F 57 64

F 1 2 4 3 3 1 0 3

3FG% 42.9 41.2

FT% 53.3 80.0

F 3 4 2 3 2 2 1

A 2 0 4 2 0 2 2

TO 0 3 5 3 2 2 1

B 0 0 4 0 0 0 2

S 0 2 1 1 1 0 1

TP 6 4 16 9 3 9 10

17

12

16

6

6

57

F 1 3 3 2 2 0 1 1

A 2 0 2 3 4 1 4 3

TO 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 1

B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

S 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 0

TP 26 9 10 3 2 3 5 5

13

19

9

3

9

64

FG% 43.1 45.0

3FG% 38.5 15.4

FT% 72.7 47.1

143 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2005-06 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Front Row (L-R): Emily Fox, Brittney Davis, Katie Alsdurf, Shannon Schonrock, Shannon Bolden, April Calhoun, Christina Collison, Hannah Garry, Kelly Roysland. Middle Row: Athletic Trainer Moira Doyle, Associate Head Coach Barb Smith, Assistant Coach Dave Stromme, Katie Ohm, Ashley Ellis-Milan, Jamie Broback, Natasha Williams, Liz Podominick, Lauren Lacey, Leslie Knight, Head Coach Pam Borton, Assistant Coach Danielle O’Banion, Director of Operations Brian Frye. Back row: Team Managers Lindsey Jaede, Brynn Hanken, Kacie Carlson, Scott LaPlante, Rachel Larson, Becky Netland, Video Coordinator Mike Fischer

Kelly Roysland led Minnesota with 23 points in the Gophers’ first round game against the Washington Huskies

WASHINGTON 73, MINNESOTA 69 March 18, 2006 NCAA Tournament First Round Nashville, Tenn.

Game summary: Minnesota was defeated by Washington, 73-69, in the First Round of the 2006 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship on March 18, in Nashville. Kelly Roysland led all scorers with a career-high 23 points, but she was the only Gopher to hit double figures in scoring. The key of the game was Washington’s offensive rebounding where the Huskies’ collected 23 offensive rebounds, turning them into a game-deciding 23 second-chance points. Roysland hit a pair of three-point field goals, and a total of eight early points, to help the Gophers take an 18-9 lead with 11:26 left in the first half. A Lauren Lacey lay-up nearly two minutes later would match Minnesota’s biggest lead at nine points (20-11), but the Huskies would convert on their next four possessions on a 9-0 run to knot the score at 20-20 on two free throws by Nicole Castro at the 6:48 mark. Minnesota recaptured the lead and a five-point margin (27-22) after a three-point play by Lacey with 5:02 left before halftime. The Gophers wouldn’t score another field goal in the first half, but thanks to seven points scored from the free throw line, went into intermission with a 34-32 advantage. Washington scored the first four points of the second half, with a Cameo Hicks bucket putting the Huskies up 36-34, their first lead since 5-4 in the opening minutes of the game. The Huskies extended the run to 8-1 to grab their biggest lead of the game at the 17:53 mark on another Hicks jumper. The Gophers used two free throws by April Calhoun to tie the score at 43-43 three minutes later. Four consecutive free throws by Brittney Davis provided Minnesota with its biggest second-half lead of four points with 10:53, but Washington’s Kristen O’Neill answered with a huge three-point field gold from the left wing to break the Gophers’ momentum. Over the next five minutes, the score was either tied or the teams were trading one-point leads. At the 5:21 mark, Andrea Plouffe hit a big baseline three-pointer to give the Huskies a 63-60 lead and Washington would never trail down the home stretch. Minnesota was able to tie the score at 67-67 on a three-point play by Roysland with 1:20 remaining. The Gopher defense forced a missed shot by Hicks in the Huskies’ next possession. Breanne Hicks, however, came up with Washington’s 23rd and most important offensive rebound of the contest to keep possession. Ten seconds later O’Neill swished another three-pointer that served as a dagger to Minnesota’s hope of advancing to the second round. The Gophers’ closed to within a point when Lacey calmly hit two more free throws with 33 second left, but Washington iced the game going 3-for-4 from the charity stripe in the last 14 seconds of the game. Overall, the score was tied 14 ties in the game, while the lead changed hands 11 times. Minnesota, 10-6 overall in six NCAA Tournament appearances in its history, lost in the opening round for the first time. The Gophers also fell short of the 20-win mark in a season for the first time Pam Borton’s four-year coaching tenure. Lacey and Calhoun added eight points to the Gophers’ tally. Natasha Williams chipped in seven points and seven rebounds.

144 * Minnesota Basketball

Minnesota Williams, F Broback, F Schonrock, G Roysland, G Bolden, G Davis Alsdurf Lacey Fox Calhoun Podominick Team Totals Washington Watson, F Plouffe, F Banks, G Florence, G Hicks, G Bell McNeill Castro Craddock O’Hara O’Neill Team Totals Washington Minnesota

MP 34 16 29 28 27 8 3 12 3 24 16

FG 3-8 1-5 2-6 6-15 2-3 0-1 0-0 2-4 0-1 1-3 2-5

3P 0-0 0-0 1-5 3-7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

FT 1-4 0-2 2-3 8-8 0-0 4-4 0-0 4-5 0-0 5-6 2-2

200

19-51

5-14

26-34

MP 31 26 17 28 31 6 3 10 10 14 24

FG 3-7 7-16 4-9 2-8 4-13 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-4 1-2 3-11

3P 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-6

FT 8-10 0-2 0-1 0-0 2-6 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-2 1-2 2-4

200

26-71

4-14

17-29

1 32 34

2 41 35

OT

OT

O-D 2-5 2-3 0-1 1-4 3-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-3 2-4 0-3 10-28

R 7 5 1 5 4 1 1 2 0 3 6 3 38

O-D 3-6 2-4 4-3 0-1 2-5 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 5-1 2-4 3-2 23-27

R 9 6 7 1 7 1 0 1 1 6 6 5 50

F 73 69

F 5 1 1 3 3 0 1 3 0 3 4

A 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

TO 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 1

B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TP 7 2 7 23 4 4 0 8 0 8 6

24

9

12

2

2

69

F 1 2 4 2 2 4 0 3 1 3 1

A 0 2 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 3

TO 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

TP 14 15 8 5 10 0 0 2 6 3 10

23

14

6

1

7

73

FG% 36.6 37.3

3FG% 28.6 35.7

FT% 58.6 76.5


history & records

2007-08 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Front Row (L-R): Lindsey Jaede, Kay Sylva, Emily Fox, Leslie Knight, Jordan Barnes, Brittany McCoy, Katie Ohm. Row 2: Moira Novak (Athletic Trainer), Ted Riverso (Asst. Coach), Marisa Moseley (Asst. Coach), Korinne Campbell, Zoe Harper, Ashley EllisMilan, Tanisha Smith, Pam Borton (Head Coach), Barb Smith (Assoc. Head Coach), Abby Kalland (Dir. of Basketball Operations). Row 3: Kelly Taylor (Mgr.), Heather Anderson (Athletic Training Intern), Emily Oberlander (Mgr.), Brynn Hanken (Mgr), Rachel Larson (Mgr.) Amanda Belz (Mgr.), Alyssa Knese (Mgr.), Emily Benson (Mgr.), Michael Fischer (Video Coordinator)

Junior Emily Fox led Minnesota with 23 points in the Gophers’ 2008 NCAA Tournament loss to Texas

TEXAS 72, MINNESOTA 55 March 23, 2008 NCAA Tournament First Round Bridgeport, Conn.

Game summary: Minnesota saw its season end with a 72-55 loss to Texas in the First Round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships at the Arena at the Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. on March 23. The Golden Gophers were led by Emily Fox with 23 points and finish the season with a 20-12 record. Fox grabbed a steal in Texas’ first possession and swished a pull-up jumper from 15 feet to give Minnesota its only lead of the game at 2-0. The Longhorns (22-12) made eight of their next 11 shots to build a 17-5 lead four minutes later. The Gophers, making their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance, chipped away at the Texas lead scoring points at the free throw line. Minnesota scored seven straight points, sandwiching a Leslie Knight basket between free throws by Fox and Ashley Ellis-Milan to bring the deficit to three points at 21-18 with 5:03 left in the first half. Unfortunately, Minnesota misfired on offense the rest of the half. A Brittaney Raven three pointer ignited an 11-0 Texas run to close the half. The Gophers missed five shots and committed three turnovers to limp into halftime on the short end of a 32-18 score. The stat sheet read a miserable 17.5 field goal percentage for Minnesota making just 5-of-28 from the floor. Minnesota found a little offense in the second half, shooting 42.4 percent, but the Gopher was unable to hold down the Longhorns. Texas maintained a double-digit lead throughout the half by shooting 53.8 percent in the period. Despite 17 second-half points by Fox, the Gophers only managed to close with 12 points early in the half. Texas rebuilt a larger cushion, taking advantage several times on a Gopher defense taking chances to get steals. Two free throws by Longhorn guard Erneisha Bailey with 4:53 remaining gave Texas its largest lead of the game at 67-41. The Gophers refused to give up outscoring the Longhorns 14-4 late in the game. Knight scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds in her final game as a Golden Gopher. Korinne Campbell topped the Gophers with nine rebounds. Raven led Texas with 19 points, while Bailey contributed 16. The Longhorns went on to lose No. 1 seed and top-ranked Connecticut in the NCAA’s Second Round.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Knight, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Campbell Sylva Harper Smith Team Totals Texas Williams, F Lindsey, C Cortijo, G Raven, G Bailey, G Nash, Ka Hughes Nash, Kr Boyd Cook Rentschler Team Totals Minnesota Texas

MP 22 38 35 33 18 26 8 19 1

FG 0-3 5-15 7-20 3-12 0-2 1-3 0-0 2-5 1-1

3P 0-0 0-1 1-7 0-00-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT 2-3 2-2 8-9 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

19-61

1-10

16-20

MP 28 32 24 32 32 22 8 3 2 6 11

FG 2-6 4-8 3-5 7-13 6-9 3-6 1-3 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-1

3P 1-1 0-0 0-1 3-5 0-2 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

FT 3-4 1-1 0-0 2-2 4-4 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

27-53

5-15

13-15

1 18 32

2 37 40

OT

OT

O-D 0-4 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-2 3-6 0-0 1-1 0-0 7-0 15-19

R 4 7 3 0 2 9 0 2 0 7 34

O-D 0-6 1-6 1-2 0-2 1-5 2-5 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 3-1 10-28

R 6 7 3 2 6 7 1 1 0 0 1 4 38

F 55 72

F 1 3 4 5 1 3 0 1 0

A 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

TO 0 4 4 3 1 3 0 1 0

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0

TP 2 12 23 9 0 3 0 4 2

18

5

16

2

9

55

F 1 0 5 2 3 3 0 0 1 2 1

A 1 0 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

TO 4 4 2 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 0

B 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

TP 8 9 6 19 16 8 4 0 0 2 0

18

11

20

5

5

72

FG% 31.1 50.9

3FG% 10.0 33.3

FT% 80.0 66.7

145 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

2008-09 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Front row (L-R): Athletic trainer Moira Novak, Kay Sylva, Zoe Harper, Brittany McCoy, Ashley Ellis-Milan, Emily Fox, Tanisha Smith, Katie Ohm, assistant basketball office director Taylor VanderAarde. Back row: Assistant to the head coach Michael Fisher, assistant coach Ted Riverso, assistant coach Marisa Moseley, Jackie Voigt, Nicole Mastey, Kristen Dockery, Brianna Mastey, Kiara Buford, head coach Pam Borton, associate head coach Barb Smith, director of operations Abby Kalland.

MINNESOTA 79, NOTRE DAME 71

Katie Ohm scored 15 in Minnesota’s 79-71 win over Notre Dame in the 2009 NCAA Tournament First Round

TEXAS A&M 73, MINNESOTA 42

March 22, 2009 • South Bend, Ind. NCAA Tournament First Round

March 24, 2009 • South Bend, Ind. NCAA Tournament Second Round

Game summary:

Game summary:

Behind 23 points from Emily Fox and five huge three-pointers from Katie Ohm, the No. 10 seeded Golden Gophers (20-11) upset No. 7 seed and host Notre Dame, 79-71, in South Bend. The Gophers shot out of the blocks early. Jackie Voigt swished a jumper on Minnesota’s first possession fueling a stretch to open the game where Minnesota made nine of its first 11 field goal attempts. Notre Dame (22-9) leading scorer Lindsay Schrader tied the score at 2-2 but would pick up her second personal foul with 17:30 to go. McCoy converted the three-point play, while Schrader headed to the bench. The Gophers took advantage to build a double-digit lead. Voigt added three more field goals, her fourth bucket of the first half at the 9:03 mark put Minnesota up by a 28-15 margin. McCoy dished out six assists and scored five points while running the Gopher offense at a highly efficient level in the first half. With 3:56 remaining before halftime, however, McCoy was whistled for her third foul and the game would change from that point on. Notre Dame turned up the pressure and attacked the basket and was rewarded with free throws. Two free throws by Erica Solomon cut the deficit to two points at 55-53 with 10:14 to play. Ohm came to the rescue for the Gophers hitting back-to-back-to-back three pointers in Minnesota’s next three possessions.

No. 10/9 Texas A&M was able to fuel their offense by scoring 34 points off of 32 Golden Gopher turnovers. The Aggies shot out of the gates early making 10 of their first 13 field goal attempts to take a 21-11 lead with 11:30 left in the first half. The Gophers paid early and often for their turnovers as Texas A&M scored 10 points off of nine Gopher miscues in those first 8 1/2 minutes. The Gophers regrouped after the 12-minute media time out to mount a 7-0 run. Ellis-Milan scored five of her 13 first-half in the run. Ellis-Milan’s basket with 9:16 left in the half brought Minnesota to within three points at 21-18, the closest the Gophers would be the rest of the game. Texas A&M guard Tyra White hit a three-pointer on the next Aggie possession to halt the Gopher rally and kick off an 18-6 run that would give the Aggies a 15-point advantage, 39-24, at intermission. The Aggies continued to build on their lead, starting the second half with an 18-5 run in the first eight minutes to take control of the game.

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Buford B. Mastey Team Totals Notre Dame Bruszewski, F Williamson, C Barlow, G Lechlitner, G Schrader, G Solomon Watson Miller Vovosel Team Totals Minnesota Notre Dame

MP 38 21 38 22 36 6 20 12 7

FG 4-11 4- 4 7-17 1- 2 5-10 1- 2 2- 5 1- 1 1- 1

3P 0- 0 0- 0 2- 4 0- 0 5- 9 1- 1 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 2- 3 1- 2 7- 9 5- 5 0- 0 0- 0 4- 7 0- 0 0- 0

200

29-53

8-14

19-26

MP 34 22 35 36 12 16 18 0+ 27

FG 3-10 1- 2 7-16 4-11 2- 8 1- 4 1- 5 0- 0 1- 4

3P 2- 6 0- 0 2- 5 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 1- 4 0- 0 0- 0

FT 3- 6 4- 4 4- 5 7- 8 2- 2 4- 4 0- 0 0- 0 1- 3

6-17

25-32

200

20-60 1 42 30

2 37 41

OT

146 * Minnesota Basketball

OT

O-D 0- 8 0- 5 0- 1 1- 4 0- 6 0- 3 7- 6 1- 0 2- 1 0- 0 11-34

R 8 5 1 5 6 3 13 1 3 0 45

O-D 0- 7 1- 4 2- 0 0- 1 1- 1 3- 0 0- 4 0- 0 3- 2 1- 2 11-21

R 7 5 2 1 2 3 4 0 5 3 32

F 79 71

F 3 5 3 5 2 1 4 1 1

A 1 0 4 6 4 1 0 2 1

TO 4 3 4 2 1 0 2 2 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

S 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0

TP 10 9 23 7 15 3 8 2 2

25

19

19

2

5

79

F 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 2 4

A 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1

TP 11 6 20 16 6 6 3 0 3

22

11

TO 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 3 1 10

7

71

FG% 49.1 33.3

3FG% 57.1 35.3

0

FT% 73.1 78.1

Minnesota Ellis-Milan, F Voigt, F Fox, G McCoy, G Ohm, G Sylva Harper Dockery Buford B. Mastey N. Mastey Team Totals Texas A&M Smith, F Gant, F Micheaux, C Starks, G Colson, G Finstad Buchanan Carter White Elonu Collins Assarian Limbaha Team Totals Minnesota Texas A&M

MP 38 22 29 32 14 6 16 2 21 19 1

FG 7- 8 0- 1 0-11 2- 5 1- 3 0- 1 1- 1 0- 0 1- 6 2- 4 0- 0

3P 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 1- 3 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 4 0- 0 0- 0

FT 1- 1 3- 4 2- 2 2- 4 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 0- 0 2- 2 1- 3 0- 0

200

14-40

1- 7

13-18

MP 23 31 21 36 25 1 13 19 11 9 3 6 2

FG 6-11 9-12 1- 2 7-17 5- 9 0- 1 0- 2 1- 4 2- 5 0- 1 0- 1 0- 0 0- 0

3P 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 1- 3 3- 6 0- 0 0- 0 0- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

FT 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0

200

31-65

5-13

6-8

1 24 39

2 18 34

OT

OT

O-D 3- 3 1- 1 0- 4 0- 6 0- 1 1- 0 0- 1 0- 0 1- 0 0- 2 0- 0 2- 2 8-20

R 6 2 4 6 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 4 28

O-D 1- 3 2- 2 3- 3 0- 6 0- 3 0- 0 2- 2 0- 0 1- 1 3- 0 0- 0 0- 1 0- 0 3- 1 15-22

R 4 4 6 6 3 0 4 0 2 3 0 1 0 4 37

F 42 73

F 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0

A 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

TO 5 4 4 10 2 0 1 0 4 2 0

B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

S 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

TP 15 3 2 6 3 2 2 0 4 5 0

13

7

32

5

7

42

F 3 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 0

A 2 3 1 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0

TO 2 3 2 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0

B 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 4 0 2 6 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0

TP 13 20 2 17 13 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 0

19

16

17

4

20

73

FG% 35.0 47.7

3FG% 14.2 38.5

FT% 72.2 75.0


history & records

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS Golden Gopher NCAA Tournament Records TEAM RECORDS Most points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 vs. UCLA, 3-21-04 Fewest points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 vs. Texas A&M 3-24-09 Fewest points allowed: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 vs. St. Francis, 3-19-05 Most points allowed: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 vs. Vanderbilt, 3-19-94 Rebounds: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 vs. UNLV, 3-16-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 vs. Notre Dame, 3-22-09 Assists: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 vs. UCLA, 3-21-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 vs. Kansas State, 3-23-04 Field goal %: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54.3% (25-46) vs. Tulane, 3-22-03 Field goal % in a half: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62.5 (15-24, 1) vs. Notre Dame, 3-22-09 Lowest Field goal % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.1 (19-61) vs. Texas (3-23-08) 3-pt. Field goal %: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67.7 % (4-6) vs. UNLV, 3-16-02 Free throws made: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 vs. Washington, 3-18-06 Free throw %: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90.9% (10-11) vs. Vanderbilt 3-19-94 Most turnovers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 vs. Texas A&M, 3-24-09 Fewest turnovers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 vs. Boston College, 3-28-04 Most First half points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 vs. Kansas State, 3-23-04 Fewest First half points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 vs. Texas (3-23-08) Fewest First half points allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 vs. Kansas State, 3-23-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 vs. St. Francis, 3-19-05 Biggest Halftime Lead: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 vs. Kansas State (43-17), 3-23-04 Largest Halftime Deficit: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 vs. Vanderbilt (48-33), 3-19-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 vs. Texas A&M (39-24), 3-24-09 Most Second half points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 vs. UCLA,3-21-04

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, Lindsay Whalen vs. North Carolina, 3-18-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, Lindsay Whalen vs. UCLA, 3-21-04 Points by an Opponent: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, Nikki Blue (UCLA), 3-21-04 3-pt. FG: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, Shannon Schonrock vs. UCLA, 3-21-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, Katie Ohm vs. Notre Dame, 3-22-09 Free throws: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, Lindsay Whalen vs. UCLA, 3-21-04 FG %: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.0 % (5-5) Nancy Alexander vs. Notre Dame, 3-15-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70.0 % (7-10) Crystal Flint vs. Vanderbilt, 3-19-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70.0% (7-10) Kim Prince vs. Texas, 3-30-03 3FG%: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.0 % (3-3), Shannon Bolden, vs. Duke, 3-30-04 FT%: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.0 % (10-10), Lindsay Whalen vs. Kansas State, 3-23-04 Rebounds: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18, Janel McCarville vs. Kansas State, 3-23-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18, Janel McCarville vs. Duke, 3-30-04 Assists: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, Lindsay Whalen vs. Boston College, 3-28-04 Blocks: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, Janel McCarville vs. Boston College, 3-28-04 Steals: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, Lindsay Whalen vs. UNLV, 3-16-02

TOURNAMENT RECORDS Most points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 (19.8), Lindsay Whalen, 2004 (5 games) Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 (15.0) Janel McCarville, 2004 (5 games) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 (7.8), Lindsay Whalen, 2004 (5 games) Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 (2.0), Janel McCarville, 2004 (5 games) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 (3.3), Janel McCarville, 2005 (3 games) Steals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 (2.2), Lindsay Whalen, 2004 (5 games) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 (2.2), Janel McCarville, 2004 (5 games)

TOURNAMENT CAREER RECORDS Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, Janel McCarville, 2002-05 Most points: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203 (20.3), Lindsay Whalen, 2002-04 (10 games) Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 (13.0) Janel McCarville, 2002-05 (13 games) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 (6.9), Lindsay Whalen, 2002-04 (10 games) Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 (2.3) Janel McCarville, 2002-05 (13 games) Steals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 (2.1), Janel McCarville, 2002-05 (13 games)

OVERTIME GAMES Overall: 18-8 Big Ten: 6-7 Home: 7-6 Away: 6-4 Neutral: 5-0

Double-Overtime: 0-1 Big Ten Tournament: 1-0 NCAA Tournament: 0-0

Most points scored in OT period: 18 vs. Texas Tech (12-18-93) Fewest points scored in OT period: 2 (2 FTs) vs. Kansas (11-21-98), 2 (1FG vs. Iowa (1-3-08) Most opponent points scored in OT period: 16 vs. Ohio State (2-15-01) Fewest opponent points scored in OT period: 3 (3 FTs) vs. Northwestern (2-17-00) 2-6-76 12-22-78 11-17-79 12-28-82 3-8-84 1-22-95 12-30-86 11-17-87 1-29-89 11-30-91 2-21-92 12-20-92 12-1-93 12-18-93 3-6-94 2-5-95 1-10-97 11-21-98 12-16-99 2-17-00 2-27-00 2-15-01 1-31-02 11-15-04 3-6-05 1-12-06 1-25-07 1-3-08 1-17-08

vs. Michigan (N) at William Penn Missouri vs. Cleveland State (N) at Purdue at Indiana Colorado Wichita State Indiana at North Carolina State Michigan State Boise State (N) at Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 Texas Tech Penn State at Wisconsin Illinois Kansas South Florida at Northwestern Michigan State Ohio State at Illinois at Washington vs. No. 3/6 Ohio State (N-BTT) 12/11 Purdue at Iowa Iowa at Indiana

W W W W W W W W W L W W W W L L L L W W W L W L W L W L L (2ot)

68-67 87-85 88-28 84-81 71-69 81-76 76-74 78-71 86-85 100-108 78-68 95-91 77-73 92-82 85-92 78-79 85-89 53-62 68-64 76-67 75-71 65-72 79-76 67-72 66-63 56-60 80-78 66-68 77-80

RECORDS BY THE HALF Points in a half 69 (2) 63 (1) 60 (1)

IPFW Iowa Butler

11-23-02 1-12-03 11-17-01

Fewest points in a half 10 (2) at Purdue 14 (1) at South Carolina 15 (1) at Kansas 15 (1) at Iowa 15 (1) Penn State 15 (2) Penn State

2-12-06 11-29-95 12-30-91 2-23-97 1-10-00 1-10-00

Opponent points in a half 66 (1) Ohio State 61 (2) at Northern Illinois 61 (1) Purdue 61 (1) at Michigan

1-12-96 12-17-88 1-12-90 2-21-97

Fewest opponent points in a half 11 (2) at Indiana 12 (2) Detroit 12 (2) Kansas

2-24-05 12-2-04 12-5-04

Biggest halftime lead: 30 vs. Detroit (52-22), 12-02-04 Biggest halftime deficit: 40 vs. Ohio State (66-26), 1-12-96 Biggest halftime deficit overcome to win: 17 vs. Indiana, 1-29-89 (down 40-23 at half, won 86-85 in overtime) 14 vs. Illinois (down 44-30 at halftime, won 79-76 in overtime), 1-31-02 Biggest halftime lead lost in defeat: 11 vs. Kansas (led 25-15 at half, lost 62-53 in OT), 11-21-98 11 vs. Iowa (led 32-21 at halftime, lost 66-63), 1-10-86

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history & records

RESULTS BY YEAR 1971-72

5-3 overall Head Coach: Joan Stevenson No Game Information Available

1972-73

8-8 overall Head Coach: Deb Wilson No Game Information Available

1973-74

3-10 overall (Home: 2-4) Head Coach: Linda Wells 1/15 at Dr. Martin Luther L 1/18 at Minnesota-Duluth L 1/22 Mankato State L 1/28 at Southwest State L 1/31 Winona State L 2/4 Minnesota-Duluth W 2/8 Wisconsin-LaCrosse L 2/12 at Mankato State L 2/15 St. Cloud State L 2/18 Wisconsin-Superior W 2/21 at St. Teresa’s 1 W 2/22 at Bemidji State 1 L 2/28 at Wisconsin-River Falls L 1 - MWIAA State Tournament (Minneapolis/Augsburg)

37-44 37-38 42-43 43-58 46-47 38-37 21-49 40-46 54-36 59-21 40-46 51-56

1974-75

7-12 overall (Home: 3-5) Head Coach: Jenny Johnson vs. Wisconsin 1 L at Iowa 1 L vs. Indiana 1 L vs. Illinois 1 W Wisconsin-River Falls W at Winona State L at St. Cloud State W Concordia-St. Paul W at Mankato State L Southwest State L Winona State L Mankato State L at Wisconsin-LaCrosse L St. Cloud State W at Minnesota-Duluth W John F. Kennedy L South Dakota State L at Carleton 2 W at Mankato State 2 L 1 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial), (Iowa City, Iowa) 2 - MWIAA State Tournament (Minneapolis/Augsburg)

45-55 33-55 37-93 53-50 61-30 51-58 58-56 48-42 37-46 43-46 43-61 49-50 41-66 43-39 60-45 40-68 42-46 63-40 49-52

148 * Minnesota Basketball

W W L L L L W W W W W L

1976-77

15-14 overall (Home: 6-2) Head Coach: Jenny Johnson 12/2 at Wisconsin-Eau Claire W 12/5 at Winnipeg L 1/1 at Lakehead L 1/2 at Lakehead W 1/7 Mankato State W 1/10 Wisconsin-River Falls W 1/11 Winona State W 1/14 at Dr. Martin Luther W 1/15 at St. Cloud State L 1/18 at Mankato State W 1/21 at Concordia-Moorhead W 1/21 at North Dakota L 1/22 at Moorhead State W 1/24 Minnesota-Duluth W 1/26 Concordia-St. Paul W 2/1 at St. Cloud State L 2/5 at Simpson College L 2/7 at Northern Iowa CC L 2/11 at Northwestern 1 L 2/11 at Michigan 1 W 2/12 at Illinois 1 L 2/16 Dr. Martin Luther W 2/22 at Wisconsin-LaCrosse L 2/25 vs. Mankato State 2 W 2/25 vs. St. Cloud State 2 L 2/26 vs. Mankato State 2 W 2/26 vs. St. Cloud State 2 L 3/23 Delta State 3 L 3/24 Missouri 3 L 1 - Big Ten Tourn. (Unofficial), (West Lafayette, Ind.) 2 - MWIAA State Tournament (Minneapolis/Augsburg) 3 - AIAW National Tournament (Minneapolis, Minn.)

62-47 55-69 66-68 80-59 60-25 67-43 67-56 71-34 48-49 60-35 57-56 43-65 57-56 52-41 88-74 36-60 60-62 57-63 68-73 67-61 45-57 76-37 56-67 60-44 46-49 48-44 60-67 43-87 39-60

24-10 overall (Home: 9-0) National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson

14-11 overall (Home: 5-5) Head Coach: Jenny Johnson at Mankato State Lakehead Lakehead Winnipeg Concordia-Moorhead Grandview College at Minnesota-Duluth Mankato State Bemidji State at Winona State at Wisconsin-River Falls at South Dakota State

56-60 73-69 66-56 61-55 34-66 68-67 54-62 53-58 53-51 52-68 50-24 54-59 61-51

1977-78

1975-76

12/2 12/5 12/6 12/9 1/8 1/10 1/12 1/16 1/17 1/20 1/21 1/23

1/24 at Southwest State L 1/26 at Dr. Martin Luther W 1/30 St. Cloud State W 2/3 at Concordia-St. Paul W 2/6 vs. Ohio State 1 L 2/6 vs. Michigan 1 W ot 2/7 at Illinois 1 L 2/10 at St. Cloud State L 2/11 at Wisconsin-Eau Claire W 2/14 Wisconsin-LaCrosse L 2/19 vs. St. Catherine’s 2 W 2/19 vs. Dr. Martin Luther 2 L 3/1 North Iowa Area CC W 1 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial), (Champaign, Ill.) 2 - MWIAA State Tournament (Minneapolis/Augsburg)

73-44 53-49 48-51 35-57 48-52 36-69 55-29 59-36 54-41 47-42 51-37 38-49

11/25 11/26 12/2 12/3 12/7 12/17 12/29 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/14 1/17

vs. Indiana State 1 vs. Creighton 1 Lakehead Lakehead Wisconsin-Eau Claire at William Penn at Kansas State at Nebraska Mankato State at Iowa State at Grandview College at Winona State

L W W W W L L L W L W W

52-66 70-53 71-42 50-49 53-44 63-70 30-70 67-68 100-62 70-76 64-62 79-64

Linda Roberts 1/18 Wisconsin-LaCrosse W 1/19 St. Cloud State W 1/21 at Minnesota-Duluth W 1/25 at Southwest State W 1/28 at South Dakota State W 1/31 at Mankato State W 2/1 at St. Cloud State W 2/3 Simpson College W 2/4 Bemidji State W 2/6 at Martin Luther W 2/10 at Purdue 2 W 2/11 vs. Indiana 2 W 2/12 vs. Ohio State 2 L 2/13 at Concordia-St. Paul W 2/15 St. Catherine’s W 2/18 at Iowa W 2/20 at Wisconsin-La Crosse L 2/25 at St. Cloud State 3 W 3/9 at Kansas State 4 L 3/16 at Texas 5 L 3/17 at Kansas 5 L 3/18 at Fort Valley State 5 W 1 - Drake Invitational (Des Moines, Iowa) 2 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial) (W. Lafayette, Ind.) 3 - MWIAA State Tournament (Minneapolis/Augsburg) 4 - AIAW Region VI Tournament 5 - National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) (Amarillo, Texas)

94-88 58-48 99-52 83-66 81-56 91-66 76-72 82-59 65-53 83-39 86-68 64-38 62-77 68-66 71-52 83-79 71-107 70-53 81-96 56-91 65-86 75-74

1978-79

17-15 overall (Home: 7-2) National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson 11/18 11/27 11/28 12/2 12/14 12/16 12/20 12/22 12/23 1/3

at Missouri at Kansas at Nebraska Iowa State at Texas at Baylor St. Cloud State at William Penn at Iowa Nebraska

L L L W L L W W ot L W

57-82 63-81 57-59 85-73 53-114 71-72 71-49 87-85 82-91 63-55


history & records 1/6 Kansas State L 1/11 vs. Temple JC 1 W 1/12 vs. Nebraska-Omaha 1 W 1/13 vs. Memphis State 1 L 1/20 Drake W 1/23 Mankato State W 1/26 vs. Kansas 2 L 1/27 at Kansas State 2 W 1/31 at St. Cloud State W 2/3 Iowa W 2/9 vs. Iowa 3 W 2/9 vs. Northwestern 3 L 2/10 vs. Ohio State 3 L 2/14 at Mankato State W 2/17 Wisconsin-LaCrosse W 2/20 at Drake L 2/24 vs. St. Cloud State 4 W 2/27 at Wisconsin-LaCrosse L 3/9 Kansas State 5 L 3/15 at Oregon 6 L 3/16 at California 6 W 3/17 at Mississippi 6 W 1 - Central Missouri State Inv. (Warrensburg, Mo.) 2 - Kansas State Inv. (Manhattan, Kans.) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial), (Bloomington, Ind.) 4 . - MAIAW State Tournament (Minneapolis/Augsburg) 5 - AIAW Region VI Tournament (Minneapolis, Minn.) 6 - National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT) (Amarillo, Texas)

62-100 91-67 76-65 80-83 70-66 82-55 73-79 68-66 72-66 90-79 86-64 63-78 75-83 72-52 74-69 77-80 76-69 77-93 80-84 74-85 73-64 81-73

1979-80

18-11 overall (Home: 9-1) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson 11/17 Missouri W ot 11/28 Drake W 12/1 vs. Rhode Island 1 W 12/2 at Montclair State 1 L 12/3 at Iowa State W 12/15 Creighton W 12/18-20 at Portland State 2 W 12/19 vs. UCLA 2 L 12/20 vs. North Carolina State 2 L 12/22 William Penn W 12/30 Manitoba W 1/11 Southern Illinois W 1/12 at South Dakota W 1/23 St. Cloud State W 1/25 at North Carolina State 3 L 1/26 vs. North Carolina 3 W 1/31 South Dakota W 2/2 Kansas L 2/8 at. Wisconsin 4 W 2/9 vs. Michigan State 4 W 2/10 vs. Northwestern 4 L 2/12 at Iowa L 2/15 at Kansas State L 2/20 at Drake L 2/23 Iowa W 2/28 at South Dakota W 3/1 at Nebraska 5 L 3/7 vs. Northwest Missouri St.6 W 3/8 vs. Kansas State 6 L 1 - Montclair State Classic (Montclair, N.J.) 2 - Giusti Tourn. of Champions (Portland, Ore.) 3 - North Carolina State Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) 4 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial), (Madison, Wis.) 5 - AIAW Sub Regional (Lincoln, Neb.) 6 - AIAW Region VI Tournament (Warrensburg, Mo.)

88-82 85-71 90-78 60-74 78-53 92-58 78-64 63-78 67-74 75-70 108-30 75-54 87-64 66-60 52-74 80-78 98-52 72-93 80-66 64-59 72-86 68-70 68-103 69-77 92-67 78-68 59-72 67-54 63-70

1980-81

28-7 overall (Home: 13-2) AIAW National Tournament Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson 11/20 at Missouri W 11/22 at Iowa W 11/28 Oklahoma State 1 W 11/29 Louisville 1 W 12/5 at Stephen F. Austin 2 L 12/6 vs. Valdosta State 2 W 12/9 at Drake L 12/19 vs. Harvard 3 W 12/20 at Princeton 3 W 12/22 at Maryland L 12/23 at St. John’s W 1/3 Ohio State W 1/5 Iowa State W 1/8 vs. New Mexico 4 W 1/9 vs. Kansas State 4 W 1/10 vs. Stephen F. Austin 4 L 1/17 at Wisconsin W 1/19 at Southern Illinois W 1/24 Kansas State W 1/27 at Iowa State W 1/30 Iowa W 1/31 Northwestern W 2/7 South Dakota W 2/13 vs. Wisconsin 5 W 2/14 vs. Ohio State 5 W 2/15 at Northwestern 5 W 2/18 Drake W 2/21 at South Dakota W 2/25 at Kansas L 2/28 Indiana W 3/7 Wisconsin W 3/13 Wichita State 6 W 3/14 Missouri 6 W 3/15 Kansas 6 L 3/18 Jackson State 7 L 1 - Minnesota Thanksgiving Classic (Minneapolis) 2 - Stephen F. Austin Inv. (Nacogodoches, Texas) 3 - Princeton Inv. (Princeton, N.J.) 4 - Wichita State Pizza Hut Inv. (Wichita, Kans.) 5 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial), (Evanston, Ill.) 6 - AIAW Region VI Tournament (Minneapolis, Minn.) 7 - AIAW National Tournament First Round Minneapolis, Minn.)

89-82 94-71 81-60 101-72 72-91 76-63 77-81 101-42 72-64 74-86 78-63 71-60 75-43 73-53 71-70 62-77 84-68 85-63 70-54 88-49 71-52 87-83 77-68 79-68 65-48 79-73 77-66 96-70 74-83 81-74 66-56 83-61 75-65 61-67 65-68

18-11 overall (Home: 6-2) AIAW National Tournament Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson China Nationals at Iowa at Wisconsin Louisiana State Drake vs. San Francisco 1 at Washington State 1 at Iowa State at Long Beach State at Southern California National College at Indiana Wisconsin Iowa at Illinois-Chicago Circle at Northwestern at Drake at Kansas State vs. Ohio State 2 Iowa State Kansas

L W W W L W W L L L W W W W L W L L L W W

2/26 vs. Washington 3 W 2/27 vs. Arizona State 3 W 2/28 vs. Indiana 3 W 3/3 at Missouri L 3/12 at Iowa State 4 W 3/13 at Central Missouri 4 W 3/21 at St. John’s 5 W 3/23 at Rutgers 5 L 1 - Dial Classic (Pullman, Wash.) 2 - Big Ten Tournament (Unofficial), (East Lansing, Mich..) 3 - Northern Lights Tournament (Anchorage, Alaska) 4 - AIAW Region VI Tournament (Warrensburg, Mo.) 5 - AIAW National Tournament (Piscataway, N.J.)

80-79 76-58 70-66 57-58 81-62 76-71 68-56 75-83

1982-83

20-7 overall, 13-5/t3rd Big Ten (Home: 10-1) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson

1981-82

11/5 11/15 11/21 11/28 12/1 12/5 12/6 12/8 12/19 12/23 1/6 1/9 1/23 1/25 1/29 1/30 2/2 2/6 2/12 2/17 2/20

Holly Thompson

72-93 77-52 72-63 75-73 58-78 98-66 82-68 62-68 59-81 52-91 81-44 79-65 63-60 90-43 61-62 71-63 60-87 68-77 66-68 84-56 73-57

11/26 DePaul 1 11/27 Memphis State 1 12/1 at Northern Illinois 12/5 at Univ. of Chicago 12/7 at North Dakota State 12/18 at Kansas 12/20 at Nebraska 12/28 vs. Cleveland State 2 12/30 vs. No. 10 Georgia 2 1/7 at Illinois 1/9 at Purdue 1/14 Michigan 1/16 Michigan State 1/21 at Iowa 1/23 at Northwestern 1/28 Wisconsin 2/4 Indiana 2/6 Ohio State 2/11 at Ohio State 2/13 at Indiana 2/18 at Wisconsin 2/25 Northwestern 2/27 Iowa 3/4 at Michigan State 3/6 at Michigan 3/10 Purdue 3/12 Illinois 1 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Dial Classic (Miami, Fla.)

W W W W W L W W ot L W W W W W L W W W L L W L W L W W W

82-64 84-76 91-70 81-49 90-61 72-78 81-70 84-81 61-65 91-75 86-75 90-43 75-65 73-62 67-72 73-60 86-80 68-56 48-79 69-80 77-71 92-97 78-53 79-94 84-77 115-88 89-65

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history & records 12/9 Drake W 12/14 vs. Colorado 3 W 12/16 at Montana 3 12/27 at San Diego State 12/31 at Texas-San Antonio W 1/4 at Illinois W 1/6 at Purdue W 1/11 at Iowa 1/18 Michigan W 1/20 Michigan State W 1/25 at Wisconsin W 1/27 at Northwestern 2/1 Ohio State 2/3 Indiana W 2/8 Iowa 2/15 at Michigan State W 2/17 at Michigan W 2/22 Northwestern W 2/24 Wisconsin W 3/1 at Indiana W 3/3 at Ohio State 3/7 Purdue W 3/9 Illinois W 1 - Queens Classic (Plainview, Texas) 2 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 3 - Lady Grizz Insurance Classic (Missoula, Mont.)

L L

L

L L L

L

68-58 84-61 71-83 66-82 86-72 77-61 69-64 38-60 76-49 84-70 59-58 74-80 58-64 69-65 58-66 68-62 84-75 82-70 79-70 90-77 72-85 97-83 74-67

1985-86

8-20 overall, 4-14/9th Big Ten (Home: 8-6) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson

Jodi Olson

1983-84

12-15 overall, 9-9/7th Big Ten (Home: 7-5) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson 11/25 11/26 11/30 12/4 12/6 12/16 12/18 12/28 12/29 12/30 1/6 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/22 1/27 2/3 2/5 2/10 2/12 2/17 2/24 2/26 3/2 3/4 3/8 3/10

1

Miami (Ohio) Arkansas 1 Iowa State at Tennessee at Western Kentucky South Dakota State at Central Michigan vs. Cheyney State 2 vs. Youngstown State 2 vs. Villanova 2 Illinois Purdue at Michigan at Michigan State Iowa Northwestern at Wisconsin at Indiana at Ohio State Ohio State Indiana Wisconsin at Northwestern at Iowa Michigan State Michigan at Purdue at Illinois

W

76-58 60-76 W 61-48 L 50-54 L 61-69 Cancelled L 71-92 L 71-79 W 92-73 L 69-76 W 71-57 W 83-67 W 81-75 L 67-92 W 57-55 L 73-82 L 59-63 W 75-67 L 79-106 L 63-80 L 65-78 W 62-51 L 68-74 L 58-79 L 60-66 W 89-78 W ot 71-69 W 71-67 L

- Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - La Salle Inv. (Philadelphia, Pa.)

1984-85

18-10 overall, 13-5/3rd Big Ten (Home: 9-3) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson at Wayland Baptist 1 vs. Texas-San Antonio 1 vs. Florida A & M 1 Nebraska 2 NE Louisiana 2

150 * Minnesota Basketball

L L W W L W W L L L L W L L L W W L L L W L L L L L L L

74-77 74-82 72-69 68-57 50-87 71-53 92-66 71-81 74-93 69-76 63-82 75-66 63-66 56-70 60-62 75-58 75-70 65-95 67-80 51-61 73-62 60-74 66-77 52-62 69-75 70-77 78-95 68-79

L W L W L

52-59 60-57 57-66 90-79 66-82

Northern Illinois 1 Auburn1 at Kansas State at Kansas Illinois State South Dakota at South Carolina State at Florida International at Miami Colorado

W L L L W W W L L W (ot)

87-71 46-101 68-79 74-87 72-67 80-61 73-60 69-87 64-77 76-74

W L L L L W L L W W L

48-88 73-81 40-81 60-62 59-79 53-79 57-71 81-73 64-70 60-78 60-64 61-95 60-44 76-82 62-73 92-60 70-45 48-79

9-18 overall, 5-13/8th Big Ten (Home: 5-8) Head Coach: LaRue Fields 11/27 11/28 12/2 12/5 12/19 12/20 12/29 12/30 1/2 1/8 1/10 1/15 1/22 1/24 1/29 1/31 2/5 2/7 2/12 2/19 2/21 2/26 2/28 3/4 3/6 3/7 3/12

Wichita State 1 Miami 1 at Drake at Illinois State Missouri Kansas at Stanford 2 vs. Simon Fraser 2 at Washington Northwestern Wisconsin Iowa at Purdue at Illinois Ohio State Indiana at Michigan at Michigan State at Iowa Illinois Purdue at Indiana at Ohio State Michigan State Michigan at Wisconsin at Northwestern

1986-87

11/28 11/29 12/1 12/2 12/5 12/6 12/19 12/20 12/22 12/30

L L L L L L L

1987-88

9-19 overall, 4-14/t-8th Big Ten (Home: 7-7) Head Coach: Ellen Mosher Hanson

1

11/22 11/22 11/22 11/30 12/1

11/22 vs. Western Michigan 1 11/23 vs. Providence 1 11/27 San Diego State 11/29 New Mexico 2 11/30 Kansas State 2 12/7 Wyoming 12/8 North Dakota 12/17 at Drake 12/19 at Missouri 12/30 at Colorado 1/3 Illinois 1/5 Purdue 1/10 Iowa 1/17 at Michigan 1/19 at Michigan State 1/24 Wisconsin 1/26 Northwestern 1/31 at Ohio State 2/2 at Indiana 2/7 at Iowa 2/14 Michigan State 2/16 Michigan 2/21 at Northwestern 2/23 at Wisconsin 2/28 Indiana 3/2 Ohio State 3/6 at Purdue 3/8 at Illinois 1 - Lady Lion Classic (College Park, Pa.) 2 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

1/2 at Northwestern 1/4 at Wisconsin 1/9 at Iowa 1/16 Purdue 1/18 Illinois 1/23 at Ohio State 1/25 at Indiana 1/30 Michigan 2/1 Michigan State 2/6 Iowa 2/13 at Illinois 2/15 at Purdue 2/20 Indiana 2/22 Ohio State 2/27 at Michigan State 3/1 at Michigan 3/5 Wisconsin 3/7 Northwestern 1 -Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Shannon Loeblein

W (ot) W L L W L L W L W L L L W L W L L L L L W L L L W L

78-71 76-72 65-74 60-82 71-61 72-78 64-87 84-61 64-83 82-77 67-75 41-84 72-86 59-55 59-91 82-71 71-83 53-65 51-100 79-82 60-73 62-61 48-88 57-73 77-86 73-71 57-68


history & records 1

1990-91

- Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) - Cardinal Classic (Stanford, Calif.)

2

6-22 overall, 2-16/10th Big Ten (4-10) Head Coach: Linda Hill-MacDonald

1988-89

7-21 overall, 4-14/10th Big Ten (Home: 6-7) Head Coach: LaRue Fields 11/25 at Nebraska 1 11/26 vs. Washington State 1 12/2 Radford 2 12/3 Texas A & M 2 12/11 at Kansas 12/17 at Northern Illinois 12/19 at Iowa State 12/21 at North Carolina 12/29 Drake 12/31 Washington 1/6 Michigan State 1/8 Michigan 1/13 at Purdue 1/15 at Illinois 1/21 at Iowa 1/27 Ohio State 1/29 Indiana 2/3 at Northwestern 2/5 at Wisconsin 2/10 Illinois 2/12 Purdue 2/17 Iowa 2/24 at Ohio State 2/26 at Indiana 3/3 Wisconsin 3/5 Northwestern 3/9 at Michigan State 3/11 at Michigan 1 - Wimmer’s Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) 2 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

L W W W L L L L L L L W L L L L W ot L L W L L L L W L L L

77-90 97-67 76-56 79-67 60-64 75-104 54-77 96-109 81-84 59-74 78-82 84-69 67-88 60-71 54-97 82-106 86-85 60-69 61-78 88-78 79-82 73-80 71-103 84-94 83-58 86-89 54-88 64-81

W L W L L W L L L W L L L L L L L L W L L L L L L L W L

80-65 63-71 79-59 84-69 85-60 74-61 76-84 75-85 66-84 72-60 49-90 77-102 60-106 60-78 64-78 63-92 51-70 51-65 58-55 63-71 57-85 67-83 52-64 46-70 52-68 70-74 76-62 78-87

1991-92

8-19 overall, 3-15/t-9th Big Ten (Home: 5-7) Head Coach: Linda Hill-MacDonald

1989-90

8-21 overall, 3-15/t-9th Big Ten (Home: 6-8) Head Coach: LaRue Fields 11/24 vs. Arkansas State 1 W 11/25 vs. Sam Houston State 1 W 11/28 Northern Illinois 12/1 Northeastern 2 W 12/2 Central Michigan 2 12/10 Iowa State W 12/16 at Sam Houston State 12/18 at Texas A&M 12/21 Bradley W 12/30 at Kansas State 1/5 at Michigan 1/7 at Michigan State 1/12 Purdue 1/14 Illinois W 1/19 Iowa 1/26 at Ohio State 1/28 at Indiana 2/2 Northwestern 2/4 Wisconsin 2/9 at Purdue 2/11 at Illinois 2/16 at Iowa 2/23 Indiana W 2/25 Ohio State 3/2 at Wisconsin 3/4 at Northwestern 3/8 Michigan State W 3/10 Michigan 1 - Sooner Thanksgiving Classic (Norman, Okla.) 2 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

11/26 Marquette 11/28 Kansas 11/30 Illinois-Chicago 1 12/1 Georgia Tech 1 12/15 at Connecticut 12/17 at Dartmouth 12/20 at Bradley 12/22 Oklahoma 12/29 vs. Stephen F. Austin 2 12/30 vs. Western Carolina 2 1/4 at Northwestern 1/6 at Wisconsin 1/11 Purdue 1/13 Illinois 1/18 at Ohio State 1/20 at Indiana 1/25 at Iowa 2/1 Michigan 2/3 Michigan State 2/8 at Illinois 2/10 at Purdue 2/15 Indiana 2/17 Ohio State 2/22 Iowa 3/1 at Michigan State 3/3 at Michigan 3/7 Wisconsin 3/9 Northwestern 1 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Western Kentucky Tournament

L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L

83-67 98-77 75-98 96-59 60-72 86-81 76-103 80-84 77-69 80-100 53-70 52-77 79-108 84-71 43-79 58-64 59-61 81-99 75-76 65-86 62-86 58-87 85-67 72-86 82-94 42-77 66-65 69-80

11/23 Wisconsin-Green Bay 11/29 vs. Georgia Southern 1 11/30 at North Carolina. State 1 12/14 Boston Univ. 2 12/17 at South Florida 12/19 at Florida International 12/21 at Marquette 12/30 at Kansas 1/10 at Iowa 1/12 Penn State 1/17 Ohio State 1/19 Indiana 1/24 at Michigan 1/26 at Michigan State 1/31 Purdue 2/2 Illinois 2/7 at Northwestern 2/9 at Wisconsin 2/14 at Indiana 2/16 at Ohio State 2/21 Michigan State 2/23 Michigan 2/28 at Illinois 3/1 at Purdue 3/6 Wisconsin 3/8 Northwestern 3/12 Iowa 1 - Ronald McDonald House Wolfpack Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) 2 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

W 55-49 W 83-62 L 100-108 W 83-56 W 76-61 L 70-88 W 105-100 L 42-95 L 68-85 L 64-75 W 83-75 L 73-79 L 77-83 L 66-75 L 72-97 W 82-70 L 71-85 L 72-82 L 67-73 L 56-65 W ot 78-68 L 65-67 L 61-72 L 63-78 L 82-83 L 67-99 L 47-65

Cara Pearson

1992-93

14-12 overall, 9-9/5th Big Ten (7-7) Head Coach: Linda Hill-MacDonald 12/1 Kansas W 12/4 Western Kentucky L 12/13 Georgia Tech L 12/19 at Santa Clara 1 W 12/20 vs. Boise State 1 W ot 12/28 at Wisconsin-Green Bay W 12/30 at Kansas State W 1/5 Marquette L 1/10 Iowa L 1/12 at Wisconsin L 1/17 Illinois W 1/22 Purdue W 1/24 Indiana W 1/29 at Michigan State W 1/31 at Michigan W 2/5 Penn State L 2/7 at Northwestern L 2/14 Northwestern W 2/19 at Indiana W 2/21 at Purdue L 2/26 Michigan W 2/28 Michigan State L 3/4 at Ohio State L 3/7 at Penn State L 3/10 Wisconsin W 3/12 at Iowa L 1 - Diet Pepsi Shootout Tournament (Santa Clara, Calif.)

82-76 64-92 62-82 82-80 95-91 79-66 58-44 87-89 47-75 72-75 66-56 67-51 80-70 70-61 71-62 62-77 68-76 72-70 60-59 64-72 85-69 54-71 76-95 78-99 91-56 59-83

1993-94

18-11 overall, 10-8/t-4th Big Ten (Home: 10-3) NCAA Tournament Second Round Head Coach: Linda Hill-MacDonald 11/27 12/1 12/11 12/12 12/14 12/18 12/19 12/21 12/30 1/5 1/9

at Marquette at Georgia Tech Chicago State 1 Boise State 1 Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. No. 3 Texas Tech 2 at Wichita State 2 Kansas State at Northern Iowa at Iowa Wisconsin

L W W W W W L W W L W

68-87 77-73 95-47 78-68 73-54 92-82 70-75 76-65 90-59 59-69 89-84

151 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records 1/16 at Illinois L 1/22 at Purdue L 1/23 at Indiana W 1/28 Michigan State W 1/30 Michigan W 2/4 at Penn State L 2/6 Northwestern W 2/13 at Northwestern L 2/18 Indiana W 2/20 Purdue L 2/25 at Michigan W 2/27 at Michigan State W 3/4 Ohio State L 3/6 Penn State L 3/8 at Wisconsin W 3/11 Iowa W 3/16 at Notre Dame 3 W 3/19 at Vanderbilt 4 L 1 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Pizza Hut Classic - Wichita, Kansas 3 - NCAA Tournament First Round (South Bend, Ind.) 4 - NCAA Tournament Second Round (Nashville, Tenn.)

78-88 58-68 73-68 82-69 79-70 77-87 84-74 63-89 93-74 68-76 88-59 66-62 66-85 85-92 82-71 64-58 81-76 72-98

1994-95

12-15 overall, 7-9/t-7th Big Ten (Home: 10-3) Head Coach: Linda Hill-MacDonald 11/26 11/27 12/2 12/10 12/12 12/16 12/20 12/22 12/28 12/30 12/31 1/6 1/8 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/22 1/27 1/29 2/3 2/5 2/10

Monmouth 1 South Carolina 1 at Kansas State Northern Iowa at Wisconsin-Green Bay No. 20 Texas A&M at Western Illinois Marquette Northwestern at Oklahoma State 2 at Oklahoma 2 No. 7 Penn State No. 19 Purdue at Ohio State at Illinois Wisconsin at Indiana Michigan Iowa at Michigan State at Wisconsin Illinois

Sonja Robinson

152 * Minnesota Basketball

W L L W L W W W W L L W W L L L W ot W W L L ot W

71-54 72-78 73-75 89-44 42-65 77-54 73-63 86-78 74-54 61-70 64-74 71-56 68-67 57-82 54-68 63-76 81-76 76-58 70-56 66-69 78-79 92-46

2/12 Ohio State 2/17 No. 15 at Purdue 2/19 at Penn State 2/26 at Northwestern 3/3 vs. Iowa 3 1 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Bertha Teague Classic (Stillwater, Okla.) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.)

L L L L L

73-93 50-66 87-73 58-74 44-57

1995-96

4-23 overall, 0-16/11th Big Ten (Home: 2-10) Head Coach: Linda Hill-MacDonald 11/25 Siena 1 11/26 Northern Illinois 1 11/29 at South Carolina 12/1 at James Madison 12/9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 12/11 at Southwest Texas 12/13 at Texas A&M 12/15 at Northern Iowa 12/17 Western Illinois 12/20 at Marquette 12/31 at Northwestern 1/5 at Penn State 1/8 at No. 18/19 Purdue 1/12 Ohio State 1/14 Illinois 1/19 at Wisconsin 1/21 Indiana 1/26 at Michigan 1/28 at Iowa 2/2 Michigan State 2/4 Wisconsin 2/9 at Illinois 2/11 at Ohio State 2/16 Purdue 2/18 Penn State 2/25 Northwestern 3/1 vs. Ohio State 2 1 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 -Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.)

L W L L W L L W L W L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L

70-72 88-71 35-73 63-73 63-60 77-83 49-92 80-68 55-65 80-73 71-84 57-75 37-75 64-117 67-87 50-85 67-72 52-64 51-94 61-81 64-98 71-96 68-94 62-96 53-74 49-73 64-78

1996-97

4-24 overall, 1-15/11th Big Ten (Home: 2-10) Head Coach; Linda Hill-MacDonald 11/22 11/24 11/30 12/1 12/3 12/6 12/15 12/19 12/20 12/28 12/30 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/12 1/17 1/19 1/24 1/26 1/31 2/2 2/7 2/9 2/16 2/21 2/23 2/28

at Western Illinois Iowa State Wyoming 1 James Madison 1 at Colorado State Marquette at Wisconsin-Green Bay at Stephen F. Austin at Fairfield Iowa Michigan at Indiana at Nebraska Illinois Michigan State at Ohio State Northwestern at Penn State at Wisconsin Purdue Ohio State at Michigan State at Illinois Indiana at Michigan at Iowa vs. Wisconsin 2

L L W L L L L L W L L L L L ot L L L L L L W L L L L L W

61-70 69-73 68-66 56-64 60-78 62-75 63-66 63-80 74-68 48-61 63-82 48-61 47-68 85-89 65-76 61-84 84-91 62-83 57-84 64-82 66-64 51-102 76-95 75-103 75-107 42-78 75-80

3/1 vs. Illinois 2 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis , Ind.)

L

76-98

L L L

65-72 58-76 57-75 64-52 57-67 69-86 88-52 51-65 61-56 57-60 55-91 74-94 75-84 60-86 81-73 60-73 65-84 55-70 54-67 48-92 53-71 60-68 67-75 42-75 53-56 59-71 47-65

1

1997-98

4-23 overall, 1-15/11th Big Ten (Home: 2-11) Head Coach: Cheryl Littlejohn 11/15 Wisconsin-Green Bay 11/25 Colorado State 11/29 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1 11/30 Southwest Texas 1 12/2 at Marquette 12/4 at Iowa State 12/12 Western Illinois 12/17 at Illinois State 12/20 at Alcorn State 2 12/21 at Wichita State 2 12/28 at Iowa 12/30 at Michigan 1/2 Indiana 1/9 at Illinois 1/11 at Michigan State 1/16 Ohio State 1/18 at Northwestern 1/23 Penn State 1/25 Wisconsin 1/30 at Purdue 2/1 at Ohio State 2/6 Michigan State 2/8 Illinois 2/15 at Indiana 2/20 Michigan 2/22 Iowa 2/27 vs. Wisconsin 3 1 - Dial Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Pizza Hut Shocker Shootout (Wichita, Kans.) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.)

W L L W L W L L L L L W L L L L L L L L L L L L

1998-99

7-20 overall, 2-14/t-10th Big Ten (Home: 2-9) Head Coach: Cheryl Littlejohn 11/17 Illinois State W 11/20 at Hawaii 1 L 11/21 vs. Kansas 1 L ot 11/22 vs. Massachusetts 1 W 11/28 Bradley 2 W 11/29 UNLV 2 L 12/2 at Howard L 12/4 at Georgetown L 12/16 at South Florida W ot 12/19 at Stetson W 12/28 at Wisconsin L 12/30 at Purdue L 1/3 Penn State L 1/5 Iowa L 1/10 at Michigan W 1/15 at Northwestern W 1/17 Indiana L 1/22 at Michigan State L 1/24 at Ohio State L 1/29 Illinois L 1/31 Northwestern L 2/5 Michigan L 2/12 at Iowa L 2/14 at Penn State L 2/19 Purdue L 2/21 Wisconsin L 2/26 vs. Michigan 3 L 1 - Hawaiian Regent Wahine Classic (Honolulu, Hawaii) 2 - Gopher Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.)

67-63 52-63 53-62 64-56 84-59 61-75 51-53 65-72 68-64 62-57 59-70 52-73 43-72 58-66 54-47 70-68 66-80 58-73 42-68 69-88 53-66 65-88 62-79 56-88 61-63 56-69 55-74


history & records 12/23 at Marist W 12/28 at No. 10/11 Penn State L 12/31 at Indiana-Purdue (IUPUI) L 1/4 Indiana L 1/7 Michigan State L 1/11 at Indiana L 1/18 at Wisconsin L 1/21 Northwestern W 1/25 No. 6/6 Purdue L 1/28 Illinois L 2/1 at Michigan L 2/4 at Illinois L 2/8 at Ohio State L 2/11 Iowa L 2/15 Ohio State L ot 2/18 at No. 7/7 Purdue L 2/22 No. 21/25 Wisconsin L 2/25 at Michigan State L 3/1 vs. Indiana 3 L 1 - Cancun Tounrament (Cancun, Mexico) 2 - Kansas Tournament (Lawrence, Kans.) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

79-61 73-91 80-85 76-79 65-66 64-92 67-90 79-47 61-86 81-88 51-69 71-101 52-64 71-82 65-72 43-96 43-86 50-58 56-78

2001-02

22-8 overall, 11-5/t-2nd Big Ten (Home: 11-2, 7-1 in Pavilion, 4-1 in Williams) NCAA Tournament Second Round Head Coach: Brenda Oldfield

Kadidja Andersson

1999-2000

10-18 overall, 3-13/t-10th Big Ten (Home: 5-8) Head Coach: Cheryl Littlejohn 11/20 Ball State 1 11/21 Georgetown 1 11/23 at San Diego 11/28 at UC-Irvine 12/3 at Bradley 12/5 at Wisconsin-Green Bay 12/8 Ohio 12/10 at South Alabama 12/12 at Troy State 12/15 St. Louis 12/30 at Indiana 1/2 Michigan 1/6 Ohio State 1/10 No. 6 Penn State 1/13 at Iowa 1/16 at Purdue 1/20 Northwestern 1/23 Indiana-Purdue 1/27 Purdue 1/30 at Michigan 2/3 at Wisconsin 2/6 at Illinois 2/10 Wisconsin 2/17 at Northwestern 2/20 Iowa 2/24 at No. 6 Penn State 2/27 Michigan State 3/2 vs. Wisconsin 2 1 - Golden Gopher Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.)

L W W L L L W W W W W L L L L L L W L L L L L W ot L L W ot L

70-79 60-57 52-50 54-65 49-56 42-64 77-67 61-46 66-56 68-42 61-53 53-77 50-59 30-82 51-80 60-77 44-50 80-57 50-69 55-73 65-75 49-81 55-66 76-67 53-77 43-92 75-71 49-56

2000-01

8-20 overall, 1-15/10th Big Ten (Home: 3-7) Head Coach: Cheryl Littlejohn 11/18 11/19 11/25 11/26 12/1 12/2 12/4 12/8 12/10

Binghampton 1 Providence 1 vs. Denver 2 vs. Louisville 2 vs. St. Joseph’s 3 vs. Eastern Illinois 3 vs. Vir. Commonwealth at Ohio at St. Louis

W W L W L L W W W

85-74 88-60 59-77 68-64 62-64 72-73 72-57 92-73 77-71

11/17 Butler 1 W 11/18 Santa Clara 1 W 11/23 vs. No. 7/9 Stanford 2 L 11/24 vs. Wyoming 2 W 11/25 vs. Weber State 2 W 11/28 Northern Iowa W 12/1 Dayton W 12/7 at Vir. Commonwealth W 12/9 at High Point W 12/22 Loyola (Ill.) W 12/28 No. 24/24 Penn State L 12/30 at Miami W 1/3 Illinois W 1/7 at Michigan State W 1/10 at No. 13/14 Purdue L 1/17 No. -/23 Michigan W 1/20 at No. 5/7 Wisconsin W 1/25 at Ohio State L 1/27 Indiana W 1/31 at Illinois W ot 2/3 at Iowa W 2/7 Ohio State W 2/10 at Northwestern W 2/14 No. 7/9 Purdue W 2/17 at Indiana L 2/21 No. -/25 Wisconsin W 2/24 Michigan State L 3/1 vs. Wisconsin 3 L 3/16 vs. UNLV 4 W 3/18 at 16/16 North Carolina 4 L 1 - Golden Gopher Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Rainbow Wahine Tournament (Honolulu, Hawaii) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 - NCAA Tourn. First/Second Round (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

114-65 92-73 63-96 92-66 76-67 80-64 83-56 79-70 93-69 90-61 83-88 80-65 89-75 70-69 61-84 84-75 92-85 66-70 75-60 79-76 94-83 79-64 86-78 73-64 63-73 76-74 72-80 64-74 71-54 69-72

75 W 11/30 at Air Force 2 12/6 at Providence W 12/8 at Harvard W 12/13 UMKC W 12/22 at Northern Iowa W 12/28 at Wright State W 12/30 at Dayton W 1/2 Michigan W 1/6 at No. 17/17 Penn State L 1/9 Illinois W 1/12 Iowa W 1/19 No. 9/8 Purdue W 1/23 at Michigan State L 1/26 at Illinois L 2/2 Northwestern W 2/6 at No. 25/- Ohio State L 2/9 at Indiana W 2/13 at Northwestern W 2/16 No. 22/24 Ohio State W 2/20 at Iowa W 2/23 Penn State W 2/27 Wisconsin W 3/2 at Michigan W 3/7 vs. Iowa 3 L 3/22 vs. Tulane 4 W 3/24 at No. 9/9 Stanford 4 W 3/24 vs. No. 5/5 Texas 5 L 1 - Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Air Force Academy Tourn/ (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 3 - Big Ten Conference Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 - NCAA Tournament First/Second (Stanford, Calif.) 5 - NCAA Tournament West Region Semifinal (Stanford, Calif.)

88-75 67-55 92-68 88-53 69-62 88-54 83-64 98-70 53-83 77-62 94-65 90-75 71-74 80-94 67-56 58-66 59-56 64-61 73-50 77-60 73-57 76-53 76-63 77-80 68-48 68-56 60-73

2003-04

25-9 overall, 9-7/6th Big Ten (Home: 13-2) NCAA Final Four Head Coach: Pam Borton 11/22 11/23 11/25 11/28 11/29 12/4 12/7 12/21 12/28 12/29

Southern 1 16/16 Colorado 1 at Drake vs. Texas A&M 2 vs. Southern California 2 Creighton at UMKC Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Georgia State 3 at Virginia 3

W W W W W W W W W W

93-41 95-61 73-50 88-72 84-61 82-71 79-53 75-55 81-52 73-53

2002-03

25-6 overall, 12-4/t-2nd Big Ten (Home: 11-0) NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Head Coach: Pam Borton 11/23 11/24 11/27 11/29

IPFW 1 Radford 1 at Loyola vs. New Orleans 2

W W W W

116-73 93-53 84-67 85-

Shannon Bolden

153 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records 1/1 Michigan W 1/3 South Carolina W 1/8 at Northwestern W 1/11 Iowa W 1/15 Illinois W 1/18 at 9/10 Purdue L 1/22 at 7/8 Penn State L 1/25 20/20 Michigan State L 1/29 Indiana W 2/1 at Wisconsin W 2/8 5/6 Penn State W 2/12 at Ohio State L 2/15 at Illinois W 2/19 at Iowa L 2/22 Northwestern W 2/26 25/- Ohio State L 2/29 at Michigan L 3/4 vs. Northwestern 4 W 3/5 vs. 20/- Ohio State 4 L 3/21 UCLA 5 W 3/23 8/9 Kansas State 5 W 3/28 vs. 18/18 Boston College 6 W 3/30 vs. 1/1 Duke 6 W 4/4 vs. 6/6 Connecticut 7 L 1 - Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Junkanoo Jam (Grand Island, Bahamas) 3 - Virginia Cavalier Classic (Charlottesville, Va.) 4 - Big Ten Conference Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 5 - NCAA Tournament First/Second (Minneapolis, Minn.) 6 - NCAA Tournament West Region (Norfolk, Va.) 7 - NCAA Final Four (New Orleans, La.)

2005-06

19-10 overall, 11-5/t3rd Big Ten (Home: 12-2) NCAA First Round Head Coach: Pam Borton

26-8 overall, 12-4/4th Big Ten (Home: 15-2) NCAA Sweet 16 Head Coach: Pam Borton

154 * Minnesota Basketball

17-16 overall, 7-9/t-5th Big Ten (Home: 12-5) WNIT Second Round Head Coach: Pam Borton

Kelly Roysland

2004-05

11/14 vs. UNLV 1 W 11/15 at Washington 1 L 11/19 Arkansas State 2 W 11/20 Virginia Tech 2 W 11/28 at Creighton W 12/2 Detroit W 12/5 Kansas W 12/8 at Wisconsin-Green Bay W 12/11 at Santa Clara W 12/14 1/1 LSU L 12/23 Drake W 12/30 Northwestern W 1/2 Indiana W 1/6 at Wisconsin W 1/9 23/- New Mexico W 1/13 at 20/20 Purdue W 1/16 at 9/9 Michigan State L 1/20 Michigan W 1/23 Illinois W 1/30 at 22/23 Penn State L 2/3 -/25 Iowa W 2/6 at Michigan W 2/10 9/9 Michigan State L 2/13 Purdue W 2/17 at 2/3 Ohio State L 2/20 Wisconsin W 2/24 at Indiana W 2/27 at Northwestern W 3/4 vs. Purdue 3 W 3/6 vs. 3/6 Ohio State 3 W 3/7 vs. 8/7 Michigan State 3 L 3/19 St. Francis (Pa.) 4 W 3/21 Virginia 4 W 3/26 vs. 5/6 Baylor 5 L 1 - WBCA Classic (Seattle, Wash.) 2 - Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 3 - Big Ten Conference Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 - NCAA Tournament First/Second (Minneapolis, Minn.) 5 - NCAA Tournament Tempe Region (Tempe, Ariz.)

2006-07

64-44 63-53 72-40 75-61 74-59 56-65 56-75 69-72 78-46 59-48 74-56 57-75 63-54 61-81 73-46 62-76 47-57 68-47 50-58 92-81 80-61 76-63 82-75 58-67

77-69 ot 67-72 82-45 70-56 79-71 86-34 62-45 60-51 69-42 67-75 74-57 62-44 61-47 74-49 75-35 58-38 49-62 73-49 80-68 68-81 81-50 76-55 48-79 71-49 53-65 84-53 52-35 70-62 71-68 ot 66-63 49-55 64-33 73-58 57-64

11/19 San Francisco 1 W 11/20 11/9 Stanford 1 W 11/25 vs. Nevada 2 W 11/26 vs. Virginia 2 W 11/30 at 21/21 New Mexico L 12/3 Nebraska W 12/10 Washington State W 12/13 at South Carolina L 12/22 Iowa State W 12/29 vs. Northwestern 3 W 1/5 Wisconsin W 1/7 at 3/3 LSU L 1/9 at Indiana W 1/12 12/11 Purdue L 1/15 9/12 Michigan State W 1/19 at Michigan W 1/22 at Iowa W 1/26 North Dakota State W 1/29 Penn State W 2/2 at Illinois W 2/5 Michigan W 2/9 at 15/16 Michigan State L 2/12 at 10/9 Purdue L 2/16 6/7 Ohio State L 2/19 at Wisconsin L 2/23 Indiana W 2/26 Northwestern W 3/3 vs. Indiana 4 L 3/18 vs. Washington 5 L 1 - Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Paradise Jam (US Virgin Islands) 3 - at Loyola U. (Chicago) 4 - Big Ten Conference Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 5 - NCAA Tournament First Round (Nashville, Tenn.)

80-62 84-77 83-75 69-64 44-62 78-70 83-57 61-79 66-61 69-54 73-67 45-66 69-64 ot 56-60 71-58 85-57 80-68 79-70 77-72 64-49 83-48 61-84 31-63 55-76 61-67 65-58 71-33 46-61 69-73

11/10 Northern Iowa W 75-63 11/14 Charlotte W 78-66 11/18 Princeton 1 W 85-60 11/19 Middle Tennessee 1 L 61-79 11/22 Creighton W 75-55 11/24 vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay 2 L 66-75 11/25 vs. Kent State 2 W 70-67 11/30 Vermont W 74-59 12/2 Chicago State W 72-34 12/5 at 25/- Nebraska W 74-65 12/9 at Iowa State L 57-67 12/22 at North Dakota State L 48-62 12/28 Iowa L 56-58 12/31 Illinois W 70-61 1//4 at 7/8 Ohio State L 62-75 1/7 Wisconsin W 71-53 1/11 at Northwestern W 65-63 1/14 South Dakota State L 58-59 1/18 at Illinois L 54-64 1/21 Penn State W 75-62 1/25 at Iowa W ot 80-78 1/28 at Wisconsin L 57-70 2/1 10/13 Purdue L 55-58 2/4 at Indiana L 65-69 2/8 4/5 Ohio State L 67-70 2/11 Indiana W 79-69 2/15 at Penn State L 57-66 2/22 Michigan W 66-53 2/25 at 20/20 Michigan State L 50-57 3/1 vs. Northwetern 3 W 60-43 3/2 vs. 22/23 Michigan State 3 L 68-77 3/14 Illinois-Chicago 4 W 97-54 3/19 at Western Kentucky 5 L 57-73 1 - Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Tourn. (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 3 - Big Ten Conference Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 - WNIT First Round (Minneapolis, Minn.) 5 - WNIT Second Round (Bowling Green, Ky.)

2007-08

20-12 overall, 11-7/t3rd Big Ten (Home: 12-4) NCAA First Round Head Coach: Pam Borton 11/9 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/20 11/23 11/24 11/25 11/30 12/2 12/8 12/21 12/28 12/30 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/13 1/17 1/24 1/27 1/31 2/3 2/7

UC Riverside at Northern Iowa Western Carolina 1 22/21 Louisville 1 North Dakota State vs. Kentucky 2 vs. Virginia 2 at Hawaii 2 at Virginia Tech at Charlotte Utah Iowa State at Michigan State Purdue Iowa at Wisconsin at Illinois Penn State at Indiana 15/15 Ohio State Michigan State at Purdue at 19/17 Ohio State Illinois

W W W W W W L W L W L W W W L ot W L W L 2ot W W L L W

57-49 68-57 70-67 74-69 68-65 92-80 62-73 72-54 62-68 80-66 54-66 69-61 74-63 70-63 66-68 81-73 57-66 67-50 77-80 79-70 81-69 54-56 62-76 61-56


history & records 2/10 Northern W 68-48 2/14 at Penn State W 56-48 2/17 at Iowa L 57-59 2/23 Wisconsin L 57-59 2/28 Indiana W 69-54 3/2 at Michigan W 63-48 3/7 vs. Michigan State 3 L 51-56 3/23 vs. Texas 4 L 55-72 1 - Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Rainbow Wahine Thanksgiving Classic (Honolulu, Hawaii) 3 - Big Ten Conference Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 - NCAA First Round (Bridgeport, Ct.)

3/22 at 20/24 Notre Dame 4 W 79-71 3/24 vs. 10/9 Texas A&M 4 L 42-73 1 -Subway Basketball Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2 - Coors Classic (Boulder, Colo.) 3 - Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.) 4 - NCAA Tournament- First/Second Rounds (South Bend, Ind.)

2008-09

20-12 overall, 11-7/t-5th Big Ten (Home:11-4 ) NCAA Second Round Head Coach: Pam Borton 11/14 11/16 11/19 11/22 11/23 11/28 11/29 12/1 12/4 12/9 12/21 12/29 1/1 1/3 1/8 1/11 1/15 1/18 1/22 1/25 2/2 2/5 2/8 2/12 2/15 2/19 2/23 2/26 3/1 3/6

at 2/2 Stanford at Santa Clara North Dakota State American 1 Yale 1 vs Drexel 2 vs Massachusetts 2 St. Mary’s (Calif.) Boston College South Dakota State at Iowa State at Wisconsin Penn State at Illinois Indiana at Iowa at 15/13 Ohio State Michigan at Purdue Northwestern Michigan State at Penn State Iowa Purdue at Michigan 20/17 Ohio State at Northwestern at Michigan State Illinois vs. Iowa 3

Leslie Knight

L W W W W W W W W L L L W W W L W W L W W W W L W L L W L L

55-68 70-45 68-56 79-62 87-63 74-50 86-67 98-72 80-60 55-65 42-58 52-62 69-55 52-48 70-62 57-74 59-56 52-46 43-56 43-40 60-44 63-61 64-58 40-55 60-59 62-73 53-62 66-51 50-61 64-79

Lindsay Whalen, along with Bobby Bell, Deb Hopp, Garrison Keillor and Walter Mondale, were Grand Marshalsl for the 2009 Homecoming Parade

Emily Fox

Kay Sylva

155 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

BIG TEN SERIES RECORDS Illinois Overall Record: 23-29 Home: 14-10, Away: 8-17, Neutral: 1-2 Date 12/7/74 2/7/76 2/12/77 1/7/83 3/12/83 1/6/84 3/10/84 1/4/85 3/9/85 1/3/86 3/8/86 1/18/87 2/13/87 1/24/88 2/19/88 1/15/89 2/10/89 1/14/90 2/11/90 1/13/91 2/8/91 12/2/92 2/28/92 1/17/93 1/16/94 1/15/95 2/10/95 1/14/96 2/9/96 1/10/97 2/9/97 3/1/97 1/9/98 2/8/98 1/29/99 2/6/00 1/28/01 2/4/01 1/3/02 1/31/02 1/9/03 1/26/03 1/15/04 2/15/04 1/23/05 2/2/06 12/31/06 1/18/07 1/10/08 2/7/08 1/3/09 3/1/09

W/L W L L W W W W W W L L L L W L L W W L L L W L W L L W L L L ot L L L L L L L L W W ot W L W W W W W L L W W L

Site N A N A H H A A H H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A H A N* A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H

Score 62-46 52-62 45-57 91-75 89-65 71-57 71-67 77-61 74-67 63-82 68-79 59-79 60-64 59-55 79-82 60-71 78-58 84-71 62-86 60-78 63-71 82-70 61-72 66-56 78-88 54-66 92-46 76-87 71-96 85-89 76-95 76-98 60-86 67-75 69-88 49-81 88-81 71-101 89-75 79-76 77-62 80-94 74-59 63-54 80-68 64-49 70-61 54-64 57-66 61-56 52-48 50-61

Indiana Overall Record: 29-25 Home: 16-9, Away: 12-13, Neutral: 1-3 Date 1974-1975 2/11/78 2/28/81 1/9/82 2/28/82 2/4/83 2/13/83 2/3/84 2/12/84 2/3/85

W/L L W W W W W L W L W

Site N N H A A H A A H H

Score 37-93 64-38 81-74 79-65 70-66 86-80 69-80 75-67 65-78 69-65

156 * Minnesota Basketball

3/1/85 2/2/86 2/28/86 1/25/87 2/20/87 1/31/88 2/26/88 1/29/89 2/26/89 1/28/90 2/23/90 1/20/91 2/15/91 1/19/92 2/14/92 1/24/93 2/19/93 1/23/94 2/18/94 1/22/95 1/21/96 1/3/97 2/16/97 1/2/98 2/15/98 1/17/99 12/30/00 1/4/01 1/11/01 3/1/01 1/27/02 2/17/02 2/9/03 1/29/04 1/2/5 2/24/05 1/9/06 2/23/06 3/3/06 2/4/07 2/11/07 1/17/08 2/28/08 1/8/09

W L L L W W W W ot L L W L L L L W W W W W ot L L L L L L W L L L W L W W W W W W L L W L 2ot W W

A A H A H H A H A A H A H H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H A N* H A A H H A A H N* A H A H H

90-77 67-80 69-75 57-71 60-44 82-71 62-61 86-85 94-84 61-59 85-67 92-63 83-67 79-73 73-67 80-70 60-59 73-68 93-74 81-76 72-67 61-48 103-75 84-75 75-42 80-66 61-53 79-76 92-64 56-78 75-60 83-73 59-56 78-46 61-47 52-35 69-64 65-58 46-61 65-69 79-69 77-80 69-54 70-62

Iowa Overall Record: 21-41 Home: 12-16, Away: 8-22, Neutral: 1-3 Date 1974-1975 2/18/78 12/23/78 2/3/79 2/9/79 2/12/80 2/23/80 11/22/80 1/30/81 11/15/81 1/25/82 1/21/83 2/27/83 1/20/84 2/26/84 1/11/85 2/8/85 1/10/86 2/7/86 1/9/87 2/6/87 1/15/88 2/12/88 1/21/89

W/L L W L W W L W W W W W W W W L L L L L L L L L L

Site A A A H N A H A H A H A H H A A H H A A H H A A

Score 33-55 83-79 82-91 90-79 84-64 68-70 92-67 94-71 71-52 77-52 90-43 73-62 78-53 57-55 58-79 38-60 58-66 63-66 51-61 40-81 60-78 41-84 51-100 54-97

2/17/89 1/19/90 2/16/90 1/25/91 2/22/91 1/10/92 3/12/92 1/10/93 3/12/93 1/5/94 3/11/94 1/29/95 3/3/95 1/28/96 12/28/96 2/23/97 12/28/97 2/22/98 1/5/99 2/12/99 1/13/00 2/20/00 2/11/01 2/3/02 1/12/03 2/20/03 3/7/03 1/11/04 2/19/04 2/3/05 1/22/06 12/28/06 1/25/07 1/3/08 2/17/08 1/11/09 2/8/09 3/6/09

L L L L L L L L L L W W L L L L L L L L L L L W W W L W L W W L W ot L ot L L W L

H H A A H A H H A A H H N* A H A A H H A A H H A H A N* H A H A H A H A A H N*

73-80 43-79 58-87 51-70 46-70 68-85 47-65 47-75 59-83 59-69 64-58 70-56 44-57 51-94 48-61 42-78 55-91 59-71 58-66 62-79 51-80 53-77 71-82 94-83 94-65 77-60 77-80 75-61 61-81 81-50 80-68 56-58 80-78 66-68 69-72 57-74 64-58 64-79

Michigan Overall Record: 29-22 Home: 15-9, Away: 12-12, Neutral: 2-1 Date 1975-1976 1976-1977 1/14/83 3/6/83 1/13/84 3/4/84 1/18/85 2/17/85 1/17/86 2/16/86 1/30/87 3/1/87 2/5/88 3/6/88 1/8/89 3/11/89 1/5/90 3/10/90 2/1/91 3/3/91 1/24/92 2/23/92 1/31/93 2/26/93 1/30/94 2/25/94 1/27/95 1/26/96 12/30/96 2/21/97

W/L W W W W W W W W L L W W L L W L L L L L L L W W W W W L L L

Site N N H A A H H A A H H A A H H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A

Score 68-67 67-61 90-43 84-77 81-75 89-78 76-49 84-75 56-70 60-74 81-73 92-60 71-84 77-86 84-69 64-81 53-70 69-80 51-65 70-74 77-83 65-67 71-62 85-69 70-79 88-59 76-58 52-64 63-82 75-107

12/ 30/97 2/20/98 1/10/99 2/5/99 2/26/99 1/2/00 1/30/00 2/1/01 1/17/02 1/2/03 3/2/03 1/1/04 2/29/04 1/20/05 2/6/05 1/19/06 2/5/06 2/22/07 3/2/08 1/18/09 2/15/09

L L W L L L L L W W W W L W W W W W W H A

A H A H N* H A A H H A H A H A A H H A W W

74-94 53-57 54-47 65-88 55-74 53-77 55-73 51-69 84-75 98-70 76-63 64-44 47-57 73-49 76-55 85-57 83-48 66-53 63-48 52-46 60-59

Michigan State Overall Record: 19-32 Home: 11-12, Away: 7-17, Neutral: 1-3 Date 2/9/80 1/16/83 3/4/83 1/15/84 3/2/84 1/20/85 2/15/85 1/19/86 2/14/86 2/1/87 2/27/87 2/7/88 3/4/88 1/6/89 3/9/89 1/7/90 3/8/90 2/3/91 3/1/91 1/26/92 2/21/92 1/29/93 2/28/93 1/28/94 2/27/94 2/3/95 2/2/96 1/12/97 2/7/97 1/11/98 2/6/98 1/22/99 2/27/00 1/7/01 2/25/01 1/7/02 2/24/02 1/23/03 1/25/04 1/16/05 2/10/05 3/7/05 1/15/06 2/9/06 2/25/07 3/2/07 12/28/07

W/L W W L L L W W L W L L L L L L L W W L L W ot W L W W L L L L W L L W ot L L W L L L L L L W L L L W

Site N H A A H H A A H H A A H H A A H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H A H H A A H A H A H N* H A A N* A

Score 64-59 75-65 79-94 67-92 60-66 84-79 84-75 60-62 73-62 64-70 62-73 53-65 57-73 78-82 54-88 52-77 66-65 58-55 52-68 66-75 78-68 70-61 54-71 82-69 66-62 66-69 61-81 65-76 51-103 81-73 60-68 58-73 75-71 66-65 50-58 70-69 72-80 71-74 69-72 49-62 48-79 49-55 71-58 61-84 50-57 68-77 74-63


history & records 1/27/08 3/7/08 2/2/09 2/26/09

W L W W

H N* H A

81-69 51-56 60-44 66-51

Northwestern Overall Record: 26-30 Home: 14-11, Away: 10-15, Neutral: 2-4 Date 1976-1977 2/9/79 2/10/80 1/31/81 2/15/81 1/30/82 1/23/83 2/25/83 1/22/84 2/24/84 1/27/85 2/22/85 1/26/86 2/21/86 1/2/87 3/7/87 1/8/88 3/12/88 2/3/89 3/5/89 2/2/90 3/4/90 1/4/91 3/9/91 2/7/92 3/8/92 2/7/93 2/14/93 2/6/94 2/13/94 12/28/94 2/26/95 12/31/95 2/25/96 1/19/97 1/18/98 1/15/99 1/31/99 1/20/00 2/17/00 1/21/01 2/10/02 2/2/03 2/13/03 1/8/04 2/22/04 3/4/04 12/30/04 2/27/05 12/29/05 2/26/06 1/11/07 3/1/07 2/10/08 1/25/09 2/23/09

W/L L L L W W W L L L L L W W L L L W L L L L L L L L L L W W L W L L L L L W L L W ot W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L

Site N N N H A A A H H A A H H A A H H A A H H A N H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H H A H A H A A H N* H A N H A N* H H A

Score 68-73 63-78 72-86 87-83 79-73 71-63 67-72 92-97 73-82 68-74 74-80 82-70 75-70 66-77 48-88 48-79 82-77 57-68 60-69 86-86 81-99 42-77 49-90 78-87 71-85 67-99 68-76 72-70 84-74 83-89 74-54 58-74 71-84 49-73 84-91 65-84 70-68 53-66 44-50 76-67 79-47 86-78 67-56 64-61 72-40 73-46 68-47 62-44 70-62 69-54 71-33 65-63 60-43 68-48 43-40 53-62

Ohio State Overall Record: 10-47 Home: 7-18, Away: 1-23, Neutral: 2-6 Date 1975-1976 2/12/78 2/10/79 1/3/81 2/14/81 2/12/82

W/L L L L W W L

Site N N N H N N*

Score 34-66 62-77 75-83 71-60 65-48 66-68

2/6/83 2/11/83 2/5/84 2/10/84 2/1/85 3/3/85 1/31/86 3/2/86 1/23/87 2/22/87 1/29/88 2/28/88 1/27/89 2/24/89 1/26/90 2/25/90 1/18/91 2/17/91 1/17/92 2/16/92 3/4/93 3/4/94 1/13/95 2/12/95 1/12/96 2/11/96 3/1/96 1/17/97 2/2/97 1/16/98 2/1/98 1/24/99 1/6/00 2/8/01 2/15/01 1/25/02 2/7/02 2/6/03 2/16/03 2/12/04 2/26/04 3/5/04 2/17/05 3/6/05 2/16/06 1/4/07 2/8/07 1/24/08 2/3/08 1/15/09 2/19/09

W L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L W L L L L L L L L L W L L L L L L ot L W L W L L L L W ot L L L W L W L

H A A H H A A H A H H A H A A H A H H A A H A H H A N* A H H A A H A H A H A H A H N* A N* H A H H A A H

68-56 48-79 79-106 63-80 58-64 72-85 65-95 70-77 53-79 76-82 59-91 48-88 82-106 71-103 58-64 72-86 64-78 52-64 83-75 56-65 76-95 66-85 57-82 73-93 64-117 68-94 64-78 61-84 66-64 70-73 53-71 42-68 50-59 52-64 65-72 66-70 79-64 58-66 73-50 57-75 62-76 50-58 53-65 66-63 55-76 62-75 67-70 79-70 62-76 59-56 62-73

Penn State Overall Record: 9-20 Home: 7-8, Away: 2-12, Neutral: 0-0 Date 1/12/92 2/5/93 3/7/93 2/4/94 3/6/94 1/6/95 2/19/95 1/5/96 2/18/96 1/24/97 1/23/98 1/3/99 2/14/99 1/10/00 2/24/00 12/28/00 12/28/01 1/6/03 2/23/03 1/22/04 2/8/04 1/30/05

W/L L L L L L W L L L L L L L L L L L L W L W L

Site H H A A H H A A H A H H A H A A H A H A H A

Score 64-75 62-77 78-92 77-87 85-92 71-56 73-87 57-75 53-74 62-83 55-70 43-72 56-88 30-82 43-92 73-91 83-88 53-83 73-57 56-75 74-56 68-81

1/29/06 1/21/07 2/15/07 1/13/08 2/14/08 1/1/09 2/5/09

W W L W W W W

H H A H A H A

77-72 75-62 57-66 67-50 56-48 69-55 63-61

Purdue Overall Record: 16-35 Home: 10-15, Away: 5-20, Neutral: 1-0 Date 2/10/78 1/9/83 3/10/83 1/8/84 3/8/85 1/6/85 3/7/85 1/5/86 3/6/86 1/16/87 2/15/87 1/22/88 2/21/88 1/13/89 2/2/89 1/12/90 2/9/90 1/11/91 2/10/91 1/31/92 3/1/92 1/22/93 2/21/93 1/22/94 2/20/94 1/8/95 2/17/95 1/8/96 2/16/96 1/31/97 1/30/98 12/30/98 2/19/99 1/16/00 1/27/00 1/25/01 2/18/01 1/10/02 2/14/02 1/19/03 1/18/04 1/13/05 2/13/05 3/4/05 1/12/06 2/12/06 2/1/07 12/30/08 1/31/08 1/22/09 2/12/09

W/L W W W W W ot W W W L L L L L L L L L L L L L W L L L W L L L L L L L L L L L L W W L W W W L ot L L W L L L

Site A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A A H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H N* H A H H A A H

Score 86-68 86-75 115-88 83-67 71-69 69-64 97-83 66-75 78-95 60-62 61-95 72-86 60-73 67-88 79-82 79-108 65-86 60-106 57-85 72-97 63-78 67-51 64-72 58-68 68-76 68-67 50-66 37-75 62-96 64-82 48-92 52-73 61-63 60-77 50-69 61-86 43-96 61-84 73-64 90-75 56-65 58-38 71-49 71-68 56-60 31-63 55-58 70-63 54-56 43-56 40-55

2/18/83 1/27/84 2/17/84 1/25/85 2/24/85 1/24/86 2/23/86 1/4/87 3/5/87 1/10/88 3/7/88 2/5/89 3/3/89 2/4/90 3/2/90 1/6/91 3/7/91 2/9/92 3/6/92 1/12/93 3/10/93 1/9/94 3/8/94 1/20/95 2/5/95 1/19/96 2/4/96 1/26/97 2/28/97 1/25/98 2/27/98 12/28/98 2/21/99 2/3/00 2/10/00 3/2/00 1/18/01 2/22/01 1/20/02 2/21/02 3/1/02 2/27/03 2/1/04 1/6/05 2/20/05 1/5/06 2/19/06 1/7/07 1/28/07 1/7/08 2/23/08 12/29/08

W L W W W W L L W L W L W L L L W L L L W W W L L ot L L L W L L L L L L L L L W W L W W W W W L W L W L L

A A H A H H A A H H A A H H A N H A H A H H A H A A H A N* H N* A H A H N* A H A H N* H A A H H A H A A H A

77-71 59-63 62-51 59-58 79-70 75-58 52-62 73-81 70-45 67-75 73-71 61-78 83-58 75-76 82-94 77-102 76-62 72-82 82-83 72-75 91-56 89-84 71-82 63-76 78-79 50-85 64-98 57-84 80-75 54-67 47-65 57-62 56-69 65-75 55-66 49-56 67-90 43-86 92-85 76-74 64-74 76-53 59-48 74-49 84-53 73-67 61-67 71-53 57-70 81-73 57-59 52-62

*Big Ten Tournament

Wisconsin Overall Record: 29-31 Home: 16-10, Away: 11-17, Neutral: 2-4 Date 12/6/74 2/8/80 1/17/81 2/13/81 3/7/81 11/21/81 1/23/82 1/28/83

W/L L W W W W W W W

Site N A A N H A H H

Score 45-55 80-66 84-68 79-68 56-66 72-63 63-60 60-73

157 * Minnesota Basketball


history & records

SERIES RECORDS W-L*

W-L

Overall

Big Ten

W-L

Iowa State

10-7

1977-78

2008-09

St. Louis

1-0

1999-2000

2000-01

Kansas

3-13

1977-78

2004-05

South Florida

2-0

1991-92

1998-99

Big Ten

Kansas State

6-11

1977-78

2003-04

Tulane

1-0

2002-03

2002-03

Illinois

23-29

22-26

0-1

Missouri

4-4

1976-77

1987-88

Total

12-5 (.706)

Indiana

29-25

25-22

0-2

Nebraska

5-5

1977-78

2006-07

Big Ten Tourn.

Iowa

21-41

13-36

0-3

Oklahoma

0-2

1990-91

1994-95

Horizon League

Michigan

29-22

27-21

0-1

Oklahoma State

1-1

1980-81

1994-95

Butler

1-0

2001-02

2001-02

0-3

Texas

0-4

1977-78

2007-08

Cleveland St.

1-0

1982-83

1982-83

2-0

Texas A&M

3-3

1988-89

2008-09

Detroit

1-0

2004-05

2004-05

1993-94

1993-94

Illinois-Chicago

2-1

1982-83

2006-07

Loyola-Chicago

2-0

2001-02

2002-03

Wis.-Green Bay

6-5

1991-92

2006-07

Wis.-Milwaukee

0-1

1997-98

1997-98

1-0

2002-03

2002-03

1983-84

1983-84

Michigan State Northwestern

19-32 26-30

18-29 21-27

Ohio State

10-47

7-41

1-2

Texas Tech

1-0

Penn State

9-20

9-20

0-0

Total

36-53 (.404)

Purdue

16-35

14-35

1-0 1-3

Big East

5-15

Boston College*

2-0

2003-04

2008-09

Wright State

* Note: Totals includes games prior to Big Ten Conference

Connecticut

0-2

1990-91

2003-04

Youngstown State

1-0

recognizing women’s basketball as a

Georgetown

1-1

1998-99

1999-2000

Total

15-7 (.652)

conference sport in the 1982-83 season.

Notre Dame

2-0

1993-94

2008-09

Louisville

1-0

2007-08

2007-08

Ivy League

Providence

2-1

1985-86

2002-03

Dartmouth

1-0

1990-91

1990-91

2000-01

Rutgers

0-1

1981-82

1981-82

Harvard

2-0

1980-81

2002-03

1991-92

St. John’s

2-0

1980-81

1981-82

Princeton

2-0

1980-81

2006-07

1989-90

Villanova

0-1

1983-84

1983-84

Yale

1-0

2008-09

2008-09

2006-07

Total

10-6 (.625)

Total

6-0 (1.000)

Wisconsin Total

29-31

22-27

210-311 178-284

America East Binghampton Boston University Northeastern

1-0 1-0 1-0

2000-01 1991-92 1989-90

Vermont

1-0

Total

4-0 (1.000)

2006-07

Big Sky

Metro Atlantic Athletic

Atlantic 10

Montana

0-1

1984-85

1984-85

Fairfield

0-1

1996-97

1996-97

Charlotte

2007-08

Portland State

1-0

1979-80

1979-80

Marist

1-0

2000-01

2000-01

2002-03

Weber State

1-0

2001-02

2001-02

Siena

0-1

1995-96

1995-96

Total

2-1 (.667)

Total

1-2 (.333)

0-1

1999-00

1999-00

Dayton

2-0 1-0

2006-07 2002-03

Massachusetts

2-0

1998-99

1998-99

Rhode Island

1-0

1979-80

1979-80

St. Joseph’s

0-1

2000-01

2000-01

Total

High Point

4-1 (.800)

Atlantic Coast Duke Georgia Tech Maryland

1-0 1-2 0-1

Big South

2003-04 1990-91 1980-81

2003-04

Mid-American 1-0

2001-02

2001-02

Ball State

Radford

2-0

1988-89

2002-03

Central Michigan

0-2

1983-84

1989-90

Total

3-0 (1.000)

Kent State

1-0

2006-07

2006-07

Miami-Ohio

1-0

1983-84

1983-84

Northern Illinois

3-2

1982-83

1995-96

1999-00

Ohio

2-0

1999-2000

2001-02

1985-86

1985-86

1993-94

Big West

1980-81

UC-Irvine

0-1

1999-00

Miami (FL)

2-1

1986-87

2001-02

UC Riverside

1-0

2007-08

2007-08

Western Michigan

0-1

North Carolina

1-2

1979-80

1988-89

Long Beach State

0-1

1981-82

1981-82

Total

7-6 (.538)

North Carolina St.

0-3

1979-80

1991-92

Total

1-2 (.333)

Virginia

3-1

2003-04

2007-08

Virginia Tech

1-1

2004-05

2007-08

Total

10-11 (.476)

Mid-Continent Colonial Athletic Association

Chicago State*

2-0

1993-94

2006-07

James Madison

0-2

1995-96

1996-97

IUPUI*

1-1

1999-2000

2000-01

Va. Commonwealth 2-0

2000-01

2001-02

UMKC*

2-0

2002-03

2003-04

Atlantic Sun

Drexel

1-0

2008-09

2008-09

Western Illinois*

2-2

1994-95

1997-98

Total

3-2 (.600)

Total

7-3 (.700)

Georgia State

1-0

2003-04

2003-04

Stetson

1-0

1998-99

1998-99

Total

2-0 (1.000)

Conference USA

Mid-Eastern Athletic

DePaul

1-0

1982-83

1982-83

Howard

1998-99

1998-99

Big 12

Louisville

2-0

1980-81

2000-01

South Carolina St. 1-0

1999-2000

1999-2000

Baylor

0-2

1978-79

2004-05

Marquette

4-4

1990-91

1997-98

Florida A&M

0-1

1984-85

1984-85

Colorado

3-1

1984-85

2003-04

Memphis

1-1

1978-79

1982-83

Total

1-2 (.333)

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history & records Missouri Valley Bradley Creighton

2-2 5-0

1989-90 1977-78

1999-00 2006-07

Dayton

1-0

2001-02

2001-02

Drake

6-8

1978-79

2004-05

Illinois State Indiana State

2-2 0-1

1986-87 1977-78

1998-99 1977-78

Northern Iowa

7-0

1993-94

2007-08

Southern Illinois

2-0

1979-80

1980-81

Wichita State Total

2-2

1980-81

1997-98

26-15 (.634)

Mountain West Air Force Colorado State New Mexico

1-0 0-2 3-1

2002-03 1996-97 1980-81

2002-03 1997-98 2005-06

San Diego State

1-1

1984-85

1985-86

UNLV

2-1

1998-99

2004-05

Utah Wyoming Total

0-1 3-0

2007-08 1985-86

2007-08 2001-02

10-6 (.625)

0-1

Total

4-10 (.286)

1-0

1994-95

1994-95

St. Francis (Pa.)

1-0

2004-05

2004-05

2-0 (1.000)

Ohio Valley Total

2000-01

2000-01

0-1 (.000)

Pac-10 Arizona State California UCLA Oregon

1-0 1-0 1-1

1981-82 1978-79 1979-80

1981-82 1978-79 2003-04

0-1

1978-79

1978-79

Southern California 1-1

1981-82

2003-04

Stanford Washington

2-3 1-4

1987-88 1981-82

Washington State

3-0

1981-82

Total

10-10 (.500)

2008-09 2005-06 2005-06

Patriot League American

1-0

Total

1-0 (.1000)

2008-09

2008-09

Southeastern Arkansas

0-1

1983-84

1983-84

Auburn

0-1

1986-87

1986-87

Georgia

0-1

1982-83

1982-83

Kentucky

1-0

2007-08

2007-08

Louisiana State

1-2

1981-82

2005-06

Mississippi

1-0

1978-79

1978-79

South Carolina

1-3

1994-95

2005-06

Tennessee

0-1

1983-84

1983-84

Chicago

1-0

1982-83

1982-83

Chicago-Circle

0-1

1981-82

1981-82

Concordia-Moorhead 1-1

1975-76

1976-77

Concordia-St. Paul

4-0

1974-75

1977-78

Georgia Southern

1-0

1991-92

1991-92

Delta State

0-1

1976-77

1976-77

Western Carolina

2-0

1990-91

2007-08

Dr. Martin Luther

4-2

1973-74

1977-78

Total

3-0 (1.000)

Fort Valley State

1-0

1977-78

1977-78

Grandview (IA)

1-1

1975-76

1977-78

Southland

IPFW

1-0

2002-03

2002-03

Sam Houston State 1-1

1989-90

1989-90

John F. Kennedy

0-1

1974-75

1974-75

SW Texas State

1-1

1995-96

1997-98

Lakehead

4-2

1975-76

1977-78

S.F. Austin

0-4

1980-81

1996-97

Manitoba

1-0

1979-80

1979-80

Texas-San Antonio 2-0

1984-85

1984-85

Minn.-Duluth

5-1

1973-74

1978-79

MSU, Mankato

10-5

Total

4-6 (.400)

Southwestern Athletic

1973-74

1978-79

Montclair State (NJ) 0-1

1979-80

1979-80

Moorhead State

1-0

1976-77

1976-77

Alcorn State

1-0

1997-98

1997-98

National Coll. (IL)

1-0

1981-82

1981-82

Jackson State

0-1

1981-82

1981-82

Neb.-Omaha

1-0

1978-79

1978-79

Southern

1-0

2003-04

2003-04

North Dakota

1-1

1976-77

1985-86

Total

2-1 (.667)

North Dakota St*

2-1

1982-83

2008-09

Northern Iowa CC

1-1

1975-76

1976-77

Northwest Mo.

1-0

1979-80

1979-80

Total

2007-08

2007-08

St. Catherine (MN) 1-0

1977-78

1977-78

St. Cloud State

10-6

1973-74

1978-79

St. Theresa (MN)

2-0

1973-74

1975-76

Simon Fraser

1-0

1987-88

1987-88

2004-05

Simpson (IA)

1-1

1976-77

1977-78

2-0 (1.000)

Sun Belt Arkansas State

0-1

1993-94

Southern

North Dakota State 2-0

Monmouth

Eastern Illinois

1993-94

Summit League

Northeast

Total

Vanderbilt

2-0

1989-90

Denver

0-1

2000-01

2000-01

South Dakota

6-0

1979-80

1986-87

South Alabama

1-0

1999-00

1999-00

South Dakota State 1-4

1975-76

2008-09

Florida International 0-2

1986-87

1991-92

SW St. MN

1-3

1973-74

1977-78

La. Monroe

1984-85

1984-85

Temple JC (TX)

1-0

1978-79

1978-79

0-1

Middle Tennessee

0-1

2006-07

2006-07

Valdosta State

1-0

1980-81

1980-81

New Orleans

1-0

2002-03

2002-03

Wayland Baptist

0-1

1984-85

1984-85

Troy

1-0

1999-00

1999-00

William Penn (IA)

2-1

1977-78

1979-80

Western Kentucky

0-3

1983-84

2006-07

Winnipeg

0-2

1975-76

1976-77

Total

5-8 (.385)

Winona State

3-3

1973-74

1977-78

Wis.-Eau Claire

3-0

1975-76

1977-78

Wis.-La Crosse

2-6

1973-74

1978-79

West Coast San Diego

1-0

1999-00

1999-00

Wis.-River Falls

3-1

1973-74

1976-77

San Francisco

2-0

1981-82

2005-06

Wis.-Superior

1-0

1973-74

1973-74

Total

83-47 (.638)

Santa Clara

4-0

1992-93

2008-09

St. Mary’s (Cal.)

1-0

2008-09

2008-09

Total

8-0 (1.000)

* - Conference records include schools’ conference affiliations at the date of the games.

Western Athletic Boise State

2-0

1992-93

1993-94

Hawaii

1-1

1998-99

2007-08

Nevada

1-0

2005-06

2005-06

Total

4-1 (.800)

Independents / Other Schools Bemidji State

2-1

1973-74

Carleton.

1-0

1974-75

1977-78 1974-75

Central Mo. State

1-0

1981-82

1981-82

Cheyney State

0-1

1983-84

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MEDIA INFORMATION The 2009-10 Minnesota women’s basketball media guide is intended to answer questions about the upcoming season and assist the media in coverage of the team throughout the season. Requests for additional information should be directed to Becky Bohm, Associate Director of Athletic Communications at (612) 624-1023.

MINNESOTA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

Credentials: Requests for press, radio, television and photo credentials for home games at Williams Arena must be made in advance to the Athletic Communications Office. Credentials may be picked up prior to the game at the media pass entrance on the south side (University Avenue) of Williams Arena. Radio: Visiting radio phone lines for games played in Williams Arena may be rented through University of Minnesota Telecommunications and Networking at (612) 626-1336. Press Services: Pregame notes, statistics and game programs will be available prior to each game in the Williams Media Room, located on the second floor of the arena above the main east lobby. Halftime and final statistics will be distributed from the press room and will also be available on press row. Post-game Interviews: Following a 10-minute cooling-off period, post-game interviews will be held in the Williams Arena Media Room. The visiting coach and players will be available first, followed by Minnesota head coach Pam Borton and requested Golden Gopher players. A representative of Athletic Communications staff will be available to take interview requests near the conclustion of the game.

BECKY BOHM

SARA BERHOW

GARRY BOWMAN

Associate Director Women’s Basketball Contact

Assistant Director

Director

In-season interviews: All requests for player or coach interviews will be arranged by the Athletic Communications Office. Please allow at least 24 hours notice for the interview.

TWIN CITIES MEDIA OUTLETS Star Tribune Dennis Brackin 425 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55488 Phone: 612-673-4447 Fax: 612-673-7774

WCCO-AM (830) Steve Enck 615 Second Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612-370-0611 Fax: 612-370-0159

Pioneer Press Marcus Fuller 345 Cedar St. St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone: 651-228-5518 Fax: 651-228-5527

KFAN-AM (1130) Doug Westerman 7900 Xerxes Ave. S. Suite 102 Minneapolis, MN 55431 Phone: 952-820-4300 Fax: 952-820-4256

Minnesota Daily Josh Katzenstein 2301 University Ave. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55414 Phone: 612-627-4070 Fax: 612-627-4159 Minnesota Spokesman Recorder Jerry Freeman, Charles Hallman 3744 4th Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55408 Phone: 612-827-4021 Fax: 612-827-0577 Associated Press Dave Campbell 511 11th Ave. S. Suite 404 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Phone: 612-332-2727 Fax: 612-342-5299

Minnesota News Network 331 11th St. South Minneapolis, MN 55404 Phone: 612-321-7250 Fax: 612-321-7222 KARE-TV (11) — NBC Randy Shaver, Eric Perkins, Dave Schwartz 8811 Olson Memorial Hwy. Minneapolis, MN 55427 Phone: 763-797-7242 Fax: 763-546-8606 KMSP-TV (9) — FOX Jim Rich, Dawn Mitchell 11358 Viking Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Phone: 952-946-5744 Fax: 952-942-0455

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KSTP-TV (5) — ABC Phil Aldridge, Anne Hutchinson, Steve Johnson 3415 University Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114 Phone: 651-642-4453 Fax: 651-642-4409 WCCO-TV (4) — CBS Mark Rosen, Mike Max, Gregg Litman 90 S. 11th St. Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: 612-330-2539 Fax: 612-330-2727

STEVE GELLER

JEFF KEISER

CHRIS LAGASSE

Assistant Director

Creative Director

Assistant Creative Director

ERIC MILLER

JOHN ROMO

ANDY SEELEY

Director of Photography

Director of Internet Services

Associate Director

MATT SLIETER

JIM STRICK

MICHELLE TRAEN

Associate Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Fox Sports Net North 90 S. 11th St. Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone: 612-330-2468 Fax: 612-330-2603


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The official media and recruiting guide for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota women's basketball team

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