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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

62 * Minnesota Basketball

2009-10 Minnesota Women's Basketball Media Guide  

The official media and recruiting guide for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota women's basketball team

2009-10 Minnesota Women's Basketball Media Guide  

The official media and recruiting guide for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota women's basketball team