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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

6 * Minnesota Basketball

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

Ashley Ellis-Milan

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