Parade, Practice and Special Delivery

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Minnesota women's basketball players had a busy Monday. In addition to their class schedules for the day, members of the team who didn't have a class conflict got together this morning to head over to Hennepin Avenue and watch the Minnesota Lynx victory parade. Pictured above are (l-r) Rachel Banham, Kayla Hirt, Amanda Zahui B., Sari Noga, Jackie Johnson, Stabresa McDaniel and Shayne Mullaney.

The Gophers joined thousands of others who gathered in the cool weather to celebrate Minnesota's second WNBA title in three years. Two key members of the Lynx are former Golden Gopher stars Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville. It was the second WNBA title for Whalen, while McCarville enjoyed her first-ever victory parade.

The stay at the parade was somewhat brief, as the team had been scheduled to practice from Noon to 3:00 p.m., but bumped the start of practice back an hour to allow those who wanted to see the parade the chance to go. So, once back on campus, the players geared up for a two-hour workout at Williams Arena.

Head coach Pam Borton's team is entering its third week of full workouts, and the Gophers' first exhibition game is just two weeks away! Minnesota will play host to Winona State on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for that exhibition game, as well as the Gophers' game against Minnesota State Moorhead on Nov. 2, are on sale for $6.

To purchase tickets to any game, or to become season ticket-holders, contact Minnesota's Athletics Ticket Office at 612.624.8080 | 1.800.U.GOPHER, or online at

Speaking of tickets, members of the team ended their busy day by dividing up into three small groups after practice, and they headed off to personally deliver 2013-14 season tickets to several lucky Gopher women's basketball fans.

As they did last season, the Gophers added a personal touch to some of their biggest fans by showing up at their door to drop off the season tickets the fans ordered. Minnesota's players and coaches are so appreciative of the tremendous following they have from their loyal fans, and the team can't wait to have the chance to play games with those fans in their seats at Williams Arena. Go Gophers!

Pictured above (l-r): Kayla Hirt, Mikayla Bailey, Sue Corbin, Karen Lueck, Micaella Riche, and Jackie Johnson.

Pictured above (l-r): Kayla Hirt, Jackie Johnson, Mary Beth Barry, Micaella Riche, and Mikayla Bailey.

Pictured above (l-r): Amanda Zahui B., Rachel Banham, Karen and Cordell Guse, Shayne Mullaney.

Pictured above (l-r): Amanda Zahui B., Betsy Mitchell, Rachel Banham, Paul Mitchell, Shayne Mullaney.

Pictured above (l-r): Cynthia Fay, Shayne Mullaney, Amanda Zahui B., Rachel Banham, Stephanie Fay.

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Pictured above (l-r): Sari Noga, Dave Mona, Stabresa McDaniel.

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Pictured above (l-r): Stabresa McDaniel, Annette Margarit, Sari Noga.

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Pictured above (l-r): Stabresa McDaniel, Pam and Robert Berkwitz, Sari Noga.

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Pictured above (l-r): Stabresa McDaniel, Olivia, Margaret Chutich, and Sari Noga.

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