20 Kayla Hirt  
Kayla Hirt

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bemidji, Minn.

High School:
Bemidji HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
G/F

Experience:
2 Letters


12/10/2014

Kelley Leads Gophers to Win at UND, 68-55

Senior Shae Kelley tallies 24 points and nine rebounds in Minnesota win

11/25/2014

Banham Lifts Gophers Over Jaguars, 107-62

Senior Rachel Banham scored 32 points and a career-high eight three-pointers

03/27/2013

Five Gophers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

The women's basketball team has had 74 honorees during Pam Borton's tenure.

03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

03/22/2013

Gophers Upended By Ball State In WNIT First Round

Minnesota finishes season with 18-14 record

03/07/2014

Gophers Rally Past Badgers

Minnesota rallied from a 16 point deficit to beat Wisconsin at the Big Ten Tournament.

02/28/2014

Gophers Beat Hoosiers

Minnesota defeated Indiana at Williams Arena.

01/24/2014

Gophers Wins Border Battle

The Gopher women's basketball team rallied for a win over rival Wisconsin.

01/13/2014

Gophers Tame Wildcats

Minnesota routed Northwestern at Williams Arena on Sunday.

12/23/2013

Minnesota Tops Auburn

Tournament MVP Rachel Banham led Minnesota past Auburn at Williams Arena.

03/06/2014

B1G Tournament First Round: Gophers vs. Wisconsin

The Gophers came back from 16 points down to defeat Wisconsin in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.

01/12/2014

Gophers vs Wildcats

Women's basketball

12/22/2013

Gophers vs Auburn

Women's Basketball

02/28/2013

Minnesota vs. No. 7 Penn State

Minnesota vs. No. 7 Penn State

01/24/2013

Minnesota vs. No. 8 Penn State - AP Photo Gallery

Minnesota vs. No. 8 Penn State - AP Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

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Career Honors and Awards
2014
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown All-Tournament Team

2013
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (12/24, 1/7)
• Fast Break Club Love of the Game Award

2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Played in all 35 games for the Gophers with 14 starts • named Academic All-Big Ten • Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown All-Tournament Team • averaged 6.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.5 blocks per game in an average of 24.5 minutes per game • ranked second on the team with 18 blocked shots, third with 111 field goals and fourth with 235 points, .449(111-for-247) field goal percentage and 126 rebounds • scored in double figures 11 times • scored a career-high 16 points on two seperate occasions (2/15 at Northwestern, 11/30 vs. Colorado State) • permanantly moved into the starting lineup at Michigan (2/1) • helped the Gophers post a 9-4 record in the team's final 13 games as a starter • scored her 400th career point in the Big Ten Tournament opener vs. Wisconsin (3/6)• pulled down her 200th career rebound vs. Indiana (2/27)• made her first career start in the season-opener at Northern Iowa (11/9).

2012-13 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Played in all 32 games for the Gophers • Academic All-Big Ten • 2x Big Ten Freshman of the Week (12/24, 1/7) • averaged 6.2 points and 3.0 rebounds, while adding a .449 (83-185) field goal percentage, on the year • ranked third on the team with eight games in double-figures • scored her 100th career point vs. Northern Iowa (12/21) • dished out a career-high 6 assists vs. Creighton (12/30) • posted her first-career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. UNI (12/21) • once again matched her career-high with 14 points and added a career-best 3 assists vs. UMKC (12/7) • matched her career-high with 14 points and added 7 rebounds vs. Virginia (11/29) • scored a career-high 14 points vs. Missouri, including 10 critical points in the second half (11/24) • notched her first double-digit scoring performance vs. Maine (11/18) • made her first collegiate field goal with 13:38 to play in the first half vs. Villanova, giving Minnesota a 10-point lead.

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season due to injury

High School: 2011 graduate of Bemidji High School • ranked among ESPNU's Top 100 on ESPN.com • had an impressive grade of 93 (out of 100) by ESPN.com • St. Paul Pioneer Press First Team All-State • Minnesota Basketball News 2010 Class AAA Player of the Year and Top Fab 5 • Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association (MGBCA) 2010 First Team All-State honoree • Gatorade Player of the Year nominee • missed senior season after having knee surgery in early September, 2010 • played 81 career games, with career totals of 1,757 points (21.7 ppg) and 979 career rebounds (12.1 rpg), while making 715-of-1,318 (.542) field goals • ranks first on Bemidji's all-time scoring list • led Bemidji to a 25-2 record and the Class AAA State Quarterfinals in 2010 • averaged 26.0 points and 14.1 rebounds per game during her junior season • scored 658 points to average 24.4 ppg as a sophomore • also averaged 11.4 rebounds as a sophomore • played for head coach Rick Kehoe at Bemidji, and Gerard Coury with North Tartan Nike Elite AAU • was also a member of the volleyball team, earning honorable mention all-state honors in 2009 • holds school records for career kills (825) and single season kills (357).

Personal: Born May 2, 1993 • majoring in sociology • daughter of Jim and Tracy Hirt • has one brother, Ryan.