Trio of Gophers scored double digits in the Gophers 78-50 win over the Illini.
A last second jump shot in overtime by Carlie Wagner gave Minnesota a 90-88 win over No. 5 Ohio State
Rachel Banham and Carlie Wagner each had over 20 points as Minnesota beat Rutgers for the first time in program history
Minnesota has one remaining non-conference game before opening Big Ten play.
Rachel Banham scored over 20 points for the eighth straight game and led the Gophers against Memphis.
Ranks eighth in Minnesota history with 85 career blocks • has led the Gophers in blocks during both of her seasons.
2016-17 • Junior Season
Played in 30 games with 14 starts • averaged 6.7 points and team bests of 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks (sixth in the Big Ten) per game • Academic All-Big Ten • made College of Liberal Arts Dean's List in spring semester • tied for eighth in program history with 44 blocks in one season • hit 73 of 122 field goal attempts for the fourth-best single season field goal percentage (.598) in program history • received the Gophers’ Best Rebounder Award • named to the Big Ten Player of Week Honor Roll (Dec. 19) after scoring a career-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting in win vs. Belmont (12/14) • blocked a career-high eight shots against Army West Point (12/8) • had a double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6-for-7 shooting against Detroit Mercy (12/3) • notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds at VCU (11/15).
2015-16 • Sophomore Season:
Appeared in every game for Minnesota, making seven starts • averaged 6.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game • was seventh in Big Ten for blocked shots • led team in blocks with 41 • 11th in program history for single season blocks • tied for fourth in Minnesota history for single season field goal percentage (.580) • ninth in Big Ten for offensive rebounds per game • led team in rebounds during conference play • was only Minnesota player to grab more than 100 rebounds in conference games • grabbed at least eight rebound in six of final eight regular season games • had four games with at least four blocks • pulled down 12 rebounds, including eight offensive rebounds against Ohio State (2/24) • had a career-high five blocks against Iowa (2/15) • scored career high 22 points and went eight of 11 at the free throw line against Penn State (1/3) • posted first career double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds against Maine (11/20) • scored 12 points in Gopher debut against Wofford (11/13).
Transferred from Curtin University in Australia • spent the 2014-15 season with the Kalamunda Eastern Suns of the State Basketball League (SBL) • tabbed the West Coast Waves’ 2013-14 Rookie of the Year while playing 18 games for them in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) • played for Western Australia at the 2014 U20 National Championships.
Named the Leeming Senior High School Sportswoman of the Year in 2012 • captain of her school’s team in 2011 and 2012.
Born Oct. 16, 1995 • daughter of Craig Edwards • has an older sister, Kara • majoring in psychology.
B1G Announces Media Week, Tournament Tickets
Big Ten Tournament tickets will be available starting Oct. 21, and Big Ten Women's Basketball Week starts Oct. 23.
Single Games, Pick-Your-Packs on Sale Oct. 18
A Gopher Score presale for single-game tickets and pick-your-packs will open Oct. 17. Sales open at 9 a.m. both days.
Whalen Inducted into M Club Hall of Fame
The week after winning her fourth WNBA title, the former Gophers guard was honored by her alma mater.