Jessie Edwards
Jessie  Edwards


Leeming, Australia

Last College:
Curtin University




Gophers Fall at No. 21/19 Rutgers in Overtime

Destiny Pitts and Carlie Wagner each scored 22 points as the team tied the game late in the fourth.


Gophers Rally Behind Wagner, Bell In Win

Trio of Gophers scored double digits in the Gophers 78-50 win over the Illini.


Wagner Jumper Downs No. 5 Buckeyes

A last second jump shot in overtime by Carlie Wagner gave Minnesota a 90-88 win over No. 5 Ohio State


Gophers Beat Rutgers for First Time

Rachel Banham and Carlie Wagner each had over 20 points as Minnesota beat Rutgers for the first time in program history


Gophers Top Fighting Hawks 57-47

Minnesota has one remaining non-conference game before opening Big Ten play.


Minnesota vs. South Carolina

Dec. 11, 2016


Gophers vs Highlanders

Women's Basketball vs NJIT


Career Stats

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Finished her career ranked sixth all-time at Minnesota in blocks (113) and ninth in offensive rebounds (227 • led the Gophers in blocks during all three of her seasons.

 • Senior Season
Played in all 33 games with 17 starts • led the team in blocks a team-high 14 times • tallied 12 points and nine rebounds in NCAA opener vs. Green Bay (3/16) • scored a season-high 13 points against Michigan (2/14) • grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and scored eight points against North Carolina (11/29) • tallied six points and 13 rebounds at UNLV (11/26)

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).

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.

High School:
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.



Support Staff Takes Shape for Whalen

Support Staff Takes Shape for Whalen

5/24/2018 - W. Basketball

Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen announced changes to the women’s basketball support staff Thursday with the addition of Melissa Maines as the director of basketball operations.

Staples Added to 2018 Recruiting Class

Staples Added to 2018 Recruiting Class

5/9/2018 - W. Basketball

Minnesota women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced the addition of 5-10 guard Mercedes Staples to the team’s 2018 recruiting class Wednesday.

Whalen Finalizes Staff with O'Banion

Whalen Finalizes Staff with O'Banion

5/2/2018 - W. Basketball

Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen finalized her coaching staff Wednesday with the announcement of the return of Danielle O'Banion as assistant coach.

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