Joanna Hedstrom
Joanna  Hedstrom


Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka HS



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Gophers Rally Behind Wagner, Bell In Win

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


Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.


Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.


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 vs Auburn

Women's Basketball

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Career Highlights:
2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection • three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Senior Season
Averaged 4.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game • started 16 of 31 games played • Academic All-Big Ten • received the Gophers’ Academic Excellence Award and the Fast Break Club Award • scored in double figures five times, including three consecutive games: vs. Kent State (12/22), at Ohio State (12/28) and vs. Maryland (1/1) • recorded a season-high 17 points against Kent State • shot a season-best 4-for-4 from 3-point range against Maryland • grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds against Belmont (12/14) • had three steals vs. Georgetown (11/18).

2015-16 • Junior
Played in every game for the Gophers, making seven starts • Academic All-District honoree • Academic All-Big Ten honoree  averaged 6.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game • set new single season highs for points, 3-pointers, rebounds, assists and steals • second on team in 3-point field goal percentage • seventh in Big Ten for 3-point field goal percentage in conference play  had eight games with double-digit points • fourth on team in scoring and steals in Big Ten games • fifth on team in rebounds per game • came within two points of a double-double in two games • made at least two 3-pointers in six games • scored a career high 21 points, including five 3-pointers against Maryland (2/28) • grabbed eight rebounds against Ohio State (2/24) • pulled down a career high 12 rebounds against Wisconsin (1/23) • scored 11 points against Illinois (1/7) • had three steals against Memphis (12/12) • had 12 points, nine rebounds, and five assists against Towson (12/6)

2014-15 • Sophomore Season:
Played in 24 games • Academic All-Big honoree and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • tallied 27 points, 20 rebounds, six assists and five steals • tied a career high with six rebounds, and scored four points, vs. Southeastern Louisiana (11/14) • scored a career-high seven points on 3-for-5 shooting against Southern, adding three rebounds and an assist (11/25) • notched four points, two rebounds and one assist vs. Vanderbilt (11/28) • had two assists and a rebound vs. College of Charleston (11/29) • made one 3-pointer each against Central Michigan (12/21), Wisconsin (1/4), Penn State (1/28) and Nebraska (2/24).

2013-14 • Freshman Season:

Played in 25 games for the Gophers, making her first-career start vs. North Dakota (12/8) • averaged 1.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists in an average of 9.6 minutes per game • scored a career-high five points in the WNIT Second Round game vs. SMU (3/23) and vs. Oakland (12/29) • pulled down six rebounds in back-to-back WNIT games at South Dakota State (3/27) and vs. SMU (3/23) • dished out four assists three times during the year (12/29, 11/30, 11/26) • made her collegiate debut at Northern Iowa (11/9).

High School:
Ranked No. 128 overall nationally by Blue Star Basketball • ranked No. 25 nationally at her position by ESPN.com's HoopGurlz • had a scout grade of 91 (out of 100) and a four-star ranking by ESPN.com • holds Minnetonka High School records in scoring (1,445) and assists (403) • 2013 Minnesota Miss Basketball top-10 finalist • earned all-conference, all-metro and all-state honors as a senior • named Minnetonka's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year • played in the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game • 2012 Pioneer Press All-State Honorable Mention honoree •2012 Minnesota State Girls Basketball Association All-State Honorable Mention selection • member of Minnetonka High School's 1,000 Point Club • four-time all-conference selection • two-time team captain • varsity letterwinner in basketball since eighth grade • played for head coach Leah Dasovich at Minnetonka High School • also played for Bill Larson's North Tartan AAU, coached by Gerard Coury • was a member of the North Tartan Nike Elite 17U team that advanced to the Final Four at Nike Nationals in 2012 • three-time Nike Skills Academy attendee • was a member of the National Honors Society • boasted a 4.17 grade point average • was on the "A" honor roll all four years of high school • member of the First Mate Leader mentoring program • was also a member of the Tonka Leadership Challenge for three years • accepted into the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and is in the honor program • earned the AP Scholar with Distinction award.

Born August 26, 1994 • daughter of John and Mary Hedstrom • has two younger siblings, Hannah and Burt • graduated summa cum laude from Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in three years with a degree in business • is pursuing a master's degree in human resources and industrial relations • mother, Mary (Dressen) Hedstrom played basketball at Minnesota from 1980-84 • hobbies include reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.


Gophers Add Tomancova to 2018 Recruiting Class

Gophers Add Tomancova to 2018 Recruiting Class

6/21/2018 - W. Basketball

Minnesota women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced the addition of 6-2 post player Barbora Tomancova to the team’s 2018 recruiting class Thursday.

WNBA Update, Vol. 1

WNBA Update, Vol. 1

6/20/2018 - W. Basketball

Approximately a third of the way through the 2018 WNBA season, three former Gophers are playing in the league and trying to position their respective teams into the playoff picture.

Meet Assistant Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis

Meet Assistant Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis

6/20/2018 - W. Basketball

New Gopher women's basketball assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis sits down with Corbu Stathes from the Gopher Radio Network.

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