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Joanna Hedstrom
Joanna  Hedstrom

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
G

Experience:
3 Letter


01/18/2017

Gophers Rally Behind Wagner, Bell In Win

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

03/23/2016

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.

03/23/2016

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.

02/24/2016

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

02/04/2016

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

12/22/2013

Gophers vs Auburn

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

2016-17
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
Season:
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.

Personal:
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.

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Guards at a Glance

10/21/2017

Minnesota welcomes talented newcomers into a backcourt that was tested in a tough schedule last season.

Single Games, Pick-Your-Packs on Sale Oct. 18

10/16/2017

A Gopher Score presale for single-game tickets and pick-your-packs will open Oct. 17. Sales open at 9 a.m. both days.

B1G Announces Media Week, Tournament Tickets

10/17/2017

Big Ten Tournament tickets will be available starting Oct. 21, and Big Ten Women's Basketball Week starts Oct. 23.

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