Rachel Banham and Carlie Wagner each had over 20 points as Minnesota beat Rutgers for the first time in program history
Rachel Banham scored 32 points as the Gophers won by a final score of 95-92
Rachel Banham scored over 20 points for the eighth straight game and led the Gophers against Memphis.
Minnesota scored 22 points in the paint in the fourth quarter to come away with an 85-73 road win.
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
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).
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 • majoring in business • mother, Mary (Dressen) Hedstrom played basketball at Minnesota from 1980-84 • hobbies include reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
Five Gophers Reach Double-Digits in Win
Minnesota had five players score more than 10 points for the fifth time this season in a 110-73 win over Nebraska
Game Preview: Gophers vs. Nebraska
Minnesota has won six of its last seven games, and will look to continue the trend Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Three Gophers Named Academic All-District
Mullaney, Hedstrom and Wagner received recognition for their performance in the classroom and on the court.