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.
Senior Rachel Banham scored 32 points and a career-high eight three-pointers
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.
Game Preview: Gophers at Duke
The Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup will be the teams' second overall meeting.
Banham Breaks Minnesota Scoring Record
The senior guard scored 29 points in the Gophers' 81-79 overtime loss to Auburn.
Three Gophers Score 20 in Win over Hatters
Minnesota edged out Stetson 72-69 in its first game at the San Juan Shootout.