Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
The women's basketball team has had 74 honorees during Pam Borton's tenure.
For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
The Gophers held their annual team banquet in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium.
Rachel Banham scored 20 points and Micaëlla Riché grabbed 15 rebounds in the loss.
Rachel Banham scored 34 points as Minnesota beat Iowa at Williams Arena.
Led by Rachel Banham's 32 points, the Gophers upset Michigan at Williams Arena.
The Golden Gophers defeated Northern Iowa at Williams Arena.
Minnesota defeated Robert Morris at Williams Arena.
The Golden Gophers defeated Denver at Williams Arena.
Minnesota vs. No. 7 Penn State
Minnesota vs. No. 8 Penn State - AP Photo Gallery
Women's Basketball vs Denver University 12.05.12
Minnesota defeats Northern Iowa to win the Women's Basketball Invitational
Rachel Banham led the Golden Gophers with 25 points.
2011-12 Junior Season: Played in 35 games for the Gophers with 29 starts earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team named to the Best Buy Classic All-Tournament Team earned a spot on the St. Mary's Concord Hilton Tournament All-Tournament Team was one of three Gophers with two double-doubles on the season ranks 10th on Minnesota's career record chart with 60 blocked shots finished her junior campaign ranked first on the team in rebounds (201), rebounds per game (5.7), offensive rebounds (69) and blocked shots (30) ranked second on the squad in defensive rebounds (132), third in points (319), points per game (9.1), field goals (124), field goal attempts (284) and minutes played (818) led the Gophers in rebounding in 13 games and in blocks in 17 games grabbed double-figure rebounds four times missed one game due to injury (2/26) had four points and three rebounds vs. Northern Iowa in the WBI Championship Game (3/25) paced the Gophers with 15 points and five rebounds vs. Manhattan in the WBI semifinals (3/23) scored 12 points vs. Bradley in the WBI quarterfinals (3/18) tallied 10 points and three rebounds vs. Charleston Southern in the WBI (3/16) had four points, three rebounds and two assists vs. No. 9/12 Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament (3/2) tallied nine points vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament (3/1) scored four points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Nebraska (2/13) had 10 points and three rebounds at Iowa (2/9) totaled 15 points, pulled down five rebounds and had two blocks at Illinois (2/2) had 13 points and six rebounds in the win vs. No. 9/9 Ohio State (1/29) finished with 15 points and five rebounds vs. Wisconsin (1/26) led the squad with eight rebounds at Nebraska (1/22) tied for the team-lead with seven rebounds vs. Michigan State (1/19) had three steals at Michigan (1/15) paced the Gophers with 18 points and three blocks vs. Purdue (1/12) tallied seven points, nine rebounds and three steals vs. Indiana (1/2) scored eight points and matched her career-high with 13 rebounds at Purdue (12/30) matched the team-high with seven rebounds and had 10 points vs. NJIT (12/30) scored six points and paced the team with nine rebounds at Denver (12/14) grabbed nine rebounds, blocked two shots and scored six points vs. Alcorn State (12/11) posted 16 points and five rebounds vs. Harvard (12/10) tallied 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, while also posting a team-best seven rebounds vs. Air Force (12/7) posted her second double-double of the season with 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds at Wake Forest (12/1) also posted three blocks, two steals and two assists vs. the Demon Deacons matched her career-high with 20 points vs. Virginia Tech (11/26) made a career-best eight free throws in the win over the Hokies tallied her first double-double of the year with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Quinnipiac (11/25) had eight points and a game-best 10 rebounds vs. North Dakota State (11/20) totaled a team-high eight rebounds and five points vs. USF (11/13) paced the Gophers with six rebounds and added 11 points vs. No. 14 Florida State (11/12) matched the game-high with seven rebounds to go along with 12 points in the season-opener vs. Arkansas (11/11)
2010-11 Sophomore Season: Played in 25 games, with 23 starts averaged 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocked shots per game made 86-of-187 (.460) field goals and 54-of-76 (.711) free throws scored in double-figures nine times was the team's top shot-blocker in nine games missed five games due to injury grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament loss to Northwestern (3/3) led the team with 19 points on 9-of-14 field goals, and also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds versus Michigan State (2/27) scored eight points at Northwestern (2/20) had nine points and five rebounds against Purdue (2/17) scored 18 points and added five rebounds and two blocks against Ohio State (2/13) scored 14 points and had three steals in the win at Indiana (2/3) led the Gophers with 19 points, while adding seven rebounds, in the win versus Northwestern (1/27) tied season-high with nine rebounds and scored six points versus Wisconsin (1/20) made 6-of-12 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws, recording 18 points, a team-high five rebounds and a career-best three assists in the loss at Penn State (1/13) finished with 15 points, four boards, and three blocked shots in the overtime loss to Indiana (1/2) just missed a double-double, finishing with a career-high 20 points to go along with nine rebounds in the win versus Northern Arizona (12/22) scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds at Alabama A&M (12/14) returned to the lineup versus Cal Poly (12/12) and finished with eight points, five rebounds, and a career-high four blocked shots missed the games at #2/3 Baylor (12/5) and versus Southern (12/9) due to injury re-injured left leg in the win versus Virginia Tech, playing just nine minutes against the Hokies (12/2) tied what was then her career-high with 15 points versus North Carolina State (11/27) returned to lineup versus San Diego State and scored nine points (11/26) missed three games with a knee injury after starting first two games of the season was injured in the game against Green Bay after playing nine minutes recorded what was then a career-best 15 points, while adding six rebounds and three blocks versus Northern Illinois (11/13).
2009-10 Freshman Season: Played in 25 games, with one start averaged 2.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game tallied her first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Michigan State (2/28) started her first career game in the win at Penn State, but did not score (2/11) matched career high with six points, with four rebounds, in 12 minutes versus Illinois (1/31) pulled down five rebounds at 4/6 Ohio State collected career highs with six points (3-3 FG) and six rebounds in just six minutes at Northwestern (1/17) played a season-high 23 minutes with four points and four rebounds in her first Big Ten game, at Purdue tallied four points, three rebounds and three blocked shots in 12 minutes in win over Santa Clara pulled down five rebounds in win over North Dakota State scored a career-high six points with four rebounds and two steals in the win over Illinois-Chicago tallied two points and four rebounds versus Lamar (11/15) in her first collegiate game varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Princeton High School earned Minnesota Coaches Association Class AAA All-State honors in 2008 and 2009 a member of 2009 Star Tribune All-Metro First Team Princeton career record holder with 2,008 points, 1,379 rebounds and 561 blocked shots ended high school career ranks second all-time in Minnesota high school history in blocked shots and 13th in rebounds 2009 Mississippi 8 Conference MVP three-time all-conference honoree and Princeton MVP averaged 21.5 points and 13.3 rebounds per game her senior season led Tigers to a share of the conference title (21-8 overall record) averaged 22.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.9 blocks per game in her junior campaign tallied 20 double-doubles and two triple doubles in 2007-08 and scored a school single-game record of 48 points (16-20 FG, 16-19 FT) in a game versus Zimmerman in January 2008 earned five varsity letters in basketball listed among ESPN Hoopgurlz' Top 100 Recruits a multi-sport standout at Princeton competing in basketball, track and volleyball a five-time all-state honoree in track, four times in the high jump where she has cleared a career-best of 5 feet, 8 1/4 inches three-time academic all-conference honoree played her AAU ball for Minnesota North Tartan coached by Bill Larson.
Personal: Born Feb. 3, 1991 majoring in journalism daughter of Tom and Lori Loberg has an older sister Lauryl lists horseback riding, reading and shopping among her hobbies.
Listen to This Week's Gopher Sports Podcast
Rachel Banham is this week's guest on the Gopher Sports Podcast ahead of two key home games.
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.
Banham Named to Naismith Midseason 30
The award's list will narrow down to 10 semifinalists the week of the Big Ten Tournament.