Junior forward Kionna Kellogg has been granted a release from the Minnesota women's basketball program and will not return for the 2013-14 season.
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.
Minnesota finishes season with 18-14 record
Rachel Banham scored 20 points and Micaëlla Riché grabbed 15 rebounds in the loss.
Rachel Banham scored 24 and Micaella Riche added 20 as Minnesota beat Ohio State.
The Golden Gophers defeated Northern Iowa at Williams Arena.
Minnesota defeated Robert Morris at Williams Arena.
The Golden Gophers defeated Denver at Williams Arena.
The Golden Gophers beat Villanova to win the Best Buy Classic.
Minnesota vs. No. 7 Penn State
Minnesota vs. No. 8 Penn State - AP Photo Gallery
Women's Basketball vs Denver University 12.05.12
Gophers win the Best Buy Classic
Home opener, Gophers win
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Saw action in 34 games with 21 starts earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team one of three players to post two double-doubles on the season finished her sophomore campaign ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.455) and offensive rebounds (63), third in rebounds (176), rebounding average (5.2), defensive rebounds (113) and three-point field goal percentage (.364), fourth in minutes played (766), fifth in free throws (48) and free throw attempts (68) and sixth in points (182) and points per game (5.4) led the Gophers in rebounding nine times and in blocks five times had three games with double-figure rebounds and scored in double-figures eight times paced the squad with five rebounds vs. Manhattan in the WBI semifinals (3/23) pulled down a team-leading nine rebounds vs. Bradley in the WBI quarterfinals (3/18) had eight points, five rebounds and three assists vs. Charleston Southern in the first round of the WBI (3/16) tallied five points vs. No. 9/12 Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament (3/2) scored 11 points vs. Wisconsin at the Big Ten Tournament (3/1) had eight points and six rebounds at No. 11/15 Penn State (2/26) pulled down four rebounds at No. 8/14 Ohio State (2/23) had eight points and five rebounds vs. Illinois (2/16) tied for the team lead with 11 rebounds vs. Nebraska (2/13) had 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Penn State (2/5) matched the team-high with six rebounds at Illinois (2.2) had 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists in the win vs. No. 9/9 Ohio State (1/29) tallied her second-career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while adding a career-high five assists, in a start vs. Wisconsin (1/26) pulled down six rebounds at Nebraska (1/22) totaled 11 points and nine rebounds at home vs. Purdue (1/12) scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor at Denver (12/14) posted her first-career double-double with a career-high 16 points and team-best 12 rebounds, while matching her career-best with two blocks vs. Alcorn State (12/11) was a career-best 10-of-12 from the free throw line in the win vs. the Lady Braves had four points and two rebounds vs. Harvard in the Best Buy Classic (12/10) scored four points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Air Force (12/7) tallied nine points and a team-best eight rebounds vs. No. 1/1 Baylor in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge (12/4) missed two games due to illness (11/26-12/1) grabbed four rebounds vs. Quinnipiac at the St. Mary's Concord Hilton Tournament (11/15) had two points and three rebounds vs. both North Dakota State (11/20) and Binghamton (11/19) in the Subway Classic scored 10 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds vs. South Florida (11/13) tallied seven points, four rebounds and a career-best six steals in the season-opener vs. Arkansas (11/11)
2010-11 Freshman Season: Played in all 30 games, making 11 starts named to the 2011 Big Ten All-Freshman Team became just the fifth Minnesota player to be named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team (Lindsay Whalen, 2001; Janel McCarville, 2002; Brittany McCoy, 2007; Kiara Buford, 2009) averaged 3.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game averaged 4.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in Big Ten play averaged 5.6 points and 6.8 boards over the final 10 games of the season led the team in rebounding seven times had four points and four rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament loss to Northwestern (3/3) scored a career-high 12 points and added a team-high eight rebounds at Northwestern (2/20) had seven points and six rebounds against Ohio State (2/13) recorded eight points and eight rebounds at Iowa (2/10) had six points and six rebounds at Indiana (2/3) pulled down 13 rebounds and tied her career scoring high with eight points against Michigan (1/30) grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds (eight offensive), scored eight points, and had two blocked shots (all career-highs) in Minnesota's win versus Northwestern (1/27) made her first career start at Michigan State (1/23), pulling down a team-high three offensive rebounds scored five points versus Wisconsin (1/20) tied for team-high with five boards, while adding four points, and a career-high two steals in the loss at Penn State (1/13) tied for the team lead with five rebounds, while scoring four points in the loss to Iowa (1/5) was 2-of-2 from the field for four points at Illinois (12/30) made her first career three-pointer and finished with five points in the win versus Northern Arizona (12/22) scored two points and blocked her first career shot at #2/3 Baylor (12/5) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds versus San Diego State (11/26) set a new career high with six points against Dayton (11/21) established career-highs with six rebounds, four points, and a pair of assists versus Milwaukee (11/20) scored two points and pulled down four rebounds against Northern Illinois in her first collegiate game (11/13).
High School: A 2010 graduate of Ames High School a 2010 McDonald's All-America nominee the first player in school history to rank in career top 10 in all major statistical categories the 2010 Des Moines Register Central Iowa Metropolitan League Player of the Year two-time Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State honoree earned Des Moines Register All-State honors in 2010 a 2009 Iowa Girls State Basketball All-Tournament team member helped the Little Cyclones qualify for the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament in 2009 and 2010, finishing second in 2009 led her team in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots, assists, and three-point percentage in 2010 set a school record for most defensive rebounds in a game (15) in 2010 finished her three-year varsity career with 846 points, 631 rebounds, 136 assists, 158 blocks, and 122 steals high school coach was Joel Sullivan lettered in track her freshman and sophomore years three-time All-Academic Award winner played AAU ball for IBCA Select Red coached by BJ Mayer.
Personal: Born June 17, 1992 majoring in communications daughter of Japannah and Sara Kellogg has younger siblings Shaya and Japannah III Japannah played basketball at Southwest Minnesota State hobbies include spending time with friends, listening to music and reading was a lifeguard for three years.
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.