Dec. 11, 2016
2016-17 • Redshirt Sophomore Season
Received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention • averaged 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists (fourth in the Big Ten) and 2.2 steals (fifth in the Big Ten) per game • started all 30 games in which she played and scored in double figures 28 times • named Gophers’ Defensive Player of the Year • seventh all-time a single season as a Gopher with 148 assists • average of 4.9 assists per game is ninth best in a single season by a Gopher • tied for ninth place in the single season record books with 142 made free throws • recorded seven games with four steals • scored 20-plus points in six games this season • scored a season-high 24 points on two occasions: at VCU (11/15) and against Michigan State (1/30) • her 24 points at VCU gave her the highest-scoring Gophers debut in the past 20 years, and she added eight assists • tallied a double-double in second game with Gophers with 10 points and 10 assists against Georgetown (11/18).
Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Unanimously selected to the 2014-15 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team after starting 28 games • set a Golden Eagles rookie record and ranked second on the team with an average of 14.5 points per game • also set program freshman records in points (434), field goals (157) and free throws (111) • scored in double figures 25 times, including a season-high 25 points against Northern Kentucky • notched 59 steals, ranking fourth all-time among Marquette freshmen • named the BIG EAST’s freshman of the week four times.
A 2014 graduate of Bloomington Kennedy High School • led the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2014 Class AAAA state tournament at Williams Arena and was named to the all-tournament team • Associated Press All-State First Team and Star Tribune All-Metro First Team choice as a senior • Bloomington Kennedy’s 2014 recipient of the Athena Award • averaged 20.5 points per game her senior year • coached by Percy Wade and Quintin Johnson • played AAU ball for North Tartan under coach Gerard Coury.
Daughter of Aishia Bell and Brian Townsend • has nine brothers and seven sisters • three of her brothers play college basketball, and one runs track at Marquette • majoring in communications.
Construction Update: Gopher Basketball Practice Facility
12/15/2017 - W. Basketball
Check out some of the progress on the Gopher men's & women's basketball practice facilities, part of the University of Minnesota Athletes Village project!
Whalen Selected to WNT Pool
12/14/2017 - W. Basketball
USA Basketball today announced that former University of Minnesota guard Lindsay Whalen has been selected to the 2017-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team pool
Gophers Beat Cal Poly, 112-68
12/13/2017 - W. Basketball
Minnesota moved to 6-0 at home and 10-2 overall for the season, winning its annual field trip game in front of a few thousand young fans.