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Kenisha Bell
Kenisha  Bell

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Bloomington Kennedy

Last College:
Marquette

Height:
5-9

Position:
G


01/21/2018

Gophers Knock Off No. 20 Iowa, 77-72

Bell leads all scorers with 21 points and hits her fourth double-double of the season in Sunday's game.

01/18/2018

Gophers Take 10th Straight Border Battle

Pitts and Bello both notch double-doubles en-route to a 25-point win over Wisconsin.

01/13/2018

Gophers Fall at No. 21/19 Rutgers in Overtime

Destiny Pitts and Carlie Wagner each scored 22 points as the team tied the game late in the fourth.

12/26/2017

Bell Claims Spot On B1G Honor Roll

Minneapolis native honored by conference for third time this season

01/18/2017

Gophers Rally Behind Wagner, Bell In Win

Trio of Gophers scored double digits in the Gophers 78-50 win over the Illini.

03/03/2018

Minnesota vs. Ohio State (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Ohio State (USATSI) Women's Basketball

03/02/2018

Minnesota vs. Iowa (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Iowa (USATSI) Women's Basketball

12/11/2016

Minnesota vs. South Carolina

Dec. 11, 2016

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Career
Finished the 2017-18 season ranked fifth in team history in scoring average (18.1), seventh in assists (371), eighth in free throw percentage (.751) and ninth in free throw attempts (438)  

2017-18  Redshirt Junior Season
AP Honorable Mention All-American  WBCA All-Region Nominee for All-American • unanimous All-Big Ten First Team honoree • All-Big Ten Defensive Team selection • two-time Big Ten co-Player of the Week (11/20 and 1/22) • four-time Big Ten Honor Roll selection (12/18, 12/26, 1/2 and 2/12) • set school records for made free throws (187) and free throw attemps (255); free throw attempt total was seventh most in Big Ten history • ranked third in team history for single-season assists (223) and assists per game (6.8), seventh in points (661) and steals (85) and ninth in field goal attempts (532) • led the team with seven double-doubles • started all 33 games • set a Gophers NCAA Tournament record for free throws made and attempted against Green Bay (3/16) • established a Minnesota Big Ten Tournament Record with 10 assists and tied a team record with 14 free throw attempts against Ohio State; also had 27 points and nine rebounds in the game (3/3) • set career highs in points (35), field goals made (13) and field goals attempted (27) at Iowa (2/4) • finished with 30 points and nine assists against UC Riverside (12/22) • poured in 31 points and 10 rebounds against Boston College (11/19)

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).

2015-16 Season:

Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.

At Marquette:
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.

High School:
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.

Personal:
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.

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