Kenisha Bell
Kenisha  Bell

RS Senior

Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Bloomington Kennedy

Last College:




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.


Gophers Take 10th Straight Border Battle

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


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.


Bell Claims Spot On B1G Honor Roll

Minneapolis native honored by conference for third time this season


Gophers Rally Behind Wagner, Bell In Win

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


Minnesota vs. Ohio State (USATSI)

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


Minnesota vs. Iowa (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Iowa (USATSI) Women's Basketball


Minnesota vs. South Carolina

Dec. 11, 2016


Career Stats

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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)

 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.

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.



Gophers Add Tomancova to 2018 Recruiting Class

Gophers Add Tomancova to 2018 Recruiting Class

6/21/2018 - W. Basketball

Minnesota women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced the addition of 6-2 post player Barbora Tomancova to the team’s 2018 recruiting class Thursday.

WNBA Update, Vol. 1

WNBA Update, Vol. 1

6/20/2018 - W. Basketball

Approximately a third of the way through the 2018 WNBA season, three former Gophers are playing in the league and trying to position their respective teams into the playoff picture.

Meet Assistant Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis

Meet Assistant Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis

6/20/2018 - W. Basketball

New Gopher women's basketball assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis sits down with Corbu Stathes from the Gopher Radio Network.

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