The Gophers put together some impressive moments thoughout the season.
The Gophers' top-five victories of the season.
The 10 honors were the most of any Big Ten women's basketball team.
Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams
Buford named MVP, Banham to the All-Tournament Team.
Get to Know Gopher basketball player Brianna Mastey.
Rachel Banham led the Golden Gophers with 25 points.
Gophers win 60-53
Women's Basketball vs Nebraska 02.13.2012
woBB vs Purdue 01.12.2012
Big Ten Women's Basketball
2011-12 Senior Season: Played in all 36 games for the Gophers, starting the last ten games of the season earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team finished her senior campaign ranked second on the team in free throw percentage (.851), third in blocked shots (15), fourth in assists (36), steals (28), defensive rebounds (100), three-pointers (6) and three-point field goal percentage (.333), fifth in field goal percentage (.439) and minutes played (694) and seventh in points (154) and points per game (4.3) led the team in blocks six times, assists four times, rebounds three times and steals three times scored in double figures in three games and also recorded double-figure rebounds on one occasion had two blocks vs. Northern Iowa in the WBI Championship (3/25) had six points, four rebounds and a career-high three steals vs. Manhattan in the WBI semifinals (3/23) dished out a career-high seven assists and pulled down six rebounds vs. Charleston Southern in the WBI first round (3/16) totaled 10 points and three rebounds vs. No. 9/12 Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament (3/2) matched her career-high with three assists vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament (3/1) led the Gophers with nine rebounds and two steals at No. 11/15 Penn State (2/26) tallied six points, four rebounds and two assists at No. 8/14 Ohio State (2/23) had six points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist vs. Illinois (2/16) tallied nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds in her first start of the season vs. Nebraska (2/13) had four points, five rebounds and led the team with two assists at Iowa (2/9) scored 11 points and pulled down three rebounds vs. Penn State (2/5) matched her career-high with four blocks at Nebraska (1/22) tallied seven points and a team-high seven rebounds at Michigan (1/15) had six points and four rebounds at Northwestern (1/5) scored a season-high 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting vs. Indiana (1/2) scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds at Purdue (12/30) had seven points and matched her career-high with two steals at Denver (12/14) had four points, five rebounds and matched her career-best with two steals vs. Alcorn State (12/11) totaled five rebounds and three points vs. Air Force (12/7) tallied two points and two rebounds at Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (12/1) pulled down two rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (11/26) scored three points vs. Quinnipiac (11/25) scored five points and added two rebounds vs. North Dakota State in the Subway Classic Championship Game (11/20) went 3-for-3 from the field and 1-for-1 from the free throw line to match her season-high with seven points vs. Binghamton (11/19) pulled down two rebounds vs. South Florida (11/13) had three rebounds and two points vs. No. 14 Florida State at the WBI Tip Off Classic (11/12) scored two points and dished out an assist in the season-opener vs. Arkansas (11/11)
2010-11 Junior Season: Played in all 30 games, making 19 starts averaged 5.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game made 53-of-116 (.457) field goals, including 7-of-23 (.304) three-pointers, and 54-of-71 (.761) free throws scored in double figures six times led the team in steals six times and also led in blocked shots six times finished with nine points and four rebounds versus Michigan State (2/27) scored a career high 19 points in the win at Michigan (2.24) scored a then-career-high 17 points against Purdue on 6-for-8 shooting (2/17) recorded a career-high 13 points and three assists, while making a career-best two three-point field goals and tying her career-best rebounding effort of seven for the third-straight game against Indiana (1/2) had nine points and tied her career-high with seven rebounds for the second-straight game, at Illinois (12/30) scored nine points, and tied career-best efforts with seven boards, two assists, and two steals in win versus Northern Arizona (12/22) matched career-highs with 12 points and seven rebounds at Alabama A&M (12/14), while also adding three blocks tallied a career-highs with 12 points, making 8-of-9 free throws, and dishing our a pair of assists versus Cal Poly (12/12) scored six points and dished out three assists versus Dayton (11/21) scored eight points in victory versus Milwaukee (11/20) bettered her career highs with 10 points and seven rebounds against Pittsburgh, while tying her career-best marks for assists and steals (11/17) set new career high with nine points against Green Bay (11/14) made her first career start in season-opening win over Northern Illinois (11/13).
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Played in 25 games averaging 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game scored a career-high seven points in the win over Idaho State, going 3-3 from the field scored four points in back-to-back road games at Michigan and Penn State scored four points in win over Illinois-Chicago tallied two points and three rebounds in season-opener versus Lamar Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned second varsity letter.
2008-09 Freshman Season: Played in 20 games in her rookie season averaged 1.7 points, 1.4 rebounds in 7.4 minutes a game emerged in the NCAA Tournament playing an average of 13.0 minutes a game and scoring 3.5 points a game make three-of-five field goal attempts in NCAA play played a season-high 19 minutes in the NCAA Second Round game versus Texas A&M, tying her season high with five points and swatting a season best four blocks contributed two points, three rebounds and an assist in NCAA win over Notre Dame matched her season high with four points in loss at Iowa (1/11) tallied a career-high five points versus St. Mary's scored a basket versus 2/2 Stanford in her first game as a Gopher varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Becker High School high school coach was Justin Hegna set Becker career records with 2,060 points and 1,351 rebounds 2008 Minnesota Ms. Basketball finalist 2008 Associated Press All-State First Team selection member of 2008 Star Tribune All-Metro Team 2007 Minnesota Basketball News 3A Player of the Year 2008 Star Tribune All-Metro First Team Mississippi Eight League MVP as a junior and senior led Becker to the Minnesota 3A state title in 2007 averaged 22.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a senior team finished 2007-08 with a 22-7 mark, advancing to the sectional final contributed 20.1 points and 13.5 rebounds a game as a junior all-state as a junior scored 12 points with seven rebounds in 2007 title game, a 41-39 win over DeLaSalle four-time all-conference honoree earned eight varsity letters: four in basketball, three in volleyball and one in softball played AAU ball for the Minnesota Stars coached by Tim Hested.
Personal: Born June 6, 1990 majoring in sport management daughter of Tim and Christie Mastey twin sister Nicole also a senior on the Gopher roster Brianna is the older twin by a single minute has a younger brother Brandon enjoys camping.
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.