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.
Buford leads the Gophers with 16 points.
The women's basketball team honored numerous players at its annual awards banquet.
Get to Know Gopher Basketball Player Nicole Mastey.
2011-12 Senior Season: Saw action in 12 games for the Golden Gophers earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team finished her senior campaign with career-highs in points (5), rebounds (8), field goals (1), field goal attempts (3), field goal percentage (.333), free throws made (3), free throw attempts (4) and free throw percentage (.750) made her first career field goal and matched her career-high with two points vs. Northern Iowa in the WBI Championship (3/25) posted career-highs with two points and two rebounds vs. Bradley in the WBI quarterfinals (3/18) pulled down one rebound in her postseason debut vs. Charleston Southern in the WBI first round (3/16) had an offensive rebound vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament (3/1) played two minutes vs. Indiana (1/2) had a rebound vs. NJIT (12/23) played three minutes vs. Alcorn State (12/11) pulled down a rebound vs. Harvard in the Best Buy Classic (12/10) scored the first point of her collegiate career with a 1-for-1 performance at the free throw line vs. Air Force (12/7) grabbed one rebound vs. North Dakota State in the Subway Classic Championship Game (11/20) had a rebound in the Gophers' win over Binghamton (11/19)
2010-11 Junior Season: Played in three games for the Gophers averaged 0.5 rebounds in 2.6 minutes per game grabbed a rebound at #2/3 Baylor (12/5) dished out one assist against Dayton (11/21) recorded one rebound against Northern Illinois (11/13).
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Played in four games in her sophomore season averaged 1.0 rebounds a game grabbed one rebound in the season opener against Lamar and another in every game she played Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned second varsity letter.
2008-09 Freshman Season: Played in 10 games, averaging 3.1 minutes a game, in her rookie season with the Golden Gophers did not score or attempt a shot saw her first NCAA Tournament action in the loss to Texas A&M played six minutes in the win at Santa Clara in her first collegiate experience and tallied an assist and a steal varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Becker High School high school coach was Justin Hegna helped Becker to the Minnesota 3A state title and a 31-1 overall record in 2007 contributed two points and three rebounds in the title game, a 41-39 win over DeLaSalle team finished 2007-08 with a 22-7 mark, advancing to the sectional final a three-year starter for the Bulldogs a two-time All-Mississippi Eight League Honorable Mention selection earned three varsity letters in basketball and volleyball played AAU ball for the Minnesota Stars coached by Tim Hested.
Personal: Born June 6, 1990 majoring in recreation, park and leisure studies daughter of Tim and Christie Mastey twin sister Brianna is also a freshman on the Gopher roster Brianna is the older twin by a single minute has a younger brother Brandon enjoys reading and the outdoors.
WNBA at the Break
Three pro Gophers will get some rest, and Lindsay Whalen will go for another gold medal in Rio.
Introducing: Taiye Bello
The freshman from Michigan has enjoyed her summer in another of the Great Lakes states.
Introducing: Gadiva Hubbard
The Viginia native is feeling at home in the Twin Cities during her first summer on campus.