The basketball standout will play on the Gophers' soccer team this spring.
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.
This week's Courtside with Corbu features the Art of Rebounding.
Minnesota defeats Northern Iowa to win the Women's Basketball Invitational
Rachel Banham led the Golden Gophers with 25 points.
Gophers win 60-53
WoBB vs Mich St 01.19.12
woBB vs NJIT
2011-12 Senior Season: Played in 30 games with 15 starts missed six games due to injury (1/26, 1/29, 2/2, 2/5, 2/9, 2/13) named Minnesota's 2012 recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten Team ranks fifth on Minnesota's career record chart with 413 defensive rebounds and eighth with 219 offensive rebounds finished her senior campaign ranked third on the team in field goal percentage (.442) and free throw percentage (.784), fifth in rebounds per game (4.0), offensive rebounds (36) and three-point field goals made (6) and eighth in points (127) and points per game (4.2) paced the team in rebounds three times, assists twice and steals twice matched her season-high with 11 points and two assists vs. Northern Iowa in the WBI Championship (3/25) totaled three points and two rebounds vs. Manhattan in the WBI semifinals (3/23) had five points and five rebounds vs. Bradley in the WBI quarterfinals (3/18) tallied four points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Charleston Southern in the WBI first round (3/16) had 10 points and two steals vs. 9/12 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals (3/2) tallied seven points and four rebounds vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament (3/1) had two rebounds at No. 11/15 Penn State (2/26) pulled down five rebounds at No. 8/14 Ohio State (2/23) had four points and four rebounds in her first game back from injury vs. Illinois (2/16) totaled a season-high 11 points vs. Michigan State (1/19) pulled down six rebounds at Michigan (1/15) led the Gophers with 10 rebounds at Northwestern (1/5) had seven points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Indiana (1/2) grabbed five rebounds at Purdue (12/30) tallied six points and four rebounds vs. NJIT (12/23) had four points and five rebounds at Denver (12/14) totaled four points and a steal vs. Alcorn State (12/11) paced the squad with six rebounds, while adding six points, two assists and a steal vs. Harvard at the Best Buy Classic (12/10) tallied two points and a pair of rebounds vs. Air Force (12/7) grabbed four rebounds and added two points vs. No. 1/1 Baylor in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge (12/4) led the team with eight rebounds and had three points in her first start of the season vs. Virginia Tech (11/26) scored eight points and had four rebounds vs. Quinnipiac (11/25) totaled eight points and six rebounds in the Subway Classic Championship Game vs. North Dakota State (11/20) tallied seven rebounds, six points and two steals vs. Binghamton (11/19) scored eight points and added four rebounds and two assists vs. No. 14 Florida State (11/12) grabbed four rebounds and scored two points in the season-opener vs. Arkansas (11/11)
2010-11 Junior Season: Started all 29 games in which she played averaged 6.8 points, a team-leading 6.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game named Minnesota's 2011 recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award had eight points and seven rebounds, including the 500th rebound of her career, in the win at Michigan (2/24) pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and scored eight points against Purdue (2.17) tied her career high with 17 points and added a team-high nine rebounds against Ohio State (2/13) grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and scored five points at Iowa (2/10) scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out three assists at Indiana (2/3) scored 11 points and pulled down five rebounds against Michigan (1.30) recorded her fourth career double-double by scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds versus Northwestern (1/27) had seven rebounds, five points, and two assists versus Wisconsin (1/20) scored 12 points on 5-of-9 field goals and grabbed eight rebounds versus Indiana (1/2) missed her first career game with an ankle injury versus Northern Arizona (12/22) scored seven points and pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds versus Cal Poly (12/12) had eight points and six boards versus Southern (12/9) tied for game-high honors with seven rebounds at #2/3 Baylor (12/5), outrebounding Baylor's All-America center Brittney Griner finished with nine points and nine rebounds versus Virginia Tech (12/2) posted nine points, eight rebounds, and four assists versus North Carolina State (11/27) had six points and five rebounds versus San Diego State (11/26) recorded eight points and six rebounds in win versus Milwaukee (11/20) tallied 12 points and eight rebounds against Pittsburgh had nine points and eight rebounds against Green Bay scored six points and pulled down career-high 14 rebounds in the season opener versus Northern Illinois.
2009-10 Sophomore Season: The Gophers' starter at the power forward position in 29 of 30 games recipient of the 2010 Fast Break Club Award averaged 8.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game posted 11 games in double figures led Gophers with 15 points and six rebounds versus 7/9 Ohio State in her first career game off the bench contributed nine points and five rebounds versus Penn State made her first 19 free throws in Big Ten play and an overall streak of 22 straight tallied double-double 13 points and 11 rebounds versus Wisconsin chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds in home win over Purdue matched her career high with 17 points, with four three-pointers, in loss at Illinois scored 12 points with four assists in win over Idaho State collected her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in win over Penn State named to All-Junkanoo Jam Team averaging 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game scored 13 versus No. 9/10 Xavier in Junkanoo Jam title game set a career-high with 17 points, including three three-pointers, in win over TCU tallied 10 points with six rebounds in win over North Dakota State scored 13 points in the win over Colorado contributed eight points and five rebounds in the season-opening win over Lamar Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned second varsity letter.
2008-09 Freshman Season: The Gophers' starter in every game at the power forward position as a true freshman one of two true freshmen in the Big Ten to start every game posted three games in double figures averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game scored nine points (4-4 FG) with five rebounds in NCAA win over Notre Dame scored nine points, including going 4-4 from free throw line in final 30 seconds, with seven rebounds in win over Iowa (2/8) collected her second career game with double-digit rebounds with 10 (eight offensive) at Iowa contributed seven rebounds, five on the offensive end, in win at Illinois (1/3) scored 10 points with five rebounds in win over Penn State (1/1) went 2-2 from three-point range versus Wisconsin tallied her first double-double in her ninth career game with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win over Boston College scored in double figures for the first time in her career with 15 points (5-7 FGs) and seven rebounds versus Yale scored four points with five rebounds in her collegiate debut and first start at 2/2 Stanford varsity letterwinner.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Park High School high school coach was Stephanie Tolkinen the first female athlete in Park High School history to earn all-state honors in three sports (soccer, basketball, track) 2008 Pioneer Press Washington County Athlete of the Year Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American scored 1,252 career points four-time All-Suburban East Conference selection averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds over her high school career led Park to a 25-2 overall record and a Suburban East team title in 2007-08 team advanced to the sectional final earned all-state honors as a senior team also won conference title her junior season earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior after averaging 13.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in 2006-07 earned all-state honors as a goalkeeper in soccer allowed just seven goals her senior season (2007) an all-state honoree in track as a junior awarded 10 varsity letters: four in basketball and three in both soccer and track graduated with highest honors and a 3.99 grade point average Presidential Gold Award winner Athena Award recipient played AAU ball for Minnesota North Tartan coached by Bill Larson.
Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1989 majoring in sport management daughter of Paul and Claudia Voigt has a younger brother, Andy enjoys shopping.
Staples Added to 2018 Recruiting Class
5/9/2018 - W. Basketball
Minnesota women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced the addition of 5-10 guard Mercedes Staples to the team’s 2018 recruiting class Wednesday.
Whalen Finalizes Staff with O'Banion
5/2/2018 - W. Basketball
Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen finalized her coaching staff Wednesday with the announcement of the return of Danielle O'Banion as assistant coach.
Wagner, Wiebke Earn B1G Medal of Honor
4/30/2018 - W. Basketball
Wagner and Wiebke were presented with their awards at the 12th annual Golden Goldys on Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium.