The center was named to the AP All-America First Team and the USBWA All-America Team.
The center was named one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy.
The center was named one of 52 national nominees for the WBCA All-America Team.
Amanda finished the contest with 27 points, 27 rebounds and five blocks.
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Amanda Zahui B. has helped lead Minnesota to its first AP ranking since 2006.
Thanks to a 32-12 run to finish the game, Minnesota upset #12 Nebraska, 72-69, at Williams Arena.
Minnesota rallied from a 16 point deficit to beat Wisconsin at the Big Ten Tournament.
Minnesota wrapped up the regular season with a 17 point win over Ohio State.
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Gophers Fall to DePaul in NCAA First Round, 79-72
The Gophers defeated SMU, 77-70, in the second round of the WNIT.
The Gophers came back from 16 points down to defeat Wisconsin in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Career Honors and Awards
· AP First Team All-American
· espnW First Team All-American
· WBCA All-American
· USBWA All-American
· WBCA All-Region 6
· Wade Trophy Finalist
· Naismith Trophy Finalist
· John R. Wooden Award National Ballot
· Big Ten Player of the Year (media)
· First Team All-Big Ten (unanimous, coaches & media)
· Big Ten All-Defensive Team
· Big Ten All-Tournament Team
· 2x espnW National Player of the Week (1/5, 2/23)
· 4x Big Ten Player of the Week (12/30, 1/5, 2/2, 2/24)
· 3x Big Ten POW Honor Roll (12/23, 1/12, 1/26)
· Academic All-Big Ten
· Subway Classic MVP
· Preseason All-Big Ten First Team (media)
· WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
· Full Court Freshman All-America First Team
· WBCA All-Region 6
· Big Ten Freshman of the Year
· All-Big Ten First Team (M)
· All-Big Ten Second Team (C)
· Big Ten All-Freshman Team
· Big Ten All-Defensive Team
· 4x Big Ten Player of the Week (11/25, 12/9, 12/31, 3/3)
· 7x Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/25, 12/9, 12/23, 12/31, 2/11, 2/17, 3/3)
· Big Ten POW Honor Roll (2/11)
· Academic All-Big Ten
· Big Ten and Minnesota single-season record holder for rebounds (394)
· Minnesota single-season record holder for blocks (105)
· Minnesota Female Freshman of the Year
· Minnesota Women's Basketball Co-Defensive Player of the Year
· Fast Break Club Love of the Game Award
2014-15 · Sophomore Season: First Gopher in program history to be named to the AP All-America First Team · earned a spot on the espnW All-America First Team · named to the USBWA All-America Team · garnered WBCA All-America honors · earned WBCA All-Region 6 honors for the second-straight season · just the sixth Gopher in program history to be named a Wade Trophy Finalist and the first in 10 years · only the third Naismith Trophy finalist in program history · earned a spot on the John R. Wooden Award National Ballot · Big Ten Player of the Year (media) · lone unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten First Team by both coaches and media · named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team · earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after averaging 23.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game in two contests at the event · recorded just the second triple-double in Big Ten Tournament history with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocks against Ohio State in the quarterfinal round of play · set Big Ten Tournament record with 14 total blocks and a Big Ten Tournament single-game record with 11 blocks vs. the Buckeyes · twice named espnW's National Player of the Week (Jan. 5, Feb. 23) · earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors four times (Dec. 30, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Feb. 24) · averaged 18.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game on the year · posted the top single-game marks in the NCAA this season with 29 rebounds versus Iowa, 12 blocks against Penn State and a 1.000 (11-11) field goal percentage versus Purdue · one of only three players in the NCAA to post two triple-doubles on the year · had four 20+ rebounding performances during the season · became the Gophers' all-time blocks leader with 240 career blocks · broke her own program single-season blocks record with 135 on the year · became the 22nd Gopher, and just the fourth sophomore, in program history to join the 1,000-point club with 1,135 career points · posted Minnesota single-season records in total rebounds (426), defensive rebounds (299) and blocked shots (135) · for the second-straight season set the Big Ten and Minnesota single-season records with 426 total rebounds · her 135 blocked shots rank fourth on the Big Ten single-season record chart · finished the season ranked sixth on Minnesota's single-season record chart in points, seventh in field goals and free throw attempts and ninth in field goal percentage and free throws · is Minnesota's career leader in rebounding average (12.2) and total blocks (240) · set Minnesota single-game records in field goal attempts, field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks · set Williams Arena records in rebounds and blocks.
2013-14 · Redshirt Freshman Season: Played in and started 34 games for the Gophers · one of only two freshmen nationally to earn a spot on the WBCA All-America Honorable Mention team · Full Court Freshman All-America First Team · named WBCA All-Region 6 · unanimous Big Ten Freshman of the Year · named to the All-Big Ten First Team by media members and the All-Big Ten Second Team by head coaches · named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and was a unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team · Academic All-Big Ten · averaged a double-double with 15.4 points and a conference-best 11.5 rebounds per game in league only contests · her Big Ten only rebounding average was highest since Iowa's Amy Herrig averaged 11.9 rebounds in 1998-99 · also averaged 15.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in all games played · paced the Big Ten in blocked shots (3.1) · became first Gopher since Janel McCarville in 2005 to lead the Big Ten in rebounds in league games (11.5) · holds Minnesota's single-season record with 105 blocks · her 100 blocks also rank 6th on the Gophers' career register · broke both the Minnesota and Big Ten single-season rebound records with 394 total boards previously held by Linda Roberts (387 - 1977-78) and Illinois' Jenna Smith (387 - 2009-10) · holds the program record for defensive rebounds in a season with 267 · named Big Ten Freshman of the Week seven times and Big Ten Player of the Week four times · in NCAA rankings, finished the year fifth in triple doubles (1), 12th in defensive rebounds (3.09), 13th in rebounds per game (11.6), 19th in double doubles (18), 34th in field goal percentage (.543) and 158th in final points (514) · among the nation's freshmen, ranked in a tie for first in triple doubles, ranked second in rebounds and double doubles, third in field goal percentage and fourth in blocks· tallied just the fourth triple-double in program history with 11 points, 11 rebounds & 10 blocks vs. Kansas (11/20) · her 10 blocks against the Jayhawks were a program single-game record · totaled two more blocks in 24 games and five or more blocks in eight games · posted 20 or more points on eight seperate occasions · finished the yeaher 19 rebounds and six blocks vs. Wisconsin in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament tied the Big Ten Tournament single-game records in each category · led the Big Ten with 18 double-doubles on the year, which included seven in Big Ten play· notched double-digit rebounds in 24 games and double-digit points in 26 of her 34 games played · tallied career-highs with 26 points and 19 rebounds against Indiana (2/27) · also had 18 rebounds vs. Ohio State (3/2) and at Northwestern (2/15) · posted a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds in her first-career outing vs. Charlotte (11/13) · made her first-career start against the 49ers.
2012-13 · Freshman Season: Redshirted.
High School: 2012 graduate of Igelstavikens Gymnasium · one of Sweden's top players · two-time Center of the Year (2011, 2012) · Rookie of the Year (2010) · member of Sweden's national team for the past six years · also played in the Swedish League with her club team, Telge Basket, made up of the best talent in the country · averaged a double-double (12.4 points and 12.1 rebounds) at the U16 European Championship as a 13-year-old in 2007 · played in the U16 Euros for three summers · advanced to the U18 level in 2010 as a 16-year-old · in her first season at the 18U Euros, she averaged 15.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game · posted averages of 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game to lead Sweden to the semifinals in 2011 · selected to play in nine all-star games, including six different times during the Young Swedish Championships, where she was a two-time MVP, and three times during the Nordic Championship, where she earned MVP honors in 2011· led Telge Basket to its second-straight Swedish League Championship with an undefeated playoff record in 2011 · averaged 16.7 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.3 blocks per game against Northland in the three-game championship series · posted averages of 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in the semifinal sweep versus Sallen · averaged 15.4 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game over 22 contests, while shooting a team-best .597 from the field during the season · also competed with Telge Basket at the FIBA Eurocup Women in late 2011 · In six games played, posted four double-doubles, which included a career-best 31-point, 18-rebound performance vs. the Lotto Young Cats, while averaging 18.7 points and 12.2 rebounds per game during the event.
Personal: Born September 8, 1993 · daughter of Annso and Alex · has a younger brother, Aaron · majoring in African American studies with minors in youth studies and communications.
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.