Three former Golden Gophers began their WNBA seasons during the past week.
— Marlene (@Stollings) May 13, 2017
Lindsay Whalen helped the hometown Minnesota Lynx to a 2-0 start. The starting point guard tallied eight points and five assists in the opener against the Chicago Sky, then 12 points and five assists at the New York Liberty.
It's a 👌 for Lindsay Whalen! pic.twitter.com/HPU5uYI3i1
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) May 14, 2017
Amanda Zahui B. took on a fellow Gopher when the Lynx visited Madison Square Garden. She had notched four points and two rebounds in the opener against the San Antonio Stars before also seeing action against the Lynx.
— MSG (@TheGarden) May 13, 2017
Rachel Banham, the Gophers’ most recent addition to the WNBA ranks, returned to the court for the first time since early last season. She underwent knee surgery during the 2016 season, then decided against playing overseas in order to focus on recovering for training camp. Banham played in the Connecticut Sun’s game against the Atlanta Dream last weekend.
It's been almost a year since I could say... GAME DAY!!! #WNBATipOff2017 🏀⛹🏽♀️💪🏼
Business trip. 💼✈️ pic.twitter.com/sVAuQSPvK8
— ConnecticutSun (@ConnecticutSun) May 18, 2017
Connecticut Sun at Indiana Fever, 6 p.m. CT
Minnesota Lynx at Dallas Wings, 7 p.m. CT (FSN)
Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury, 9 p.m. CT
Past Inspiring Women Honorees Gather Again
Lynnette Sjoquist and the 2014-15 Gopher women's basketball team are among past recipients of the award.
Video: Gophers Tour Athletes Village
Minnesota's facilities, opening in 2018, will provide a comprehensive student-athlete experience.
Wine Event to Raise Foreign Trip Funds
Coach Marlene Stollings and her staff will hold a wine tasting event Aug. 28 to help with the Gophers' future foreign tour.