The Gophers reached the 30-win mark for the second-straight season, which hasn't happened since 2003 and 2004.
The Golden Gophers look to close out the 2012 campaign on a high note with a series win over rival Iowa.
The Golden Gophers have two three-game series remaining this season with both being home matchups against Purdue and Iowa.
The Golden Gophers are coming off a huge weekend series victory over previously No. 20 Michigan.
Minnesota pieced together a three-run eighth inning to defeat Northwestern, 6-3.
2012 SENIOR SEASON:
Transitioned from the soccer pitch to the softball diamond as a pinch running specialist in January made 40 appearances on the year scored 12 runs while going 6-for-7 on stolen base attempts recorded first-career appearance against Weber State (Feb. 12) notched first-career run and stolen base against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 12).
SOCCER CAREER (2009-11):
Appeared in 81 games with 59 starts notched four goals and four assists while solidifying some of the program's best backlines in school history 2012 team captain named Second Team, All-Big Ten defender.
A 2008 graduate of Mahtomedi High School where she played for coaches Dave Wald and Mike Redmond 2007 team captain at Mahtomedi 2007 NSCAA/adidas All-Region team member of 2004, 2005, 2006 MSHSL state championship team 2007 MSHSL state semi-finalists named to 2006 and 2007 All-State team 2006 and 2007 all-metro 2005, 2006 and 2007 all-conference member of Bangu Tsunami 89/90 club team from 2005-2008 with fellow Gophers Shari Eckstrom and Tamara Strahota 2006, 2007 and 2008 Minnesota state championship teams and 2008 Region II semifinalists 2007 Midwest Regional League runners-up member of Minnesota 1990 State Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2002-2007 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 academic letter winner 2006 KARE 11 Athlete of the Week 2006 RISE Magazine Twin Cities All-Area lettered in basketball in 2003, 2005 and 2006 also lettered in track 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 2005, 2006, 2008 track all-conference honorable mention honoree 2007 track all-conference selection 2005-2008 honor roll.
Houlihan Provides Steady Presence
No stage seems to phase Maddie Houlihan. She stays calm and collected in even the biggest moments.
Dwyer's Wit Brings Gophers Together
Known by many as the funniest person on the team Dwyer has used her dry wit to ease tension and create team laughs on multiple occasions.
A True Softball Family: The Chells
It all started when a T-ball registration postcard showed up in the mail. Now the whole Chell family has a passion for baseball and softball.