Minnesota ended the season at 27-8
Minnesota takes on Purdue at Mackey Arena on Friday
Gophers advance to Sweet Sixteen matchup against Purdue
Gophers will play Creighton tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Minnesota faces Liberty, while Creighton and Marquette are the early game
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Opened her Minnesota career at the James Madison Invitational (8/25) had 15 assists in the season opener against the Dukes started against Appalachain State and held a match-high 29 assists in the 3-0 win started all three matches in the Diet Coke Classic, had two aces and held a team-high 22 assists in the LIU Brooklyn win (8/31) helped the team to an above .500 hitting percentage in both the LIU Brooklyn and Miami (OH) matches held a match-high of 33 assists in the victory versus Texas (9/6) also added 21 assists against Texas (9/7) recorded a service ace and 18 assists in the sweep against North Dakota State (9/10) earned two aces and 16 assists in the against Dayton (9/14) at the Golden Hurricane Classic led the team with 29 assist against Kansas State (9/14) earned a Minnesota career high 42 assists in the sweep over Tulsa (9/15) received all-tournament team honors for her performance at the Golden Hurricane Classic had 44 assists and one ace against Illinois (9/21) earned a career high 54 assists in the win over Northwestern (9/23) named Big Ten Setter of Week after the Big Ten opener had 37 assists and three digs in the win over Ohio State (9/28) had 26 assists and led the team with 12 digs against Penn State (9/29) added a match-high 52 assists, two service aces and 13 digs in the victory over Michigan (10/3) had a double double with 52 assists and 10 digs against Michigan State (10/6) had 51 assists and six digs against Iowa (10/12) established 49 assists and led the team with 14 digs with 14 against Nebraska (10/14) produced 34 assists, six digs and one ace against Wisconsin (10/17) had 43 assists and two block assists in the defeat over Purdue (10/20) helped the Gophers to a team .424 hitting clip and registered 42 assists, one dig, and one block assist against Northwestern (10/26) added 39 assists and five digs to the victory over Illinois (10/28) produced 37 assists and five digs against Penn State (11/2) had 53 assists and reached a career high 16 digs in the win over Ohio State (11/4) had 34 assists and six digs against Michigan State (11/9) earned 29 assists, four digs, and one block assist against Michigan (11/10) had 48 assists and made it a double-double with 11 digs against Nebraska (11/16) had 35 assists, one ace and five digs in the Iowa sweep (11/17) aided 37 assists and added seven digs to the sweep over Wisconsin (11/21) recorded 29 assists and also had one service ace and three digs at Indiana (11/24) had a match-high 39 assists and two kills in the NCAA First Round win over Liberty (11/30) had 48 assists and two aces and helped the Gophers to a .314 hitting clip in Creighton win (12/1) ended the season with a double double match with 38 assists and 12 digs against the Penn State Lions in the Regional Final (12/8).
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Played at Santa Clara with current Gopher Dana Knudsen played in 71 sets and was second on the team with 429 assists to go along with 131 digs received Honorable Mention honors on the WCC All-Academic Team as a sophomore in 2010, played in 68 sets, averaging 2.84 apg had 165 assists and 59 digs in 2010 suffered a wrist injury her freshman year (2009) and was unable to play at full strength for most of season. AT LAGUNA BEACH: A 2009 graduate of Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, Calif. coached by Lance Stewart 2008 Prep Volleyball All- American and Academic All-American was tabbed for Senior Ace team on PrepVolleyball.com website and as one of Volleyball magazine's Fab 50 2008 first team all-county 2008 CIF first team team won the CIF Division II championships in 2006-07 runner ups in CIF state championship in 2006 2008 USA Volleyball Junior A2 National Training Team played club volleyball with Laguna Beach VBC for coach Michael Soylular club team won the bronze medal at the JO 18 Open when she was named to the al-tournament club team won 16 Open JOs in 2006 when she was named the MVP.