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April Fools: Goldy Gopher to Retire

Goldy Gopher and Little Goldy

Goldy cites a long and fulfilling career and the desire to spend more time with family.

Gophers are Golden Again

Captains Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein hoist the national championship trophy.

The Gophers upset top-ranked Boston College to win back-to-back national championships and their fourth title in five years.

Gophers in the Frozen Four… Again

Three Gopher players, including Lee Stecklein and Amanda Kessel, celebrate during their win over Princeton.

It’s become a familiar tournament for the Minnesota women’s hockey team and their fans—the Frozen Four. 

Banham Nets 60, then Scores Two Encores

Rachel Banham is mobbed by teammates and staff after hitting the game-winning shot.

On Feb. 7, Rachel Banham scored a record 60 points in a win at Northwestern. Two games and 67 points later, she drained a buzzer-beater to down Iowa.

The dynasty continues

The U's dance and cheer teams perform at TCF Bank Stadium.

Once more, the U’s spirit squads have shined on the national stage—this time at the 2016 UCA and UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando.

Well-Trained and Well-Rounded

Jessika Mozia feigns playing her tennis racquet with a violin bow.

Gopher student-athletes spend their limited free time on diverse activities. Here are three standouts.

Gophers Advance to Final Four

Daly Santana delivers a spike against Hawaii.

The U volleyball team downed Illinois and Hawaii at the Des Moines Regional to advance to the Final Four for the fourth time—and first since 2009.

Volleyball team wins Big Ten title

Gopher volleyball players celebrate in a match against Ohio State.

The No. 4-ranked University of Minnesota volleyball team continued its improbable bounce-back season in high style, capturing the Big Ten Conference championship outright with a win at Indiana on Nov. 28.

Graduation Success Rate Climbs

An 'M' on maroon fabric

U of M student-athletes have posted a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 88 percent, continuing the long-term trend of GSR increases in Gopher Athletics.

A Day Filled With Hope and Smiles

Two children play in a bouncy house.

The annual HopeDay Festival, hosted by U of M student-athletes and coaches for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, brought joy to nearly 1,000 kids. 

Kaela Anderson: Willing to Be a Match

Kaela Anderson

Three years after joining a bone marrow registry as a Gopher swimmer, student-athlete development intern Kaela Anderson found herself undergoing surgery to help save the life of a stranger.

Student-Athletes Stay Busy in the Community

Gopher student-athletes hand out fruit to and high-five students from an elementary school.

Although summer means a break from athletic competition, University of Minnesota student-athletes and the MAGIC (Maroon and Gold Impacting the Community) program continue to make a difference within the community.