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Goldy Gopher and Little Goldy

April Fools: Goldy Gopher to Retire

Goldy cites a long and fulfilling career and the desire to spend more time with family.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/april-fools-goldy-gopher-retire
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Captains Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein hoist the national championship trophy.

Gophers are Golden Again

The Gophers upset top-ranked Boston College to win back-to-back national championships and their fourth title in five years.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/gophers-are-golden-again
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Three Gopher players, including Lee Stecklein and Amanda Kessel, celebrate during their win over Princeton.

Gophers in the Frozen Four… Again

It’s become a familiar tournament for the Minnesota women’s hockey team and their fans—the Frozen Four. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/gophers-frozen-four%E2%80%A6-again
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Rachel Banham is mobbed by teammates and staff after hitting the game-winning shot.

Banham Nets 60, then Scores Two Encores

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/banham-nets-60-then-scores-two-encores
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
The U's dance and cheer teams perform at TCF Bank Stadium.

The dynasty continues

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/dynasty-continues
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Jessika Mozia feigns playing her tennis racquet with a violin bow.

Well-Trained and Well-Rounded

Gopher student-athletes spend their limited free time on diverse activities. Here are three standouts.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/well-trained-and-well-rounded
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Daly Santana delivers a spike against Hawaii.

Gophers Advance to Final Four

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/gophers-advance-final-four
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Gopher volleyball players celebrate in a match against Ohio State.

Volleyball team wins Big Ten title

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/volleyball-team-wins-big-ten-title
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
An 'M' on maroon fabric

Graduation Success Rate Climbs

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/graduation-success-rate-climbs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Two children play in a bouncy house.

A Day Filled With Hope and Smiles

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. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/day-filled-hope-and-smiles
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Kaela Anderson

Kaela Anderson: Willing to Be a Match

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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/kaela-anderson-willing-be-match
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020
Gopher student-athletes hand out fruit to and high-five students from an elementary school.

Student-Athletes Stay Busy in the Community

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. 
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/student-athletes-stay-busy-community
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
02/10/2020

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