Golden Gopher Career Notes
A three-year letterwinner playing at both the power forward or center position • Gave up final year of basketball eligibility to concentrate on her throwing talents for the Golden Gopher track & field team • Finished with 545 career points and 365 career rebounds in 90 career games • Started 24 games • Scored in double figures 21 times in her career • A member of the 2005 Big Ten All-Star Team that went 5-0 on European tour • Averaged 10.0 points and shot 66.7 percent from the field during the tour • Two-time Big Ten shot put champion (2005, 2006) and once in the discus (2005) • 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Track Freshman of the Year • Advanced to NCAA Track Championships in 2005 and 2006.
2005-06 Season (Jr.)
Started 21 of 29 games • Gopher starter at power forward in the first six games, and at center in the ninth through 23rd games of the season • An ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team honoree • Third on the team 8.3 points per game average • Scored in double figures in 12 games • Led Gophers with 11 points versus Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament • Tallied 10 points and nine rebounds in win over Penn State • Posted her second double-double of the season (third of her career) with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Wisconsin • Notched her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds in win over Northwestern • Tallied team-high 18 points with eight rebounds in win over Iowa State • Tallied a career high with 21 points (6-7 FGs) versus South Carolina • Scored 15 points, including 7-7 FTs, vs. Nebraska • Earned all-tournament team honors at the Paradise Jam • Tallied season-high 18 points and eight rebounds in title game versus Virginia • Scored 14 points (4-5 FG) with 5 rebounds and 3 assists in win over No. 11/9 Stanford • Academic All- Big Ten • Earned third varsity letter.
2004-05 Season (So.)
The first Gopher off the bench in the low post, playing in 28 games • Averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game • Scored in double figures in six games • Team’s third-leading scorer in the 2005 NCAA Tournament, averaging 8.0 points in 15.3 minutes per game • Contributed 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in NCAA Regional semifinal versus Baylor • Tallied eight points, four rebounds and two blocks in second-round NCAA victory over Virginia • Scored six points with two steals in NCAA win over St. Francis • Missed the last six regular-season games with mono • Returned to action for the Big Ten Tournament and averaged 2.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.0 minutes in three Tournament games • Scored 14 points (4-5 FGs, 5-6 FTs) in the win at Michigan • Scored 12 points with eight rebounds in win at Purdue • Tallied 14 points (6-7 FG) and seven rebounds in win over Kansas • Scored a career-high 20 points, including 7-8 field goals, at Creighton • Gopher starter at center in the first two games, with Janel McCarville on the bench with an injury • Scored 10 points versus Washington • An Academic All-Big Ten honoree • Earned second varsity letter.
2003-04 Season (Fr.)
A reserve forward/center who saw action in 33 games and averaged 3.9 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. • Played in all five 2004 NCAA Tournament games • Scored four points against NCAA win over 8/9 Kansas State • Tallied seven points and five rebounds in her first Big Ten contest, versus Michigan • Started first game versus Wisconsin-Green Bay, tallied four points and seven rebounds • Scored 14 points on a 7-of-11 field goal shooting performance versus UMKC • Tallied her first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds versus Southern California in the Junkanoo Jam • The best game of her young collegiate career was against No. 16 Colorado, scoring 15 points (4-4 FGs) and pulling down six rebounds (four offensive) • Scored eight points in her first collegiate game, versus Southern • Earned first varsity letter.
High School Highlights
A 2003 graduate of Lakeville High School • Starred in both basketball and track for the Panthers • The first Golden Gopher recruit to play in the McDonald’s High School All- American Game • Scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds in helping the West squad to victory • Played in the Adidias High School All-American Game, scoring 10 points • A third-team Parade Magazine High School All-American • The 2002 and 2003 Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year • Three-time Class 4A Player of the Year • First-team all-state as a junior and senior, second-team as a sophomore • Led Lakeville to Minnesota Class 4A titles in 2001 and 2002, including an undefeated 29-0 mark in 2002 • Shared 2003 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year honors with Broback • Helped Panthers to a cumulative 122-14 record in her high school career • Tallied 2,323 career points, the 15th-most in Minnesota high school history and a Class 4A record • Collected 1,408 career rebounds • Played varsity since eighth grade • Averaged a double-double during her career averaging 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in 135 career games • An All-Lake Conference honoree five times • Minnesota’s 2003 Gatorade Girls Basketball Athlete of the Year • A two-time AAU All-American • Played on North Tartan AAU team that won 2003 national title • North Tartan squad placed third in AAU National Tournament and fourth in the Junior Olympics in 2002 • Led Lakeville track & field team to two team state titles (2002 and 2003), winning four shot put (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003) titles and two in the discus (2002 and 2003) • Owns the Minnesota high school record in the shot put (52-4 3/4) and the discus (160-8) • A nine-time all-state performer in track • Minnesota’s 2001, 2002 and 2003 Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year • Shot put champion at the 2001 Adidias Outdoor Track and Field Championships • Placed third in the shot put at the 2001 USA Junior Nationals, runner-up in 2003.
Born December 5, 1984 • Sociology and anthropology major • Recipient of the Charline and Red McCombs Endowed Scholarship • Daughter of John and Margie Podominick • Has one younger brother, Johnny, who attends Minnesota-Duluth.