Minnesota Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Lindsay Whalen (3rd season in 2020-21)

Official Gophers roster


Unofficial Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA has granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Programs will be allowed to exceed the 15-scholarship limit for the 2021-22 season only (and only for their own returning players). Until there is definitive word that a player will be taking advantage of this extra year, the WBB Blog scholarship charts will not reflect this extra eligibility.


Personnel Notes:

  • May 2020: Carly Thibault-DuDonis is promoted to associate head coach (press release)
  • September 2020: Alanna Micheaux (2021) commits to Minnesota
  • October 2020: Mallory Heyer (2022) and Nia Holloway (2022) both commit to Minnesota
  • October 2020: Barbora Tomancova and Daja Woodard are both dropped from the 2020-21 roster and enter the transfer portal
  • December 2020: Mara Braun (2022) commits to Minnesota
  • January 2021: Katie Borowicz enrolls early (press release)
  • April 2021: Minnesota announces that Gadiva Hubbard and Laura Bagwell Katalinich will return for the 2021-22 season, using the NCAA’s blanket extra year of eligibility (press release)
  • April 2021: Bailey Helgren grad-transfers in from Kansas (press release)
  • April 2021: assistant coach Danielle O’Banion leaves to take the head coaching job at Loyola University Maryland
  • May 2021: Justice Ross transfers to New Orleans
  • May 2021: Shimmy Gray-Miller joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)
  • May 2021: Deja Winters grad-transfers in from North Carolina A&T (press release)
  • June 2021: Amaya Battle (2022) commits to Minnesota

2021 Minnesota Women’s Basketball Commitments

Katie Borowicz, 5-6 PG, Roseau HS (MN) [offered February 2020; committed 3/9/2020; enrolled early]*

Maggie Czinano, 5-11 W, Watertown-Mayer HS (MN) [committed 2/17/2020]*

Alanna Micheaux, 6-2 F, Wayne Memorial HS (MI) [committed 9/21/2020]*

*announced as signed 11/12/2020


Former Targets

Sydney Affolter, 5-11 G/W, Marist HS (Chicago, IL) [offered July 2019; committed to Iowa, January 2020]

Kendall Coley, 6-1 G/W, St. Louis Park HS (MN) [offered May 2018; committed to Nebraska, April 2020]

Sophie Hart, 6-4 C, Farmington HS (MN) [committed to NC State, July 2020]

Aziaha James, 5-11 G, Princess Anne HS (Virginia Beach, VA) [Minnesota not among 10 finalists announced in April 2020]

Meg Newman, 6-3 W, North Central HS (Indianapolis, IN) [offered May 2019; committed to Arizona State, April 2020]

Karoline Striplin, 6-2 F, Geneva County HS (Hartford, AL) [offered November 2019; committed to Tennessee, December 2019]

Avery VanSickle, 5-9 PG, Regis Jesuit HS (Aurora, CO) [committed to Washington, March 2020]

Ariana Wiggins, 5-8 PG, Heritage Christian School (Indianapolis, IN) [offered May 2019; committed to Michigan, May 2020]

Matyson Wilke, 5-9 SG, Beaver Dam HS (WI) [committed to Wisconsin, August 2020]

Jersey Wolfenbarger, 6-2 CG, Northside HS (Fort Smith, AR) [offered August 2019; committed to Arkansas, April 2020]


See next page for 2022 commitments and targets for Minnesota women’s basketball



Disclaimers: The roster information, offers, and commitments are all unofficial. Offers come and go, so some offers listed may no longer be on the table, and some offers are erroneously reported. In addition, the target lists are inevitably incomplete because offers are not publicly reported for many prospects.


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