Three Gophers are WNBA Champs

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2016

w2016_wnbachampsPHOTO: Courtesy Minnesota Lynx

In October, Gopher great Lindsay Whalen (B.S. ’06), above, helped lead the Minnesota Lynx to their third Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship in five years, defeating the Indiana Fever in the best-of-five series. Whalen has been a starter and the team’s emotional leader since joining the Lynx in 2010. Former Gopher Jim Petersen, who played on the 1982 Big Ten champion team, is an assistant coach for the Lynx. Shae Kelly, who played for the Gophers last year, is a reserve guard.


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