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Minnesota Basketball: Rachel Banham Named 1st Team All-American

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Congratulations to Rachel Banham who caps off her fantastic Gopher career with a 1st Team All-American to add to her list of awards and accomplishments.

Banham's senior season included an NCAA record 60-point game, breaking the Big Ten scoring record, getting Tweets from Kobe Bryant, buzzer-beater three to beat Iowa and finally accomplishing one of her goals set before the season by earning All-American honors.

"It means a lot," Banham said. "It's something that I always wanted and had been working towards," the guard said. "I told my coach at the beginning of year I want to be an All-America, and coming off an injury, it means a lot more to me."

She is expected to be drafted in next month's WNBA draft and this mock draft has her going 5th overall.

A fantastic career for this young woman and this Gopher great will have more great basketball ahead of her.