Rachel Banham's jersey being retired by the Gophers

Rachel Banham is joining the elite of the elite in the Williams Arena rafters.
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Rachel Banham's incredible career at the University of Minnesota is getting rewarded in a big way. The Gophers announced Wednesday that Banham's jersey will be retired and raised to the Williams Arena rafters during a game against Maryland on Jan. 1, 2017.

Banham graduated from Minnesota and was taken fourth overall in the first round of the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. She left Minnesota as the school's all-time leading scorer and 3-point shooter.

  • 3,023 career points
  • 60 points in a single game
  • 354 career 3-pointers
  • 3 time All-Big Ten First Team
  • 1st Team All-American in 2015-16

She's the only Big Ten women's player in the 3,000-point club. This year's Gophers team opens the season Nov. 12 against Harvard.

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