Golden Gopher Career Notes:
12th on Minnesota’s All-Time scoring list with 1,074 points • All-Big Ten 3rd team by the Conference Media and honorable mention by the coaches • The team captain in 2006-07 • Finished her senior season averaging 13.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists • Started and played in 29 of 33 games • A versatile player who will see time at any of the guard positions • A top-notch free throw shooter hitting over 80 percent for her career • Possesses excellent court sense and leadership qualities • A scorer with the ability to pull up for the three-point field goal or drive to the basket
2006-07 Season (Sr.):
Team captain and Minnesota’s lone senior • Ranks 12th in Minnesota History with 1,074 career points • 2007 All-Big Ten honoree, third team by the media and honorable mention by the coaches • 2007 Minnesota recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award • Became 17th player to reach 1,000 points in her career vs. Indiana on Feb. 11 • Averaged 13.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game • One of the Gophers top free throw shooters, hitting 76.7 percent from the line • Notched a career high 27 points versus Illinois on Dec. 31 • Ranks 6th all-time in Minnesota’s career three-point field goals • Played and started in 29 of 33 games • Named to Subway Classic All-Tournament Team, averaging 18.5 points in two games • Named to Northern Arizona Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • Earned fourth varsity letter • Scored 20 or more points in five games •
2005-06 Season (Jr.)
The 2006 recipient of the Fast Break Award • Gopher starter at the No. 2 guard in the first four and the last five contests of the season • Started nine games in 2005-06, averaging 11.7 ppg. when in the starting five and tallying double figures in seven of those nine games • Scored in double figures 13 times • Big Ten leader who went 21-for-41 (51.2 percent) from three-point range in conference play • One of the Gophers’ top free throw shooters, hitting 82.8 percent from the line • Finished second on the team averaging 8.9 points per game • Notched a career-high 23 points in the NCAA First Round game versus Washington • Matched a career high with 8 rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament game versus Indiana • Started and tallied 11 points and 7 rebounds in win over Northwestern (2/26) • Started versus Indiana (2/23) and matched career-best with a trio of three-point field goals, scored 11 • Returned to the starting lineup versus Wisconsin (2/19), scoring 13 points • Starter at shooting guard in the first four games of the season • Scored 12 points (2-2 3FGs) and dished out a career-high 5 assists in win over Michigan (2/5) • Equaled her previous career high with 19 points in win at Indiana • Matched a previous career high with 19 points and added 7 rebounds in win over Wisconsin • Named to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 11.5 ppg. • Hit 8-of-10 free throws and scored 12 points in Subway Classic championship versus No. 11/9 Stanford • Started the season opener vs. San Francisco and scored 11 points • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • Earned third varsity letter.
2004-05 Season (So.)
Played a big role off the bench in three positions: small forward, shooting guard and even point guard • Started two games and played in all 34, averaging 19.1 minutes a game • Averaged 7.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game • The Gophers’ top scorer off the bench • The Gophers’ top free throw shooter and ranked second in the Big Ten, hitting on 89.4 percent of her charity tosses (76-85) • Hit a school-record 33 consecutive free throws • Scored in double figures seven times • Averaged 7.7 points per game in 2005 NCAA Tournament hitting 8-12 field goal attempts including 4-of-5 three pointers • Scored nine points in NCAA Tempe Regional semifinal versus Baylor • Posted seven points and three assists in NCAA Second Round win over Virginia • Scored seven points, including two three-pointers, in NCAA game versus St. Francis • Scored seven points in Big Ten title game versus. No. 8/7 Michigan State • Hit two free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime to ice the Big Ten Tournament semifinal victory over No. 3/6 Ohio State • Scored 12, including 6-6 FTs, at Michigan • Chipped in seven points, seven rebounds and five assists in win over No. -/25 Iowa • Garnered team scoring honors for the first time in her career with a career-high 19 points (8-10 FG) in win over Illinois • Scored 15 points (6-10 FG) and tied career high with three steals in win over Drake • Started versus Detroit and scored 16 points, including a 7-9 FG performance from field • Started at small forward (replacing Shannon Bolden) versus Creighton and tallied 10 points and six rebounds • Kicked off the season with 16 points versus UNLV • An Academic All-Big Ten honoree • Earned second varsity letter.
2003-04 Season (Fr.)
A key contributor to the Golden Gophers’ backcourt • Scored in 32 of 34 games • Dished out three or more assists in 10 games • Started seven games (replacing Lindsay Whalen) averaging 8.4 ppg. as a starter (averaged 5.5 ppg. before moving into the starting lineup) • Averaged 5.7 ppg. with six games in double figures, while averaging 20.8 minutes a game (the most of the Gopher freshmen) • Scored in all five NCAA Tournament games • Went 1-1 FG for 2 points versus Connecticut in Final Four semifinal game • Scored a three-pointer and a free throw for four points against Boston College in the NCAA Regional Semifinal • Hit two free throws for two points in her first NCAA Tournament game vs. UCLA and five points versus Kansas State • Tallied double figures with 11 points vs. Northwestern (2/22), added four rebounds and a career-high five assists • Started her first collegiate game against Illinois (2/15), scoring 14 points • Hit 3-of-4 three-point field goals vs. Illinois • Contributed her best all-around performance with 12 points, and career highs of 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 31 minutes versus Indiana • Scored 16 points and pulled down 5 rebounds in her collegiate debut versus Southern • Earned first varsity letter.
High School Highlights
A 2003 graduate of Fosston High School • Starred for the Greyhounds in three sports: basketball, volleyball and golf • Led Fosston to five state titles, three in basketball (2000, 2001 and 2003) and two in volleyball (2001 and 2002) • Finished her basketball career with 2,811 points, the fifth-most in Minnesota high school history and a Fosston career record • Averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds (921 total), 3.8 assists (694 total) and 2.6 steals (377 total) per game in her high school career • Three-time Class A Player of the Year • 2003 Associated Press All- State selection • Second-team all-state as a junior • A 2003 Minnesota Ms. Basketball finalist • Earned six varsity letters in basketball, playing on the varsity since seventh grade • Six-time All-Pine to Prairie Conference honoree • Five-time conference MVP • Helped Fosston post a Minnesota high school record (Boys and Girls) for consecutive wins with 78 • Fosston compiled a record of 134-8 with Roysland in the starting lineup • Averaged 25.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game her senior season • Her North Tartan AAU squad placed third in the nation in 2002 and were national champions in 2003 • Three-time all-state and five- time all-conference pick in volleyball • Conference MVP as a junior and senior • Recorded 2,079 career kills and earned six varsity letters • Named 2002 Minnesota Ms. Volleyball • Six-time letterwinner in golf • Three-time conference medalist • Notched four top-10 individual state tournament finishes, including second place in both 2002 • Her fifth-place finish helped Fosston to runner-up team honors in 2003 • Graduated sixth in her class with a 3.8 grade-point average.
Born Sept. 19, 1984 • Sports management major • Recipient of the Lindsay Whalen Endowed Scholarship • Daughter of Mike and Kim Roysland • Both parents were athletes at Bemidji State, with Kim playing volleyball and Mike playing basketball • Father is head women’s coach at Minnesota-Crookston • Has one younger brother, Josh, who is a freshman at Fergus Falls Community College.