- Sep 9, 2015
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Minnesota women's basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced Monday the addition of Angelina Hammond to the Gophers' program. Hammond is a 5-11 guard...
Hammond is a preferred walkon.
MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota women's basketball head coach Lindsay Whalen announced Monday the addition of Angelina Hammond to the Gophers' program. Hammond is a 5-11 guard from Hopkins, Minn., who has spent time at Siena, Miami Dade College and Southeastern University.
"I am excited to announce preferred walk-on Angelina Hammond to our roster today," Whalen said. "Returning to her home state, we know that Angelina will be a great representative for the University of Minnesota, our athletic department and our program. Being able to play multiple positions as well as bring length and experience are just a few attributes that she will bring to our team."
Hammond comes home to the Gophers after battling through multiple knee injuries in her career. After committing to Siena, Hammond redshirted after a knee injury that did not allow her to play a game. She moved to Southeastern the following two seasons where she made her collegiate debut for the Fire on Nov. 1, 2019. She played in 14 games for Southeastern in two seasons before moving on to Miami Dade College last season. At Miami Dade, Hammond had a career year on the court averaging 7.8 points per game and bringing down 6.5 rebounds per game. She registered an impressive 22-point, 8-rebound and 5-steal performance on Jan. 29. She was named to the First Team All-Southern Conference by the NJCAA, posting five double doubles in 28 games last season with her 16-point, 16-rebound game on Dec. 17, being her most notable double-double game.
A Hopkins high school product, Hammond was a three-time All-Conference selection along with earning an All-Tournament Team nod. She played for North Tartan EYBL and went to the Nike Nationals. She was a two-time All-State selection and was a four-year letterwinner.
Hammond becomes the fifth addition to the women's basketball program this offseason, joining Isabelle Gradwell (Cleveland State), Aminata Zie (WNCC), Mi'Cole Cayton (Nebraska) and Destinee Oberg (Arkansas).