A pioneering women of college basketball, she was Minnesota's first center on Minnesota's first team. She then became Minnesota's first star player. This was before the Big Ten began scheduling women's basketball as an official event.
Roberts twice was a Wade Trophy finalist for the best player in women's college basketball.
She is the school all-time leading rebounder with 1,413. Set numerous school records, including most free throws in a game, and among statistic leaders in many categories.
She devoted an impressive career to mentoring African American student-athletes.
As a center she helped power the Gophers to NCAA Tournament appearances with Lindsay Whalen.
Along the way, she made many "wow" plays at Minnesota as though they were routine, such as a stout defense of her basket followed by a long pass across the court perfectly on target to a sprinting Whalen to the basket.
B1G Freshman of the Year. Wade Trophy Finalist. First Team All-American.
McCarville holds the record for most rebounds in an NCAA tournament with 75 over five games.
McCarville was drafted #1 overall in the WNBA draft.