Weather Forecast


Hegland will enter Gopher Hall of Fame Oct. 20

Farmington graduate Amber Hegland will be among 11 former Gopher student-athletes inducted into the University of Minnesota Hall of Fame. The newest group of hall-of-famers will be officially inducted during the “M” Club’s annual Hall of Fame banquet, which will be held at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 20.

“I am delighted for the 11 newest members of our Hall of Fame and excited to be there as their names are placed forever among other Minnesota legends,” “M” Club director George Adzick said.

A two-sport standout at the U of M, Hegland is best known for the records she still holds on the softball diamond. To this day, she is Minnesota’s all-time leader in career batting average and doubles, marks she built while becoming one of just two Gophers ever to earn All-Big Ten honors in four seasons. Hegland hit .438 in 1996, which ranks as the highest average for a player in the NCAA era. She was also a four-time All-Region selection and a Second Team All-American (‘96). In addition to her softball accomplishments, Hegland played a season of women’s hockey at Minnesota, scoring 35 points in the 36 games in 1998-99.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

(651) 460-6606