Gopher Sports

CATRINA THOMPSON

Gopher Sports
CATRINA THOMPSON

Freshmen living on the University of Minnesota campus often find themselves crossing one of a collection of bridges to get to class, whether it’s a bobbing suspension bridge over railroad tracks in Dinkytown or the iconic Washington Avenue Bridge crossing the Mississippi River. Though she spent her freshman season – and entire collegiate career – racking up a program-record 104 double victories at Notre Dame, Catrina Thompson is a freshman of sorts this year, her first at Minnesota. She’s also a freshman head coach, taking the reins of the Gopher program after spending seven years building her resume and collecting accolades as one of the fastest rising assistant coaching talents in the nation.

Photos by Courtney Anderson • location: Minneapolis