Janel McCarville To Miss Four Weeks Due To Injury

Janel McCarville, a 6-2 senior center for the Gophers' women's basketball team, broke the third metacarpal bone of her left hand in practice on Thursday and will miss four weeks of action. McCarville is a national player of the year candidate and returning WBCA Kodak All-American. She was recently named the preseason choice for Big Ten Player of the Year.

Janel McCarville is a leading national player of the year candidate for 2004-05 and returning first-team All-American. She is a Wooden Preseason All-American and was named to the Wade Trophy Watch List. She averaged 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds a year ago in helping Minnesota to its first Final Four appearance.

McCarville begins her senior season with 1,323 points (10th on the Minnesota all-time scoring list) and 879 rebounds (fourth on the Minnesota all-time rebounding list) in her career. She is Minnesota's career leader in field goal percentage (61.7). McCarville has started 79 games with 33 points/rebounds double-doubles, 65 games scoring in double figures and 20 games scoring 20 or more points.

McCarville owns the NCAA Tournament record for rebounds (75, 2004) and was named to the 2004 Final Four All-Tournament Team.

The Golden Gophers open their season on Nov. 14 versus UNLV in the WBCA Classic in Seattle.

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