Katie Borowicz joins University of Minnesota Women’s basketball team

Katie Borowicz who signed a National Letter of Intent with Minnesota in November, graduated early from high school and will be joining the Golden Gophers program as an incoming freshman.

A native of Roseau, Minn., Borowicz attended Roseau High School. She was a four-star recruit according to ESPN. She was the 98th-ranked player overall in the class and the No. 19 point guard.

"I chose to enroll early because of the unique circumstances of this year," Borowicz said. "COVID-19 has changed a lot of aspects of not only my life, but everyone’s lives. There were a lot of variables to consider but ultimately, I knew it would give me the greatest chance to become a better basketball player."

"It was difficult to leave my high school career unfinished, but the uncertainty of this year is what helped me make my decision. I love the game of basketball and I’m very grateful for this opportunity. I’m going to take advantage of the extra time I get with this amazing team," said Borowicz.

The 5’7 Borowicz was a three-time all-state honoree, including last season as she averaged 31.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.2 steals and 6.0 assists per game. On the varsity team since seventh grade, she scored over 2,000 points in her career and reached 1,000 by her sophomore season. Borowicz helped Roseau to a state title in 2017, a runner-up finish in the following season and a spot in the semifinals in 2019.

"I would like to announce Katie Borowicz officially joining the University of Minnesota Women’s basketball team," Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen said. "This year has presented all of us with very unique expectations and opportunities. That being said, we presented Katie with the opportunity to join our team this semester and she decided to take the opportunity to join us now."

Borowicz, who will wear No. 23 for the Gophers, is scheduled to travel with the team and be suited up for Sunday’s game at Wisconsin.