With the state of fall sports in question, the Gophers are preparing for a season three years in the making.
Hopkins continues to try and motivate her runners with hopes of a fall season.
Despite losing four seniors, head coach Lindsay Whalen has many roster options heading into next season.
With the cancellation of the 2020 college baseball season and the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gophers players are unsure about what will happen to summer baseball in the coming weeks.
Daja Woodard is the third forward to join the Gophers via transfer this offseason.
"I worked super hard last year to get healthy and then I get a chance. I earned a spot out there [but] the season gets cut short. But I didn't feel bad for myself so much, I felt bad for the whole team. We all worked so hard together and got there together so I just feel bad for the whole team."
The junior pitcher tore his UCL, ending his season before the cancellation of spring sports.
Kayla Mershon of Chanhassen, Minnesota is the second player within a month to transfer to the Gophers.
According to head coach Lindsay Whalen, the ongoing pandemic has led to new challenges in recruiting and continuing to develop current players at Minnesota.