ROSEAU - Katie Borowicz is trading Roseau green and while for Minnesota Gopher maroon and gold.
It's just happening a lot sooner than anyone thought. The University of Minnesota announced Saturday that the former Roseau standout guard has enrolled early at the school after graduating early from Roseau High School.
"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." Borowicz said in a statement released by the school.
Borowicz leaves Roseau as one of the greatest players in school history. She scored over 2,000 points in her career, going over 1,000 in her sophomore season. She helped the Rams to the 2017 state championship with her older sisters Kiley and Kacie. Roseau finished as state runners-up in 2018 and a state semifinalist appearance in 2019.
"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." Borowicz said.
Borowicz announced her commitment to Minnesota in March of 2020 and officially signed with the Gophers in November. The uncertainty of the Minnesota high school season led Borowicz to graduate Roseau early, sources told Dom Izzo.
Borowicz is 5-7 and is coming off a season where she averaged 31 points per game for the Rams, who lost in the section semifinals to Fergus Falls last March. Borowicz will be dressed for Lindsay Whalen's Gophers tomorrow afternoon when they play Wisconsin in Madison.