Of Note: Led the Big Ten in blocks per game as a junior, averaging 2.67 per game, which ranked 14th nationally ... also led the conference in Big Ten-only games, shooting 54.5 percent from the field and averaging 2.56 blocks per game
2012-13: Started 30 games, averaging 33.0 minutes per game ... missed the one game due to injury ... averaged 7.0 points per game and led the team with 9.1 rebounds per game ... scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting against Illinois at the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) ... grabbed 14 rebounds against Nebraska (Feb. 28) and Michigan State (March 3) ... tallied her fifth double-double of the year at Illinois (Feb. 18), finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds ... blocked a career-high seven shots against Purdue (Feb. 14) ... tallied a double-double against Indiana (Feb. 10) with 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... also tied her career highs of five assists and three steals against the Hoosiers ... recorded a double-double at Iowa (Jan. 24) with a career-high 17 points and 14 rebounds ... netted eight points, all in the second half, and 14 rebounds and five assists against Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in Big Ten opener at Nebraska (Jan. 2) ... had a then-career-high 13 rebounds at Green Bay (Dec. 23) ... tied career highs with three steals against the Phoenix ... netted six points with a then-career-high 12 rebounds against Alabama ... scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting at Washington State (Nov. 18) ... added eight rebounds, two assists and a career-high three steals vs. the Cougars ... also had a career-high three steals vs. Marquette (Dec. 5) and at Green Bay (Dec. 23)
2011-12: Played in 27 games, starting three ... missed two games after suffering a head injury at Purdue (Jan. 5) ... averaged 15.8 minutes per game ... earned first career start against Northwestern (Jan. 22) ... also started at Penn State (Feb. 9) and Illinois (Feb. 26) ... recorded first career double-double vs. Montana State (Nov. 25), scoring a season-best 14 points and pulling down a season-best 11 rebounds in a career-high 32 minutes ... also blocked a season-best five shots against the Bobcats ... led the Badgers with 24 blocked shots (0.9/game) ... averaged 4.3 points, which ranked sixth on the team ... ranked third on the team with 4.2 rebounds per game ... led the team in rebounding in three games ... dished off a career-best three assists at Minnesota (Jan. 26) ... averaged 0.8 assists per game
2010-11: Played in 25 games, averaging more than six minutes per game ... notched a season-high 10 points to lead the Badgers, including a career-high four field goals and 2-of-2 shooting from the free throw line at Ohio State (Feb. 27) ... tallied four points vs. Indiana (Feb. 23), against Michigan (Feb. 19) and vs. Butler (March 16) ... had a career night in several categories against Iowa (Feb. 17) where she led team with seven rebounds, a then-career-high four blocks and registered 19 minutes ... scored her first career point at Saint Louis (Nov. 12) ... also had two rebounds vs. the Billikens ... scored two points and pulled down three rebounds vs. William & Mary (Nov. 14) ... also scored two points at Green Bay (Nov. 18) and vs. Marquette (Nov. 24) ... pulled down three rebounds and had one block vs. the Golden Eagles ... played a then-career-high 15 minutes vs. BYU (Nov. 26) ... scored three points and pulled down three rebounds vs. the Cougars
High School: Named 2010 Miss Minnesota Basketball ... MVP of the senior all-star series ... averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and four blocks per game as a senior ... state record holder for career blocks with 641 ...led Lakeville North to the Class AAAA championship, recording 13 points and 20 rebounds in her team's 57-47 victory over White Bear Lake in the title game ... the Panthers ended the season 32-0 and won the school's first girls basketball title ... ranked as the No. 1 player in Minnesota, according to gPrep.net ... 2009 and 2010 all-state selection by the coaches association, Minnesota Basketball News and St. Paul Pioneer Press ... named the 2009 St. Paul Pioneer Press Defensive Player of the Year, primarily due to her shot blocking capability ... four-time All-Lake Conference honoree ... earned second-team All-Metro honors in 2009 ... played with the Minnesota Stars AAU Team under Coach Bruce Borowicz ... during the summer of 2009, she traveled to Japan with an adidas National all-star team
Personal: Parents are Margie and Jim Rochel ... has one brother Jason (25) ... hobbies include horseback riding and playing backyard football ... major is life sciences communication
Points: 17 at Iowa, 1-24-13
Field Goals: 7 at Nebraska, 1-2-13
Field Goal Att.: 11 (2x), MR at Nebraska, 1-2-13
Field Goal %: 1.000 (4-4) vs. Michigan, 1-30-12
3-pt FG: 0
3-pt FG Att: 0
3-pt FG%: 0
Free Throws: 6 (2x) MR vs. Marquette, 12-5-12
Free Throw Att.: 8 vs. Montana State, 11-25-11
Free Throw %: 1.000 (7x), MR (2-2) vs. Purdue, 3-8-13
Rebounds: 15 vs. Indiana, 2-10-13
Assists: 5 (2x), MR vs. Indiana, 2-10-13
Steals: 3 (5x), MR vs. Indiana, 2-10-13
Blocks: 7 vs. Purdue, 2-14-13
Minutes: 40 (3x), MR vs. Illinois, 3-7-13
"I chose UW Madison because first and foremost it is a great academic school.
I love the location and it's a great college town!"
Off the Court with Cassie Rochel
Cartoon Character: Belle (From the Beauty and Beast)
Movie: Love and Basketball
TV Show: Ridiculousness
Book: The Lucky One
Car: Range Rover
Athlete: Kevin Durant
Sports team: Celtics
First started basketball (age/grade): Second grade
Most memorable basketball game: Senior year, State Championship
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: How hard we work, and how much fun we can have together.
Before each game, I: listen to my ipod, drink a bottle of juice, chew some Quench gum and think about the game ahead.
Best UW road trip: Going to San Francisco (visiting Alcatraz)
One word that describes the team: Competitive
One word that describes me: Outgoing
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Not play garbage...
Most memorable basketball achievement: Going undefeated my senior year of High School
This summer, I: Left school in May and was able to spend some time at home before returning to school. Once here, I was taking one class while working out with Ray and playing pick-up with the girls. The team and I were able to have some fun road trips by , my first concert experience ever, which I really enjoyed!! After our summer workout session and school was over I went home for a night and the next day I was off to our annual family vacation for a week. I then returned home and was able to spend a few weeks with my friends and family before returning back to Madison!
Is there something significant about your uniform number? The 4 in my number represents my favorite number (because it's the number of people in my family), and the 3 is the number of Brandon Jennings (one of my favorite NBA players).
The best thing about the Kohl Center is: The Fetzer Center, because you can get a lot of help there!
Who is ...the funniest player on the team? Taylor The best-dressed player? Michala The sloppiest? Taylor
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Going to school somewhere in MN and working
The best thing about Madison is: Football games
Dream as a collegiate player: Win the Big Ten Conference
Fantasy job/career: I have many fantasy jobs: Dolphin trainer, veterinarian, animal cop, pediatrician, or sports broadcaster are just a few.
Person(s) most admired/role models: Parents and High School coach, Andy Berkvam
My most prized possession is/are: My diary
I can't live without: My laptop
My secret addiction is: Flammin' hot cheetos w/ cream cheese, mmmmmm!
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I don't like giving hugs
The community service activity or group I most like: Visiting with residents at a local Retirement Home
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Cake Boss, so I could test taste everything they make.
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Forbes
The best sporting event you ever attended was? A Vikings game
You won't catch me eating: Ketchup or anything with ketchup on it.
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing, any type of song.
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: The ipod
If I could live any place in the world it would be: I would live down unda...in Australia.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: I would visit Fiji
If I could live in any time period, it would be: 1950's so I could dress in poodle skirts
A non-athletic talent I have is: I'm a good dancer, I have good rhythm AND I got an A in my ballroom dance class!
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: I wish I could draw
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: My Grandpa Giles, Oprah, and Michael Jordan
If I had a million dollars: Give some of it away, give some to my parents, and then put some away from my kids college...and then buy some horses!
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Swim with sharks
Post-college plans: Have a career that I am successful in and enjoy doing.
Career goal: Be very good at what I do, whatever it may be!
Most famous person I've ever met: Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Schedule a team trip to Spain...
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Teleportation (ex: snap my fingers and I would be home)
My dream date would be: Getting picked up and taken to a Celtics game, then enjoying dinner and good conversation. Finally ending the night with a movie and ice cream!
What are you most thankful for? My family, and all of the opportunities I have been given.
What are you passionate about? Music
My favorite websites are: Google, and Facebook
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: Substitutions were like hockey, so you just run on/off the court when substituting.
My favorite quote or motto is: "What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God."