Kittens, not just Gophers, called TCF Bank Stadium home for part of the summer until Erika Rozell helped find the lost animals a home.

Rozell, a junior catcher/utility player on the Gophers softball team, spent the summer as a stadium operations employee and after a couple weeks on the job learned about a stray cat roaming the stadium. A week later, the sightings included kittens.

"Every time I worked, I went and looked in the places people said they had seen [the cats] to see if I could find them," Rozell told

Her persistence paid off. The Lakeville native found two kittens and took them to the Humane Society, where they would meet their future owner, Marcy.

After hearing the kittens' story, Marcy offered to foster the animals and pay for all the vet bills. The two kittens, named Nigel and Thor, now live full-time with Marcy's niece.