Experienced professional will manage day-to-day development operations in the Golden Gopher Fund
Head men's basketball coach Tubby Smith to headline event on Nov. 13
David Benedict came to Minnesota in July 2012, after serving as the executive associate athletic director at Virginia Commonwealth University, overseeing numerous aspects of the athletic department, including student-athlete welfare and sport supervision.
David's resume includes a long history of successful fundraising campaigns, having served as head of VCU Athletics' development operations and previously as lead developer for businesses and universities in Arizona and California.
Before joining the staff at VCU in 2010, David worked as an associate athletic director of development at Arizona State University and as the executive director of ASU's fund raising arm, the Sun Angel Foundation. He also served as senior associate athletic director for external relations at Long Beach State University and worked in the private sector as senior vice president for the Scottsdale Health Care Foundation.
A former student-athlete who played football at Southern Utah University, David graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He also holds a master's degree in sports management from New Mexico Highlands University.
Gophers Hand Out 10th-annual Golden Goldys
5/2/2016 - General Release
recognized both the athletic and academic achievements of its student-athletes at the 2016 Golden Goldys/Scholar Athlete banquet.
U Sends Eight To NFL In Last Three Drafts
5/2/2016 - Football
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13.
Houlihan, Groenewegen Receive B1G Awards
5/2/2016 - Softball
Maddie Houlihan has received her third Freshman of the Week honor, while Sara Groenewegen garnered her fifth Pitcher of the Week award.