Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
Minnesota scores a 429.900 en route to a home victory
Minnesota will host the Air Force Falcons on Saturday evening
Minnesota earned the third-highest team GPA in the nation among men's gymnastics teams
Gophersports.com takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.
2016 • Senior Season: Notched a 13.150 on high bar vs. Penn State (1/23) • tallied a 13.900 on high bar vs. Nebraska (1/30).
2015 • Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • appeared in all eight regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on pommel horse, high bar and parallel bars • earned team high score on the high bar at the Windy City Invitational with a 14.00 (1/17) • finished second on the night vs. Illinois on high bar (14.450) (1/31) • rounded out the top five vs. Iowa on pommel horse with a 14.15 and parallel bars tallying 14.30 (3/7) • earned third varsity letter.
2014 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • competed in seven regular-season meets in four events before being side-lined due to injury • improved season-high score on pommel horse in each of the first five meets of the season, capped by a career-high 14.050 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) • set career high on floor exercise with 13.900 at Air Force (2/8) • scored a 14.750 as high bar champion at Air Force (2/8) • scored season-best 14.950 on high bar and a career-best 14.500 on parallel bars against Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) • finished as high bar co-champion against Iowa/Brockport (3/8) • earned second varsity letter.
2013 • Freshman Season: Made collegiate debut at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) and competed in three events • led Minnesota to a win on the high bars (70.950, tied with Ohio State) with a 14.400 to tie for fifth • recorded a season-best 15.050 on high bar and season-best 13.650 on pommel horse at Oklahoma (2/16) • finished sixth in finals on high bar at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 14.375 • placed 10th on high bar (14.100) at NCAA Qualifier (4/19) • earned first varsity letter.
High School/Club: A graduate of Rockville High School • high bar champion at the 2011 Junior Nationals • finished fifth in the all-around and second in the high bar at the 2011 Visa Championships • participated in club competition for Tim Daggetts Gold Medal Gymnastics.
Personal: Son of Joe and Cathy DiBenedetto • has younger sister, Nicole DiBenedetto • honors student for all four years of high school • Born November 8, 1994 • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences major.
|Daniel DiBenedetto's Career Highs (As of 2/4/16)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
Gophers to Host Six-Team Meet
The University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team will host Stanford, Illinois, Iowa, the Canadian National Team and the UMN Club Team this Saturday.
Gophers Set Program High in Victory Over Air Force
The University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team earned a program high score of 438.500 after defeating the Air Force Falcons on Saturday afternoon.
Gophers to Face Air Force on the Road
The University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. to take on the Air Force Falcons.