Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors
The Gophers are No. 5 in the nation in this week's national rankings
Jaciuk ranked second in high bar, Mannon third on pommel horse
LaFleur honored with Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Minnesota advances seven gymnasts to Saturday's individual event finals
2014 Sophomore Season: Scored then-career high on parallel bars with 14.150 at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) set new career high on parallel bars with 14.250 at Oklahoma meet (1/25) scored a 14.750 as high bar champion and scored career-high 13.700 on pommel horse at Air Force (2/8) scored career high 14.050 on pommel horse at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15).
2013 Freshman Season: Made collegiate and Gopher debut at the Wind City Invitational (1/18) where he competed in three events led Minnesota to a win on the high bars (score of 70.950 tied with Ohio State) with a 14.400, which tied him fifth in the meet recorded a season best of 15.050 on the high bar and season best of 13.650 on the pommel horse at Oklahoma (2/16) finished sixth in finals on the high bar at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 14.375 at the NCAA qualifier (4/19), he placed 10th on the high bar with a score of 14.100.
High School/Club: A graduate of Rockville High School high bar champion at the 2011 Junior Nationals finished 5th in the all-around and 2nd in the high bar at the 2011 Visa Championships participated in club competition for Tim Daggetts Gold Medal Gymnastics.
Personal: Born November 8, 1994 son of Joe and Cathy DiBenedetto has younger sister, Nicole DiBenedetto honors student for all four years of high school biology major.