Daniel DiBenedetto  
Daniel DiBenedetto

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Vernon, Conn.

High School:
Rockville HS

Birthdate:
11/08/1994

Experience:
1 Letter

Club:
Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics


03/31/2014

Big Ten Honors 13 Gophers for Academics

Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season

03/26/2014

Gophers Set for B1G Championships

Minnesota travels to Nebraska for the Big Ten meet this weekend

03/08/2014

Gophers defeat Iowa, Brockport on Senior Night

Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors

02/18/2014

Minnesota Moves Up to Top 5

The Gophers are No. 5 in the nation in this week's national rankings

04/09/2013

Gophers Move Up To No. 6 In National Rankings

Jaciuk ranked second in high bar, Mannon third on pommel horse

03/23/2013

Men Gymnastics host Penn State

Gopher Men on Senior Night

02/02/2013

Men Gymnastics hosts Nebraska and UIC

Gophers win

01/26/2013

Men Gymnastics host Air Force

Gophers take on Air Force

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2014 • Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in seven regular-season meets in four events • scored then-career high on parallel bars with 14.150 at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), with 14.250 at Oklahoma meet (1/25) and with 14.500 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) • 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 against Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) • finished as high bar co-champion against Iowa/Brockport (3/8) • did not compete at Big Ten championships due to injury.

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 • undeclared major.

Daniel DiBenedetto's Career Highs (as of April 1, 2014)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 13.900 14.050 --- --- 14.500 15.050