Daniel DiBenedetto
Daniel  DiBenedetto

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vernon, Conn.

High School:
Rockville HS

Birthdate:
11/08/1994

Experience:
3 Letters

Club:
Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

05/26/2015

A Look Back on the 2015 Season

Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season

02/07/2015

Gophers Defeat UIC, Nebraska

Minnesota scores a 429.900 en route to a home victory

01/22/2015

No. 11 Gophers to Host Air Force

Minnesota will host the Air Force Falcons on Saturday evening

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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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) • earned a 13.900 on high bar vs. Canada/Iowa/Illinois/Stanford (2/13) • notched a 14.650 on high bar at Oklahoma (2/27) • scored a 14.600 on high bar vs. UIC (3/5) • competed on high bar at Iowa (3/12) • placed second on high bar (14.850) at Nebraska/Iowa (3/20) • notched a 14.050 on high bar at Big Ten Championships (4/2) • named second team All-Big Ten • tallied a 13.550 on high bar at day one of NCAA Championships (4/15) •  notched a 14.200 on high bar at day two of NCAA Championships (4/16) • earned the Gophers' Outstanding Big Ten Championship Competitor award

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 4/19/16)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 13.900 14.15 --- --- 14.500 15.050

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