Vision

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We want to provide a transformational academic and athletic experience for every Gopher student-athlete.

We work toward that goal by connecting investors with our 25 programs and 700 student-athletes on a daily basis. We work tirelessly to build a community of passionate supporters and help them invest in the long-term health and success of Gopher Athletics.

Success in Academics

Known for innovation and discovery, the University of Minnesota is globally recognized as a premier public research institution, and Gopher student-athletes flourish in this highly competitive environment.

Minnesota has been recognized as the nation's top public school for student-athlete academic performance in four of the past five years, an honor that highlights a collection of impressive credentials in the classroom. This success comes from a department-wide commitment to establish academic achievement and graduation as a standard for every Gopher.

By the Numbers


3.29

Current cumulative GPA of Gopher student-athletes.

(department record)


Minnesota has been the No. 1 public school in the nation in terms of student-athlete academic success in 4 of the past 5 years.

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94%

Graduation Success Rate announced by Gopher Athletics (October 2019), setting a new department record and leading all Big Ten public schools.


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Collectively, Gopher student-athletes have posted a GPA of 3.2 or better for nine consecutive semesters.


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Gopher student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2018-19.


22

Gopher programs had a cumulative GPA of above 3.0

(following Spring 2019 semester)


94

Gopher student-athletes recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars in 2018-19


373

Gopher student-athletes named Academic All-Big Ten honorees in 2018-19.

(a new school record)

Success in Athletics

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By the Numbers


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Gopher head coaches named Big Ten Coach of the Year the past three years


Individual national titles won by Gopher student-athletes in the past 6 years

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Gopher student-athletes won "of the year" honors in 2018-19


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Different Gopher programs have won conference titles in the past 6 years


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Minnesota has won 20 conference titles since the start of 2015-16, among the most in the Big Ten


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All-time national championships won by Gopher teams


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Different Gopher student-athlete All-Americans in 2018-19


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All-time individual national championships won by Gophers


All-time conference championships won by Gopher teams

249

With more than 140 years of tradition, Gopher Athletics is one of the oldest and most decorated athletics departments in the country.

Minnesota was a charter member of the Big Ten Conference - our teams have won 244 conference titles to go with 29 national titles - and is currently home to 25 programs, the fourth-most in the league. While our history is rich with success, our current teams are adding to that legacy, leaving their own mark to be remembered for many years to come.

Success in Life

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Note: A by the numbers feature here embracing our commitment to being leaders in the community?

Note: Quote echoing a sentiment similar to this… "Land O'Lakes felt it was important to invest in and support the leaders of tomorrow. We have seen Golden Gopher Athletics continue to build out robust, inclusive programming for years that directly impacts and serves the broader Twin Cities community. We are excited to partner with such exceptional young men and women, and look forward to arming them with the resources and experiences necessary to take on the challenges of tomorrow".

The view from the leadership center on the top floor of the Land O’Lakes Inc. Center for Excellence presents the University of Minnesota campus set against the Minneapolis skyline. It showcases everything that makes our University unlike any other in the nation.

Gopher student-athletes live in a state with a bustling, global business community where companies of every size, in every sector, depend on the U of M to produce future leaders. They have opportunities that don’t exist on the doorstep of any other Big Ten school. Gopher Athletics equips every student-athlete with the tools they need to seize those opportunities by providing unparalleled leadership, career and citizenship development throughout their academic careers.