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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
Current cumulative GPA of Gopher student-athletes tying the department record.
(following Fall 2017 semester)
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.
Graduation Success Rate announced by Gopher Athletics (November 2017), setting a new department record and leading all Big Ten public schools.
Collectively, Gopher student-athletes have posted a GPA of 3.2 or better for nine consecutive semesters.
Gopher student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2017-18.
Gopher programs had a GPA of above 3.0
(following Spring 2018 semester)
Gopher student-athletes are pursuing more than 80 different majors at the University of Minnesota.
Gopher student-athletes recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars in 2017-18
(most in school history)
Gopher student-athletes named Academic All-Big Ten honorees in 2017-18.
(a new school record)
Success in Athletics
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By the Numbers
Gopher head coaches named Big Ten Coach of the Year the past two years
Individual national titles won by Gopher student-athletes in the past 5 years
Gopher student-athletes won "of the year" honors in 2017-18
Different Gopher programs have won conference titles in the past 5 years
Minnesota has won 17 conference titles since the start of 2015-16, among the most in the Big Ten
All-time national championships won by Gopher teams
Different Gopher student-athlete All-Americans in 2017-18
All-time individual national championships won by Gophers
All-time conference championships won by Gopher teams
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.