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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 600 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.

Impact Report

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


2022-2023 Academic year GPA of Gopher student-athletes.

Graduation Success Rate announced by Gopher Athletics (December 2022), Minnesota shares the highest measurement among Power Five conference public institutions with South Carolina while Gopher Athletics has now recorded the four highest GSR statistics in school history over the last four years..



Programs with a perfect APR (Academic Progress Rate) score; seven programs have a perfect 1,000 multi year rate (June 2022)


Academic All-Big Ten student-athletes (Winter 2023)


Academic All-Americans 2nd in B1G (March 20, 2023)


Academic All-District student-athletes 1st in B1G (Feb. 28, 2023)


Learfield Directors' Cup Standing (April 2023)

Success in Athletics

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 249 conference titles to go with 29 national titles. 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.

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Success in Life

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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.