Benedictine to launch athletics in Mesa

July 16, 2013

Candice Cuppini Volleyball WebshotMesa, Arizona ~ Student-athletes interested in attending Benedictine University at Mesa are invited to an athletics launch event at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Services Center located at 51 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa.

Benedictine University at Mesa believes in developing a student’s mind, body and spirit. Event attendees will learn about the history and tradition of Benedictine sports. The Mesa branch campus will offer recreational activities such as intramurals, club sports, fitness activities, and eventually develop an intercollegiate athletics program.

Benedictine’s main campus in Lisle, Ill., competes in NCAA Division III sports within the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.

For more information and to RSVP, contact (602) 888-5500 or


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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