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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.

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