University of Minnesota junior and Golden Gopher football defensive end D. L. Wilhite was recently featured in the StarTribune for his amazing ability to balance school, volunteer work, and football. Wilhite has successfully taken advantage of the opportunities that are available at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, in order to manage his time and stay involved on and off campus.
Wilhite is taking Arabic and is planning to study in Egypt in 2013. He is double majoring in History and Global Studies and hopes to one day become a college professor with a Ph.D in History. In addition, Wilhite has been nominated for a national award based on his involvement in community service projects. This summer, Wilhite applied for and was accepted to the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. Through the program, he analyzed the 2011 Egyptian revolution and what role financial institutions played in the country's unrest, and he presented his research during a program at Coffman Memorial Union this past August. In his sophomore year, Wilhite started eight games as the defensive end playing Golden Gopher football.
D.L. Wilhite is pictured below in his Gopher football jersey. He is definitely a student with a very bright future ahead of him!