2005: Split time as a pitcher, outfielder and DP... Logged 30.1 innings on the mound in 19 appearances... Went 1-2 with 3.69 ERA... Fanned 4 batters and yielded just one ER in 4 innings in first Aggie start vs. Sac State (3/13)... Led team in batting at .247 (23-for-93)... Drew 18 walks in 115 plate appearances... Lone HR was a solo shot vs. UC Riverside (4/24)... Went 3-for-4 vs. Alabama-Birmingham (2/25), one of three multi-hit games... Scoring game-tying run in 7th, then drove in Lauren Pieretti in 9th to score game-winner vs. UAB.
WEST VALLEY COLLEGE: Captured second-team All-Coast Conference honors as a freshman, then added first-team distinction as a sophomore... Also earned All-America honors in 2004... Went 20-0 with a 0.43 ERA, fanning 162 in 113 innings as a sophomore... Batted .449 and fielded .991 as an outfielder... WVC went 88-14 in her two seasons... Selected to National Honor Society in psychology... Named to honor roll for six straight terms.
LYNBROOK HS '01: Voted MVP of Santa Clara Valley Athletic League all four years... Added three Most Valuable Pitcher awards... Selected to All-San Jose Mercury News first team in each of last three seasons... Won five Athlete of the Week nods in three years by that newspaper... Struck out 514 batters in her career... Team was seeded 3rd at Central Coast Section championships in 2001... Also excelled in field hockey, earning back-to-back Defensive MVP nods as a midfielder and helping the Lady Vikings to a CIF-CCS third-place finish as a senior... Played ASA ball with San Jose Strikers Gold.
PERSONAL: Born in Eugene, Ore.... Film studies major... Parents are Steven & Sondra Benzing... Considering careers in film editing or graphic design... Lists Lance Armstrong as her sports hero, her father as her non-sports hero.
Softball earns program-high six All-Big West awards
Softball ends season with close games against CSUN
Wild finish caps
walk-off comeback win