2009: Saw limited action, splitting season with Aggie swimming team... Appeared in 4 games, playing 29 minutes... Shot 1-for-2 with 2 assists and 2 steals, mostly against UC Santa Cruz (3/26).
UC DAVIS SWIMMING & DIVING: Advanced to 100 breast final at 2009 Big West Conference Championships, placing 6th at1:04.32 (1:04.03 in prelim)... Added 11th in 50 free (23.87)... Finished 18th in 100 breast, 19th in 100 free, 27th in 50 free at Big West Conference meet in 2008... Posted 1:07.56 in 100 breast bonus final at conference, 9th in school history.
BISHOP O'DOWD HS '07: Selected to All-North Coast Section third team as a senior hole set... Scored more than 60 goals and 100 steals that year, garnering Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League Co-MVP distinction... Also captured All-Hayward Area Athletic League honors in swimming... Also earned NISCA/Speedo All-Academic honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif.... Majoring in English... Parents are Kai and Maria Bender... Career highlight was winning NISCA All-Academic honors... Hopes for a career in criminal psychology.
No. 10 UC Davis upsets No. 7 UC Irvine, 9-8
No. 10 Aggies host No. 7 UC Irvine
No. 10 Aggies edged by No. 5 Hawai'i
UC Davis prepares to face
No. 5 Hawai'i