IN 2011-12: Set three school-records for the Black Bears in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:23.14), the 1650-yard freestyle (17:19.90) and the 400-yard IM (4:29.93) ... Placed 11th in the 400-yard IM, seventh in the 1650-yard freestyle and 16th in the 200-yard backstroke at the America East Championships ... Finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle, seventh in the 200-yard IM and sixth in the 400-yard IM at the Husky Invitational hosted by UConn ... Won the 200-yard IM and was fourth in the 1000-yard freestyle and seventh in the 200-yard backstroke against Boston University and Stony Brook ... Won the 800-meter SC freestyle and the 200-meter SC freestyle at Providence ... Placed third in the 200-yard freestyle, fifth in the 100-yard backstroke and tenth in the 100-yard IM at Bowdoin ... Won the 1000-yard freestyle, placed second in the 200-yard backstroke and was third in the 200-yard IM against URI ... Finished third in the 1000-yard freestyle, and second in the 400-yard IM at Vermont ... Placed third in both the 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard IM and was fourth in the 200-yard backstroke at the URI Invitational ... Won the 200-yard freestyle and was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke against Bates ... Won the 1000-yard freestyle, placed second in both the 400-yard IM and the 200-yard backstroke against Boston College ... Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke against New Hampshire ... Named to the America East Honor Roll.
IN 2010-2011: Placed 7th in the women’s 800 yard freestyle relay, 17th in the 400 yard IM, 22nd in 500 yard freestyle, and 23rd in the 200 yard backstroke at the 2011 America East Championships.
BEFORE MAINE: Swam for coach Carl Cederquist at Lincoln High School … team finished in the top 10 for six years in a row … was a U.S. sectional qualifier
PERSONAL: An accounting major … Born August 25, 1992 … Daughter of James Bender and Monica Bauman … has one sister.