Dana Bender
Dana Bender
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hamburg, N.Y.
High School: Hamburg

Set new personal best in 400 IM at season-ending Ohio State meet in 4:36.07 … Won the 200 backstroke in her first collegiate meet—the Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational (2:07.11) … Also posted season best time in 200 IM at Ohio State (2:10.44) … Won the 200 IM in dual at Ashland … Had the third-fastest time on team in 400 IM … Competed in seven traditional events on the season, the backstroke, butterfly and IM groups along with the 50 free.

Qualified for the New York state meet in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke in 2015 … Qualified in the 200 IM again in 2016 and also qualified in the 100 butterfly for state championships … Named all-county in three events in her career at Hamburg … Served as a team captain for the Bulldogs in senior season … Is a member of Star Swimming on club scene … Has career top times of 59.17 seconds (100 backstroke) and 2:10.94 (200 IM) … Was a National Honor Society Secretary at Hamburg and a member of the Finance Academy … Daughter of Robert and Lisa Bender.