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

2017-18 – FRESHMAN SEASON
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.

Pre-CSU
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.