Ashleigh Bennett
Ashleigh Bennett
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
High School: West Ashley

Set new personal best in placing 11th at HL meet in 100 backstroke in 56.81 seconds … Broke her personal best entering the meet by over a second and surpassed her seed by 10 places … Also set new career best in 50 free at HL meet (24.12 seconds), just missing scoring … Swam third leg of CSU’s 200 free relay that finished fourth at HL meet … Competed in 200 backstroke for first time as a collegian in dual at Youngstown and promptly won the race in 2:07.52 … Went out to compete in event again at HL Championships.

Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at Horizon League Championships … Set new career bests in both the 100 free (53.18) and the 100 back (58.08) … Swam the third leg on CSU’s 200 freestyle relay team that finished third at League meet (1:33.16) … Was among top five on team during season in both 50 free and 100 back.

Swam the third leg of the 200 freestyle relay at Horizon League Championships that took sixth in 1:35.01 … Competed in three individual events at league meet (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) … Highest individual finish was 21st in 100 back in 59.47 seconds … Swam third leg of 400 freestyle relay that took seventh in 3:29.48 … Had third-fastest time on team in 50 freestyle during the season (24.30 seconds).

Born September 19, 1996... daughter of Michael and Jessica Bennett... has one brother, Cooper... accounting major.