2018: Played in 26 games with two starts ... posted 31 points on 19 goals and 12 assists ... also registered 19 steals and won four of four sprints ... enjoyed six multi-goal outings ... netted season-best four goals against Saint Francis (3/25) ... recorded season-high two assists three times ... posted season-best four points against Saint Francis (3/25) and against No. 23 Harvard on three goals and one assist (4/28, CWPA Championship) ... also recorded season-high four steals against the Crimson, tied for the team's season-best total.
2017: Valuable reserve as a freshman … played in all 32 games … totaled seven goals, nine assists, 18 steals, four ejections drawn while winning six sprints … scored in five contests, including two-goal outings in wins over Mercyhurst … had a four-game stretch of tallying at least one steal … posted a career-best four steals against No. 16 Indiana in the CWPA Championships.
Before Bucknell: Three-year swimming letterwinner at Green Valley High School … attended same high school as Eleanor Marrs, a standout Bison women's water polo player from 2013-16 … swimming team captain at Green Valley … graduated as school's 200 free relay record holder … helped team to three regional titles and two runner-up finishes at state meet … played club water polo with Team Vegas/Henderson … helped team to Mountain Zone championship … strong sprinter who lost just four sprints in two years of Junior Olympics … played in water polo tournaments with boys team.
Personal: Nina Lyn Benson … born June 8, 1998 in Waconia, Minnesota … daughter of William and Debra Benson … major is undeclared.