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Ashlie Benson
Ashlie Benson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville HS

Height:
5-4

Event:
Back/Free

Experience:
1V

02/10/2012

Waves Continue to Peak at PCSC Championships

Pepperdine tallies five top-10 finishes to rank fourth after three days of competition.

01/28/2012

Seniors Shine in Final Home Meet of 2011-12 Season

Pepperdine bids a fond farewell to its four seniors during the final home meet of the 2011-12 season.

01/21/2012

Waves Wrap Action at USD Beach Cup

Pepperdine hosts the PCSC Time Trials next week Saturday in preparation for the PCSC Conference Championships on Feb. 8-12.

01/20/2012

Scribner Shines on Day One of USD Beach Cup

Waves sit in fourth place after the first day of the USD Beach Cup.

11/19/2011

Pepperdine Concludes Action at Arena Invitational

Nine more season-best times are established on the final day of the Arena Invitational.

SOPHOMORE/2012-13: Did not compete as a sophomore.

FRESHMAN/2011-12: Posted a personal-best time in the 50 butterfly at the PCSC Championships with a mark of 28.05 ... That time was the team's third fastest ... Also lowered her best time in the 100 butterfly to 1:02.23 at the conference meet ... Anchored the 400 freestyle relay team at the Arena Invite to help clock a season-best time of 3:45.45 ... Other season bests include 27.69 (50 freestyle), 54.79 (100 freestyle), 2:04.55 (200 freestyle), 5:43.16 (500 freestyle), 30.28 (50 backstroke) and 1:05.04 (100 backstroke) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

CLUB: Member of the Edwardsville YMCA (EDWY) Breakers swim club for nine years ... Six-time YMCA national qualifier ... Holds multiple EDWY Breakers swim records ... EDWY Breakers "Outstanding Swimmer of the Year" award winner in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Edwardsville High School in 2011 ... Spent three seasons on the varsity swim team ... Also lettered in cross country ... High school best marks include 54.72 (100 freestyle) and 1:00.19 (100 backstroke) ... State meet qualifier and a sectional freestyle champion as a freshman ... Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Springfield, Mo. ... Lists hometown as Edwardsville, Ill. ... Daughter of Bob and Sue Rettle and Aaron and Carmen Benson ... Older sister to LaKota and Evelyn ... Majoring in International Management Studies ... Stepfather Bob is a swim coach ... Uncle David Whisler was a quarterback at Lindenwood University ... Spent time living in Spain ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the religious setting, academic opportunities and the location."

FAVORITES: Stephen Pifer (pro athlete) ... Barcelona FC (pro sports team) ... Hunger Game (book) ... Zoolander (movie) ... Scrubs (TV show) ... Filet mignon (food) ... Cross country (sport other than swimming) ... Mumford & Sons (musical artist) ... Hobbies include traveling abroad and surfing.


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