Jayhawks win Big 12 title in Fourth Varsity Eight
Kansas wins two of three to close regatta
Kansas falls to four team rated in the top 20
Kansas wins a gold at Knecht Cup for third straight year
Jayhawks also send two boats to Petite Finals
2012-13 (Sophomore): Named Essence of a Jayhawk award winner...Finished 4th at Conference USA Championships in 1V8...Rowed for KU in First Varsity Eight at the Big 12 Championships...Finished sixth in Petite Final in 1V8 at Knecht Cup...1V8 rower at Lake Natoma Invite, Sunflower Showdown, Louisville Invite and Indiana Invite...Defeated Kansas State in 2V8 at Oklahoma Invite.
2011-12 (Freshman):Member of the third-place boat in the Grand Final at Knecht Cup...Third-place boat in Novice Eight at Knecht Cup ...Member of two second-place boats in Novice Eight at Louisville Invite ... Defeated Oklahoma in the Novice Eight at the Oklahoma Invite.
High School: Member of the dance team from 2008-11 at Olathe East HS... Competed in gymnastics for two years... Member of the Presidents Honor roll all Four years of high school... Earned the Gold and Silver Presidential Service Award her junior and senior year.
Personal: Daughter of John and Goldie Benz... Has three brothers: Eric, Philip and Douglas... Her mother also attended KU... Majoring in community health.