Carrie Bencic - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Carrie Bencic

Class Senior
Hometown Highland Heights, Ohio
High School Hawken HS

2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014-15 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 (Junior): Found the podium 12 times in six different races… Season best times in the 500 freestyle (4:57.50), 200 freestyle (1:53.67) and 200 butterfly (2:06.58) came in the prelims of the SEC championship… Earned a 2nd place finish in the 1000 freestyle with a personal and Commodore best time of 10:22.01 against Tulane… 3rd place against Arkansas, Houston and Clemson in the 500 freestyle (5:03.66)… Placed 2nd in the 500 freestyle (5:11.47) and 3rd in the 200 butterfly (2:08.19) against SEC foe Missouri… Finished 2nd in the 500 freestyle (5:10.30) and the 200 freestyle (1:58.13) against UALR.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Broke the Vanderbilt swim record in the 500 freestyle on Nov. 20th at the GT Invite (4:54.48)… Set the second fastest time in the 1000-yard freestyle on Oct. 18 for VU (10:22.58) against SEC for Auburn and Notre Dame… Found the podium 11 times in her sophomore season… four 1st place finishes, three 2nd place finishes, and four 3rd place finishes for the ‘Dores… PR’d in the 200 butterfly at SEC Champs, swimming a 2:03.34… Summer between sophomore and junior seasons; set another personal record in the 50 fly (29.50) at the Nike Summer Sizzle… earned 3rd against SDSU and UALR in the 200 Free (1:55.32)… Placed 3rd for VU in the 500 free (5:05.62) versus Auburn and Notre Dame… Team earned 5th place in the 200 Medley Relay against Marshall and Xavier… Finished in 1st place versus Marshall and Xavier in the 200 fly (2:07.74) and 500 free (5:01.18)… Runner-up finish against Tulane and WKU in the 500 free (5:01.90)… 3rd place against Kentucky in the 1000 free (10:25.53)…finishes 3rd in the 50 free against the Razorbacks (5:05.09).

2013-14 (Freshman): Finished with the second fastest time in school history (4:55.75) in the 500-yard freestyle at the SEC Championships … A member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that set a school record time of 7:21.94 time at the SEC Championships … Posted two top three finishes against Auburn; placing third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.80) and second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:02.92) … Finished second in the 500-yard freestyle against Texas A&M (5:02:43) … Had a pair of first-place finishes against Tulane; swimming a time of 10:21.01 in the 1000-yard freestyle and posting a 5:05.01 mark in the 500-yard freestyle … Finished second in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyles versus Liberty with times of 1:53.57 and 5:03.76 respectively … Finished 11th in the 200-yard freestyle at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a personal record time of 1:52:38 … Captured the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.51 against Liberty/West Florida and finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.26) … Had a pair of runner-up finishes versus WKU/Marshall/Cumberlands in the 200 and 500 yard freestyles with times of 1:55.48 and 5:03.40 respectively … Finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle against Arkansas Little Rock (10:32.40) … Posted a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle against Arkansas/Kansas (1:53.49).

High School/Club:
Swam for Hawken High School under head coach Jerry Holtrey … Division II Ohio State Champions … Team Captain …. First-team selection for four straight years … Holds Ohio State record in the 200 free … Academic All-American. 

Personal:Carrie Bencic … Born October 20, 1994 … Daughter of Maryann and Timothy … Sister of Tim and Matt … Starting swimming at the age of six … Wants to sky dive and travel the world … Majoring in Medicine, Health and Society.