Gloria Benefield
Gloria Benefield
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: La Jolla HS
Position: Fly/Back/Free
Experience: 3V

2010-11 --Placed in the top eight in a pair of individual events at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships ... finished second in 200 butterfly with a season-best time of 2:02.05 and placed fifth in 100 butterfly with another season-best mark of 55.78 ... finished 10th in 500 freestyle at 4:57.06 ... swam leadoff leg on 800 freestyle relay team which placed second and broke school record with time of 7:21.24 ... other best marks include 24.43 in 50 freestyle, 53.31 in 100 freestyle, 1:54.31 in 200 freestyle, 57.16 in 100 backstroke, 2:01.18 in 200 backstroke and 2:11.18 in 200 individual medley

2009-10 ... Redshirt.

2008-09 ... Big West Conference champion in 200 freestyle with a school-record time of 1:48.89 ... also placed second in both the 200 backstroke (2:00.00, school record) and 200 butterfly (2:01.14) ... also posted best marks of 53.70 in 100 freestyle (fourth best on team), 58.88 in 100 backstroke (fourth best on team), 58.37 in 100 butterfly (second best on team) and 2:11.64 in 200 IM (third best on team ... swam leg on 400 freestyle relay team which set school record of 3:26.23, 800 freestyle relay team which set school record of 7:26.16 and 400 medley relay team which set school record of 3:46.75..

2007-08 ... Mid-Major All-American ... qualified in butterfly for U.S. Olympic Trials ... set Cal Poly records in 200 freestyle (1:49.09), 500 freestyle (4:50.81) and 200 butterfly (2:00.65) ... part of school record-setting 400 and 800 freestyle relay squads.

High School ... Holds records in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle at La Jolla High School ... made All-CIF-San Diego Section first team ... 2007 CIF-San Diego Section champion in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle.

Personal ... Born Sept. 4, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. ... daughter of William and Kathleen Benefield ... one sister, Grace, a swimmer at UC Davis ... majoring in kinesiology.