Alisha Bender
Alisha Bender
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
High School: Xavier College Prep
Position: Free
Experience: 1V

2012-13 -- Posted a time of 1:52.93 in the 200-yard free at home dual meet versus UC Santa Barbara, the third-best time on the team throughout the regular season … swam for 800 free relay team (7:24.27) at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.

Prep -- Swam all four years at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix … as a senior, was part of a 400 free relay team that earned NISCA All-American honors after posting a time of 3:31.47 … during junior year, at the state Division I championships, took second place in both the 200 free (1:50.91) and 50 free (51.41 seconds); also swam for the Gators’ 200 free relay team that broke a 7-year-old state record by finishing in an aggregate 1:35.21 … also competed in track and field as a freshman and sophomore … earned a sportsmanship award during sophomore year … belonged to National Honor Society.

Personal -- Born on Aug. 23, 1994 in Phoenix … daughter of Bruce and Olivia Bender … majors in industrial engineering.