Alisha Bender
Alisha Bender
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
High School: Xavier College Prep
Events: Free
Experience: 2V

2014-15 -- Won the 100-yard free (at 53.07 seconds) and 200 free (1:54.74) during the 174-99 team victory over UC Santa Cruz on Jan. 17 at home ... also won the 200 free (at 1:53.46) during the 152-135 Blue-Green Rivalry victory over UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 31 ... combined with teammates to finish sixth in the 200 medley relay (at 1:43.80) at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Feb. 18 in Monterey Park ... also earned MPSF All-Academic status from the conference.

2013-14 --
Partnered with teammates in the 200 free relay to finish fourth with a time of 1:32.84 at the Cal Queen of the Pool pentathlon at home on Sept. 21 ... at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Feb. 19, helped swim the 800 free relay in 7:30.62 ... earned All-Academic Scholar-Athlete praise from the conference.

2012-13 --
Posted a time of 1:52.93 in the 200-yard free at the home dual meet vs. UCSB, the third-best time on the team throughout the regular season … swam for 800 free relay team (7:24.27) at the conference 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-standing 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 her sophomore year … belonged to the National Honor Society.

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