Benson Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Benson Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Freshman Emily Benson has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week presented by First Command as she broke All-American Kim Shadwick’s pool record in the 500 freestyle and won two more individual events in a win over Clark on Saturday.

The Bears won every event with Benson posting a record breaking time of 5:07.39 in the 500 freestyle while she also won the 200 butterfly (2:14.89) and the 200 IM (2:14.73). Shadwick, whose record was broken, is now an assistant coach with the Bears.

Coast Guard, which is 4-5 in dual meets this season, closes out the regular season on Saturday against Division I Fairfield and host Wesleyan at 1:00.