Erin Bender
Erin Bender
Year: Junior
Hometown: Allen Park, Mich.
High School: Allen Park


At the Viking College Invite she had the fifth best time in the 400 IM (4:47.10)...also at the Viking Invite Bender finished third in the 50 yard breast with a time of 32.91, 50 yard back, finished third (28.17).


Had team's fourth best time on the season in the 50-yard backstroke (28.99) in 2011-12. Also had the team's fifth best time on the season in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.85) and 400-yard IM (4:43.80).

Earned four letters at Allen Park High School...recipient of the 'Coaches Award' after her sophomore and junior seasons...received the team 'Jaguar Award' as a senior...member of an all-state 200 freestyle relay team as a sophomore...swam on relay teams that set school records in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay...helped team win league title in 2009 and 2010...turned in a 2:14.73 in the 200-yard individual medley at the Michigan High School Athletic Association to place 16th.

Born January 5, 1993, in Allen Park, Michigan...daughter of Coleen and Michael Bender...member of the National Honor Society...wants to become an orthodontist...pre-dentistry major.