Nine qualify for championship final
Bendziewicz, Lynch win qualifying events
Marshall defeated UNC Asheville and lost to Liberty
Marshall finished with a school record 724 points
Bendziewicz becomes the fifth Marshall swimmer to win an individual conference title in school history
Marshall Swim team competing in the Conference USA Championships. Photos by Johnny Crawford Photography.
Marshall University Swim team competing in the Conference USA Championships on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Marshall placed third in both the 200 and 800 relay. Photos by Johnny Crawford Photography
2015-2016 (Sophomore): Earned 10 individual wins…Placed in the top five 20 times…Placed 3rd at the Conference USA Championships in the 1650 free (16:40.10)…8th in the 500 free (4:55.21)…11th in the 200 free (1:51.29)…Also swam season best time in the 500 free (4:54.13)…Placed 1st on the All-Time Top Ten list in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:02.55…Placed 2nd on the All-Time Top Ten list in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:40.10...Named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014-15 (Freshman): Won five events in 2014-15...Finished second in eight events...Placed third in three events...Swam six times that rank in Marshall's top ten...Swam the fastest times in school history in the 500 freestyle (4:49.19, fifth in the Conference USA Championships) and the 200 backstroke (1:59.99)...Swam the third fastest times in the 200 freestyle (1:50.02) and the 100 backstroke (57.41)...Fourth fastest time in the (51.96)...Eighth fastest time in the 1000 freestyle (10:21.57)...Helped break the school record in the 400 freestyle relay in Conference USA Championships...Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Earned the Conference USA Academic Medal.
Prior to Marshall: Canadian Senior National Qualifier in 200 backstroke...B finalist at 2012 Summer Canadian Nationals (200 backstroke, 15th)..."Best All-Around Swimmer" award at Greater Ottawa Kingfish for the female division in 2012-13...Competed at Canadian Olympic Trials...
Daughte of James and Barb Pulfer...Has two siblings, Savannah and Kennedy...Mother, Barb, swam at Simon Frasier University (1983-87)...Plans to Major in Criminal Justice.