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Natalie Bennion Athlete Profile

Natalie Bennion

Position: Sprinter Height: 5-8 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2013 | 2015-2018 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Mission: Paris, France Last School: Skyline High School

Before BYU:

  • Prepped at Skyline High School under coach Joe Pereira
  • Club: Cottonwood Heights Aquatic Team under Todd Etherington
  • Member of soccer team freshman year
  • Member of track team
  • Member of Pep band, philharmonic orchestra and concert band
  • All-American in 400 free relay
  • Lettered in swimming all four years
  • Team captain senior year
  • All-Region Academic team
  • Two-time State Champion in 100 free (2011-2012)
  • Utah State record holder in 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.99
  • State Champion in 50 free (2012)
  • Four-time State Champion in 400 free relay (2009-2012)
  • Member of State Champion team freshman and senior years

Personal:

  • Daughter of John and Sondra Bennion
  • Three brothers and four sisters
  • Sister, Angela was a member of the BYU swim team
  • Majoring in public health and a minor in business management 
  • Served in the Paris, France mission (June 2013-Dec. 2014)


2012-2013 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in 10 meets for the Cougars
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for sixth place finish in 200 Free at MPSF conference meet (1:50.99)
  • Ranked first on the team in the 200 Free (1:49.99) and third in the 100 Free (51.51)
  • Finished 12th in the 100 Free (51.51) and fourth in 400 Free Relay (3:24.13) at the MPSF conference meet

2015-2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Contributed to a third-place finish in the 200 free relay against Oregon State
  • Contributed to a third-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:35.30) against Utah

2016-2017 | Junior Year

Achievements:

  • Made a new personal record in the 100 butterfly (55.69) at the Western Region Four Corners Speedo Championship Series in Texas
  • Recorded a season-high time of 1:51.19 in the 200 freestyle and placed seventh out of 126 contestants at the Western Region Four Corners Speedo Championship Series 
  • All-Academic MPSF Scholar-Athlete

Personal Best(s):

50 Free

  • 23.55
  • 23.60
  • 23.65

100 Free

  • 51.26
  • 51.30
  • 51.40

200 Free

  • 1:51.19
  • 1:51.58
  • 1:55.18

100 Fly

  • 55.69
  • 55.93
  • 56.95