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Tenishia Benson

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Akron, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop Hoban HS

Last College:
Cincinnati

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

06/04/2012

Bobcats Celebrate 2011-12 Year at the Catspys

Ohio Student-Athletes vote on the top performers/moments from this past year

04/16/2012

Tenishia Benson Earns Academic All-MAC Honors

Alesia Howard and Symone Lyles earn Honorable Mention nods

03/07/2012

Bobcats Show Heart in 58-55 Loss to CMU

Ohio's season comes to a close in the second round of the 2012 MAC Tournament

03/06/2012

Bobcats Set to Face Chippewas in MAC Second Round

Ohio and Central Michigan to battle for quarterfinal berth

03/06/2012

Tenishia Benson Named First Team All-MAC

Senior lives up to Preseason All-MAC honors

Tenishia Benson Photo Gallery

2011-12: Academic All-MAC ... First Team All-MAC ... Named Mid-American Conference Eastern Division Player of the Week twice (Feb. 13 and Feb. 27) ... Named to the 2011-12 Preseason All-MAC team at the start of the season ... Earned Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 15 ... Scored 14.5 points and collected 7.2 rebounds per game, leading Ohio in both categories ... Scored in double figures during 25 of the 28 games she played throughout the season ... Scored 407 points on the season to end her impressive career with 1,086 ... Scored her 1,000th point at Akron on Feb. 14 ... Collected 202 rebounds, ending her career with 583 ... Picked up her 500th rebound at Central Michigan on Jan. 25 ... At one point during the season scored at least ten points in 12 straight games ... Registered three double-doubles on the season ... From late December to early January, sank 29 consecutive free throws ... Ended the season ranked in the MAC's top ten in the following categories: scoring (4th), rebounding (7th), FG percent (10th), FT percent (6th) and steals (7th).

2010-11: All-MAC Honorable Mention ... Led team in scoring and rebounding in her first season of competition with the Bobcats. ... Averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. ... Scored a total of 395 points and grabbed 210 rebounds, including 94 on the offensive glass. ... Also paced the team in field goals made (134) and free throws made (109). ... Finished the season with five double-doubles which came against Duquesne (16 points, 11 rebounds), Presbyterian (27 points, 10 rebounds), Cleveland State (14 points, 11 rebounds), Kent State (10 points, 11 rebounds) and Bowling Green (13 points, 10 rebounds). ... Made 28 starts and played in 29 games with an average of 30.7 minutes per game. ... Benson held at least a share of the team lead in scoring 15 times, including five games in a row from Dec. 9 against Wright State through Dec. 21 at Cleveland State. ... Fueled the Bobcats' rebounding effort 18 times with at least a share of the team lead. ... Led Ohio in both scoring and rebounding 10 times. ... Poured in a career-high 27 points twice on the year in games at Presbyterian (Dec. 19) and Kent State (Feb. 23). ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds three times, including twice in three games. ... Hit 10 free throws in two contests, against Louisville (Nov. 14) and at Presbyterian (Dec. 19).

2009-10: Sat out the season due to NCAA Transfer rules.

2008-09 (Cincinnati): Limited to just 11 games due to injuries ... Averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game ... Tallied a season-high 10 points against Toledo (11/23) ... Picked up seven rebounds and nabbed four steals against Eastern Illinois (11/30) ... Totaled eight points against Dayton (12/3).

2007-08 (Cincinnati): Athletic wing player stepped in as a freshman and played quality minutes , showing the ability to score and the toughness to defend and rebound ... Averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest as a true freshman ... Started 23 of 28 games ... Led the Bearcats and ranked third in the BIG EAST in free throw percentage, connecting on 69-of-83 (.831) from the free throw line ... Connected on 23 straight free throws ... Scored a game-high 25 points against Valparaiso (11/16) in her first career start ... Shot 11-for-11 from the free throw line against Valpo ... Scored 15 points against Duquesne (11/19) and pulled down nine rebounds ... Was one of two players in the nation to have made 20-of-20 free throws at one point ... Scored 14 points and pulled down 10 boards for her first career double-double against McNeese State (11/21) ... Recorded second double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Dayton (11/29) ... Played 40 minutes and scored 11 points -- seven in the last two minutes of the game - and added nine rebounds and a season-high four steals against Xavier (12/1) ... Went 5-for-5 at the charity stripe and scored 15 points with two assists and a steal against Wright State (12/11) ...Recorded third double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds (matching a career-high) in 38 minutes against Central Michigan (12/17) ... Dropped in 11 points and grabbed six boards at Tennessee Tech (12/29) ... Scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting at the free throw line against Georgetown (1/8) ... Totaled 11 points, three steals, three assists and four boards at No. 22/24 Syracuse (2/23) ... Scored 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds against St. John's (3/1).

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished her career at Archbishop Hoban as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,120 points ... Part of a squad that finished the 2006-07 season with a 20-5 overall record ... Led team to North Coast League and district titles in 2004-05 and 2006-07 ... Averaged 15.3 points a game as a senior ... named to the Division II all-Ohio first team after her senior year ... Honor roll student all four years of high school and was the class president, as well as serving on the student council.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tenishia JoAnn Benson ... Born June 24, 1989 in Akron, Ohio ... Daughter of Jeff and Renee Benson-Ludle ... Has three sisters, Paige, Kayla and Faith ... Majoring in Hearing Speech and Language Sciences.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min-Avg. FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A TO S Pts-Avg
2007-08 28-23 748-26.7 76-203 .374 15-52 .288 69-83 .831 140-5.0 50 37 51 21 236.84
2008-09 11-0 197-17.9 14-39 .359 5-20 .250 15-19 .789 31-2.8 16 6 6 12 48-4.4
2010-11 29-28 890-30.7 134-324 .414 18-64 .281 109-144 .757 210-7.2 68 72 81 71 395-13.6
2011-12 28-27 918-32.8 145-313 .463 2-9 .222 115-141 .816 202-7.2 52 54 69 56 407-14.5
TOTAL 96-78 2,753-28.7 369-879 .420 40-145 .276 308-387 .796 583-6.1 186 169 207 160 1,086-11.3