Angela

Bensend

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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
City/State: Plano, Texas
High School: Frisco Centennial HS
Major: Sport Commerce
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

2010 All-SEC First Team
2010 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27)
2010 All-Louisiana First Team
2010 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2010 TCU Molten Invitational All-Tournament Team & Tournament MVP
2010 Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament Team
2007 SEC All-Freshman Team
2007 SEC Freshman of the Week (10/22)

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
One of four players to start all 30 matches and saw action in 104 of LSU's 107 sets ... Claimed All-SEC and All-Louisiana First-Team selections ... Finished her career with 956 kills, 44 shy of becoming the 18th player in program history to reach the 1,000-mark ... Garnered 507 digs and 187 blocks in 119 career matches ... Headlined team with 383 kills and her 3.68 per set average ranked third in the SEC ... Provided 10 or more kills on a team-best 22 occasions ... LSU was 34-3 when Bensend notched 10 or more kills ... Second on the squad with 283 digs at a 2.72 per set clip ... Compiled eight double-doubles, also second on the team ... LSU's offense posted 14.35 kills per set on a .260 team hitting percentage which not only ranked among the SEC's best, but the NCAA's Top 25 in both categories ... Started season by earning All-Tournament honors at all three of LSU's non-conference tournaments ... Cranked 18 kills and added nine digs during season opener versus Pacific (Aug. 27) ... Powered home 20 kills for first time in her career and scooped up a career-best 26 digs during five-set triumph at TCU (Sept. 3) ... Notched LSU's first 20-20 performance since former All-American Marina Skender at Alabama (Oct. 8) in 2006 ... Secured TCU Molten Invitational Tournament MVP honors (Sept. 3-4) ... Cranked 18 kills, season's third highest output during a three-set match in the SEC, and connected for a .306 hitting percentage against North Carolina (Sept. 10) ... Opened a stretch of 12 straight matches with double digit kills (Sept. 10-Oct. 13) ... Belted a career-high 22 kills to go along with 17 digs versus New Mexico State (Sept. 11) ... Powered home another 22 kills to match career-best and reeled in 18 digs during SEC opener against Auburn (Sept. 17) ... Notched 16 kills on 26 swings with only three errors for a season-high .500 hitting percentage and tacked on 16 digs at Mississippi State (Sept. 26) ... Slapped 13 kills with 12 digs at No. 2 Florida (Oct. 1) ... Blasted 18 kills and tallied nine digs against No. 22 Tennessee (Oct. 10) ... Fired in 17 kills at Georgia (Oct. 22) ... Tacked on 14 kills and 16 digs versus Ole Miss (Nov. 7) ... Chipped in 12 kills to go along with 15 digs against No. 1 Florida (Nov. 21) ... Secured 10 digs during regular season finale at Arkansas (Nov. 24) to eclipse 500 career digs ... Limited to a season-low five kills against No. 22 Tulsa (Dec. 3) at NCAA Tournament.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in 29 of 34 matches and started the squad's last 22 matches at outside hitter ... One of four Tigers to average over 1.75 kills per set ... Posted a trio of double-digit kills matches ... LSU improved to 14-1 when Bensend reaches this feat over the last three seasons ... Tallied over a .400 hitting clip seven times with five of those efforts coming on SEC Sunday's ... Popped seven kills and added three digs against Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 5) ... Reeled in a career-best 11 digs against Long Beach State (Sept. 12) ... Smacked 10 kills at Georgia (Sept. 27) ... Knocked a season-high 12 kills on a .455 clip at Alabama (Oct. 2) ... 90 of her 176 kills came during her last 12 matches (Oct. 26-Dec. 5) ... Powered home eight kills and added three blocks at Tennessee (Oct. 26) ... Racked up 10 kills at Arkansas (Nov. 8) ... Connected for a .467 ratio and nine kills at South Carolina (Nov. 15) ... Slapped nine kills at Rice (Nov. 27) followed by a pair of nine-spike efforts against Tulane (Dec. 4) and Texas A&M (Dec. 5) at the NCAA Tournament.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
One of five Tigers to play all 28 matches ... Started 26 matches and played in 95 of the team's 104 sets ... Tallied double-digit kills on five occasions ... LSU was 4-1 in those matches ... Posted a season-best 11 kills on a .308 hitting percentage in season opener against Texas A&M (Aug. 29) ... 108 of Bensend's 151 kills came in SEC matches ... Picked up a season-high four blocks against Ole Miss (Oct. 3) ... Smacked six kills on nine attempts for a .556 hitting clip at right side after Lauren DeGirolamo's injury against Arkansas (Oct. 5) ... Also registered a season-best nine digs against the Razorbacks ... Earned her 100th career block against Mississippi State (Nov. 9) ... Tacked on 10 kills to go along with seven digs against Auburn (Nov. 14) ... Connected for a .583 hitting percentage knocking seven kills on 12 attempts during the regular season finale against Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Popped 10 kills in NCAA Tournament at No. 14 UCLA (Dec. 5).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Played in 32 of 33 matches and made 29 starts seeing action at outside hitter and on the right side ... Member of the SEC All-Freshmen Team ... Posted double-figure kills in seven matches ... Recorded a .300 hitting percentage or better on seven occasions ... Tallied four or more blocks in eight matches ... Recorded a double-double, 14 kills and 10 digs, in her third career against Saint Louis (Aug. 25) ... Popped 16 kills on a .321 hitting percentage against Iowa (Sept. 8) ... Slapped 12 kills on a season-high .556 hitting clip at Georgia (Sept. 30) ... Recorded a season-best six blocks against Ole Miss (Oct. 17) and Kentucky (Nov. 2) ... Powered home 11 kills on a .450 percentage against Arkansas (Oct. 19) en route to SEC Freshman of the Week honors (Oct. 22) ... Notched seven kills on 11 swings with only one error against Tennessee (Nov. 4) ... Matched a season-best with 16 kills against New Mexico State (Nov. 30) in NCAA Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four letters in volleyball at Bishop Lynch High School and Frisco Centennial High School ... Earned 2004 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools all-state and all-tournament honors ... Earned Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honors in 2004 and 2005 ... Led her Bishop Lynch team to the 2004 TAPPS 6A state title ... Team earned back-to-back district championships in 2004 and 2005 ... Helped Frisco Centennial to the University Interscholastic League District 4A championship and regional finals as a senior ... Earned 2006 academic all-district honors.

PERSONAL
Full name is Angela Elizabeth Bensend ... Daughter of Eliot and Paula Bensend ... Has one sister, Jenni (24) ... Aunt, Kari Bensend, played volleyball at Oklahoma (1977-80) ... Born on July 23, 1989 ... Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): .556 at Georgia (09/30/07)
Kills: 22 two times, last Auburn (09/17/10)
Attempts: 57 at TCU (09/03/10)
Assists: 3, two times, last at TCU (09/03/10)
Digs: 26 at TCU (09/13/10)
Service Aces: 3, two times, last at TCU (09/03/10)
Total Blocks: 6 two times, last Kentucky (11/02/07)

 

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