At Missouri State: Jessica Bennett will continue her success as a Bear competing in 400 individual medley, distance freestyle and butterfly events. She will be swimming her final season, graduating in three years. 2007-08: Bennett was named to the All-MVC team for the second consecutive year as a sophomore. At the conference meet, she recorded the top time for the Bears in the 400 IM, setting a new personal best time of 4:31.61 that awarded her second place in the Valley. She also placed fifth individually in the 1650 free and seventh in the 200 fly. Bennett was also honored for her performance in the classroom as she was named an MVC Scholar-Athlete and was listed on the MSU Academic Honor Roll. 2006-07: Bennett recorded three top-10 performances at the Valley Championship. She placed third in the 400 IM, fifth in the 1650 free and ninth in the 200 fly. Bennett was a First Team All-MVC selection and was named to the MSU Academic Honor Roll. Background: Bennett joined the Bears' squad after swimming four years for Liberty High School in Liberty, Mo. Bennett holds the Liberty High School record in the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. In her junior year, Bennett helped lead her team to a third-place conference finish and was selected a member of the all-conference team. She was also awarded all-state honorable mention for the 500-yard freestyle and 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Bennett was a Speedo Sectional Qualifier in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 400-yard IM. Personal: Full name is Jessica Diane Bennett. Born March 31, 1988, in North Kansas City, Mo. Daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Bennett.
Event Time Date, Opponent/Meet
200 fly 2:12.42 2/16/08, MVC Championship
400 IM 4:31.61 2/15/08, MVC Championship
1650 free 17:46.46 2/16/08, MVC Championship