Coach Christopher Says - ?Amy adds a lot of energy to the floor and has great quickness to the ball. We will need her to fill a consistent and commanding role in the back row."
2002 - Played in 19 matches and 49 games ? recorded 71 digs and averaged 1.45 digs per game, sixth highest on the team ? posted a career high 10 digs in two matches, vs. Kentucky and Arkansas ? saw action in all four games against Long Beach State, Arkansas and LSU.
High School - 2002 graduate of Prairie Ridge H.S. in Crystal Lake, Illinois ... helped lead her high school team to the Fox Valley Conference championship twice ... also helped her team win state sectional championship and regional championship ... high school coach was Stefanie Otto ... her club team Sky High finished fifth at Nationals her sophomore year and 11th during her Junior year ... club team coach was Scott Harris ... was named best team player, best server and best passer on H.S. team.
Personal - Chose USC over North Alabama and North Florida ... born Amy Nicole Benson in Barrington, Ill. on October 25, 1983 ... parents are Jim and Julie Benson ... named to school honor roll and high honor roll ... nickname is Amis ... has a sister Melissa and two brothers James Jr. and Tyler ... her hobbies include shopping, running, boating and hanging out with friends.