Kim Benton Bio
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Kim Benton

Springfield, Pa.

High School:
Cardinal O'Hara


As A Freshman in 2006-07: Tallied 5 points, one steal, and one rebound in 11 minutes against Dayton (2/22) ... Scored 11 points while shooting 3-5 from three-point range vs. Xavier (2/18) ... Totaled six points and three assists in 24 minutes vs. Duquesne (2/16) ... Broke not only her career points record (with 18) but also the UMass Mullins Center record for 3-point shots made in a game with six against Rhode Island (2/11) ... Grabbed two rebounds in 22 minutes of play against Charlotte (1/28) ... Against Richmond (1/12) made her sixth straight start, once again scoring nine points in 31 minutes of play ... In her fifth career start tallied six points, two rebounds, and two assists against URI (1/9) ... Grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists againts Yale (1/6) ... Went a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range at Holy Cross (1/3) totaling nine points, three assists and two steals ... At Boston College (12/31) scored in double figures for the fourth straight game with 13 points ... In 39 minutes, Benton scored 14 points 12 of them coming from behind the arc vs. Delaware (12/17) ... Tallied 15 points, two rebounds and one assist against Eastern Michigan (12/13) ... In her first career start at Buffalo (12/10), scored a career high 15 points while grabbing two rebounds, dishing out an assist, and making two steals ... Tallied five points and two rebounds at Hartford (12/6) ... Grabbed two rebounds and dished out an assist at home against Northeastern (12/2) ... Recorded six points and two assists in 14 minutes against Wagner (11/30) ... In the Best Western Roundball Classic (11/25-26), scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, and made three steals ... Netted four points while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out two assists versus Seton Hall (11/18) ... Against Navy (11/17), scored three points and grabbed one rebound in 23 minutes of play ... Scored 11 points while dishing out four assists and grabbing two rebounds against New Hampshire (11/14) ... Made her collegiate debut against Vermont (11/10) with seven points and two assists.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for Linus MGinty at Cardinal O'Hara (Pa.) ... Led team to two Philadelphia Catholic League championships and a top 15 national ranking as a senior ... Averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 assists and three steals a game last year ... Team averaged 26.5 wins a season in her four years ... Was a first team All-Catholic League and first-team All-Delaware Country pick as a senior ... Selected a third-team All-Catholic League member junior season ... Earned academic honors in each of her four years.

Personal Born Kimberly Marie Benton on Februrary 18, 1988, in Chester, Pa. ... Daughter of Frank and Denise Benton ... Sister of Frank ... Uncle, Duke Callahan, is a NBA referee ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences

Career Highs
Points: 18 vs. Rhode Island (2/11/07)
Rebounds: 5 vs. Delware (12/17/06)
Assists: 3 (twice); last vs. #12/14 George Washington (1/14/07)
Blocks:4 vs. New Hampshire (11/14/06)
Steals: 3 vs. #12/14 George Washington (1/14/07)
Minutes: 39 vs. Delaware (12/17/06)

Miscellaneous Stats
Double-Figures: 6
20-Point Games:
5-Rebounds: 1