Saoirse Palu-Benson
Saoirse Palu-Benson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Venetia, PA
High School: Peters Township
Events: Free/Fly
Major: Management
Event: Fly/Free

Junior (2016-17): Took first against Bonaventure in 400 Medley Relay and 500 Free with times of 3:49.65 and 5:09.64, respectively... Placed first in 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:37.15 against Niagara... Placed third at Zippt Invitational in 200 Fly with a time of 1:02.35... Academic All-MAC

Sophomore (2015-16): Placed 1st against Ohio in 200 Fly with a time of 2:03.23… Took home 1st in 200 Fly against Toledo… Took 1st in 200 Fly consolation with a time of 2:01.84 at MAC Championships.

Freshman (2014-15): Swam in freestyle and butterfly events. At the Cleveland State Invitational she swam season-best times of 27.29 in the 50 butterfly, 57.70 in the 100 butterfly, and 1:55.77 in the 200 freestyle. Her season-best time of 55.44 in the 100 meter freestyle was swum against Michigan State, her season best-time of 50 freestyle was a part of the 200 meter medley relay against Cornell, and her best 500 freestyle performance was against St. Bonaventure with a time of 5:10.31. Her best time of 2:02.63 in the 200 butterfly was achieved during the MAC Championships.

High School: A four-year letterwinner and one-year team captain for head coach Todd Clark at Peters Township High School. Set the school record in the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Personal: Daughter of Edward and Fabienne. Has a brother (Connor) and a sister (Loeva). Career goal is to work in the marketing field. Chose UB because of how well the school accommodates student-athletes. Favorite thing about UB is the diversity. Major is business.