Becky Benson
Becky Benson
Title: Head Diving Coach
Phone: 773-702-3863
Email: rlbenson@uchicago.edu

Becky Benson begins her first year as UChicago Head Diving Coach and Assistant Director of Aquatics in 2018-19.

Benson spent nine years as Head Diving Coach at James Madison University from 2007 to 2016. Her JMU divers racked up impressive accomplishments in that time, including:

  • 2 NCAA Championship Qualifiers (first in program history)
  • 1 NCAA Zone Champion (first in program history)
  • 23 NCAA Zone Qualifiers
  • 10 Conference Champions
  • 6 Conference Divers of the Year
  • 4 Conference Rookie Divers of the Year
  • 6 Conference Diving Coach of the Year Awards

Prior to James Madison, Benson was the interim head diving coach at North Carolina State University in 2006-07. Six of her seven divers qualified for the NCAA Zone B meet. Benson’s other coaching stints include Broughton High School (Raleigh, N.C.); North Hills Club (Raleigh, N.C.); Aquatics Club (Chapel Hill, N.C.); Jordan High School (Durham, N.C.); Alabama Diving Club; Los Angeles Diving Team; and UCLA.

As a collegiate diver, Benson was a two-time conference champion for the University of South Carolina. She was the National Independent Conference three-meter champion as a freshman with the Gamecocks. She was also named the 1984 Metro Conference Diver of the Year and was an NCAA semifinalist.

Benson earned her bachelor’s degree in sport & fitness management from the University of Alabama. She received her master’s degree in sport administration from North Carolina State.