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.