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#10 Benavia Jenkins
  • Senior (RS)
  • 6-0, Middle Blocker
  • Fort Pierce, Fla. John Carroll
  • Indian River

Career Honors: AVCA Third Team All-American (2002)...AVCA All-East Region Team (2002)...First Team All-Southeastern Conference (2000, 2001, 2002)...SEC Academic Honor Roll (2002)...Second-team AVCA All-American (2001)...Honorable mention Volleyball Magazine All-American (2001)...AVCA All-South Region (2001). AVCA Second Team All-American (2003)...First Team All-SEC (2003)

As a Senior (2003) Set the school record for career blocks with 601, becoming the first player in school history to record 1,000 kills and 600 blocks for her career...Named AVCA Second Team All-American...Named to All-SEC First Team...Tallied a block assist against South Carolina...Recorded nine kills, a .615 hitting efficiency and five blocks vs. Kentucky...Hit .692 with nine kills and added two service aces and five blocks vs. Mississippi...Recorded three kills, one service ace and two blocks vs. Mississippi State...Tallied 11 kills, a service ace, three digs and five blocks vs. Alabama...Added four kills, a service ace and three blocks vs. Auburn...Recorded 10 kills, four blocks and four digs against Tennessee...Tied her career-high with four solo blocks and added 10 kills against Georgia...Hit .765 with 15 kills and recorded two service aces and six blocks vs. Auburn...Tallied four block assists against Alabama...Hit .778 with 14 kills and no errors on 18 attacks and also recorded four blocks against South Florida...Named to the Wildcat Classic all-tournament team...Tallied 11 kills and hit .444 with five block assists against Northwestern...Added eight kills and six digs vs. North Carolina...Hit .571 with four kills on seven attacks with no errors and added two service aces and a block against Chicago State...Named to the Hilton Volleyball Classic all-tournament team...Recorded seven digs and seven blocks against Minnesota...Set the school record for career blocks, passing Jenni Peterson's total of 540 with six blocks against Florida A&M, also adding 13 blocks in the win...Named the Stanford Invitational Most Valuable Player...Registered a team-high 13 kills with eight blocks and two service aces in Florida's sweep of Stanford...Tallied 15 kills, a .542 hitting efficiency and four service aces the Florida's win over UCSB...Named to the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational all-tournament team...Registered 10 kills against BYU...Tallied 13 kills and five blocks and hit .750 against American...Named to the State Farm Classic all-tournament team...Notched 15 kills and eight blocks against Kansas State...Tallied 10 kills and three blocks against USC

As a Junior (2002) AVCA Third-Team All-American...Recorded seven kills and seven blocks against eventual NCAA champion Southern California in the semifinal...Recorded four blocks including one solo block against Washington State, also adding six kills...Hit .444 with six kills and three blocks against Temple...AVCA All-Region Team selection...Recorded two solo blocks and five blocks total against South Florida...Hit .923 (12-0-13) against Central Florida...Combined for nine blocks and registered a season-high 14 kills against Northern Iowa... First team All-SEC and All-SEC Tournament selection... Averaged 2.7 kills per game with a total of 27 kills for the SEC tournament, also logged a team high 18 total blocks during the tournament with an average of 1.8 blocks per game... Registered a season high 1.000 percent hitting percentage against Mississippi State with seven kills in seven attempts...Seven digs against Ole Miss... Named to the BYU Mizuno Classic All-Tournament team...Had a .750 hitting percentage against USC...Finished the season ninth in the country in blocking, averaging 1.52 per game...Currently third on UF's all-time list for career blocks with 503 and fourth in career hitting percentage at .368... Invited to the USA Volleyball National A-2 training program in the summer of 2002.

As a Sophomore (2001) Played in all 30 matches ... First Team All-SEC...Conference Challenge All-Tournament team selection...Led team with 29 attacks versus Nebraska in the NCAA Tournament Regional Final...Registered 10 kills and 21 attacks versus Florida International...Team high 21 kills vs. Notre Dame...Hit .615 vs. Virginia Tech...Season and career high 21 kills vs. Arkansas...Logged 11 kills in 21 attacks against Kentucky... Recorded 11 kills and combined for nine blocks versus Tennessee... Logged 10 kills and combined for eight blocks versus Louisville... Registered 12 kills in 20 attacks against Louisiana State... Logged six kills and assisted in five blocks versus Georgia... Recorded seven kills and 12 attacks against Georgia...Logged 10 kills in 10 attacks against Mississippi... Recorded 10 kills in 14 attacks versus Alabama... Registered 12 kills and combined for five blocks against Auburn... Recorded nine kills and eight block assists versus Kentucky... Registered four kills and combined for seven blocks against Texas... Registered 15 attacks and six kills versus Arizona in the SunTrust Invitational championship match... Recorded 14 kills against South Florida...Logged 17 attacks and eight kills against Marshall during the SunTrust Invitational...

As a Redshirt Freshman (2000) First-Team All-SEC selection, who finished second in the league with 1.51 blocks per game...Finished sixth nationally with 1.63 blocks per game and led the SEC in overall matches...Finished second all-time in the SEC with .412 hitting efficiency...Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team for posting 2.11 blocks per game in nine games...Played in all but one of UF's 112 games...Hit better than .400 in 16 of 34 matches, including a string of seven straight outings...Posted personal-best hitting efficiencies in back-to-back weekends...Hit .588 (11-1-17) vs. Arkansas (Oct. 22), then bettered that with a .706 (12-0-17) clip vs. Kentucky a week later...Improved steadily since playing her first match Aug. 25 and had 19 matches in double-digit kills, third on the team...Was the only player to have a double-digit blocking match (11 vs. SE Missouri State Dec. 1 and at Georgia Nov. 5)...Posted a career-best 16 kills at No. 3 Arizona...Named to the Florida Volleyball Conference Challenge All-Tournament Team...Had several then-offensive personal-bests at the Cal Golden Bear Tournament, recording then career-highs in kills (15) and attacks (26).

As a Freshman (1999) Redshirted her first season as a Gator.

Prior to Florida Two-time Class 2A All-State team member and two-time Ft. Pierce News-Tribune Player of the Year (senior and junior seasons)...Three-time team MVP...Also played basketball and track...Set school records in the long jump (18-1), triple jump (39-0) and 100m (12.00)...Club team placed in the Top 20 at the Tampa ShamRock Bash...An honor roll student...Chose Florida over Florida State and Auburn.

Major: Family, Youth and Community Services


Career Stats
Year GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct. SA SA/G SE DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
2000 111-34 288 2.59 94 583 .333 0 0.00 0 5 0.14 19 162 181 1.63 21 10
2001 96-30 286 2.98 79 522 .397 0 0.00 3 29 0.30 20 129 149 1.55 16 1
2002 114-36 268 2.35 84 486 .379 23 0.20 32 98 0.86 37 136 173 1.52 18 2
TOTAL 321-100 842 2.62 257 1591 .368 23 0.07 35 132 0.41 76 427 503 1.57 55 13
Season High Category Career Highs
14 vs. Northern Iowa (11/30) Kills 21, twice, last vs. Notre Dame (2001)
33 vs. Northern Iowa (11/30) Attacks 32 vs. Notre Dame (2001)
1.000 (7-0-7) vs. Miss. State (10/11) Hitting % 1.000, 2x, last (7-0-7) vs. Miss. State (10/11)
1,6x, last vs. USC (12/19) Assists 1, 10x, last vs. USC (12/19)
3, twice, last vs. Georgia (10/2) Service Aces 3, twice, last vs. Georgia (10/2)
7 at Mississippi (9/27) Digs 7 at Mississippi (9/27)
4 vs. Oral Roberts (9/7) Block Solo 4 vs. Oral Roberts (9/7)
7, 6x, last vs. Northern Iowa (11/30) Block Assists 9, twice (2000)
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