2012: Appeared in 46 games, making 35 starts, missing time due to injury as a junior... saw time primarily in the outfield, also making appearances at both third base and designated hitter ... .250 batting average ... .317 slugging percentage ... .338 on-base percentage ... five doubles ... one home run ... 10 RBI ... added 15 runs scored ... tied for second on the team with four stolen bases ... .974 fielding percentage ... five hitting streaks ... made Division I debut in season-opener against Portland (2/17) ... went two-for-four at No. 4 Texas A&M (2/21) ... four-for-five with a double and a RBI at Texas-Arlington (2/26) ... two-for-five against Texas-San Antonio (3/25) ... two-for-three with an RBI against McNeese State (4/14) ... had a span of eight games in which he totaled 11 hits, three doubles and six RBI, starting with a pinch-hit single at No. 5 Rice (5/8) and extending through to a one-for-four performance with a double and a RBI at Central Arkansas (5/24) ... finished season with a one-for-four performance in the Southland Conference Semi-Final against Southeastern Louisiana (5/26).
2011: Took a redshirt.
Junior College: Played two years for coach Tom Arrington at San Jacinto College ... helped lead San Jacinto to title game of Junior College World Series, driving in three runs in the semifinal game against Hutchinson ... played in 53 games as a sophomore, hitting .287 in 164 at bats with 26 RBI, five triples, seven doubles and a pair of home runs ... hit .373 as a freshman with 22 RBI and three home runs. High School: Lettered all four years at Bay City High School as a pitcher and shortstop ... earned first team all-district honors in 2006 and 2008, and second team honors in 2005 and 2007 ... was selected as District MVP and third team all-state in 2008 ... all-area selection in 2006 and 2008 ... also a second team all-district running back for the Blackcat football team in 2007. Personal: Son of Vicki and James Benson ... born in Bay City, Texas ... majoring in biology.