HEIGHT 5' 7"     WEIGHT 169 lbs

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Kristen Bennett was born on October 1, 1990 in Wadsworth, Ohio. The native of Columbus, Ohio has a speech communication degree from Otterbein University. She played volleyball, basketball, and track and field in high school. 
During her freshman year of college, she ran track and field at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH on a scholarship and participated in the pentathlon, long jump, 100, 200 and 4x1. After her freshman year, she transferred to Otterbein University in Westerville, OH where she played volleyball and was on the track and field team. She qualified for the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in long jump and the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in long jump and triple jump. At the end of her senior (2012) volleyball season, she was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American. She also received three Academic All-America awards during her time at Otterbein (one in track and field, one in volleyball). Currently, she participates in Crossfit and competed at the 2014 Central East Regionals on her gym's team.

She was introduced to bobsled by Crossfit coach and friend, Michael Kelley, who coaches Michael Kohn at Crossfit Grand Stand in Myrtle Beach, SC.

FUN FACTS

- She met and got LeBron James autograph right before he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2003.
- Her cousin's twins play the baby on the 7th (current) season of Sons of Anarchy
- She's related to Pocahontas.
- She has never used an ATM machine, nor do I even know how to use one.
- She was so terrified and screaming while riding a Ferris wheel as a child that the operator had to stop the ride to let me off. Thank goodness she is now a thrill seeker.