Katie Benjamin, a freshman at St. Catherine University, Twin Cities, is a recipient of the Fleur-de-lis award that highlights outstanding athletic performance, leadership and scholarship.
The forward tallied a pair of 17 point games against Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) opponents Concordia College Jan. 31 in a 70-59 win and in a 69-56 loss to Gustavus Adolphus Feb. 9.
Benjamin posted a team best performance in both games while also adding a combined 12 rebounds in four games. Benjamin averages 6.5 points per game coming off the bench, good for fourth on the team and first for the non-starters. This is the Walker native’s first Fleur-de-lis award as a Wildcat.
Benjamin is the daughter of Kyle and Nancie Benjamin of Walker. She finished her WHA High School career with 1,539 points, 934 rebounds and 345 blocked shots.
The Fleur-de-lis Award was introduced in the fall of 2017 and is given to student-athletes who embody the three components of the Wildcat Athletic Department — sport, scholarship and service.