Dee Bennett
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Dee  Bennett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Miami Norland Senior

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

07/17/2017

75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000

Notable:
- Two-time Academic All-MW
- 520 career rebounds ranks 4th in Div. I era at Air Force.

2016-17 (Junior):
- Tied for team-lead with 27 starts in 29 games played.
- Led team and ranked 4th in MW with 8.2 rebounds per game.
- Averaged 9.0 rebounds per game in MW play, ranking third.
- 238 rebounds is the second-most in a season in Div. I era at Air Force.
- Fourth on team in scoring, averaging 8.1 points per game.
- Led team in free throw makes and attempts.
- Second on team in minutes played (884) and free throw percentage (.733).
- Had six double-doubles.
- Had 12 games with double-digit rebounds.
- Led team in rebounding 17 times.
- Career-high 17 points to go with 10 rebounds against San Jose State.
- Career-high 16 rebounds vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.


2015-16 (Sophomore):
- Appeared in all 30 games, making 26 starts.
- Led team in rebounding, averaging 5.0 boards per game.
- Fourth in scoring, averaging 5.6 points per game.
- Recorded a double-double with 13 pts and 12 rebounds against Denver.
- Also recorded 12 boards against Wyoming.
- Led the team in rebounding 10 times.
- Scored a career-high 13 points five different times.
- Third on team with 11 blocked shots.
- Led team in scoring five times.
- Earned team Rebounding Award at postseason team banquet.
- Academic All-Mountain West.

2014-15 (Freshman):
-Played in 29 games, making 12 starts.
- Averaged 3.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
- Second on team in rebounds and team-leader with 15 blocked shots.
- Made first-career start at Northern Colorado, notching career-high nine points.
- Had three double-digit rebounding games.
- Had career-high 12 rebounds against San José State and Colorado State.
- Had four blocks against UNLV.
- Academic All-Mountain West.

Before Air Force
2013-14: Was on medical leave, sitting out year academically and athletically due to injury.

2012-13: Attended the USAFA Prep School and played on the basketball team.

High School: Lettered four years in basketball and two in cross country ... led Norland to two state titles, three regional titles and four district titles ... 2011 Miami Herald All-Dade Class 4A-1A Honorable Mention ... graduated in top three percent of her graduating class ... high school basketball coach was Carla Harris-Curry.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 2 ... daughter of Donovan Bennett and Tanya Williamson ... has four brothers ... full first name is Denisha … major is biology ... aspires to go into the nursing career field … active in her squadron as the assistant chief clerk, public affairs clerk and A-1 element non-commissioned officer … last summer, completed classes in engineering mechanics and chemistry and also completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training … hobbies are listening to music and watching Netflix … began playing basketball at age 11 … pregame superstitions are listening to J. Cole and polishing her nails … decided to come to the Academy because it is a good opportunity to get paid to receive a great education and play Div. I basketball … credits her middle school basketball coach as having the biggest influence on her sports career … something not many people know about her is that she’s eaten five Choco Taco’s, consecutively, in less than 30 minutes … most notable thing about her hometown is the beaches … enjoys listening to J. Cole, Kehlani, Tink and Future … favorite movie is Colombiana … favorite class subject is economics … favorite food is Turkey burgers … favorite athlete is Dwyane Wade and favorite pro team is the Miami Heat.

Years GP-GS Min/PG FG-A Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Reb./Avg. AST BK STL PTS/Avg.
2014-15 29-12 606/20.9 30-142 .211 4-26 .154 24-37 .649 131/4.5 29 15 17 88/3.0
2015-16 30-26 760/25.3 66-233 .283 5-31 .161 31-45 .689 151/5.0 27 11 15 168/5.6
2016-17 29-27 884/30.5 77-254 .303 5-24 .208 77-105 .733 238/8.2 53 12 27 236/8.1
Career 88-65 2250/25.6 173-629 .275 14-81 .173 132-187 .706 520/5.9 109 38 59 492/5.6
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