Player Profile

Rashad Bennett

35

Hometown :
Year In School :Senior
Major :
  • Years On Team
  • 3Started Playing Adapted Athletics
  • BIO
  • Accomplishment in sport and/or school include:

    • Helped 2017-18 men’s team to national championship held in Marshall, Minn.
    • Averaged 3.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 2017-18.
    • Was one of 55 athletes selected as a Paralympics All-American in 2013 for track and field by the United States Olympic Committee.
    • Was seventh among the All-Americans in discus, throwing it 21.59 meters, and finished eighth in the javelin with a throw of 14.36 meters.
    • Selected as an All-American again in 2014 with a javelin throw of 18.07 meters.
    • Earned a third-straight All-American honor in 2015 with a fourth-place discus throw of 24.90 meters; an eighth-place javelin throw of 18.07; and a third-place shot put of 7.71 meters.
    • Has also competed in archery in the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla.
    • Played wheelchair basketball for the Lakeshore Lakers and was part of a team that won the 2013 National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Junior National Invitational Tournament in Louisville, Ky.
    • Named first-team all-tournament in the Junior National Invitational Tournament and was also the MVP of the championship game.
    • In 2014, was named to the Varsity All-Tournament Team at the Southeast Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Marietta, Ga.
    • Grew up playing on a team with Alabama teammate Abraham Hausman-Weiss at the Lakeshore Foundation.
    • Played five sports in high school and holds three national records in field.
    • Has a national championship in field, high school basketball and also college basketball.

    Fun Facts:

    • Wears a size 15 shoe.
    • Knows how to play the saxophone and piano.

Accomplishment in sport and/or school include:

  • Helped 2017-18 men’s team to national championship held in Marshall, Minn.
  • Averaged 3.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 2017-18.
  • Was one of 55 athletes selected as a Paralympics All-American in 2013 for track and field by the United States Olympic Committee.
  • Was seventh among the All-Americans in discus, throwing it 21.59 meters, and finished eighth in the javelin with a throw of 14.36 meters.
  • Selected as an All-American again in 2014 with a javelin throw of 18.07 meters.
  • Earned a third-straight All-American honor in 2015 with a fourth-place discus throw of 24.90 meters; an eighth-place javelin throw of 18.07; and a third-place shot put of 7.71 meters.
  • Has also competed in archery in the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla.
  • Played wheelchair basketball for the Lakeshore Lakers and was part of a team that won the 2013 National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Junior National Invitational Tournament in Louisville, Ky.
  • Named first-team all-tournament in the Junior National Invitational Tournament and was also the MVP of the championship game.
  • In 2014, was named to the Varsity All-Tournament Team at the Southeast Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Marietta, Ga.
  • Grew up playing on a team with Alabama teammate Abraham Hausman-Weiss at the Lakeshore Foundation.
  • Played five sports in high school and holds three national records in field.
  • Has a national championship in field, high school basketball and also college basketball.

Fun Facts:

  • Wears a size 15 shoe.
  • Knows how to play the saxophone and piano.