2012 Hall of Fame: Lindsay Benko

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The countdown continues to the 2012 USC Hall of Fame induction dinner on May 12.  The black tie gala is open to the public and NFL Hall of Fame WR Lynn Swann will be the emcee.

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benko-lindsay-getty.jpgNow known as Lindsay Benko Mintenko, she was a 21-time All-American swimmer at USC.  Benko won five individual national titles at Troy, three in the 500y freestyle and two in the 200y backstroke.

Even more than individual glory, she was the core of the USC's only national championship women's swimming and diving team in 1997.  She helped tally points for the Women of Troy by reaching the finals in all 12 career NCAA individual events.

Like every great Trojan swimmer, she made her mark on the world stage as well.  Benko owns a pair of gold medals as part of the 800m freestyle relay team in 2000 and 2004.

After five years as an USC assistant coach, she assumed her current role as USA Swimming's National Team managing director in 2006.

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