Lisa Baron Benzer '87
Lisa Baron Benzer '87
Induction Year: 2017
Class: 3rd
Sport (s): Cross Country

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Baron Benzer was Wheaton’s first cross-country runner to earn NCAA All-American honors in (1986), making her just the fifth all-American in school history. Benzer had a standout career for the Lyons, representing Wheaton at the NCAA Cross Country championship in 1984 and 1986, while being named to the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-New England squad three times (1983, 1984, 1986). She earned all-conference honors in 1985 and 1986, while taking home the New England Women’s-6 (NEW 6) individual title and NEW 6 Runner of the Year honors in 1986. During her time on the course, Benzer was also named the Wheaton College Female Athlete of the Year twice.