3 Indiya Benjamin
3 Indiya Benjamin
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lima, Ohio
High School: Lima Senior
Position: Guard
Major: Nursing
gp 2
pts/g 14.0
fg % 35.3
3pt % 26.7
ft % -
reb/g 2.5
a/g 3.5

Indiya Benjamin Biography

2016-17 (Junior) | Game-By-Game: Played in all 30 games and was the only Penguin to start every game... Led the Horizon League with 168 assists and tied for the team lead with 349 points... Averaged 11.6 points, 5.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game... Averaged 12 points, 5.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds against conference opponents... Became just the fourth player in Horizon League history to lead the conference in assists per game in consecutive seasons... Was the first back-to-back leader since 2003-04... On the national level, ranked 30th in assists per game and 45th in total assists... Her 168 assists ranked as the fifth-most in program history, and she had the most assists ever by a YSU junior... Became the eighth player in program history to record 400 career assists... Surpassed 900 career points and moved into the top 20 in program history in career points... In addition to leading the Horizon League in assists per game, ranked 15th in the conference in scoring, fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio, ninth in 3s per game and 15th in 3-point field-goal percentage... In conference-only games, led the league in assists while ranking sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio, eighth in 3s per game and 16th in scoring... Named the Horizon League Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Dec. 5... Scored in double figures 17 times and scored at least 20 points seven times... Scored a season high 23 points against Wright State (2/18)... Had at least five assists in 22 games and had 10 against both Point Park (12/21) and Detroit Mercy (2/25)... Added 22 points and seven rebounds against the Titans... Had at least five assists in 10 straight contests from Dec. 10 through Jan. 20... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds to go along with seven assists and 21 points in a win over Saint Francis U (12/3)... Posted nine assists without committing a turnover against Milwaukee (1/28)... Had four steals at Oakland (1/22)... Was voted to the Horizon League Preseason Second Team.

2015-16 (Sophomore) | Game-By-Game Stats: Tied a school record by playing in 34 games and started 33 at point guard… Improved her output in scoring, assists, steals and 3-point shooting from her freshman year… Scored 335 points with 90 rebounds and 170 assists for averages of 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists… Shot 37.4 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from 3-point range and 69.2 percent from the free-throw line… Averaged 12.1 points and 4.9 assists while shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc in 18 Horizon League games… Her 58 3-pointers ranked 13th on YSU’s single-season list and second on the sophomore list… Her 40.8 percent shooting from 3-point range was the sixth-best mark in program history and the best since 2002-03… Her 170 assists ranked fourth on YSU’s single-season records list and were the most since 1987-88… Posted the 10th-most minutes (1,017) in school history… Led the conference in total assists (170) and tied for the lead in assists per game (5.0)… Also among league leaders, ranked second in 3-point field-goal percentage (.408), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8) and 10th in 3-pointers per game (1.7)… In league play, ranked 17th in the conference in points per game (12.1), second in assists per game (4.9), fifth in 3-point field-goal percentage (.418), sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.1), and third in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7)… Ranked 48th in the country in assists per game and was 77th in assist-to-turnover ratio… Reached double digits in assists twice during the season… Had 15 assists, which tied for the most in the league during the season and matched the third-best total in school history, in a win over Kent State on Dec. 12… Those 15 assists tied for the fifth-most in a game in the country during the season… Had 21 points and 13 assists in the win at Oakland on Nov. 28… Posted YSU’s first game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds since Danielle Carson did it in 1986… Scored in double figures 16 times, which included a stretch of six straight from Dec. 30 through Jan. 21… Tied her career scoring high twice with 22 points against UIC (2/28) and at Wright State (3/6)… Had seven rebounds to match her career high in the home win over Wright State (1/28)… Posted at least five assists 17 times… Made multiple 3-pointers 19 times, including a career-high five in a comeback win at Detroit (1/2).

2014-15 (Freshman) | Game-By-Game Stats: Voted to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team... Started all 32 games at point guard... Led the Penguins with 115 assists while ranking third with 288 points... Averaged 3.6 assists and 9.0 points to go along with 2.8 rebounds... Her 49 3-pointers were the second most ever by a Penguins freshman behind teammate Nikki Arbanas, who made 55... Led all Horizon League freshmen in assists while ranking second among them in 3-pointers and minutes and fifth in points... For the year and among all players, ranked seventh in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), eighth in assists per game and 10th in 3-point field-goal percentage (.350)... In Horizon League play, averaged 8.9 points and 3.6 assists... Was fifth in the league in 3-point field-goal percentage (.379), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) and eighth in assists per game in conference contests... Named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week on Nov. 24... Scored in double figures 15 times, including becoming the first Penguins freshman since Jen Perugini in 2001-02 to do it in the first four games of the season... Led YSU in scoring three times and had the most assists on 13 occasions... Had nine assists without a turnover in the first two games of her career... Posted at least five assists 11 times... Scored a career-high 22 points, the most ever by a YSU freshman in a Horizon League game, in the win over Wright State (1/22)... Also grabbed a career-high seven rebounds versus the Raiders... Had seven assists three times and made four 3-pointers three times... Hit a game-winning free throw with seven seconds remaining to help YSU beat Nicholls State 51-50 (11/29)... Scored 13 second-half points as YSU nearly rallied to beat Green Bay in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament (3/13).

High School: Finished her career with school-record totals of 1,618 points and 618 assists... Named First-Team All-Ohio at the Division I level as a senior... Also voted the Northwest District Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the Three Rivers Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior... Averaged 20.1 points, 10.2 assists and 4.5 steals while setting a school record with 65 3-pointers for Lima Senior, which finished 20-5 for its best record in 21 years... Became Lima Senior's all-time leading scorer on Feb. 3 against Toledo Central Catholic, and she also set the Spartans' career record for assists... As a junior, averaged 17.4 points and 6.8 assists to earn third-team all-state distinction... Additionally, was a first-team all-conference and first-team all-district pick as Lima went 15-10 and won a section title... She was named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore as well as all-conference... Also competed in track and field... Was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Major is nursing... Parents are William and Krishana... Is an only child... Is the 2017-18 recipient of the Helen R. Stambaugh Women's Basketball Scholarship.

Recent Games
Nov 4 Davis & Elkins
Nov 10 at Pittsburgh L, 66-58
Nov 14 Kent State L, 55-44
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 2 -
Games started 2 -
Minutes 70 -
Minutes per game 35.0 -
FG 12-34 0-0
FG Pct 35.3 -
3PT 4-15 0-0
3PT Pct 26.7 -
FT 0-0 0-0
FT Pct - -
Off rebounds 1 -
Def rebounds 4 -
Total rebounds 5 -
Rebounds per game 2.5 -
Personal fouls 6 -
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 7 -
Turnovers 4 -
Assist to turnover ratio 1.8 -
Steals 1 -
Blocks 0 -
Points 28 0
Points per game 14.0 -
Points per 40 min 16.0 -
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 4 Davis & Elkins   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Pittsburgh L, 66-58 1 34 7-19 36.8 2-9 22.2 0-0 - 16
Nov 14 Kent State L, 55-44 1 36 5-15 33.3 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 12
Nov 18 at Loyola Chicago   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 Ohio Valley   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 Bucknell   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 at Robert Morris   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 at American   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 5 at Akron   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 9 at Saint Francis (Pa.)   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 20 Penn State-Beaver   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 28 Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 Oakland   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 4 UIC   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 IUPUI   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Green Bay   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 at Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 15 at Wright State   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Wright State   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Oakland   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at IUPUI   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at UIC   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Green Bay   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 4 Davis & Elkins   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Pittsburgh L, 66-58 1 34 1 1 2 5 3 1.7 0 0 3 -
Nov 14 Kent State L, 55-44 1 36 0 3 3 2 1 2.0 1 0 3 0
Nov 18 at Loyola Chicago   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 Ohio Valley   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 Bucknell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 29 at Robert Morris   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 at American   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 5 at Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 9 at Saint Francis (Pa.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 20 Penn State-Beaver   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 28 Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 Oakland   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 4 UIC   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 IUPUI   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Green Bay   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 at Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 15 at Wright State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Wright State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 1 at Oakland   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Detroit Mercy   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 8 at IUPUI   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at UIC   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Milwaukee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Green Bay   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at Northern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Cleveland State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 32 32 29.1 3.1-8.0 38.8 1.5-4.4 35.0 1.3-1.8 69.5 9.0
2015-16 34 33 29.9 3.4-9.1 37.4 1.7-4.2 40.8 1.3-1.9 69.2 9.9
2016-17 30 30 32.2 4.2-10.5 40.4 1.7-5.1 33.1 1.5-1.7 84.6 11.6
2017-18 2 2 35.0 6.0-17.0 35.3 2.0-7.5 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 14.0
Total 98 97 30.4 3.6-9.3 38.8 1.7-4.6 35.9 1.3-1.8 73.9 10.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 32 32 930 99-255 38.8 49-140 35.0 41-59 69.5 288
2015-16 34 33 1017 116-310 37.4 58-142 40.8 45-65 69.2 335
2016-17 30 30 965 127-314 40.4 51-154 33.1 44-52 84.6 349
2017-18 2 2 70 12-34 35.3 4-15 26.7 0-0 - 28
Total 98 97 2982 354-913 38.8 162-451 35.9 130-176 73.9 1000
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 32 32 29.1 4.3-11.0 38.8 2.1-6.0 35.0 1.8-2.5 69.5 12.4
2015-16 34 33 29.9 4.6-12.2 37.4 2.3-5.6 40.8 1.8-2.6 69.2 13.2
2016-17 30 30 32.2 5.3-13.0 40.4 2.1-6.4 33.1 1.8-2.2 84.6 14.5
2017-18 2 2 35.0 6.9-19.4 35.3 2.3-8.6 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 16.0
Total 98 97 30.4 4.7-12.2 38.8 2.2-6.0 35.9 1.7-2.4 73.9 13.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 32 32 29.1 0.3 2.6 2.8 1.9 0.0 3.6 2.3 1.6 0.4 0.1
2015-16 34 33 29.9 0.4 2.2 2.6 1.8 0.0 5.0 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.0
2016-17 30 30 32.2 0.3 2.5 2.8 2.1 0.1 5.6 3.5 1.6 1.1 0.1
2017-18 2 2 35.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 0.0 3.5 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.0
Total 98 97 30.4 0.3 2.4 2.7 1.9 0.0 4.7 2.8 1.7 0.7 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 32 32 930 9 82 91 60 0 115 72 1.6 14 2
2015-16 34 33 1017 14 76 90 61 0 170 94 1.8 22 0
2016-17 30 30 965 9 74 83 64 2 168 104 1.6 32 3
2017-18 2 2 70 1 4 5 6 0 7 4 1.8 1 0
Total 98 97 2982 33 236 269 191 2 460 274 1.7 69 5
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 32 32 29.1 0.4 3.5 3.9 2.6 0.0 4.9 3.1 1.6 0.6 0.1
2015-16 34 33 29.9 0.6 3.0 3.5 2.4 0.0 6.7 3.7 1.8 0.9 0.0
2016-17 30 30 32.2 0.4 3.1 3.4 2.7 0.1 7.0 4.3 1.6 1.3 0.1
2017-18 2 2 35.0 0.6 2.3 2.9 3.4 0.0 4.0 2.3 1.8 0.6 0.0
Total 98 97 30.4 0.4 3.2 3.6 2.6 0.0 6.2 3.7 1.7 0.9 0.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 2 2 35.0 6.0-17.0 35.3 2.0-7.5 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 14.0
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
-
Home 1 1 36.0 5.0-15.0 33.3 2.0-6.0 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 12.0
Away 1 1 34.0 7.0-19.0 36.8 2.0-9.0 22.2 0.0-0.0 - 16.0
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Losses 2 2 35.0 6.0-17.0 35.3 2.0-7.5 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 14.0
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November 2 2 35.0 6.0-17.0 35.3 2.0-7.5 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 14.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 2 2 70 12-34 35.3 4-15 26.7 0-0 - 28
Conference - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
-
Home 1 1 36 5-15 33.3 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 12
Away 1 1 34 7-19 36.8 2-9 22.2 0-0 - 16
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
-
Wins - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Losses 2 2 70 12-34 35.3 4-15 26.7 0-0 - 28
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November 2 2 70 12-34 35.3 4-15 26.7 0-0 - 28
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 2 2 35.0 6.9-19.4 35.3 2.3-8.6 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 16.0
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 1 1 36.0 5.6-16.7 33.3 2.2-6.7 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 13.3
Away 1 1 34.0 8.2-22.4 36.8 2.4-10.6 22.2 0.0-0.0 - 18.8
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Losses 2 2 35.0 6.9-19.4 35.3 2.3-8.6 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 16.0
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November 2 2 35.0 6.9-19.4 35.3 2.3-8.6 26.7 0.0-0.0 - 16.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 2 2 35.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 0.0 3.5 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 1 1 36.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
Away 1 1 34.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 - 5.0 3.0 1.7 0.0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 2 35.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 0.0 3.5 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.0
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November 2 2 35.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 0.0 3.5 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 2 2 70 1 4 5 6 0 7 4 1.8 1 0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 1 1 36 0 3 3 3 0 2 1 2.0 1 0
Away 1 1 34 1 1 2 3 - 5 3 1.7 0 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 2 70 1 4 5 6 0 7 4 1.8 1 0
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November 2 2 70 1 4 5 6 0 7 4 1.8 1 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 2 2 35.0 0.6 2.3 2.9 3.4 0.0 4.0 2.3 1.8 0.6 0.0
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 1 36.0 0.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 0.0 2.2 1.1 2.0 1.1 0.0
Away 1 1 34.0 1.2 1.2 2.4 3.5 0.0 5.9 3.5 1.7 0.0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 2 35.0 0.6 2.3 2.9 3.4 0.0 4.0 2.3 1.8 0.6 0.0
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November 2 2 35.0 0.6 2.3 2.9 3.4 0.0 4.0 2.3 1.8 0.6 0.0