Heidi Bench of St. Catharines, Ontario competed for two seasons as a member of the Niagara College Women’s Volleyball Program. A quiet leader a with pleasant personality, Heidi led by example and used her elite athletic ability to establish herself as one of the top offensive players in the OCAA. During the 2006-07 season, Heidi helped lead the Knights to an 11-4 record, which captured the team an OCAA Western Region Title. An outstanding student-athlete, Heidi excelled both on the court and in the classroom. Her personal awards and accolades include OCAA Athlete of the Week, two OCAA West-Region scoring titles, an OCAA All-Star Game MVP, a two-time OCAA First-Team All-Star, two-time OCAA All-Academic selection, two-time CCAA Academic All-Canadian selection, two-time member of the Niagara College President’s Honour Roll, and a two-time winner of the Niagara College Athlete of the Year Award. Heidi continued her outstanding athletic career at McMaster University where she captured an OUA Gold Medal. In 2007, Heidi graduated from the Niagara College Environmental Technician Program with President’s Honours.