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Alkistis BENEKOU
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born31 Jan 1994
Height1.71 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek, Spanish
Higher education
Biology, Genetics - Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ, USA
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Ethnikos Piraeus: Greece
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Feed your focus." (Instagram profile, 28 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named an Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches [ACWPC] All-American in 2014, 2015 and 2018 while competing for Arizona State University in the United States of America. (thesundevils.com, 30 Jun 2018)

She was named the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year by Arizona State University in the United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018)

While representing Triton Maroussi, she was named the 2011/12 Rookie of the Year in the Greek A1 Ethniki league. (fosonline.gr, 22 Jun 2021)
Famous relatives
Her sister Ioli has played collegiate water polo for San Diego State University in the United States of America. She also represented Greece in the sport at the world junior championships in 2011 and 2013. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018; statepress.com, 22 Feb 2015; goaztecs.com, 21 Feb 2015)

 Competition Highlights
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2020 Budapest, HUN Team