Prior to ETSU: Transferred to ETSU from Shorter University, a Gulf South Conference member on the NCAA Division II level where he ran track and cross country for the Hawks … Was a GSC track and field champion in the 800m and 1500m events … Won the ETSU Buccaneer Invitational 800m event in 1:52.50 and PR’ed at 1:52.05 … 2018 USTFCCCA all-region honoree in the 800m … Prior to college, Benson attended Marietta High School where he lettered in cross country, track and basketball … Two-time state champion in cross country (2014, 2015) … Holds the Marietta High School records in the 800m, 1600m, 4x1600m and DMR … 2015 all-metro cross country first team and 2014 second team … 2015 Nike Cross National qualifier … Three-time region three 6A individual track and field champion and 2014 cross country champion … Four-time Cobb County track and field champion in multiple events … 2015 and 2016 team MVP in basketball, 2016 all-region selection, averaging 20 points per-game, four assists per-game and five rebounds per-game.

Personal: Born on Sept. 12, 1998 ... from Marietta, Ga. … son of Kirk Benson and Diana Pitts-Benson with an older brother (Kirvonte) and younger sister (Dilynngher) ... Kirvonte,is in his fourth season with Georgia Tech football as a running back, rushing for over 1,000 yards in 2017 … Khayvonn is double-majoring in marketing and sport management at ETSU.