|High School:||Bolton School|
Upon graduation in 2018, Pender ranked in the top 20 all-time at Bates in these events:
50-yard freestyle, 1st (20.47)
50-yard butterfly, 1st (22.12)
100-yard freestyle, 1st (44.54)
200-yard freestyle, 1st (1:40.40)
200-yard freestyle relay, 1st (1:22.82), 2nd (1:23.10), 3rd (1:23.14), 4th (1:23.26), 5th (1:23.36), 6th (1:23.54), 7th (1:23.93) and 9th (1:24.54)
400-yard freestyle relay, 1st (3:03.06), 2nd (3:03.25), 3rd (3:03.29), 4th (3:04.70), 5th (3:05.64) and 7th (3:06.52)
800-yard freestyle relay, 1st (6:46.02), 3rd (6:56.64) and 10th (7:00.76)
200-yard medley relay, 1st (1:30.52), 2nd (1:30.69), 3rd (1:30.79), 4th (1:31.61) and 5th (1:32.65)
400-yard medley relay, 1st (3:19.27), 2nd (3:19.34), 3rd (3:19.84), 4th (3:20.62) and 5th (3:21.50)
100-yard butterfly, 2nd (49.19)
100-yard Individual Medley, 2nd (52.84)
50-yard breaststroke, 5th (26.30)
100-yard breaststroke, 10th (1:00.02)
100-yard backstroke, 15th (54.59)
200-yard Individual Medley, 18th (2:02.34)
Career: Pender's 11 All-Americas are the most by a male athlete in college history, surpassing 10-time All-America track and field star David Pless.
2017-18: Bates Male Athlete of the Year.... Earned five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, helping Bates finish 10th in the 400-yard medley relay, 12th in the 200-yard medley relay, 14th in the 400-yard freestyle relay and 14th in the 800-yard freestyle relay.... Pender earned individual All-America honors with a 12th place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
2016-17: Received CSCAA Scholar All-America honors, recognizing students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.... Earned All-America honors in the 100-yard freestyle (11th), 200-yard medley relay (12th), 400-yard medley relay (13th) and the 100-yard butterfly at the NCAA Championships.... Pender became the first Bates male individual All-American since Dave Collins went top 16 in the 200 breaststroke in 1991.... Pender's three All-NESCAC honors gives him 10 in his career.... He won the conference title in the 100-yard freestyle, his second first-place finish at a NESCAC championship meet, and also took third place in the 200 free.... Pender also helped Bates finish third in the 200 medley relay.
2015-16: Claimed first place at the NESCAC Championships in the 50 freestyle in 20.73 seconds, an NCAA B-cut time and a new Bates record. ... Came within 0.08 seconds of winning a second individual conference title, placing second in the 100 freestyle in a Bates-record 45.27 seconds.... Second place in 200 freestyle at NESCAC Championships, lowering own Bates record with a 1:40.40 performance.... Helped claim second place (All-NESCAC) and school record in 400 freestyle relay at NESCAC Championships.... Helped claim third place (All-NESCAC) and set school record in 200 freestyle relay at NESCAC Championships.
2014-15: Part of the largest contingent of Bates male swimmers ever at the NCAA Championships -- with Matt Gagne, Andrew Briggs and Riley Ewing -- resulted in Honorable Mention All-America honors for all four men in two relays, the 200 and 400 medley, for finishing 14th and 12th in the nation, respectively. Pender and teammates combined for a 37th-place national finish.... Helped Bates place third (All-NESCAC) in 200 freestyle relay.... Helped Bates place third (All-NESCAC) in 200 medley relay.