Leigh Cole
Leigh Cole

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Pioneer

Position:
Sprints/Freestyle


At Michigan... Two-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (2010, 400-yard freestyle relay (11th), 200-yard freestyle relay (13th))... All-Big Ten second team (2010)... CSCAA Scholar All-America (2010)... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference (2008-10) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2007-10).

Senior (2009-10)... Co-Captain... CSCAA Scholar All-America (2010)... Championship Meets... second team All-Big Ten selection... earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 400-yard freestyle relay (11th) and 200-yard freestyle relay (13th) at NCAA Championships (March 18-20)... also finished 47th in 100-yard freestyle and 55th in 50-yard freestyle... finished seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (49.71) at the 2010 Big Ten Championships... took 17th in the 50-yard freestyle with a career-high time of 23.01... was a part of Michigan's runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay team... Regular Season... finished second in the 50-yard freestyle against Ohio State (Jan. 23)... won the 100-meter freestyle at Copa Coqui (Jan. 2)... finished second in 50-yard freestyle & 100-yard freestyle and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle at EMU Invitational (Dec. 5)... earned two NCAA 'B' marks as a part of the 200 and 400-yard Freestyle Relay teams at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 20-22)... Won the 100-yard freestyle (51.56) and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.88) against Toledo and Toronto (Oct. 23).

Junior (2008-09)...Championship Meets...placed seventh inthe 100-yard freestyle with a career-best and NCAA consideration time of 49.74, took 21st in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.32 anda career-best time of 23.21 in the preliminaries and finished 31st in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.52 at the Big Ten Championships(Feb. 19-21) ... Regular Season... picked up wins in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle at Michigan State (Jan. 30) ... placed first in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events against Ohio State (Jan. 23) ...recorded a career-best time of 2:06.65 in the 200-yard backstroke and anchored the winning 4x800-yard freestyle relay squad at the EMU Invitational (Dec. 5) ... anchored the 4x400-yard freestyle relay squad which recorded a consideration time of 3:18.55 at the Texas A&M Invitational (Nov. 21-23) ... swam a season-best time of 1:57.34 in the 200-yard freestyle against Florida and Stanford (Oct. 17) ... notched a new career-best in the 100-yardbackstroke with a consideration time of 54.50 as part of the 400-yard medley relay against Minnesota (Oct. 10).

Sophomore (2007-08)...Championship Meets... placed 13th in the 100-yard freestyle with a consideration time of 50.84; placed 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke (57.41) and 27th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.62) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 21-23) ... Regular Season...swam to a career-best58.12on an 11th place finish in the 100-yard backstroke; also rackedup season bests in both the 100-yard (51.84) and 100-meter freestyle (59.43) at the Texas A&MInvitational (Nov. 16-18).

Freshman (2006-07)...Championship Meets... placed 17th in the 100-yard freestyle (51.25), 35th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.94) and 33rd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.61) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 8-10) ... Regular Season... was part of third-place 400-yard freestyle (3:30.25) relay, and runner-up 200-yard freestyle (1:35.39) and 400-yard medley (3:54.34) relays at EMU Invitational (Dec. 1-2) ... placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (52.65) and anchored 200-yard freestyle relay to second-fastest time (1:37.87) against No. 24 Princeton (Nov. 11) ... was part of second-place 400-yard medley relay (3:51.60) against Ohio State (Nov. 10) ... swam on runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay (3:25.64) at No. 5 Georgia (Nov. 3-4) ... part of winning 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.04) and runner-up 200-yard medley relay (1:46.58) at Michigan State (Oct. 25); also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (52.73) and swam on winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:23.74).

Prep... Pioneer High School (2006), earned top scholar (top five percent) ... National Honor Society ... MHSAA (conference) ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... four-time All-American in 2002 and five-time All-American in 2003-06 ... Michigan high school state champion in 100 freestyle (2005) ... swam on public high school national-record 200 freestyle relay team (2002-03) ... part of public high school nation record 400 freestyle relay team (2005-06) ... 2005-06 Academic All-America ... three-time mythical high school national champions (2003, 2005-06) ... four-time Michigan high school state champions (2003-06).

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... brain, behavior, cognitive science major ... sister, Kristyne, also swims for Michigan ... birthday is March 29, 1988.

Event Time Date
50-yard Freestyle 23.01 2/20/10
100-yard Freestyle 49.74 2/21/09
100-meter Freestyle 59.20 1/2/10
200-yard Freestyle 1:51.61 2/9/07
500-yard Freestyle 5:07.47 12/5/09
100-yard Backstroke 54:50r 10/10/08
200-yard Backstroke 2:06.65 12/5/08
r achieved on a relay