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2011-12 Swimming & Diving
Leah Daniel
Leah Daniel
Leah Daniel

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EVENTSFree
HOMETOWNWinnipeg, Manitoba
PREVIOUS SCHOOLGrant Park

As A Senior (2010-11)
Earned CCSA All-Conference status after winning two gold’s in the 2012 CCSA Championship in the 200 free and the 1650 free… holds the top FGCU time in four events (200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1650 free) and the 800 free relay … owns the top CCSA time in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free and the 1650 free … posted a career-best 52.75 in the 100 free at the Georgia Tech Invite (Nov. 18) … one of five seniors who completed a perfect four seasons without a loss in conference play.

As A Junior (2010-11)
Earned CCSA All-Conference status after finishing first in three individual events and two relays, while placing second in two other relays … owned the top time in the conference in the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free for the season … continues to hold the top spot in the FGCU record book in the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free events … posted a 4:59.48 in the 500 free at the All-Florida Invite (Oct. 1) for a top finish in the ‘B’ final … swam a 53.02 in the 100 free at the Georgia Tech Invite (Nov. 19) … posted a then-season-fastest 1:51.24 in the 200 free at the GT Invite as well … posted a 2:19.19 in the 200 back against FIU (Oct. 29) … went 4:57.10 in the preliminary round before setting the CCSA Championship record in the 500 free, posting a personal-best 4:48.22 at the championship (Feb. 17) … the time also was an NCAA ‘B’ cut and tops the conference record book … earned another ‘B’ cut in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.70 … took four seconds off her time set at the Georgia Tech Invite to swim a 16:55.91 in the 1650 free at the CCSA’s.

As A Sophomore (2009-10)
Had second and third-place finishes in her individual events as well as top finishes in her relays at the conference meet to land on the CCSA All-Conference team ... earned second in the 100 free against FAU and Georgia Southern (Oct. 3) to open the season … grabbed first in the 1000 free and 500 free against Miami and Florida State (Oct. 17) … took home a first-place finish in the 200 backstroke at FIU (Oct. 24) … picked up points at the Miami Invite (Dec. 5), winning the 500 free and took second in the 200 IM ‘B’ final … clocked in with first-place finishes in both the 200 and 500 free against Radford (Jan. 12) … won the 1650 free at the CCSA Championships in 16:53.01 ... finished second at the CCSA's in the 500 free (4:51.94), and third in the 200 free (1:49.99) ... swam anchor on the relay team that won the 800 free relay (7:28.13) ... also swam on the 200 free relay team that finished third.

As A Freshman (2008-09)
Swam a CCSA record and earned an NCAA Division I 'B' cut with a time of 4:48.78 in the 500 free at the CCSA Championship ... also finished second in 200 Free (1:48.73) and won the 1650 Free (16:36.14), both of which were school records ... added her name to the school record book with top five times in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast and 400 IM.

High School
Graduated from Grant Park High School in Winnipeg ... coached by Pal Temisavari.

Personal
Daughter of George and Margaret Daniel … concentrating on environmental engineering … has one sister, Tara … favorite sports moment is when Ryan Cochrane won the bronze medal in the 1500 freestyle at the 2008 Olympics … favorite sport to watch is volleyball or hockey … favorite sports movie is Million Dollar Baby … chose FGCU because she wanted to be a part of an up-and-coming swim team.

Top Times
50 Free - 24.63 – 2009 Miami Invite
100 Free - 52.75 – 2011 Georgia Tech Invite 
200 Free - 1:48.70 – 2011 CCSA
500 Free - 4:48.22 – 2011 CCSA
1000 Free - 9:59.62 – 2009 CCSA
1650 Free - 16:36.14 – 2009 CCSA
100 Breast - 1:06.78 – 2009 Miami Invite
200 Breast - 2:29.11 – 2009 Campbell/FIU
400 IM - 4:26.26 - 2009 Miami Invite