University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Back

Hilary Leigh

Class Sr.
Hometown Lake Forest, Ill.
High School Lake Forest

Iowa Items — her best 100 back time (57.10) ranks ninth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list.

2008-09 — swam collegiate-best 57.10 in 100 back at Missouri Invite… that time ranks ninth in school history… also recorded collegiate bests in 50 free (23.81) and 200 back (2:05.58) at Big Ten Championships… posted 10 top-five finishes… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007-08 — won 200 back (2:08.35) vs. Northern Iowa… recorded six top-five finishes… swam season bests in 100 (54.51) and 500 free (5:14.96), 100 (59.03) and 200 back (2:08.13) and 200 IM (2:10.75)… letterwinner.

2006-07 — recorded season bests in 50 free (24.22), 100 free (55.14), 100 back (58.92) and 200 back (2:09.59) at Big Ten Championships… runner-up in 50 back (28.12) vs. Western Illinois… recorded six top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — three-time all-American and all-state at Lake Forest High School… transferred from Athens Academy in Athens, GA, after her freshman year where she was team MVP and all-state… team captain and senior leadership role as a senior… her Lake Forest team won three state and conference team titles… seven-time conference champion… set school records in 100 fly and 100 back and as part of 200 medley and free relays at Athens Academy… four-year honor roll student, earning all-academic honors senior year… National Honor Society member… coaches were Bob Kizer and Maureen Sheehan.

Personal — born April 6, 1988… daughter of David and Cynthia Leigh… business major.

Leigh’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.81 Big Ten Championships 2/19/09
100 Free 54.19 at Northern Iowa 2/5/09
500 Free 5:14.96 vs. Western Illinois 1/18/08
50 Back 27.88 vs. Iowa State 12/8/06
100 Back 57.10 at Missouri Invite 12/5-7/08
200 Back 2:05.58 at Big Ten Championships 2/21/09