Christina  Leander

Christina Leander

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Chester, Pa.

High School:
West Chester East High School

Event:
Backstroke/IM

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CAREER HONORS
CAREER AWARDS
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 CSCAA Scholar All-America
2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014-15 - SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Opened the season's first race by swimming the initial leg of the 200 Medley Relay; the 'B' relay team of Leander, Colleen Callahan, Patricia Forrester and Amy Lubawy earned a second place finish at UNCW.
  • Earned her first victory of the 2014-15 season at UNCW, where she swam a 57.65 to claim the 100-yard backstroke.
  • Finished in second place in the 200 IM at North Carolina behind a career-high 51.83
  • Broke the 2-minute mark in the 200 backstroke for the first time during the season at the NIKE Cup, swimming a career-best 1:58.80 in the prelims. She placed eighth in the event and also scored a four-place finish in the 100 back.
  • Swam two dual meets in the spring, recording a top-three finishes in the 100 backstroke against Georgia and Florida.

2013-14 - FRESHMAN
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Competed in all five fall collegiate meets, primarily participating in the 100 and 200 backstroke events
  • Earned four top-four finishes int he 100 backstroke during the fall semester
  • Swam at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Knoxville. Finished 33rd in the 100 backstroke (55.27) and also swam the 100 back to lead off the 400 medley relay team, clocking her first NCAA B-cut time in 54.75.

SEC RECAP

  • Reached the C Final in the 100 backstroke (53.98).
  • Swam the C final in 54.11 to claim second place behind teammate Madison Hahn.

NCAA RECAP

  • Swam the 100 backstroke in 53.30

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Ranked fourth from Pennsylvania and 41st nationally by collegeswimming.com
  • As a member of the West Chester East High School swimming team, Leander won five individual Pennsylvania state championships (100 backstroke in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 200 IM in 2012)
  • Set the PIAA state record in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 53.70.
  • Earned All-American honors five times.
  • Competed at the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials.
  • Best time in the 200 backstroke is 1:58.21 and her best performance in the 200 IM is 2:00.61.
  • Competed on the club level with the Suburban Seahawks

PERSONAL
  • Birthday: October 11, 1994
  • Majoring in Marketing

 

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