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    Sean Lehane     
     
      Sean Lehane
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville High School

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

lehane

CAREER HONORS
ALL-AMERICA CERTIFICATES (9)
2014 - 6
2013 - 3

SEC MEDAL COUNT (5)
Gold: 1
2014: 200 back
Silver: 1
2013: 800 FR
Bronze: 3
2014: 800 FR
2013: 200 back, 400 MR

CAREER AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (1st team)
2014 SEC Swimmer of the Week (1 time)
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (2nd team)
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2014 All-American
2014 All-SEC (1st team)
2014 SEC Swimmer of the Week (1 time)
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Competed in five meets during the fall semester
  • During the fall, he won the 100 backstroke three times and the 200 backstroke three times. He swept the 100 and 200 backstroke and took second in the 200 IM against South Carolina to earn SEC Swimmer of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
  • Recorded NCAA b-cut times in the 200 backstroke all five times he raced in the event during the fall, including a fall-best 1:44.86 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

SEC RECAP

  • Individually competed in the 200 yard freestyle (1:34.67), 100 backstroke (46.35) and 200 backstroke (1.39.64).
  • Reached A Final in all those events.
  • The 200 backstroke time achieved him a gold medal and an A-cut time.
  • Helped the Vols achieve a bronze medal swimming the last leg of the 800 freestyle relay, A-cut time of 6:19.71.
  • Helped the Vols achieve 5th place and an A-cut time of 3:08.20 swimming the first leg of the 400 medley relay.
  • Helped the Vols achieve 4th place and another A-cut time of 2:50.78 swimming the last leg of the 400 frestyle relay.

NCAA RECAP

  • Became the first Vol since 2008 to reach the championship final of an individual swimming event, placing seventh in the 200 backstroke. He broke his own school record in the preliminaries in 1:39.42.
  • Took 15th in the 100 backstroke.
  • Also helped the Vols to the podium in the 400 freestyle relay. UT finished seventh overall.
  • Earned four total All-America honors in relays. In addition to the 400 freestyle relay, he also swam on the 800 freestyle relay (15th), the 200 medley relay (12th) and the 400 medley relay (14th).

2012-13 - FRESHMAN
AWARDS
2013 All-American
2013 All-SEC (2nd team)
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • After the graduation of All-American Ricky Henahan, Lehane and Sam Rairden took over as the Vols' leading backstrokers
  • As a freshman, broke the 200 backstroke school record, a 21-year-old mark held by Olympian Tripp Schwenk. He also swam the fifth-fastest 100 backstroke time in program history
  • Won first career race against UNC Wilmington in the 200 backstroke (1:48.96)
  • Kept up his winning ways in the 200 backstroke all season, taking first seven times during the dual meet season. He posted NCAA B-cut times in the face six times during the year. Two 200 backstroke wins came down the stretch against Georgia and Florida.
  • Created eight new career bests times in breakout meet at UT Invite: Placed 2nd at UT Invite in 200 free (1:40.48), 1st in 500 free (4:31.92), 2nd in 100 back (48.82), 1st in 200 back (1:45.85) and 2nd in 400 IM (3:58.92)

SEC RECAP

  • Reached finals in all three of his individual events and earned medals in two relays at his first conference meet
  • Meet highlighted by his performance in the 200 backstroke. Broke Schwenk's 1992 school record in 1:41.26 in the preliminaries and then earned a bronze medal in the evening finals
  • Also reached the A final of the 100 backstroke, taking sixth. He swam a career best 46.80 in the preliminaries.
  • Took 13th in the 500 freestyle, swimming a best 4:21.07 in the finals
  • Helped the 800 freestyle relay team to a silver medal and was part of the bronze medal 400 medley relay team

NCAA RECAP

  • Earned All-America accolades in three events, including first-team honors in the 800 freestyle relay
  • 800 freestyle relay team placed seventh in 6:21.87 to close the second day of NCAAs and helped spark the Vols' strong finish
  • Placed 11th in the 200 backstroke in 1:41.72 on the final evening of the meet
  • Part of the All-American 400 medley relay team that finished 16th

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Trials in the 200-meter backstroke and has some international competition, having traveled to Osaka, Japan, last year
  • Swam with the Academy Bullets Swim Club, and as a part of Naperville Central High School's swim team, he was an All-American in the 100-yard backstroke and 400 freestyle relay
  • He was team captain his last two years at Naperville
  • Recipient of the Bay Family Athletic Scholarship Fund

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