Position
Not Available
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Previous School
Texas
High School
Jesuit HS

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
Competed in every meet on the season, including the Nike Cup Invitational and SEC Championships … Posted the fourth-best times of the season in the 200 and 400 IM … Showed great versatility competing in three different events at SEC’s … Best finish at SEC’s was in the 200 butterfly, placing 26th with a time of 1:54.87 … Swam a personal best time in the 200 fly at the Nike Cup (1:54.22) … Earned first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03 AT TEXAS)
Did not record any times.

PRIOR TO LSU
Four-year letterwinner and team captain at Jesuit High School … Member of the four-time state champion squad (1997-2000) coached by Emmette Smith … State champion in the 500 freestyle and 200 butterfly … Part of a team that currently holds the Louisiana state record in the 400 free relay.

PERSONAL
Born July 1, 1983 … Parents are Leon and Norma Cannizzaro … Has two sisters, Christina and Laura and a younger brother, Chris … Plans on majoring in biological sciences.

LEON’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle 22.39 2004 vs. Texas A&M
500 freestyle 4:44.50 2004 SEC Championships
1000 freestyle 10:04.22 2003 at Delta State/Southwest Missouri State
100 butterfly 54.12 2003 at Delta State/Southwest Missouri State
200 butterfly 1:54.22 2003 Nike Cup Invitational

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