Position
Not Available
Class
Junior
Hometown
Mandeville, La. ,
High School
Mandeville HS
  • 2002-03 Team Captain

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001-02)
Competed in every regular-season meet of the season for the Lady Tigers and also participated in the SEC Championships for the second-straight year … Placed ninth in the finals of the 100-yard butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 54.87, the second-fastest in school history … Finished second in the 200-yard butterfly in a three-team meet versus Tennessee and Kentucky with a time of 2:05.41, also placed third in the 100 fly at the same meet … Finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.65 in a dual-meet at Alabama … Teamed with Lindsay Staak, Lauren Ostroski and Margaret Anne Moore to win the 200-yard medley relay against Wright State with a time of 1:51.05 … Swam the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:04.35 in a meet against Florida State, Louisiana-Monroe and Rice … Finished fourth in the finals of the 150-yard butterfly competition at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:32.91 … Placed third in the 100-yard fly at the SEC’s with a time of 58.18 … Finished first and second in two events at the Texas-Bevo Invitational in Austin, Texas … Participated in the 50-yard freestyle, 400-yard medley relay, and the 200-yard butterfly at the SEC Championships … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2000-01)
Traveled to the SEC Championships as a freshman where she competed in both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events as well as the 50-yard freestyle … Recorded the team’s second-fastest finishes of the season in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly competitions … Played a major role in the Lady Tigers’ butterfly portion of the medley relay teams that earned the fastest times of the season … Earned a 3.8 grade point average in business marketing and sales … Peer group leader for LSU’s CHAMPS lifestyles organization … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Three-time Louisiana state champion in the 100-yard butterfly event … 1999 Short Course and District Champion while at Mandeville High School … Junior National qualifier in both the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events … Bi-district champion as a senior in 1999 … Graduated with Honors … Received the D.A.R. Citizenship Award her senior year … Recipient of the senior leadership award … Member of the All Metro Academic/Athletic team.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 26, 1981 … Parents are Scott and Diane Leininger … Majoring in business and sales marketing.

LAURA’S TOP TIMES
100-yard butterfly 54.87 2002 SEC Championships
200-yard butterfly 2:03.20 2002 SEC Championships

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