Position
Freestyle
Height
5'9
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
Previous School
Florida St.
High School
St. Joseph?s Academy

2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Sprint freestyle and breaststroke contributor … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in her junior and senior seasons.

SENIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Contributed to the sprint freestyle and breaststroke events … Competed in every dual meet, the Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships … Placed 26th in the 50 free with a season best of 23.49 at SEC’s … Finished 28th in the 100 breast and 33rd in the 100 free … Swam to a 20th-place finish in the 100 breast at the Cougar Classic … Notched 23rd at that competition in the 50 free (24.18) … Registered runner-up honors in the 100 breast in a win over Tulane (1:07.92) … Recorded sixth-place finishes in the 50 free and 100 breast in a tri-meet against Houston, Tulane and Rice … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her third varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Added to a deep group of sprint freestyle swimmers … Competed in every dual meet, Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational and the SEC Championships … Swam a career best of 23.45 in the 50 freestyle to place 30th at SEC’s … Also claimed a career best in the 100 free (51.40) and posted a mark of 1:05.01 in the 100 breaststroke … Finished 37th in the 100 free at the Art Adamson Invitational (51.88) … Won the 50 free against Delta State with a mark of 24.07 … Part of a 1-2-3 LSU sweep in the 50 free on the road at Arkansas … Played a significant role in helping the Lady Tigers tie Alabama … Took third in the 50 free versus the Crimson Tide and anchored the women’s 400 freestyle ‘B’ relay squad to a second-place finish to secure the tie … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her second varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
Enjoyed a solid season in her first year at LSU … Competed in 10 dual meets, the Georgia Tech Invitational and the SEC Championships … Set season-best times in three events at SEC’s … Swam the 50 free in 23.49 seconds and the 200 free in 1:56.45 at the conference meet … Also recorded a season-best time of 51.66 in the 100 free to place 26th … Helped the 200 freestyle relay squad register a fifth-place finish at SEC’s… Won the 100 free (52.91) against Delta State … Played a role on the winning 400 freestyle relay team versus Houston and Rice … Part of three other relay teams that took runner-up honors during the dual-meet season … Finished third in the 50 free (23.98) and fourth in the 100 free (52.61) at No. 20 Florida State … Earned her first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07 AT FLORIDA STATE)
Lettered for one season at Florida State … Helped win the 200 freestyle relay versus Akron in a holiday meet.

PRIOR TO COLLEGE
Held the Louisiana high school state record in the 50 free (23.11) … Was a four-time All-American, senior national qualifier in the 50 free and junior national qualifier in the 100 free… Helped lead St. Joseph’s Academy to three Division I state meet championships … Held city records in the 50 and 100 free as well as in the 200 and 400 free relays.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 24, 1987 … Parents are Joseph and Jodi King … Has one sister, Erin … Father attended LSU … Majoring in mass communication with a concentration in public relations.

LEIGH ANN’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.45, 2009 SEC Championships
100 freestyle, 51.40, 2009 SEC Championships
100 breaststroke, 1:05.01, 2009 SEC Championships

 

Full Bio