Position
Diving
Height
5'7
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Major
Marketing
High School
Alberta HS

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR YEAR (2013-14)
An NCAA Zone qualifier for the third consecutive season … Finished ninth on platform and 12th on one-meter at the NCAA Zone’s … Just missed reaching the championships on platform at the SEC Championships … Scored points on all boards at the SEC’s … Set the second best one-meter score in program history (384.15) against Oklahoma Baptist … Finished second in both events against Georgia with score of 324.98 (one-meter) and 310.95 (three-meter) … Finished fourth overall on platform at the Texas A&M Invite with a score of 321.20 … Runner-up on platform at the Alabama Diving Invite (314.10) … Third overall on both springboards during a dual meet win over Texas A&M … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his third varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Improved significantly throughout the season, the Southeastern Conference Championships and the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals … Narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships after ending his platform run in fifth with a 12-line total of 675.20 and LSU’s third best all-time score of 349.90, derived from his six-line final round, at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals … Made his first career SEC Championship final on the one-meter and finished in eighth with a final round score of 310.15 after registering a prelim round score of 314.15 … Placed eighth on the one-meter with a 12-line total of 645.55 and 12th on the three-meter with a 12-line total of 656.20 at Zones … Notched points on the platform (303.50- 13th) and on the three-meter (304.05- 18th) at SEC’s … Posted a platform score of 329.30 at the Auburn Diving Invite … Set his career high and LSU’s eighth best all-time score on the one-meter with a total of 344.32 in a second place finish in a road win over SMU… Finished fifth on the one-meter (331.85) and seventh on the platform (288.80) at the Phil Hansel Invitational in Houston, Texas … Came in third on the one-meter (322.25) and seventh on the three-meter (299.05) at the Auburn Diving Invite … Posted a fifth place finishes on the one-meter (317.35) and on the platform (324.00) at the Tennessee Diving Invite … Won the one-meter (320.25) in a dual victory over Alabama … Earned his second varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Redshirt sophomore who proved to be in position to score points at every opportunity … Qualified for the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional … Registered the program’s fifth best platform score of 313.55 in a 13th place finish at the SEC Championships … Finished 15th on the one-meter springboard at the conference meet with a score of 304.65 … Besides SEC’s, competed at the Tennessee Invitational, at the Georgia Diving Invitational and in every dual meet … Posted the team’s season best and sixth highest all-time three-meter dive total of 374.25 and his one-meter career high (328.80) in a dual meet victory over Alabama … Dove to a three-meter 12-line total of 707.40 in a ninth place finish at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional … Notched a ninth place finish on the three-meter (324.90) at the Georgia Diving Invitational … Cranked out third place finishes on the one-meter and three-meter against Auburn … Earned his first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Sat out the season in order to meet eligibility requirements.

PRIOR TO LSU
A 2003 member of the Canadian Junior National team and a gold-medal recipient at the Canada Games in the three-meter synchronized competition … Also a Provincial champion in all three events and an Alberta Age Group Provincial record-holder in the three-meter (10 dives) and one-meter (9 dives) … Coached by Trevor Palmatier.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 3, 1991, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada … Father is James Leong and mother is Chin Lim … Has two older siblings, Keith and Jessica … Plans to major in marketing.

LEONG’S TOP SCORES
One-meter, 344.32, 2014 vs. Oklahoma Baptist
Three-meter, 374.25, 2014 vs. Texas A&M
Platform, 349.90, 2013 NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional

LEONG’S TOP 2013-14 SCORES
One-meter, 384.15, Oklahoma Baptist (1/11)
Three-meter, 349.58, Texas A&M (1/18)
Platform, 339.80, SEC Championships

 

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