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2007 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Leah Retrum

Back/Free/IM

CLASS
SR
Hometown
Columbus, Ind. (Columbus North)
Experience
3L
School

Six-time All-American
10-time All-SEC
2005 U.S. Open High Point winner

Career Best Times  
Short Course (Yards)  
100 Free - 54.11 (Arkansas, 10/23/03)
200 Free - 1:48.49 (Virginia, 1/28/05)
500 Free - 4:42.97 (2005 SEC Championships)
1,000 Free - 9:55.10 (Tennessee, 1/29/05)
1,650 Free - 16:42.98 (Alabama, 1/22/05)
100 Back - 56.19 (Purdue, 11/06/04)
200 Back - 1:54.06 (2005 SEC Championships and 2007 NCAA Championships)
100 Fly - 56.75 (Florida State, 11/16/04)
200 Fly - 2:01.07 (South Carolina, 11/12/04)
200 Breast - 2:22.48 (Alabama, 1/22/05)
200 IM - 1:58.79 (2008 NCAA Championships)
400 IM - 4:08.32 (2005 NCAA Championships)
   
(Short Course Meters)  
400 Free - 4:11.57 (2004 NCAA Championships)
100 Back - 1:03.83 (Arizona State, 1/10/04)
400 IM - 4:44.03 (2004 NCAA Championships)
   
(Long Course Meters)  
200 Free - 2:02.02 (World University Games, 2005)
400 Free - 4:16.31 (2005 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
800 Free - 9:03.19 (U.S. Open, 12/06/03)
100 Back - 1:05.03 (U.S. Open, 12/03/04)
200 Back - 2:11.00 (2005 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
200 IM - 2:18.33 (World Championship Trials, 4/03/05)
400 IM - 4:47.41 (World University Games, 2005)

UF All-time Ranking: Earned top honors in the 800 FR with an NCAA record of 7:00.25 … Second in the 200 back (1:54.06) … Third in the 400 IM (4:08.32) … Sixth in the 200 IM (1:58.79) …Third and seventh as part of 800 FR with times of  7:08.30 and 7:06.22 … Ninth in the 500 free (4:42.97).

National/International Competition:
Competed in the 2005 World Championship Trials and earned a spot on the 2005 World University Games Team in the 200 back and 400 IM … Swam 4:49.37 in the prelims at the Trials to qualify for the finals, where she clocked 4:51.09 for eighth … Took second in the prelims (2:14.44) and fifth in the World Trials (2:14.94) in the 200-meter back … Qualified for the World Trial finals in the 200 IM (2:18.33) and 200 free (2:02.45) … Finished 18th in the 400 IM prelims with a 4:52.55 effort at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials … Finished the prelims in the 200 back in a tie for sixth with a time of 2:14.85 and a seat in the semifinals, where she clocked 2:14.23 for seventh-place to advance onto the finals … Swam 2:13.81 for a career-best time and fourth-place finish in the 200 back Olympic Trials final … Recorded a time of 2:16.00 in the 200-meter back at the 2004 USA Spring Nationals (2/11) … Swam in the 2002 Spring Nationals, 2002 Summer Nationals, 2003 Spring Nationals and 2003 Duel in the Pool … Represented USA in first international competition at the Duel in the Pool in Indianapolis, Ind. (2003) ... Finished 16th in the 100 back with a time of 1:07.99 in the finals of the event at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships, also swam the prelims in 1:07.11 ... Placed sixth in the 400 IM finals in a time of  5:03.16 at the Texas Championships, recorded a 5:00.65 in the prelims ... Finished third in the 200 back with a 2:19.55 effort at the Texas Championships … Took seventh in the 200 fly preliminaries with a 2:20.94 effort … Recorded a seventh-place finish in the 200 IM (2:22.72) at the Texas meet, also competed in the 200 free prelims recording a time of 2:07.80.

At Florida:
2007-08:  Picked up three All-American honors at the NCAA Championships in Columbus (3/20-22) … Placed 14th in the 200 IM, improving her sixth fastest time in school history with a swim of 1:58.79 in the preliminaries and touched in with a time of 1:59.05 in the consolation final … Helped the 800 FR to a seventh place finish with the third fastest time in school history of 7:06.22 … Placed fifth in the 200 Back with a time of 1:54.22 … At the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa (2/20-23), placed fifth in the 200 IM with an automatic qualifying time of 1:59.29 … Was sixth in the 400 IM with an automatic qualifying time of 4:13.26 … Was fifth in the 200 Back with an automatic qualifying time of 1:54.91 … Placed second in the 200 free against Florida Atlantic (2/9) with a time of 1:50.45 on senior day … Also swam a split time of 52.34 in the 400 FR … Finished third in the 200 back at Tennessee (2/1) with a time of 2:01.00 … Was fifth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:05.13 … Earned her first automatic qualifying time of the season against Auburn (1/26), touching the wall with a time of 2:18.81 in the 200-meter IM … Also picked up a win against LSU (1/12), touching the wall in 1:59.45 in the 200 Back … Placed fifth in the 200 back against Florida State (11/20) with a time of 2:02.20.

2006-07: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Earned three All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis (3/8-10) … Finished fourth in the 200 back, matching her career best with a time of 1:54.06, and placed 15th in the 200 IM (2:00.91) … Also placed 19th in the 400 IM (4:15.72) … Swam the third leg of the 800 FR unit that took eighth (7:09.70) at the NCAA meet … Brought four All-SEC honors home from the conference championships in Lexington, Ky. (2/7-10) … Placed third in the 200 back (1:56.36), third in the 400 IM (4:16.20) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:01.13) … Her time in the 200 back marked an NCAA automatic-qualifying standard, while both of her performances in the IM earned NCAA provisional cuts … Also helped the 800 FR squad take fourth place (7:08.30) at the conference meet … Won the 400 IM with an NCAA B cut of 4:19.08 versus Tennessee (1/26) … Claimed victory and NCAA provisional cuts in both the 200 back (1:59.12) and the 400 IM (4:20.53) in the tri-meet sweep of Alabama and South Carolina … Won the 200 back with an NCAA provisional time of 1:58.45 and finished fourth in the 200 fly (2:02.66) against Auburn (1/19) … Touched second in the 200 fly against Virginia (1/12) with an NCAA provisional time of 2:01.41 … Also swam exhibition in the 500 free (4:56.76) against the Cavaliers … Placed 23rd in the 200-meter back (2:21.38) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2) … Also anchored the fifth-place 800-meter FR (8:25.28) and competed in both the 100-meter back (1:07.27) and 200-meter fly (2:26.81) at the mid-season meet … Notched an NCAA provisional time of 1:59.53 in the 200 back versus Florida State (11/21), finishing third in the event … Swam exhibition in the 400 IM against Minnesota (10/27), earning a provisional cut with a time of 4:20.33 … Took second in the 100 back against Georgia (10/26), clocking an NCAA B cut of 1:58.48 … Won the 200 back with an NCAA provisional time of 1:59.43 against Michigan (10/14).

2005-06: Did not compete due to injury.

2004-05: Received the High-Point Award at the 2005 U.S. Open … Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel All-SEC second team … Five-time All-America honoree (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 back, 400 FR, 800 FR) … Four-time All-SEC performer (500 free, 400 IM, 200 back, 800 FR) … Placed in the top-five in four of the five events she competed in at the NCAA Championships … Member of the SEC and NCAA record-setting 800 MR team … Set or bettered 10 career marks during the season … Racked up 39 top-five finishes … Swam 11 automatic qualifying times and 14 provisional clockings … Earned the bronze with a career-best performance (4:08.32) in the 400 IM and was fourth in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships … Captured fifth place in the 200 IM after a career performance in the finals (1:58.84) at the NCAA Championships … Earned a fourth-place finish as the anchor of the 800 FR team and swam third on the sixth-place 400 FR unit at the NCAA Championships … Swam the anchor leg on the SEC champion 800 FR squad, which set NCAA and conference records with a 7:00.25 at the SEC Championships … Captured second place by swimming an automatic time (1:56.03) in the prelims of the 200 back and followed that performance with another automatic qualifier and career-best 1:54.06 clocking in the finals at the conference meet … Recorded automatic times in the prelims (4:13.60) and finals (4:08.95) en route to a second-place finish in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships … Captured third place in the 500 free after posting an automatic time in the prelims (4:44.01) and swimming an automatic time and career-best 4:42.07 in the finals at the SEC Championships … Recorded a provisional time (55.64) while competing in the 100 back at the conference meet … Won the 200 fly with a provisional time (2:01.31) against Tennessee (1/29) … Established a career mark in the 1,000 free (9:55.10) in a second-place finish against the Lady Volunteers … Swam a career-best 1:48.49 and posted a provisional time while earning runner-up honors in the 200 free against Virginia (1/28) … Won the 100 free with a provisional time (4:47.20) against the Cavaliers … Recorded a second-place finish and posted a provisional time (16:42.98) in the 1,650 free and placed third in the 200 breast against Alabama (1/22) … Swam an automatic time (1:56.36) and won silver in the 200 back against Auburn (1/21) … Posted another automatic clocking (4:10.32) and tallied another runner-up finish in the 400 IM against Auburn … Swam the leadoff leg of the runner-up 400 FR team against the Tigers … Captured silver medals in the 200 IM and with the 200 MR team against Miami (1/8) … Won the 200 fly and swam on the champion 800 FR team at the Miami Invitational (1/7) … Earned second-place honors and posted a provisional time (2:01.44) in the 200 back at the Miami Invitational … Won the bronze in the 1,650 free and swam leadoff on the fourth-place 200 MR unit at the Miami Invitational … Recorded a provisional time (1:50.85) and won the 200 free against Florida State (11/16) … Swam the leadoff leg of the runner-up 400 MR team and placed fourth in the 100 fly against the Seminoles … Earned a first-place finish as a part of the 400 MR team and in the 200 IM after posting a provisional time (2:02.57) against South Carolina (11/12) … Placed second in the 200 fly with a provisional effort (2:01.07) against the Gamecocks … Won the 200 back with an automatic qualifying time (1:56.73) and took gold in the 400 IM with a provisional clocking in both the prelims (4:50.01) and finals (4:17.97) against Purdue (11/6) … Swam the anchor leg of the first-place 800 FR team and clocked a career-best in the 100 back (56.19) against the Boilermakers … Posted an automatic time (1:56.87) en route to winning the 200 back against Georgia (10/28) … Recorded a provisional time (2:01.56) in a third-place effort in the 200 IM and swam on the fifth-place 400 FR team against the Bulldogs … Won the 200 back with a provisional performance (1:58.71) against Michigan (10/16) … Captured first-place in the 100 back against Florida Atlantic (10/8) … Competed in the 2004 U.S. Open, and notched a personal-best in the 100-meter back (1:05.38) as well as the 400-meter IM (4:51.73) and won the 200 fly (2:17.62).

2003-04: Earned All-America honors in the 200 back … All-SEC recipient … Qualified for 2004 Olympic Trials in the 200-meter back … Seventeen top-three finishes … SEC Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 3) … One of four UF freshmen to compete at NCAAs … Swam the 19th-fastest time in the world in the 200-meter back (2:08.72) at the NCAA Championships to finish fourth in prelims and seventh in the finals (2:09.34) … Swam a career-best time of 4:11.57 in the 400-meter free, to finish 31st and finished 18th in the 400-meter IM with a career-best time of 4:44.03 at NCAAs … Recorded third place in the 200 back (1:55.54) as well as in the 400 IM (4:12.23) and took 10th  in the 200 IM (2:00.99) at the SEC Championships … Won the 200 back with a career-best time and automatic qualifying time of 1:58.00 at Tennessee (1/31) … Won the 200-meter back (2:17.39) vs. Alabama (1/24) … Swam an Olympic Trials qualifying mark in the 200-meter back (2:17.99) vs. No. 1 Auburn (1/23) to finish fourth … Won all her events at the short course meters meet at Arizona State (1/10) … Earned first place in the 100-meter back (1:03.83) and 400-meter free (4:17.54) vs. the Sun Devils … Swam a provisional qualifying time of 4:17.80 in the 400 IM to finish in second-place and won the 200 back (2:01.82) at ASU (1/9) … Finished third in the 1,650 free (16:57.82) and the 100 free (53.82) and also swam on the 400 FR team which finished with the second-best time (3:36.15) vs. Kentucky (1/3) … Took fifth in the 200 back (2:17.68) and eighth (C) in the 400 IM (5:01.54) at the U.S. Open (12/4-6) … Recorded a first-place finish in the 400 IM with a provisional time of 4:17.91 at South Carolina (11/14) … Finished second in the 200 back (1:59.75) at Georgia (11/13), where she swam two provisional times in the 200 back and 200 IM … Touched the wall for first place in the 1,000 free (9:56.54) and the 200 back (2:01.04), a provisional qualifying time, and swam on the 400 FR team with the best time (3:25.16) vs. FSU (11/11) … Finished second in the 1,000 free (10:06.84) vs. Arkansas (10/23) … Recorded a third-place finish in the 100 back (57.89) and fifth in the 200 free (1:52.72) at the Florida Invitational … Won the 200 IM (2:04.67) and finished third in the 400 MR (3:51.12) at the Michigan-FAU (10/17) double dual meet.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Columbus North High School … Finished in the top five at the state championships all four years … Two-time national high school champion in 500 free (2003) and 200 IM (2002) … Four-time state champion in the 500 free … Three-time state champion in the 200 IM … Holds state records in the 200 IM (2:00.53) and 500 free (4:46.08) ... Holds school records in the 100 back (57.4), 100 free (51.08), 200 free (1:48.50) and 100 breast (1:07) … Four-time team MVP … Columbus North High School Mental Attitude Award winner … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Club: Member of Donner Swim Club coached by Jim Sheridan … Team finished in top two at Junior Nationals … Holds the Donner Swim Club record for 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 back, 200 back, 200 free, 400 free and 500 free.

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