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TJ Leon
TJ Leon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.

High School:
UMS-Wright Prep

Height:
6-3

Event:
Free/Fly

Major:
Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Med

2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier
Five-Time All-American
2013 NCAA Champion (200 FR)
Three-time SEC Champion (200 FR)
2012 All-SEC First Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Senior Season (2013-14):
Team captain...Made fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, swimming as a relay alternate on the 200 freestyle relay team...Finished third at the NCAA Championships in 200 FR, swimming as the anchor splitting 18.94, to finish with a time of 1:15.92...Won third SEC title as a member of the 200 FR team at the SEC Championships (1:15.98)...Set personal record in the prelims of the 50 free at the SEC Championships (19.49), took seventh in the championship final at the conference meet...Took 15th overall at the SEC Championships in the 100 fly with a personal best of 47.32...Finished 18th overall in the 100 free with a 43.73 at the SEC Championship meet...Had fourth-best time on the team in the 50 free (19.49) and 100 fly (47.32)...100 free time ranked as the seventh-best on the team...Captured NCAA 'B' cuts in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly...Was apart of five relays wins during the season...Swam on four of five relays during the season.

Junior Season (2012-13):
Earned three All-America honors (200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR) at the 2013 NCAA Championships...Won first NCAA title swimming third leg of 200 FR (1:15.48)...Swam in the prelims for the fourth-place 200 MR and third-place 400 FR...Competed in four events throughout the year (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly) and all five relay events...Swam indidividual'B' cut times in the 50 free (19.74)and 100 free (44.00)...Was part of one "A' cut timed relay (200 FR) during the seasonthat placed first at the Georgia Fall Invite with a time of 1:17.55...Won second SEC title in the 200 FR (1:16.23)...Had third-best time on the team in the 50 free (19.74), a swim that came at the Bulldog Last Chance in a time trial...Placed 11th and reached the B-final of the 50 free (19.88) at the SEC Championships...His 44 second flat time in the 100 free was the fifth-best by an AU swimmer during the season and placed 17th overall, first in the C-final at SECs...Fastest 200 free time came in dual against Kentucky (1:45.19), where he placed sixth...Nearly clocked a 'B' cut time in the 100 fly (48.52)at the SEC Championships, placing 27th in that event...Had one individual event win during the year, 100 fly against LSU (50.01)...Part of nine relay event wins in 2012-13...Named to All-SEC First Team.

Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Finished 43rd in 50 freestyle with career-best LCM time (23.06) ... Also swam 100 free (51.65) and 100 fly (55.76) ... Earned a pair of All-America honors at the 2012 NCAA Championships ... Helped 200 free relay team to runner-up finish (1:16.67) ... Swam butterfly leg for 400 medley relay team that finished fifth (3:06.51) ... Finished 26th in 50 free (19.79), 48th in 100 free (44.50), 33rd in 100 fly (47.63, season-best) ... Won first conference title at 2012 SEC Championships in Knoxville ... Helped 200 free relay to gold (1:16.38) ... Scored for Tigers in three individual events ... Advanced to championship final in 100 fly, finishing 8th (47.91) ... Posted season-best time in prelims of 50 free (19.76), finishing 10th in finals (19.88) ... Also recorded season-best in 100 free, finishing 14th (44.12) ... Won 100 butterfly vs. Texas ... Part of three winning relay teams during the season ... Won 200 free relay vs. Penn State and Texas ... Runner-up in 50 free vs. Penn State and Georgia ... Finished 7th in 100 fly final at Georgia Invitational ... Named to All-SEC First Team ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2010-11)
Earned a spot on the Tigers' NCAA Championship team after a stellar performance at the Bulldog Invitational ... Finished 39th in the 50 free (19.95) and 41st in the 100 free (44.06) at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Posted outstanding times in both events at the Bulldog Invitational, earning NCAA `B' cuts with a 19.66 in the 50 free and a 43.83 in the 100 free ... Part of the winning 200 free relay team in dual meet victory over LSU ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School
A five-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine ... Swam for the City of Mobile Swim Association ... Competed at the 2010 USA Swimming Senior National Championships ... Took 22nd in the 50 free (23.10), 23rd in the 100 fly (55.07) and 42nd in the 100 free (54.10) ... Six-time Alabama state champion ... NCSA All-American ... USA National Youth Team member ... Qualified for the 2008 United States Olympic Trials in the 100m free ... NCSA Junior National Champion (100 fly) and 2009 Speedo Short Course Junior National Champion (100 free) ... Member of the junior national champion 200 free relay ... Holds eight current Southeastern LSC records ... Named to the Alabama All-State and Mobile All-County teams ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

Personal
Full name is Tofey James Leon, IV ... Son of Tofey, III, and Caren Leon ... Has a sister, Lindsay ... Plans on majoring in physical therapy.

Leon's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 19.49 2/19/14 SEC Championships
100 freestyle
43.73 2/22/14 SEC Championships
200 freestyle 1:45.19 11/2/12 at Kentucky
100 butterfly 47.32 2/20/14 SEC Championships
Leon's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 23.06 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
100 freestyle 51.14 2009 Southeastern LC Champ.
200 freestyle 1:54.92 2009 Southeastern LC Champ.
100 butterfly 54.51 2009 Southeastern LC Champ.