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Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Leah Goldman
Player Profile:
Leah Goldman 1874044
Position: Fly/IM/Back
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
City/State: Burlingame, Calif.
High School: Burlingame

Honors: All-ACC (100 Butterfly, 2015) ... ACC Female Swimmer of the Week (1/20/15) ... All-ACC Academic (2015, 2016) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

2015-16: NCAA qualifier for the second consecutive season, representing the Blue Devils individually in the 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 IM ... Earned a top-25 finish in the 100 butterfly ... Also anchored Duke’s 200 and 400 freestyle relays, which both finished 21st in the country ... Competed on four relays at the ACC Championship ... Helped the 200 and 400 freestyle relays finish fifth in the conference ... Reached championship finals in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively ... Also placed 23rd in the 100 freestyle ... Won the 100 butterfly four times during the season, including at the Nike Cup Invitational and in a quad meet with Georgia Tech, Indiana and Michigan (1/16) ... Claimed the 200 butterfly at South Carolina (1/8) while also helping the 400 freestyle relay take first ... Took down a 37-year old facility record in the 200 IM in the season opener against Pitt (10/3) ... Guided the Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay to wins against Pitt (10/3), Florida State and Queens (10/23) and Old Dominion and William & Mary (11/7), as well as at Nike Cup, South Carolina and (North Carolina (1/30) ... Member of record-setting 200 and 400 freestyle relays at Nike Cup ... Reached 100-meter butterfly finals at the 2015 AT&T Winter National Championships ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM, finishing 35th in the 200 IM. 

2014-15: Captured All-ACC honors in the 100 butterfly, becoming just the second female swimmer to garner all-conference accolades as a rookie during head coach Dan Colella’s tenure at Duke … Took third in the event while breaking the previous school record with a 52.28 performance … Represented the Blue Devils at the NCAA Championship, where she competed in the 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 IM preliminaries … Matched the program record in the 200 IM (1:58.60) in an 11th-place showing at the ACC meet … Also placed 11th in the 100 freestyle finals, recording the second-fastest mark in Duke history at 49.53 … Led off Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay that took sixth in the conference at 1:30.72, which ranked second on the program’s all-time charts … Her 23.03 leadoff split was good for the fourth-best 50 freestyle time in school history … Also led off Duke’s 400 freestyle relay that clocked 3:21.21 for the second-fastest time in program history … Won the 200 IM four times during the regular season, including against ACC opponents Pittsburgh (10/11) and Virginia Tech (10/26) … As a member of the 200 medley relay, set the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion record (1:42.12) against South Carolina and Harvard (1/10) … Relay also broke the facility record at Old Dominion (11/8) … Won the 100 butterfly at the Nike Cup Invitational … Also took second in the 200 IM at that meet … Tabbed the ACC Female Swimmer of the Week Jan. 20 after collecting three individual wins and leading off the winning 400 freestyle relay in a Duke victory over Georgia Tech … During the season, earned NCAA provisional cuts in the 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and the 200 IM … Reached the 100 butterfly final at the 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships … Over the summer, posted a best time in the 100-meter butterfly at the Phillips 66 National Championships. 

Prior to Duke: Six-time NISCA All-American … Represented Team USA at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel … USA Summer and Winter Junior Nationals Qualifier … Reached 100m freestyle bonus final at 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships ... Named to Peninsula Athletic League Varsity All-League team all four years … San Jose Mercury News Girls Swimming first team selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … Tabbed Burlingame High School Most Valuable Swimmer of the Year as a junior and senior … Member of 200 medley relay that placed first at 2012 Central Coast Sectional and broke California CCS record … Two-time winner of the 100 butterfly at the 2013 and 2014 CCS … Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … 2011 Jefferson Award Recipient … Member of the California Scholarship Federation.

Personal: Born Leah Rose Goldman on Oct. 13, 1995 in San Francisco, Calif. … Daughter of Greg and Sheryl Goldman … Has one older brother, Maxwell ... Majoring in psychology.

Goldman Career Bests:

50 Free 23.03 6th all-time at Duke
100 Free 49.29 Duke record
200 Free 1:49.65 9th all-time at Duke 
100 Back 55.01 6th all-time at Duke
100 Fly 51.62 Duke record
200 Fly 1:59.28 5th all-time at Duke
200 IM 1:57.33 Duke record


On Duke's Relays:

200 Free Relay 1:29.75 Duke record
400 Free Relay 3:16.37 Duke record
800 Free Relay 7:08.99 Duke record
400 Medley Relay 3:37.47 Duke record


At the NCAA Championships:

2015 32nd, 100 Fly (52.86)
57th, 200 IM (2:00.25)
58th, 100 Free (49.85)
2016 21st, 200 Free Relay (1:30.05)
21st, 400 Free Relay (3:17.26)
24th, 100 Fly (52.68)
44th, 200 IM (1:59.48)
49th, 100 Free (49.58)


At the ACC Championships:

2015 3rd, 100 Fly (52.28)
6th, 200 Free Relay (1:30.72)
8th, 400 Free Relay (3:21.21)
8th, 200 Medley Relay (1:39.27)
9th, 400 Medley Relay (3:43.29)
11th, 100 Free (49.53)
11th, 200 IM (1:58.60)
2016 4th, 100 Fly (52.32)
5th, 200 Free Relay (1:30.09)
5th, 400 Free Relay (3:17.71)
6th, 200 Medley Relay (1:38.10)
6th, 400 Medley Relay (3:38.31)
8th, 200 IM (2:00.64)
23rd, 100 Free (50.27)
2017 2nd, 100 Butterfly (51.62)
6th, 400 Free Relay (3:16.60)
8th, 800 Free Relay (7:08.99)
9th, 400 Medley Relay (3:38.36)
10th, 200 IM (1:57.77)
21st, 100 Free (49.64)
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