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Leah

Goldman

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Fly/IM/Back
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Burlingame, Calif.
High School: Burlingame

Bio

Career: Honorable mention All-American in the 100 butterfly as a senior, finishing 15th in the event at the NCAA Championships ... Sixth individual All-American in women's program history ... Four-time NCAA qualifier ... Captured an ACC title in the 200 individual medley at her final ACC Championships ... Became Duke's first individual ACC swimming champion on the women's side since 2011 ... Three-time All-ACC performer in the 100 butterfly while also earning all-conference laurels in the 200 individual medley as a senior ... Only the second swimmer in women's program history to earn All-ACC honors three or more times in the same event ... Graduated as Duke's record holder in the 100 butterfly (51.46), 100 individual medley (56.52) and 200 individual medley (1:55.67), as well as a member of the Blue Devils' 200, 400 and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays ... Also graduated ranked among the program's all-time top 10 performers in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 butterfly ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier ... Represented the United States at the 2013 and 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel ... Two-time CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American ... Four-year member of the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Honors: Honorable Mention All-America (100 Butterfly - 2018) ... ACC Champion (200 Individual Medley - 2018) ... All-ACC (100 Butterfly - 2015, 2017, 2018; 200 Individual Medley - 2018) ... ACC Female Swimmer of the Week (1/20/15) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2017, 2018) ... All-ACC Academic (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

2017-18: Cemented her legacy at Duke by capturing honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships ... Touched at 52.23 for seventh in the consolation final and 15th in the country ... Became the sixth individual All-American in women’s program history and the first swimmer on the women’s side to capture All-America accolades since Christine Wixted in 2014 ... Also posted a career-best 27th-place finish in the 200 individual medley and competed on two relays at NCAAs, with the 400 freestyle relay breaking a program record in a 17th-place showing ... With her efforts, the Blue Devils finished tied for 42nd in the final team standings, marking the highest finish for the women’s program since 2011 ... Claimed the ACC title in the 200 individual medley at the conference championships, bringing the outside smoke from lane one to secure her first individual conference title ... Broke her own school record in the process, clocking a time of 1:55.67 ... With her performance, became the second 200 individual medley ACC champion in program history, joining Katie Ness (2004) ... Also became Duke’s first individual ACC swimming champion on the women’s side since Ashley Twichell won the 1,650 freestyle in 2011 ... Earned a second podium finish the following night in Greensboro, taking second in the 100 butterfly ... Her 51.46 finals mark reset her own school record of 51.62 ... Became just the second swimmer in women’s program history to garner all-conference accolades three or more times in the same event after previously collecting All-ACC honors in the 100 butterfly as a freshman and junior ... Individual performance at the conference meet garnered her the program's Most Outstanding Swimming Performance award at the conclusion of the season ...  Also tabbed the team's Most Valuable Athlete at the program's annual end-of-year banquet ... Anchored the Blue Devils’ 400 medley relay that reset the program record at 3:35.64 ... Also swam on the 400 freestyle relay, which took sixth overall and recorded the second-fastest time in school history (3:16.50) ... Member of Duke’s 200 medley relay that climbed to No. 2 on the program’s all-time performance list (1:37.31) in a seventh-place showing ... First to the wall in the 100 individual medley at No. 14 Virginia, breaking her own school record at 56.52 ... Anchored the winning 200 medley relay in the season opener against No. 23 Florida State and Virginia Tech (10/14) ... 

2016-17: Made third straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, where she placed 18th overall in the 100 butterfly preliminaries, up six spots from a season ago ... Also collected a pair of top-25 finishes as a member of Duke's 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Captured All-ACC accolades in the 100 butterfly for the second time in her career, sprinting to the wall in second at 51.62 ... That time shattered her own school record in the event ...  Member of record-breaking 200 and 800 freestyle relays at the ACC Championships ...  Helped 200 freestyle relay qualify for NCAAs with a 1:29.75 clocking ... Also placed 10th in the 200 individual medley and 21st in the 100 freestyle at the conference championship ... Competed on the Blue Devils' 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays as well ... Broke the program record in the 100 freestyle during a Nike Cup time trial ... Claimed individual wins in the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley to lead the Blue Devils to their first win over North Carolina (1/29) ...  Competed on Duke's winning 200 medley relay against Queens University (12/3) ... Broke her own program record in the 100 butterfly (52.22) and 200 individual medley at the NC State GAC Invite (1:57.33) ... Also set school records as a member of the Blue Devils' 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays in Greensboro ... Opened the season by winning the 200 IM at Virginia Tech's quad dual (10/21) ... Also swam on winning 400 freestyle relay in Christiansburg ... Received the Most Outstanding Swimming Performance award at the team's annual end-of-the-year banquet in recognition of her performances during the postseason ... Over the summer, represented the United States at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel ... Captured silver medals in the 100-meter freestyle and 200 individual medley and bronze medals in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke ... Won gold and set Maccabiah records as a member of the 800 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams while also taking silver in the 400 freestyle relay. 

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 ... 3rd all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:49.65
100 Back: 55.01 ... 6th all-time at Duke
100 Fly: 51.46 ... Duke record
200 Fly: 1:59.28 ... 5th all-time at Duke
100 IM: 56.52 ... Duke record
200 IM: 1:55.67 ... Duke record

On Duke's Relays:
200 Free Relay: 1:29.75 ... Duke record
400 Free Relay: 3:15.44 ... Duke record
800 Free Relay: 7:08.99 ... Duke record
400 Medley Relay: 3:35.64 ... 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
2017: 18th, 100 Fly ... 52.14
           18th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:29.13
           23rd, 400 Free Relay ... 3:16.93
           t47th, 200 IM ... 1:59.74
2018: 15th, 100 Fly ... 52.23
           17th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:15.44
           t21st, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:37.93 
           27th, 200 IM ... 1:57.69

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 Fly ... 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
2018: 1st, 200 IM ... 1:55.67 
           2nd, 100 Fly ... 51.46
           6th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:16.50
           7th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:37.31
           8th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:35.64
           9th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:30.45

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