IN THE BALL STATE RECORD BOOKS: Ranks sixth in school history in the 500 free after clocking a lifetime best 5:01.02 at the 2014 MAC Championships ... ranks eighth in the record books in the 1650 free after turning in a lifetime-best time of 17:16.60 at the 2014 MAC Championships ... is ninth in program history in the 1000 free with a time of 10:28.55 from the 2014 MAC Championships.
2014-15: Earned her fourth letter at Ball State … held the second best time on the team in both the 500 freestyle (5:05.53) and 1650 freestyle (17:39.79), both set at the 2015 MAC Championships … other season bests include the 50 free (26.92), 100 free (57.18), 200 free (1:57.95), 1000 free (10:57.83), and 400 IM (4:40.31) … helped Ball State sweep the 200 and 500 freestyle in the victory over Eastern Illinois with her third and first place finishes … at the Championships, Mattson turned in a 17:39.79 time in the 1650 free, which crushed her previous season best of 17:48.84, which was set early on in the season at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.
2013-14: Earned her third letter at Ball State ... finished in 20th place at the MAC Championships in the 1650 free after clocking a lifetime-best time of 17:16.60 ...other lifetime bests set at the league meet included a 5:01.02 in the 500 free and a 4:37.27 in the 400 IM ... clocked a season-best time of 25.71 in the 50 free against IUPUI and Xavier.
2012-13: Earned her second letter at Ball State ... turned in a season-best time of 17:31.57 at the MAC Championship along with a 5:05.66 in the 500 free and 4:41.07 in the 400 IM ... turned in a season-best time of 2:02.65 in the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiate (Oct. 20) ... swam a season-best 2:20.81 vs. Eastern Illinois (Nov. 9) ... clocked a season-best 10:54.92 vs. Akron (Oct. 27).
2011-12: Earned her first letter at Ball State ... participated in 13 meets for the Cardinals ... turned in personal bests in the 400 IM (4:59.07), 500 free (5:24.32) and 1650 free (18:32.73) at the Doug Coers Invitational (Nov. 19), in the 200 free (2:01.50) and 1000 free (10:52.08) vs. Michigan State (Dec. 10), in the 100 breast (1:18.71) at Illinois State (Jan. 14) and in the 100 butterfly (1:07.45) vs. Toledo (Jan. 21) ... swam in the 400 free relay and turned in a 57.45 split vs. Akron (Nov. 5).
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Scott Kubly and Eric Meyer at Zionsville High School ... four-year letterwinner, specializing in distance and free ... as a junior, finished 12th at state in 500 free and earned Most Improved award ... placed 17th at state in 500 free and earned Work Horse award as a sophomore ... team earned sectional champions from 2008-10 and earned sixth in state in 2010 ... swam for the Zionsville Swim Club team since 2004, under the direction of Darrick Thomas and Eric Meyer ... member of the Spanish Honor Society, Journalism Honors society and Eagle Society.
PERSONAL: Daughter of David and Theresa Mattson .... has one sister, Meghan, and one brother, Christopher ... born March 11, 1993, in Rochester, N.Y. ... full name is Leighann Smith Mattson ... majoring in psychology.