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Claire Leichty Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/22/2013

2013-14 - In her first season as the graduate assistant swimming coach for the Ball State women's swimming and diving program.


2011-12: Named First-Team All-MAC ... Academic All-MAC ... 2012 MAC Champion in the 1650 free (16:11.80, NCAA "B", MAC, meet and pool record) and 500 free (4:44.62, NCAA "B" cut, pool record) ... member of the MAC Champion 800 free relay that set a pool record and managed a NCAA "B" cut ... Represented the Rockets at the NCAA Championships earning 30th in the 1650 free (16:31.82) and 47th in the 500 free prelims (4:48.45). 

2010-11: Named First-Team All-MAC ... Academic All-MAC ... 2011 MAC Champion in 1650 free (16:16.33, NCAA "B") ... finished fourth in the 500 free at the MAC Championship (4:48.55) ... earned 11th place in the 1650 free at the AT&T Short Course National Championships which was the highest finish in program history (16:32.88, NCAA "B") ... named to the Mid-Major All-American Horable mention list ... earned 17 top-five individual finsihes during the regular season and six top-five finishes in the 200 and 400 free relays.

2009-10: Named Second-Team All-MAC ... Academic All-MAC ... finished third in the 1650 free at the MAC Championships ... scored points at the MAC meet by taking seventh in the 500 free and 12th in the 200 free ... tallied four third-place finishes on the season and 12 top-five appearances.

2008-09: Earned fifth in the 200 and 500 free against Bowling Green ... finished with a season-best 1:58.62 in the 200 free against Buffalo ... earned a season-best time of 5:21.03 in the 500 free against Ball State

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Purcell Marian in Cincinnati ... earned four letters under head coach Erica Grossman ... qualified for the state championship her junior and senior seasons.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Chuck and Ann Leichty ... has two brothers ... majored in special education at Toledo