The Golden Bear Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the third annual part Oscars, part ESPYs ceremony Monday evening
Annual Event Recognizes Achievements in Academics, Athletics and Community Service
Mims and Piehl Earn Second-Team Conference Selection
The Pac-12 Honors Coach of the Year McKeever and Swimmer/Freshman of the Year Pelton
Pelton - the Swimmer of the Meet at NCAAs - is Honored for the Third Time This Season
Caitlin Leverenz makes her Olympic debut
Caitlin Leverenz News:
Collected the 2012 Honda Sports Award for Swimming, NCAA Swimmer of the Meet and Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year awards after a spectacular junior season
Won the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2012 NCAA Championships with a time of 2:04.76 setting a school record and a pool record
Won the 200-yard IM at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 1:51.77 setting a school record, a U.S. Open Record, a pool record, and a Pac-12 record
Swam on the winning 400-yard medley relay at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 3.28.10, setting a school record, a U.S. Open Record, a pool record and a Pac-12 record
Was a member of the winning 200-medley relay at 2012 NCAAs, with the relay's time of 1:34.24 setting a school record, a U.S. Open Record, a pool record, an American record and a Pac-12 mark
Placed second in the 400-yard IM at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 3:57.89 setting an American record and a school record
Placed second in the 200-yard IM at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 1:52.43
Won the 400-yard IM at the PAC-12 Championships with a time of 3:58.46
Won the 400-yard Medley relay at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 3:28.26
Won the 200-yard breaststroke at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 2:05.49
Was named Pac-12 swimmer of the month in December 2011 and February 2012
Won the Counsilman Hunsaker Swimmer of the Week Award (01/24/12)
Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week (11/01/11)
Won her third straight Queen of the Pool at Cal Poly's Queen of the Pool meet (09/23/11)
Swam the breaststroke leg of the NCAA-champion 200-yard medley (American- and NCAA-record 1:35.03) and 400-yard medley (school- and pool-record 3:28.53) relays in 2011.
Individually at 2011 NCAAs, placed third in the 200 breaststroke (school-record 2:06.23), fourth in the 400 IM (school-record 4:01.72) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:55.22).
At Pac-10s in 2011, won the 200 breaststroke (2:07.45), took second in the 200 IM (1:54.97) and finished third in the 400 IM (4:02.72).
Likewise swam the breaststroke legs in Cal's winning medley relays - the 200 (1:35.62) and 400 (3:28.99) - at 2011 Pac-10s.
Earned 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
Earlier in 2010-11, placed second overall with 90 points individually in the 2010 U.S. Short Course National Championships, at which she set a then-school record of 2:06.55 in winning the 200-yard breaststroke and swam the breaststroke with the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:36.79).
Posted other strong results at 2010 short course nationals: third in the 400 IM (4:05.04), third in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.35) and fourth in the 200 IM (1:56.25).
Opened her Cal career by getting crowned the Queen of the Pool at Cal Poly and ended the 2009-10 season by claiming All-America honors in the 200-yard breaststroke (7th, 2:10.59) and 200-yard individual medley (7th, 1:57.16) and honorable mention All-America accolades in the 400 IM (9th, 4:07.00).
Named the 2010 Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year.
Set the school record in the 400 IM with a third-place time of 4:06.61 at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships...also at Pac-10s, finished third in the 200 breaststroke (2:10.51), third with the 200-medley relay (1:38.28) and sixth in the 200 IM (1:57.37).
In the U.S. Short Course National Championships, swam on a pair of winning relays - 400-yard medley relay (3:37.09) and 800-yard freestyle relay (7:07.11) - and set the previous Cal record in the 400 IM (4:06.69) with a fourth-place finish.
In her first Olympics, Leverenz won the bronze medal in the 200-meter IM and finished tied for sixth in the 400 IM in London.
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
Won the 200-meter IM and took second in the 400 IM to clinch berths to London in both events.
2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
Competed in the 200-meter breaststroke (3rd, 2:25.98), 200-individual medley (4th, two spots behind Natalie Coughlin, 2:11.28), 400 IM (4th, 4:38.54) and 100 breaststroke (20th, 1:10.19).
OTHER NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Swimming for the United States in the 2011 Long-Course World Championships, placed fifth in the 200-meter IM (2:10.40) and eighth in the 400 IM (4:38.80).
At the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, swam on the 10th place 400-meter medley relay (4:11.52) for California Aquatics.
Won the 400-meter IM (4:40.71) and 200-meter breaststroke (2:30.37) at the 2011 Michigan Grand Prix.
Also swam in the 200 IM (2nd in 2:12.80), 200 butterfly (3rd, 2:13.34), 100 fly (5th, 59.97) and 200 backstroke (10th, 2:18.19) in Michigan.
Earned a spot on the 2010-11 U.S. national team for her stellar performances in the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships and 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships...at Pan Pacs, she won a pair of bronze medals in the 200- (2:11.21) and 400-meter (4:38.03) IMs...at nationals, Leverenz won the 400 IM (4:35.60) and took second in the 200 IM (2:10.84).
At the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships/World Championship Trials, competed in the 400-meter IM (5th, 4:42.76), 200 IM (6th, 2:12.06), 200 breaststroke (18th, 2:29.91), 200 free and 100 breaststroke.
Member of the 2007-08 U.S. national team.
In 2007, won the Pan-Am gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke in a Pan-Am record 2:25.62 and, at the U.S. long-course championships, won the 400-meter IM title (4:40.81), took second in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.78) and placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.39).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB SUCCESS
Arguably the top recruit in the nation her senior year.
Scholastic All-American (2006-09).
Also swam for the El Dorado Aquatics Club.
Public health major.
Parents are Jeannine and Chris Leverenz...her father, Chris, earned a graduate degree from Cal in 1985.
BEST CAL TIMES (IN YARDS)
200 back................2:03.06 (12/5/09 SC Nationals) 100 breast..................59:20 (12/3/11 Georgia Fall Inv.) 200 breast..................2:04.76 (3/19/11 NCAAs) 200 free......................1:49.61 (12/4/09 SC Nationals) 200 fly........................1:53.78 (12/4/11 Georgia Fall Inv.) 200 IM........................1:51.77 (3/15/12 NCAAs) 400 IM........................3:57.89 (3/16/12 NCAAs)