Women's Swimming



    Leila Vaziri  
    Leila Vaziri

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Coral Springs, Fla.

    High School:
    Coral Springs

    Event:
    Free/Back

    Birthdate:
    06/06/1985


    01/25/2007

    Women's Swim Dive Vs Missouri 2006-07

    Women's Swim Dive Vs Missouri 2006-07

    10/31/2006

    Women's Swim Dive Vs Kentucky 2006

    Women's Swim Dive Vs Kentucky 2006

    Senior Year (2006-07)
    Set a world record and won the world championship in the 50-meter backstroke at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on March 29 ... Set an American record of 28.25 in the morning preliminary session in the event on March 28, then set the world record of 28.16 in the semifinals, winning both sessions ... Matched her won world record the following day in winning her first world championship ... also participated in the 100-meter backstroke, advancing to the semifinals, where she finished 10th ... was selected to the United States National Team as a 100 back specialist ... was swimming in the 50 back for the first time in a major meet and competing in her first World Championships ... leaves Indiana as the most decorated female swimmer in school history, as she earned a school-record 15 All-America citations ... finished third in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis on March 9 to earn first team All-America distinction ... helped Indiana's 400-yard medley relay to a 13th-place finish and the 400-yard freestyle relay to a 16th-place finish, earning All-America honorable mention in both events ... helped lead IU to an 11th-place team finish at NCAAs, Indiana's fourth straight top-15 finish ... was instrumental in helping Indiana win the Big Ten Conference championship meet ... won the Big Ten title in the 100 back in a conference- and school-record time of 52.85 ... also won a Big Ten crown in the 400 medley relay ... was third in the 200-yard backstroke and seventh in the 50-yard freestyle ... helped the 200-yard medley relay post a school record and a second-place finish ... was also second in the 400 free relay and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay ... earned All-Big Ten first team distinction ... was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week three times during the course of the season ... led the team with 23 event wins on the season ... was seeded in seven events at the NCAA Championships, including holding the No. 2 seed in the 100 back.

    Junior Year (2005-06)
    Claimed two All-America certificates with a 10th-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke and a 14th-place effort swimming the third leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay at NCAAs ... scored in seven events at the Big Ten Championships ... member of IU's first 400-yard freestyle relay Big Ten title unit since 1981 ... that squad also set the school record in the event ... nearly defended her 100 back conference title with a runner-up performance ... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 24 ... posted IU's season-best times in the 100 back and 200-yard backstroke ... won 22 event titles ... finished in the top three 13 other times ... member of four IU record-setting relays (400 free, 800-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley) ... finished season among IU's all-time top 10 in the 50-yard freestyle (fifth), 100-yard freestyle (fifth), 200-yard freestyle (fourth), 100 back (second) and 200 back (second) ... won the 100-meter backstroke at the ConocoPhillips National Championships in August, earning a spot at the Pan Pacific Championships in Canada ... turned in the second-fastest time in the nation in the 100m back at the Pan Pacs, earning a spot on the U.S. FINA World Championship Team.

    Sophomore Year (2004-05)
    Garnered CollegeSwimming.com National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week recognition for the week of Jan. 24 ... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Feb. 1 ... possibly IU's most dominant swimmer with 31 titles ... won the 100 back title at Big Tens ... finished in the points on seven occasions at Big Tens ... placed sixth in the 200 back and 13th in the 200 free ... also swam on all four point-scoring relays ... captured five All-America certificates at NCAAs ... took seventh in the 100 back and swam on all four relays.

    Freshman Year (2003-04)
    Earned honorable mention All-America honors with an 11th-place performance in the 100-meter backstroke ... competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... earned All-America honors as a member of four different relays ... at the Big Tens, placed third in the 100-yard backstroke and 10th in the 200-yard backstroke ... placed 11th in the 100-meter backstroke and 15th in the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Open.

    Prep/Personal
    Was a three-time high school state champion ... made four senior national cuts in the 200 free, 100 free and 50 free, as well as in the 100 back ... majoring in communication and culture, with a minor in business ... daughter of Mansour and Lise Vaziri ... born June 6, 1985.

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