Leah Henninger
Leah Henninger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Oakwood

Height:
5-11

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke

Birthdate:
05/24/1988

Experience:
3L



2009-10: Voted team captain along with Christine Inman, Christina Jacobs, Ashley Karnes and Allie Smith

2008-09: Academic All-Big Ten...anchored school-record 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relays...touched wall in school-record 7:17.65 while finishing seventh in 800 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/18)...also finished seventh with school-record 3:20.53 clocking in 400 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list in 200 freestyle with 1:48.44 time at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...anchored 200 freestyle relay that finished sixth and moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list with 1:31.15 time at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...moved to third on Purdue's all-time performance list in 100 freestyle with 50.09 time while finishing 13th at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...recorded season-best clocking of 23.46 in 50 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...anchored victorious 200 freestyle relay, second-place 400 medley relay and finished fourth in 100 freestyle with 52.61 time at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also anchored victorious 200 medley relay and swam third leg on victorious 400 medley relay (11/15)...swam third leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay at Northwestern (11/7)...also finished second in 200 freestyle with 1:51.98 time, placed fifth in 100 freestyle after stopping clock in 52.47 and finished sixth in 500 freestyle with 5:11.58 time...finished second in 200 freestyle after touching wall in 1:53.54 and fourth in 100 freestyle with 52.31 time at Notre Dame (11/8)...also anchored second-place 400 freestyle relay and third-place 400 medley relay...won 200 freestyle in 1:52.52 and swam third leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...also finished second in 100 freestyle with 52.66 time...won 100 freestyle in 52.21 and 200 freestyle in 1:52.47 at Michigan State (1/17)...also anchored victorious 200 freestyle relay...finished second in 200 freestyle with 1:51.56 time and anchored second-place 200 medley relay and runner-up 400 freestyle relay at Indiana (1/24)...also finished third in 100 freestyle with 52.26 clocking...anchored third-place 200 freestyle relay and sixth-place 400 medley relay and finished seventh in 100 freestyle with 51.97 time in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also anchored third-place 400 freestyle relay and finished 10th in 50 freestyle with then-season-best time of 24.10 and seventh in 200 freestyle after touching wall in 1:53.28 (1/31)...finished second in 200 freestyle with 1:55.05 time and in 100 freestyle with 52.91 clocking at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...placed fourth in 200 freestyle with 1:53.94 time and seventh in 100 freestyle with 52.99 clocking in double dual at Miami (10/23)...also swam third leg on second-place 200 freestyle relay...anchored ninth-place 200 freestyle relay and finished 25th in 500 freestyle with season-best 5:01.48 time at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)

2007-08: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... received Dean's List, Semester Honors and Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters ... competed at Big Tens in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 400 free relay ... touched the wall eighth at Big Tens in the first leg of the 400 free relay with a time of 50.94 ... set season-best times in the 200 free and 50 free at Big Tens with marks of 1:50.33 and 23.72 ... finished first in the 200 free (1:52.27) and second in the 500 free (5:07.52) versus Miami (Ohio) ... placed second in both the 50 free and the 100 free against Michigan State.

2006-07: Made Dean's List and received semester honors and spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Fall of 2006 ... was named to the Coach's Honor Roll in Spring of 2007 ... scored at the Big Ten Championships on the 400 and 800 free relays ... 400 relay placed seventh in 3:24.34, and 800 team placed ninth ... also competed at Big Ten's in the 50, 100 and 200 free, posting season bests of 24.54, 52.34 and 1:53.35 ... won the 200 free at the Boiler Make It with mark of 1:57.39 ... scored 27.5 points at the Indiana Intercollegiates with fifth-place showings in the 50 and 100 free ... third in the 200 back vs. Northwestern and in the 200 free at Michigan State.

High School: Graduated from Oakwood High School in 2006 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... four-year state qualifier and finalist, primarily competing in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke ... left school holding district and sectional records in the 100 free and 100 back ... voted best all-around junior girl following victory in the 100 free at the Ohio High School State Championships ... member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club ... four-year scholar athlete ... "Women in Sports" Award nominee ... swam for head coach Brian Ammer.

Personal: Given name is Leah Rebecca Henninger ... born May 24, 1988 ... daughter of Bruce and Jan Henninger ... has one sister, Laura ... majoring in political science.