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Leigh Anne Patterson
Leigh Anne  Patterson


Cherry Hill, N.J.

High School:
Cherry Hill West

Middle Distance Freestyle/Butterfly



Four More School Records Fall in Final Night of BIG EAST Championships.

Villanova finishes fourth place in the conference.


Women Continue to Break School Records at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone, Kaisla Kollanus and 400 Medley Relay team crush three records in day three of competition.


Big Day for Women at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone sets new university record and Hayley Edwards and Roxy Tammadge go 1-2 in 500 yard freestyle.


Women Dominate at BIG EAST Conference Meet

Wildcats take home wins versus conference foes Georgetown, Rutgers and Seton Hall.


Women Take Two Wins in Back-to-Back Meets

Villanova defeats Richmond and William and Mary in two road trip dual meets.

Top Times
200 Butterfly - 2:02.13 (BIG EAST Championships, 2012)
200 Freestyle - 1:52.49 (Terrapin Cup Invitational, 2010)
500 Freestyle - 4:52.38 (BIG EAST Championships preliminaries, 2012)

2011-12: Competed at least once in eight different individual races this season ... Finished 10th in the 200 butterfly, 13th in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the 1000 freestyle at the BIG EAST Championships ... Established new personal-bests in the 200 fly (2:02.13) and the 500 free (4:52.38) at the conference meet ... Opened the season with two first-place victories in the 100 fly and 200 fly against La Salle ... Earned second place in the 200 fly and three fourth-places in the 500 free, 1000 free and the 400 IM at the Connecticute/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet ... Secured two fifth-place finishes in the 1650 free and the 400 IM at the Princeton Invitational ... Hit the wall in seventh place in the 200 fly at the Maryland/Pittsburgh/Richmond quad-meet ... Posted two second-place finishes in the 200 fly and 200 free, as well as a fourth-place finish in the 500 free against Seton Hall ... Notched second place in the 1000 free and third place in the 200 breaststroke against Providence ... RELAYS: 800 freestyle relay team finished eighth at the Princeton Invitational

2010-11: Raced in four different distances in freestyle for the season, including the 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 ... Finished 14th overall in both the 200 butterfly (2:03.74) and 500 freestyle (4:55.30) at the BIG EAST Championships but had personal best times in each of the events ... Winner of the 1000 free in a dual-meet against Seton Hall ... Four top-three finishes in the 500 and 1000 freestyle in first two meets of the season against La Salle and quad-meet with Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers; RELAYS: Anchored the 800 freestyle relay to a second place finish in the Terrapin Cup Invitational.

2009-10: Competed mainly in the distance freestyle events and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 200, 500 and 1650 yard freestyle ... Placed sixth at the conference meet in the 1650 free and advanced to the consolation finals of the other two events, finishing 15th in both the 200 and 500 free ... Her time of 4:56.62 in the finals of the 500 free at the BIG EAST Championships was a new personal best ... Tallied eight top-three finishes during the year, including two victories ... Won the 200 free and the 1000 free against Seton Hall ... Advanced to the `C' level final of the 200 butterfly, the 500 free and the 400 individual medley at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Part of the Villanova contingent at the USA Short Course Nationals, where she competed in the 200 fly and swam a time trial in the 200 free; RELAYS: Competed on the second leg of the 200 freestyle relay versus Seton Hall and the third leg of the 200 medley relay against Providence and helped lead both of those squads to a first-place finish ... Was the anchor of the 800 free relay quartet at the USA Short Course Nationals, where Villanova finished 13th out of 31 entries.

Cherry Hill West High School: Received four varsity letters for swimming ... Three-time team MVP and graduated holding four school records ... All-South Jersey selection ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 3/23/91 in Cherry Hill, N.J. ... Older of two daughters of Paul and Marcy Patterson ... Has a younger sister, Courtney (18) ... Sister is a swimmer at Lehigh ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its academics and athletics programs ... Sociology major with a concentration in Elementary Education ... Aspires to become an a teacher at an Elementary School.