2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR YEAR (2013-14)
An NCAA Zone qualifier for the third consecutive season ... Finished ninth on platform and 12th on one-meter at the NCAA Zone's ... Just missed reaching the championships on platform at the SEC Championships ... Scored points on all boards at the SEC's ... Set the second best one-meter score in program history (384.15) against Oklahoma Baptist ... Finished second in both events against Georgia with score of 324.98 (one-meter) and 310.95 (three-meter) ... Finished fourth overall on platform at the Texas A&M Invite with a score of 321.20 ... Runner-up on platform at the Alabama Diving Invite (314.10) ... Third overall on both springboards during a dual meet win over Texas A&M ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his third varsity letter.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Improved significantly throughout the season, the Southeastern Conference Championships and the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals … Narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships after ending his platform run in fifth with a 12-line total of 675.20 and LSU’s third best all-time score of 349.90, derived from his six-line final round, at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals … Made his first career SEC Championship final on the one-meter and finished in eighth with a final round score of 310.15 after registering a prelim round score of 314.15 … Placed eighth on the one-meter with a 12-line total of 645.55 and 12th on the three-meter with a 12-line total of 656.20 at Zones … Notched points on the platform (303.50- 13th) and on the three-meter (304.05- 18th) at SEC’s … Posted a platform score of 329.30 at the Auburn Diving Invite … Set his career high and LSU’s eighth best all-time score on the one-meter with a total of 344.32 in a second place finish in a road win over SMU… Finished fifth on the one-meter (331.85) and seventh on the platform (288.80) at the Phil Hansel Invitational in Houston, Texas … Came in third on the one-meter (322.25) and seventh on the three-meter (299.05) at the Auburn Diving Invite … Posted a fifth place finishes on the one-meter (317.35) and on the platform (324.00) at the Tennessee Diving Invite … Won the one-meter (320.25) in a dual victory over Alabama … Earned his second varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Redshirt sophomore who proved to be in position to score points at every opportunity … Qualified for the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional … Registered the program’s fifth best platform score of 313.55 in a 13th place finish at the SEC Championships … Finished 15th on the one-meter springboard at the conference meet with a score of 304.65 … Besides SEC’s, competed at the Tennessee Invitational, at the Georgia Diving Invitational and in every dual meet … Posted the team’s season best and sixth highest all-time three-meter dive total of 374.25 and his one-meter career high (328.80) in a dual meet victory over Alabama … Dove to a three-meter 12-line total of 707.40 in a ninth place finish at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional … Notched a ninth place finish on the three-meter (324.90) at the Georgia Diving Invitational … Cranked out third place finishes on the one-meter and three-meter against Auburn … Earned his first varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Sat out the season in order to meet eligibility requirements.
PRIOR TO LSU
A 2003 member of the Canadian Junior National team and a gold-medal recipient at the Canada Games in the three-meter synchronized competition … Also a Provincial champion in all three events and an Alberta Age Group Provincial record-holder in the three-meter (10 dives) and one-meter (9 dives) … Coached by Trevor Palmatier.
Born Jan. 3, 1991, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada … Father is James Leong and mother is Chin Lim … Has two older siblings, Keith and Jessica … Plans to major in marketing.
LEONG'S TOP SCORES
One-meter, 344.32, 2014 vs. Oklahoma Baptist
Three-meter, 374.25, 2014 vs. Texas A&M
Platform, 349.90, 2013 NCAA Zone ‘D' Regional
LEONG'S TOP 2013-14 SCORES
One-meter, 384.15, Oklahoma Baptist (1/11)
Three-meter, 349.58, Texas A&M (1/18)
Platform, 339.80, SEC Championships