2011: Has seen action in both the second varsity eight and varsity four boats.. Won the Third-Level Final at the NCAA Regatta with an open-water victory over Harvard and a time of 7:28.50 with the varsity four... rowed to a fourth place finish with the second varsity four in the Big Ten Championships with a time of 7:26.97... Aided her team in three victories in the second varsity eight over Boston University, Gonzaga, and Indiana, with top margins of 17.7 seconds, 15.4 seconds and 10.6 seconds respectively to win the Dale England Cup... Posted a 8.62 second Big Ten victory over Minnesota and defeated Texas by a margin of 10.6 seconds with the varsity four.
2010: Was a steady member of the second varsity eight and varsity four boats... Helped row the varsity four boat to a second place finish at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 7:17.02.... Defeated Gonzaga and Buffalo with the second varsity eight... Notched a 4.6 second victory over Cornell in the second varsity eight... Also recorded a Big Ten victory over Indiana with the second varsity eight... Rowed to a third-place finish in the varsity four with a time of 7:30.88 in the 2010 South/Central Sprints.
Personal: Born Feb. 9, 1990 ... Daughter of Jeff and Nancy Leighton ... A kinesiology major.