Robby Leibold
Robby Leibold
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Neenah, Wis.

High School:
Neenah

Height:
5-9

Event:
Distance/IM

2008-09: Swam just once on the season, taking second in the 500 freestyle against Wisconsin Oct. 10.

2007-08: Finished in third place in the 1000 freestyle and the mile at the Horizon League Championships, while taking sixth in the 500 free at the meet ... lowered his school record in the 1000 in the finals of the league meet ... continues to pile up victories in the distance events, winning 19 times on the year while also taking second eight other times ... named to the Winter Academic All-Horizon League for the second-straight season ... other academic awards included Horizon League Scholar Athlete of the Month for October and Scholar Athlete of the Week Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Jan. 29 ... broke the school, pool and meet record in the mile at the Wheaton Invitational Dec. 1, a time that was also the lowest in the league over the course of the season and broke the oldest mark in the UWM record book by over 10 seconds ... also set the school mark in the 1000 at the same meet ... claimed victories in the 500 and 1000 free in meets against South Dakota State Dec. 8 and Western Illinois Jan. 26 ... topped the field in the 500 free and 200 butterfly versus Eastern Michigan Oct. 20 and Wheaton Nov. 2 ... huge day versus South Dakota State Dec. 7, winning the 500 free, 1000 free and 200 fly ... had win streaks of seven-straight in the 500 free and five-consecutive in the 1000 during the season ... named to the 2008 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2006-07: Named to the Winter Academic All-Horizon League Team and the Horizon League Scholar Athlete of the Week on two occasions as a sophomore ... set career-bests in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle at the Horizon League Championships, placing third in the mile and 500 free and sixth in the 1000 free ... finished in the top-three in 24 of 31 races on the season, including 12 victories and seven second-place efforts ... had a huge day against Butler and UIC November 12, winning the 500 free, 1000 free and 400 IM ... won the 400 IM and 1650 free at the Bill Ritter Invitational in January, setting a new Klotsche Natatorium record in the mile ... also had two wins against Wheaton Oct. 27 and Western Illinois Jan. 27 ... won the 1650 in three of four attempts on the season ... Horizon League Academic Honor Roll member.

2005-06: Enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign, breaking school freshman records in the 500 freestyle, 1000 free and 1650 free ... finished with nine wins on the season ... established season-best and freshman record times in three events at the Horizon League Championships, placing fourth in the 1650 free and fifth in the 500 and 1000 ... won the 1650 free at the Bill Ritter Invitational Jan. 20, setting a Klotsche Natatorium record in the process ... won the 500 free, 1650 free and 400 IM at the Ball State Invitational Nov. 18 and 19, earning Swimmer of the Meet honors ... also selected Horizon League Swimmer of the Week for his efforts ... placed first or second in all three attempts at the 400 IM on the season ... won the 1650 free three-straight times in the regular season, touching the wall first at the Wheaton Invitational Dec. 2 in addition to the Ball State and Bill Ritter victories.

High School: A high school All-American, earned four letters and first team all-conference honors each year ... helped team to conference and sectional titles each season ... has numerous state qualifiers and all-state honors to his credit ... set school records in the 500 free and 200 IM at state as a senior and also helped the 400 free relay to a school mark ... named team MVP as a freshman ... honor roll member during all trimesters of high school ... named to USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team as a junior.

Personal: Parents are Robert and Barbara Leibold ... a business and pre-law major in school ... a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and French Club ... has worked as a lifeguard and a swim instructor ... six-time Wisconsin state swimming champion (long course and short course).

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