Swimming & Diving

 Leah Roesler
Leah Roesler


Hastings, Mn.

High School:
Hastings HS


Mid-Distance Freestyle/Butterfly


Senior: (2013-12): Roesler closed out her career with the Cowgirls on a high note earning All-Mountain West honors in the 200 butterfly for the second straight season. At the MW Championship she finished fifth in the 200 butterfly with a career-best time of 1:59.78, a mark that ranks third all-time at UW. She also swam a career-best at the MW Championship in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.59 ranking third all-time at Wyoming. She earned a second-place finish in the 200 butterfly against Colorado State with a time of 2:06.90.

Junior (2012-13): Roesler had a successful junior campaign for the Cowgirls. She recorded a personal-best at the Mountain West Championships in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.92. Against Northern Colorado she placed first in both the 100 and 200 butterfly with times of 59.20 and 2:08.82, respectively. At Boise State, Roesler again finished first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:08.64. Earned All-Mountain West honors in the 200 butterfly with a sixth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 2:02.40.

Sophomore: (2011-12): In two seasons, Roesler has proven herself as one of the Cowgirls best butterfly swimmers, but is also very versatile and able to swim freestyle events. She swam in the 100 and 200 butterfly for the Cowgirls at the Mountain West Championships finishing 12th (56.16) and 10th (2:02.22), respectively. Her best meet came during winter training at the Citrus Classic recording three top-10 finishes. She swam the 200 butterfly in 2:08.57 finishing third. She showed her versatility swimming the 200 freestyle taking fourth with a time of 1:56.85. She also swam the 500 freestyle finishing sixth with a time of 5:15.30. At the Northern Colorado-Colorado School of Mines Triangular she also swam distance freestyle events taking fourth in the 1000 free (11:13.38) and 500 free (5:22.65). For her work in the classroom, Roesler also earned Academic All-MW honors.

Freshman: (2010-11): Roesler was another productive freshman for the Cowgirls adding excellent depth to the butterfly squad. At the 2011 Mountain West Championships she placed top 16 in both the 100 and 200 fly. She placed 16th in the 100 fly with a time of 56.14, which was the fastest time of the season in that event for UW. She took home 12th place at the MW Championships in the 200 fly with a time of 2:03.14. Roesler also swam well for UW during the regular season winning in the 100 and 200 fly a combined four times. She set the pace in the 100 fly twice against Northern Colorado and Air Force, and won the 200 fly twice against Mesa State and Air Force. She also won the 200 freestyle against Northern Colorado. Against New Mexico she swam as a member of the 400 medley relay team helping it to a first-place finish. She also earned her first Cowgirl letter award during her freshman season.

High School: During high school, Roesler was named team captain her senior year, as well as being named team Most Valuable Player her junior and senior years. Roesler was named Honorable Mention All-American in 2009 on her way to setting her school record in the 100 butterfly. She was named Honorable Mention All-State her freshman, sophomore and junior years. She not only excelled in the pool, but also in the classroom being named honor roll all four years of high school and a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Roesler was born on Dec. 31, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minn. She is the daughter of Mark and Laura Roesler, and has three siblings, Carl, Nathaniel and Telma. She is majoring in art while at Wyoming.

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