Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Leone Vorster
Leone Vorster


Pietersburg, South Africa

High School:
Pietersburg HS




Most memorable moment: The dual meet at Cal in 2008. It was an awful day in Berkeley because it was cold and rainy. The women's team came together that morning and got fired up in a way I've never seen before. Literally putting mind over matter. The team stayed warm and focused and won both the men's and women's scores.

Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight

Favorite Quote: "Run with your head the first two thirds of a race and with your heart the final one third." Jack Daniels

Favorite Place to Visit: Mauritius, a small island off the coast of South Africa

Favorite Sports Star: Frederica Pellegrini

Favorite Cartoon Character: Snoopy

What makes Arizona so special?: The team spirit in training. Every athlete will give his/her best in and out of the pool to achieve the team's goals at the end of the season. If someone is having a bad day in training, the whole team would get behind that person and motivate him/her to still give a 110%.

National Teams:
South African team to 2006 African Swimming Championships
South African team to 2006 Commonwealth Games
South African team to 2007 World University Games

Personal Bests:


Short Course

100 free 48.17

200 free


500 free


1000 free 10:00.15

2009 NCAA Top Finishes:

200 Freestyle 15th 1:46.10 Honorable Mention

800 Freestyle Relay 7th 7:03.87 AA