Leah Hatayama
Leah  Hatayama


Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Sanger HS





Spartans squeeze past pesky ’Dogs, 153-147

The Bulldogs placed first in one relay and eight individual events to cap off regular season on Senior Day.


’Dogs Wrap up Regular Season at Home on Saturday

Six swimmers and one diver will be honored on Senior Day as the Bulldogs host San Jose State; fans will receive free swim caps and autograph cards.


Leah Hatayama Named Sysco Student-Athlete of the Week

The Fresno native finished first in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events, the second time this season that she has swept all three in one meet.


'Dogs Capture Third Straight Beach Cup Title

The Fresno State swimming and diving team won 13 of 20 events to propel them to finish with 817.5 points.


Bulldogs Swim Out to an Early Lead at Beach Cup

The Fresno State swimming and diving team owns the lead following six events during day one in San Diego, placing first in three.


Fresno State Swim & Dive (Nov. 14 vs. Fresno Pacific and UC Santa Cruz)

Fresno State Swim & Dive (Nov. 14 vs. Fresno Pacific and UC Santa Cruz)


Swimming vs. Nevada, 10/25/14

Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014. geoffthurner@yahoo.com


Intrasquad Meet - 10-04-14

Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.


Last updated on January 4, 2016

2015-16 (SENIOR): Placed first in the 50, 100 & 200 freestyle events and was a member of the first place 400 free relay team on Jan. 3 against CSU Bakersfield and her 200 free time (1:53.55) was a personal-best ... Swam the second-fastest time in Fresno State history in the 50 free (22.98) on Nov. 19 at the A3 Performance Invitational ... placed first against Fresno Pacific and UC Santa Cruz and swam a personal-best in the 200 Freestyle (1:54.77), placed first against both teams in the 50 Freestyle, was a member of the first-place 200 Freestyle Relay team against both teams and was a member of the 400 Medley Relay team that placed first against UC Santa Cruz on Nov. 14 ... was a part of the first place 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay teams and placed first in the 50 and 100 Freestyles against Oregon State and Pacific on Nov. 7 ... placed first in the 50 Freestyle and second in the 100 Freestyle and was a part of the first place 200 Freestyle Relay team on Oct. 31 at Nevada ... placed second in the 100 Freestyle at the UOP Invite on Oct. 24.

2014-2015 (JUNIOR): Set personal-best times in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly ... was a part of the Fresno State record-breaking relay team in the 400 Medley ... holds the second-best Fresno State all-time top times in the 50 and 100 Freestyle.

2013-2014 (SOPHOMORE):
Built upon her strong freshman year by continuing to be a strong presence for the 'Dogs ... swam Fresno State career-best times in the 50 freestyle and the 100 fly at the Mountain West Championships in February ... her 23.29 seconds in the 50 freestyle at the MW Championships was good for the second-best time in school history ... she was apart of the 400 medley relay team that set a school school at the MW Championships with a time of 3:49.08, she swam the final leg in 50.46 seconds.

2012-2013 (FRESHMAN): Was named Freshman of the Year, an award voted on by her teammates ... made immediate contributions to the team in her first season as a Bulldog ... was a member of two school record breaking relay teams ... the 200 freestyle relay team earned a second place finish at the MW Championship with a 1:31.60 ... the 400 freestyle relay team placed sixth at MW with a 3:23.13 ... recorded the third fastest 50 free time of the season with a 23.70 at the MW Championship ... recorded the fourth fastest 100 free time at the MW Championship with a 51.97 ... recorded the second fastest 100 fly time with a 58.74 at the MW Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: A dynamic swimmer at Sanger High School ... four year varsity letterwinner in swimming ... named Fresno Bee All-Star for swimming in 2011 and 2012 ... named Fresno Bee Freestyler of the year in 2010, '11 and '12 ... was the 2011 and 2012 County/Metro Athletic Conference (CMAC) Swimmer of the Year ... named First Team All-League in 2011 and 2012 ... named the Brenai-Brith, Monache MVP in 2011 ... set the CMAC 50 Freestyle record ... CMAC League champions in 2011 and 2012 ... was also named to the Fresno Bee All-Star team for water polo in 2011 and 2012 ... was the ASB treasurer and played an active part in her student government ... a member of CSF ... and ranked top 25 in academics at her school.

PERSONAL: Parents are Patti and Rodney Hatayama ... has an older brother Clint and her older sister Stephanie Hatayama swam for Fresno State from 2009-11 ... former Sanger HS teammate Haley Washburn will swim at Fresno State as well ... hobbies include camping, shopping and sleeping ... lists her favorite athlete as her sister, Stephanie, because she never stops to take a break or because it is too hard, it seems like she has no limit ... her biggest athletic thrill is looking up at the scoreboard and seeing her or her teammates finished first and when she gets a personal best time ... admires her coaches most because they always pushed her to her limit and made her who she is today ... chose to attend Fresno State because her sister had a great time, everyone seemed really nice and she had a good vibe when she went on her recruiting visit.


50 Freestyle
22.98 11-19-15 @ A3 Performance Invitational
100 Freestyle
50.77 2-18-15 @MW Championships
200 Freestyle
1:53.55 1-3-16 vs. CSU Bakersfield
100 Butterfly
58.05 2-18-15 @ MW Championships

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