Leah Hatayama
Leah  Hatayama


Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Sanger HS





Bulldogs Named To MW All-Conference Team

Fresno State had two swimmers, two divers and one relay team named to the Mountain West Swimming and Diving All-Conference team.


'Dogs Break Three More Records

The swimming and diving team concluded the MW Championship meet by breaking three more school records.


`Dogs Place Second In 200 Free Relay

The Fresno State swimming and diving team had a second place, record breaking 200 free relay race on day three of the championships.


Yoho Named Mountain West Champion

Senior Dani Yoho won the 50 free and was named the Mountain West Champion.


Bulldogs Sights Set On MW Championships

The Fresno State swimming and diving team will compete at its first Mountain West Championship meet this week.


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 November 19, 2015

2015-16 (SENIOR): 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
1:54.77 11-14-15 vs. FPU and UC Santa Cruz
100 Butterfly
58.05 2-18-15 @ MW Championships

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