April 24, 2008
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Leigh-Ann Axt is a freshman from Kingwood, Texas, who posted Vanderbilt's top time in eight of 13 individual events in the fall.
Why do you think you've been able to experience so much success so far in your college career?
I think my club and high school team prepared me really well and gave me a good background to be able to come in and swim fast at the college level.
What has been your biggest adjustment coming from high school to college?
The biggest adjustment for me is lifting weights. I never did weights in high school so learning how to coordinate my body has been quite hard for me. We lift three mornings a week at 5:45 a.m.
What is your favorite event to swim and why?
I have a love-hate relationship with the 200 fly. I'm good at it, so I kind of like it for that reason and it is fun to be good at something a lot of people think is very hard. But sometimes (the 200 fly) can be a little frustrating though.
What do you like most about attending Vanderbilt?
My favorite part has been all the opportunities to do things besides school and swimming. It has really good academics, we swim in the SEC and I get to be involved in extra-curricular activities.