Swam for Waltrip H.S. (team captain as a senior) and Harris County Aquatics Club (2008-11)
Qualified for the Texas UIL regional swimming championship in all four years of high school
Vice President of the National Honor Society at Challenge Early College during her senior year
Ranked No. 6 academically in her graduating class
Full name is Heather Noel Leighton ... born Jan. 18, 1993 in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Roy Dean Leighton and Pamela Jo Leighton ... has four siblings: Hannah (25), Austin (23), Jacob (21) and Nathanael (17) ... interested in studying journalism.